Bahia Shehab and eL Seed to receive UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture

Bahia Shehab and eL Seed receive UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture for their calligraffiti art practices.

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Lust for life: contemporary women artists on “Radical Love: Female Lust” at The Crypt Gallery

A bold group show at the Crypt Gallery in London shines a light on the passionate strength of female artists across cultures and centuries.

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Silent intensity: Egyptian American artist Yasmine K. Kasem – in conversation

Art Radar catches up with Yasmine K. Kasem to find out more about her work examining the female form and what an early Islamic heroine can teach us today about the importance of community building.

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“Ecstasy as Sublime, Heart as Vector”: Pakistan’s Shahzia Sikander – artist profile

Shahzia Sikander’s “outburst of energy, imagination, and creativity” is on show at MAXXI in Rome until 23 October 2016.

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Photo Gallery: Egyptian artist Wael Shawky and his Crusades at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

Kunsthaus Bregenz features the Egyptian artist’s latest works on the history of the Crusades from an Arab perspective. On show until 23 October 2016 are parts of Wael Shawky’s Cabaret Crusades (2010-2013) trilogy, alongside displays of the marionettes used in … Continue reading

Scripts and sensibility: Iranian-American Pouran Jinchi – interview

Art Radar catches up with Pouran Jinchi to learn more about her latest series that examines the “language of aesthetic culture of the military” and how her work employs hope in times of despair.

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Challenging tradition through colour and form: Iranian calligrapher Mohammad Bozorgi – interview

Innovative calligrapher protests contemporary themes with stunning scripts.

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