Top Middle Eastern art commentator breaks down Western clichés – The National


Journalist and art commentator Anthony Haden-Guest recently sat down with The National to reveal some of his insights into what makes the region’s cultural scene so unique.

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Sydney Contemporary 2013: ART HK founder Tim Etchells’ newest fair venture


ART HK founder Tim Etchells has launched Australia’s newest art fair, an international biennial event called Sydney Contemporary that is to be held in 2013.

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South and Southeast Asian start for ambitious Guggenheim UBS MAP Initiative


The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative aims to open the museum to cross-cultural exchange on a vast scale. The inaugural region will be South and Southeast Asia.

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MoMA collects numerous drawings by Hajra Waheed


Pieces from rising artist Hajra Waheed’s “Antranik Anouchian Passport Portrait Drawing series” were recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Must-know global art trends from 6 art professionals – The Miami Herald


The Miami Herald questioned six art professionals on their views on global art trends. We summarise the main points from the article and supplement them with thoughts of our own.

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Role of the curator in maturing Indian art scene – interview Vidya Shivadas


Guest writer Rajesh Punj interviews Vidya Shivadas, Researcher at the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art and an important figure in the Indian art scene.

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Qatar top contemporary art buyer internationally, reports Art Newspaper


According to an article published in The Art Newspaper, Qatar (and the Qatari Royal family) is the world’s biggest buyer of modern and contemporary art today.

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Words in Art: Wenda Gu on rewriting and retranslating traditional Chinese culture


As we near the end of our “Words in Art” series we look at how seminal Chinese artist Wenda Gu manipulates and reinvents the traditional calligraphy of his home country.

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