Palestine’s Young Artist of the Year Award 2016: Pattern Recognition


Young Palestinian artists push beyond their comfort zones with commissioned works for Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) 2016.

Continue reading

Asian artists bring cross-disciplinary work to New York’s Performa 11


Introducing the Asian artists performing at New York’s Performa 2011 performance art biennale.

Continue reading

Documentary and art photography crossover exhibition attempts to portray alternate realities of war


The work of number of photographers and artists that, in various direct or indirect ways, deal with the Iraq and Afghanistan war were collected together for the late 2010 exhibition late “Bringing the War Back Home” at Impressions Gallery. The works blur the boundaries between documentary photography and art, often manipulating common images of the war to present a view different from that given by photojournalists. Artists include: Farhad Ahrarnia, Sama Alshaibi, Lisa Barnard, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Edmund Clark, Kay May, Asef Ali Mohammad, Christopher Sims, Peter van Agtmael.

Continue reading

Sheikh Sultan opens private collection to public putting Sharjah on the UAE art map


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS PUBLIC GALLERIES SHARJAH In Arabic, the word “barjeel”, from which the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, takes its name, means “wind tower”. For collector and owner Sheikh Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi, the euphemism does very little to hide his vision – … Continue reading

Catch Palestinian Art in Venice – Islamic art in the spotlight or in a corner?


ART PALESTINE VENICE BIENNALE The debut of Palestine contemporary art at the 53rd Venice Biennale (June 7th – Sept. 30th) attempts to elevate Palestine art to the international spotlight. This post explores whether Islamic art from Palestine has been marginalized and to … Continue reading