“Hedonistic popstars and Muslim youth”: interview with Pakistani artist Faiza Butt


Art Radar talks to Faiza Butt about her lively pointillist drawings, the inspiration behind her work, what it means to be an artist today, and her first major retrospective in the UK.

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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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Russian and Ukrainian artists question borders in London exhibition – in pictures


The exhibition “Borderlands” at GRAD in London brings together four artists from Russia and Ukraine.

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4 Chinese art collectives to know now


Art Radar profiles 4 notable Chinese artist collectives who are making waves in the contemporary art scene.

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“Let’s play”: Egyptian artist Nermine Hammam on the credibility of images – interview


Egyptian artist Nermine Hammam talks about how she captures the farce of Orientalist stereotypes in contemporary mashups, the importance of an image’s credibility and the “micro-violations of truth”.

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Slavs and Tatars take on Machiavelli and self-help books in Abu Dhabi – in pictures


The latest ambitious, immersive exhibition by international art collective Slavs and Tatars inaugurates NYUAD Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi.

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Iraqi contemporary art’s ‘invisible beauty’ at the Venice Biennale 2015


The Ruya Foundation announced representative artists of the Iraqi Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, as well as a collaboration with Ai Weiwei.

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