Between hospitality and hostility: Iranian artist Abbas Akhavan at DRAF Studio London


Art Radar takes a look at Abbas Akhavan’s creative practice and his exploration of the tension between hospitality and hostility in his latest solo exhibition in London.

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Preview: START art fair 2016 – 5 highlights from the emerging art scenes


Art Radar takes a peek at some of the highlights of the 2016 edition of START, which draws gallerists from all over the world to Saatchi Gallery London.

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Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum


Select pieces from Barjeel Art Foundation land in Toronto for first exhibition in North America.

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‘I am Baghdad – Shie’i & Sunni’: Ayad Alkadhi video review


Iraqi-born painter Ayad Alkadhi seeks to uncover Iraqi’s post-invasion turmoil with the series “I am Baghdad – Shie’i & Sunni”, on show at the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Realism in Rawiya: Photographic (her)stories from the Middle East – in pictures


The exhibition “Realism in Rawiya” reveals a group of female artists’ personal photographic insights into everyday life in the Middle East.

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4 Iraqi photographers to know


Art Radar profiles 4 Iraqi photographers that portray life in a country plagued by political instability.

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When beauty rushes in: Sama Alshaibi at Ayyam Gallery London – in pictures


Ayyam Gallery London presents “Sand Rushes In”, the latest solo exhibition by US-based Palestinian-Iraqi artist Sama Alshaibi, which also marks the UK launch of the artist’s eponymous monograph.

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