The fortunes of fate: Iranian diaspora artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian – artist profile


Firouz FarmanFarmaian’s joint exhibition in New York City seeks to untangle his identity through dialogue with archival footage.

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5 Asian contemporary art videos to watch on Art Radar


Art Radar has put together a list of 5 interesting videos and related articles on Asian contemporary art to review in Summer 2016.

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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

Preview: ArtBahrain 2015


Manama’s Bahrain Bay hosts the inaugural ArtBahrain, the kingdom’s first art fair, from 13 to 16 October 2015, with a showing of local contemporary artists and galleries from the Middle East and beyond.

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Grand opening of MOCA Yinchuan brings Islamic art to Northwest China


MOCA Yinchuan, China’s first museum focusing on contemporary Chinese and Islamic art, opens in Ningxia Province with a six-part exhibition entitled “Dimension of Civilization”.

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On sanctions in the Iranian art market – Vastari video


A timely panel discussion hosted by Vastari in London tackles the topic of sanctions on Iranian art, from the price of art materials to restrictions on travel for Iranian artists.

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Artist Hojat Amani on angel’s wings, calligraphy and Iranian art today – interview


Art Radar interviews Iranian artist Hojat Amani about how he deftly blends contemporary Western pop culture with the Persian script and motifs in his artistic practice.

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Important ArtInsight conference on Middle Eastern art market in London – event alert


MIDDLE EAST CONTEMPORARY ART LONDON CONFERENCES ArtInsight, the events partner of leading art market research firm, ArtTactic, has organised what we think looks to be a very important conference for early October in London. State of the Art – Middle East … Continue reading