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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“ART BRIEF II: Iranian Contemporary North America” at Arena 1 Gallery – in pictures


Exhibition showcasing prominent Iranian diaspora artists touches on life after exile.

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Tyres, twists and turns: Wim Delvoye at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art


Wim Delvoye brings collection of “interplaying contradictions” to the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, as relationships between Iran and the West continue to thaw.

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“A sliver of history”: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi and Suheyla Takesh on Barjeel Art Foundation – interview


“Publicly accessible” collection examines socio-political themes amidst turbulent times. Art Radar speaks with Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi and curator Suheyla Takesh to learn the story behind the Barjeel Art Foundation’s most “iconic” masterpiece and one of the organisation’s most recent acquisitions.  The Barjeel … Continue reading

Iran beyond conflict: the colourful world of Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar – interview


Art Radar speaks with Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar to learn more about his unmistakable style, burgeoning art foundation and upcoming series of interactive art films.

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Jameel Prize 4 announces shortlisted artists


London’s V&A has announced its shortlist of 11 artists and designers for the upcoming Jameel Prize 2016, which will be launched in June at the Pera Museum in Istanbul.

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