“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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4 Iranian street artists to know

Art Radar brings you 4 artists to know from the streets of Iran. Although Iran has in recent years initiated a variety of urban beautification projects featuring monumental murals in the urban landscape, most street artists still have to work … Continue reading

Non-violence in art across place and time – in pictures

An exhibition at the Menil Collection explores the resonance of Gandhi’s ethics of non-violence in visual art.

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13 Lebanese artists at Singapore Art Fair

Art Radar profiles 13 Lebanese artists taking centre stage at the Singapore Art Fair, themed “Contemporary Lebanon: Art Beyond Violence”.

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Censored Burmese contemporary art comes to light – in pictures

“Banned in Burma: Painting Under Censorship” in Hong Kong is the first exhibition to systematically survey censored and hitherto unseen Burmese paintings produced during years of military rule.

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