Artists Navjot, Wu Mali discuss links between art, social change – museum talk

Indian artist Navjot and Taiwanese artist Wu Mali discuss art, feminism and social change in a November 2012 artist lecture at the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM).

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Saudi Arabia’s Alāan Artspace opens with feminist exhibition – The National

Riyadh’s first curated contemporary art space, Alāan Artspace, opens in late 2012 with its inaugural exhibition “SoftPower”, a show that examines the position of women in Saudi Arabian society.

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Significant national survey of contemporary Australian women artists – artist list announced

The list of artists for the 2012 edition of the Contemporary Australia triennial exhibition has been announced. The theme of the expansive showcase is “Women”.

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Shirin Neshat’s inspiration from home – TED video

In a TED Talks video posted in May 2011, Shirin Neshat tells the audience how, as an artist in exile, she was inspired by her home country and people there.

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Asian pavilions at the 54th Venice Biennale – first critic response

ART HK 11 is over and as art world attention moves back to Europe, we take a look at what pavilions from the Asian region are offering viewers at the 54th Venice Biennale.

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Sothebys inaugural sale of contemporary Turkish art – video – 5 artists talk

TURKISH ART AUCTION Sotheby’s is holding its inaugural sale of Turkish art on 4 March 2009 in London. Check out the art and see 5 Turkish contemporary artists talking about their paintings, photographs and sculptures in the sale. Themes of … Continue reading

Female Middle Eastern artists trendy thanks to Shirin Neshat – Time Out

MIDDLE EASTERN ART BEIJING Shirin Neshat Women Without Men Faurschou Gallery Beijing to January 18 2009 As unlikely as it seems given the current political climate, many people in the art world are now asking: is contemporary Middle Eastern art … Continue reading

First UK survey of Iranian women film, photography artists in London to January 2009

IRANIAN ART PHOTOGRAPHY FILM WOMEN 27 September 2008 – 10 January 2009 30 Years of Solitude is a survey show of photography and film by some of Iran’s most talented women artists and is the first exhibition in the UK … Continue reading