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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Love in a Caucasian Climate: Central Asian art at the Venice Biennale 2013 – picture feast


“Love Me, Love Me Not”, an exhibition of contemporary art from Azerbaijan and surrounding countries, aims to open up conversations about the Caucasus at the 55th Venice Biennale.

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Middle Eastern and Chinese contemporary art short courses Christie’s and Sotheby’s – winter/spring 2011


Londoners or New Yorkers can learn about the art of China at both Sotheby’s Institute and Christie’s Education this February and May, although those in London get the added bonus of having the opportunity to attend a evening lectures on Middle Eastern contemporary art throughout May and June. Read on for more.

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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

Top 17 Asian artists 2009: Art Radar's most-searched artists


TOP ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS We have been up and running for over 18 months now and we receive over 25,000 page views a month. Our readers come to us in various ways: via links from other websites, from twitter, facebook … Continue reading

56 artist show Iran Inside Out – Will election unrest fan the debate about Iranian contemporary art?


IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION US New York’s Chelsea Art Museum is holding its “groundbreaking” exhibition Iran Inside Out (26 June to 5 September 2009) which features 35 artists living and working in Iran alongside 21 others living in the diaspora. We are promised a “multifarious portrait of … Continue reading

Newslink round up Art Basel 2009 – Indian, Japanese artists dominate coverage of Asians


ART FAIR Much of the traditional coverage of Art Basel takes the same format: descriptions of some highlighted artworks are interwoven with information about sales generally and, dealers willing, specifically. From this gathering of anecdotal, far-from-objective evidence some kind of assessment of the buoyancy of the market … Continue reading