7 art books for Christmas 2016


Top picks in 2016 contemporary art publishing: the holiday season list.

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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London gains momentum each year – round-up


For the forth year in a row, contemporary African art takes over Somerset House during Frieze London.

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African women first: “Lucy’s Iris” at Musée Départmental d’Art Contemporain, Rochechouart


“Lucy’s Iris” considers Lucy’s view of her prodigal daughters who are shaping the landscape of contemporary art practice on the African continent.

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“But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise”: Guggenheim UBS Map Middle East and North Africa


Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative opens its third phase with its extensive exhibition “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise”, presenting artists from the Middle East and North Africa.

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“But Still Tomorrow Builds into My Face”: exploring history, conflict and identity at Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai


A group exhibition revisits the disappearance and loss of cultural and other types of heritage in the Middle East.

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Holiday art gifts: 10 contemporary art books from 2014


For its annual holiday gifts series, Art Radar profiles 10 books on Asian and African contemporary art that offer stimulating perspectives on artists and the art scene of the regions.

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Naziha Mestaoui: Between spiritualism, environment and technology – artist profile


Art Radar profiles Paris-based Belgian-Tunisian Naziha Mestaoui architect turned multimedia artist.

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French-Tunisian graffiti artist eL Seed on his Arabic roots, “Lost Walls” and reclaiming purple – interview


Art Radar interviews Tunisian graffiti artist eL Seed to learn more about his journey to Tunisia’s most forgotten and remote areas, his re-appropriation of the colour purple and his run-in with Chewbacca on an abandoned Star Wars movie set.

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