Mathaf’s first eastward looking show – “Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab” in recap


“Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab” represents the first time since its inauguration in 2010 that the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art “has turned eastward to consider dynamics across Asia”.

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Qatar Cézanne purchase points to building of art “museum empire”?


The royal family of Qatar recently purchased Cézanne’s The Card Players for more than USD250 million, the most expensive art acquisition in history.

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Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum 2012 adds days and cities to schedule – event alert


Returning for a sixth year as part of the Art Dubai contemporary art fair, the Global Arts Forum 2012 will expand to six days and spread to two cities.

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Financial Times discerns new collector type from BRIC, Middle East


Top auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s are putting together special sales in an effort to grab the attention of collectors from emerging markets, the Financial Times reports.

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Emerging contemporary art markets for 2011 revealed at ArtInsight seminar


Want to know which art markets are set to emerge? The third ArtInsight market seminar for 2011 gathers professionals to discuss Russia, India, Brazil, Africa and others.

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Art Observed reports on Mathaf Arab art museum inauguration and preview


Art Observed was on site for the inauguration of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar. As stated by the online art magazine, “Mathaf – Arabic for ‘museum’ – is the first institution of its kind in the region focusing entirely on Arab art and creativity.” Read on for images and information from the magazine.

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Need an introduction to modern Arab art? Mathaf opens December


Qatar Museums Authority announces the 30 December, 2010 opening of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar with the inaugural exhibition “Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art”.

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Sotheby's to hold first ever international auction house sale of calligraphy in Doha


ART MARKET ART AUCTIONS CALLIGRAPHY DOHA Sotheby’s London recently announced it will hold the first ever international auction house sale dedicated solely to calligraphy in Doha, Qatar, at The Ritz-Carlton Doha hotel, on 15 December. The groundbreaking calligraphy auction Hurouf: The Art of … Continue reading