Omar Kholeif Leads New Global Visions Initiative at MCA Chicago

The Museum Contemporary Art Chicago launches its Global Visions Initiative with the aim of becoming the most forward thinking museum in North America.

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The space between light and colour: Bangladeshi-British artist Rana Begum – artist profile

Rana Begum’s solo show in London elucidates the artist’s longstanding interest in abstract art, architecture and visualising the divine.

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Turning passion into reality: gallerist Kristin Hjellegjerde – interview

Art Radar catches up with London-based gallerist Kristin Hjellegjerde to find out more about her recent entry in the contemporary art scene, her newest projects and musings on art fairs.

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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

16 Algerian contemporary artists to know now

Contemporary artists residing in Algeria and abroad look beyond its colonial past to uncover new ground. Algeria’s long history of colonialism and conquest provides complex narratives and fertile ground for contemporary artists who push the boundaries between tradition and modernity, … Continue reading

Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum

Select pieces from Barjeel Art Foundation land in Toronto for first exhibition in North America.

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‘I am Baghdad – Shie’i & Sunni’: Ayad Alkadhi video review

Iraqi-born painter Ayad Alkadhi seeks to uncover Iraqi’s post-invasion turmoil with the series “I am Baghdad – Shie’i & Sunni”, on show at the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (DDFIA) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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3 insiders reveal the hottest contemporary art venues in the Gulf

Three experts from the Middle East pick the best places to see contemporary art in the region.

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