10 Highlights from the inaugural Kathmandu Triennale 2017


The inaugural Kathmandu Triennale explores the theme of “city”.

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“Black Friday”: Qatari-American artist Sophia Al-Maria at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Sophia Al-Maria’s first solo exhibition in the United States, “Black Friday”, is a poignant exploration “of dreams and of reality and of the future. The future that had already happened. The apocalypse that is already here.”

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Qatar announces new artist residence centre amid booming cultural infrastructure


The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) announced on 5 March 2014 that the former Civil Defence headquarters will soon re-open, housing the programme “Fire Station: Artists in Residence”, which will provide learning and networking opportunities to regional artists.

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The Power 100: Qatar leads but emerging regions lag – ArtReview 100


The Qatari Emir’s sister Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Head of the Qatar Museums Authority, tops ArtReview‘s 2013 Power 100 list of most influential people in the art world.

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Qatari art beyond the headlines – gallerists’ view from the ground


Art Radar interviews three Qatari gallerists and an Indian artist based in Qatar to find out what the art scene looks like and what the future holds for contemporary art in Qatar, a country which is the biggest spender on blue-chip art worldwide.

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Mathaf’s first eastward looking show – “Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab” in recap


“Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab” represents the first time since its inauguration in 2010 that the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art “has turned eastward to consider dynamics across Asia”.

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Art Radar’s top four artist picks at Cairo International Biennale


ART BIENNIAL AFRICA EGYPT The opening ceremony of the 11th Cairo International Biennale took place on 21 December 2008. Past versions of this state-organised biennial have been slammed by critics: The 10th edition of the Cairo International Biennale could have very … Continue reading