A catalyst for growth in the Middle East: Director Antonia Carver on Art Dubai 2014 – interview


Art Dubai Director Antonia Carver talks to Art Radar about the fair, its significance in the region and in the world, and how it’s actively supporting cultural development.

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First Syrian artist among 5 Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2013 recipients


The Abraaj Capital Art Prize (ACAP) announced the five winning artists for its fifth edition on 27 August 2012. Among them is first time Syrian winner, artist Hrair Sarkissian.

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Maraya Art Centre hub for contemporary Arab art


The Maraya Art Centre is located in the heart of Sharjah in Al-Qasba, a city that is rising as a Middle Eastern cultural center. This institution is the product of collaborative efforts to create a place where contemporary Arab art can bloom. In this article we offer a profile of the Centre; we talk about its components and why it was developed.

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Abraaj Capital Art Prize fills a void in the art prize world


ABRAAJ CAPITAL ART Unlike other art prizes, the Abraaj Capital Art Prize is awarded for art project proposals rather than work already produced. By recognising the latent potential of ideas and providing funding for the winners, the Abraaj Art Prize … Continue reading