“A sliver of history”: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi and Suheyla Takesh on Barjeel Art Foundation – interview

“Publicly accessible” collection examines socio-political themes amidst turbulent times. Art Radar speaks with Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi and curator Suheyla Takesh to learn the story behind the Barjeel Art Foundation’s most “iconic” masterpiece and one of the organisation’s most recent acquisitions.  The Barjeel … Continue reading

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

Technicolour and the silver screen: Youssef Nabil – interview

Art Radar speaks with Egyptian artist Youssef Nabil about his trademarked hand-coloured black and white images and his second video featuring actress Salma Hayek.

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4 remarkable installations at the Istanbul Biennial 2015

Art Radar spotlights 4 gems at this year’s Istanbul Biennial.

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Lalla Essaydi: ‘Crossing Boundaries, Bridging Cultures’ – book review

Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi’s new monograph examines the emancipation of Arab women through a voyeuristic tradition.

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The puppeteer: Wael Shawky’s ‘Cabaret Crusades’ and other stories at the Mathaf and MoMA PS1

Egyptian artist Wael Shawky opens up a dialogue on religion and history with two major exhibitions in the Arab and Western worlds, on view at Mathaf and MoMA PS1 this summer.

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Mathaf launches permanent exhibition of Arab art

Doha’s The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art inaugurated its permanent collection comprising 8000 Arab modern and contemporary art.

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Palestinian photographer Steve Sabella declares independence through mental images – book review

Steve Sabella, a Palestinian photographer in exile, is releasing a monograph documenting an innovative body of work.

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