Preview: first time national pavilions at the 57th Venice Biennale


Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati and Nigeria launch inaugural national pavilions at the 57th Venice Biennale.

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“It is Not Necessary to Understand Everything”: Bangladeshi artist Naeem Mohaiemen at Tensta Konsthall, Sweden


Naeem Mohaiemen excavates national and personal histories in his film essay “It is Not Necessary to Understand Everything” on show at the Swedish Tensta Konsthall.

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“Playtime”: exploring the sociopolitical present with British artist Isaac Julien at Platform-L, South Korea


British artist Isaac Julien holds first exhibition in South Korea at Platform-L, Seoul.

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Military complex: Qatari-American artist Sophia Al Maria – in conversation


On the occasion of her latest solo show at The Third Line Gallery in Dubai, Art Radar speaks to Qatari-American artist Sophia Al Maria who mixes dread and desire to alert and alarm.

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“Survival Sex”: exploring the plight of homeless youth with Nigerian-American filmmaker Ukachi Arinzeh – in conversation


Nigerian-born, American filmmaker Ukachi Arinzeh speaks of universal feelings of compassion and the struggle to survive in our times.

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“Destination: Still Unknown”: Thai photographer Pramuan Burusphat’s retrospective at BACC – in pictures


Thai photographer Pramuan Burusphat holds retrospective show at Bangkok Art and Cultural Center until 26 February.

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“Figures in a Landscape”: British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf


British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara turn his anthropological gaze to the languages of social media, marketing and advertising in solo exhibition entitled “Figures in a Landscape” at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

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British-Ghanaian artist John Akomfrah wins Artes Mundi 2017


Artes Mundi 2017 winner John Akomfrah’s award winning film Auto Da Re (2016) is on display along with the five other shortlisted artists at the National Museum Cardiff until 17 February 2017.

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