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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French-Tunisian graffiti artist eL Seed on his Arabic roots, “Lost Walls” and reclaiming purple – interview


Art Radar interviews Tunisian graffiti artist eL Seed to learn more about his journey to Tunisia’s most forgotten and remote areas, his re-appropriation of the colour purple and his run-in with Chewbacca on an abandoned Star Wars movie set.

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Public artworks unveiled at new international airport in Qatar


Qatar Museum Authority (QMA), along with the New Doha International Airport (NDIA), has recently revealed a number of remarkable public artworks to be found within and around the new airport’s grounds.

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Qatar announces new artist residence centre amid booming cultural infrastructure


The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) announced on 5 March 2014 that the former Civil Defence headquarters will soon re-open, housing the programme “Fire Station: Artists in Residence”, which will provide learning and networking opportunities to regional artists.

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Qatari art beyond the headlines – gallerists’ view from the ground


Art Radar interviews three Qatari gallerists and an Indian artist based in Qatar to find out what the art scene looks like and what the future holds for contemporary art in Qatar, a country which is the biggest spender on blue-chip art worldwide.

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Weekly Jobs and Opportunities | Assistant Coordinator MoMA New York, Global Curating Prize


Looking for new career options in the arts? Art Radar Opportunities is a convenient archive of openings in the visual art world. Every week we add new positions suitable for a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. Whether you’re an artist or an aspiring … Continue reading

Mathaf’s first eastward looking show – “Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab” in recap


“Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab” represents the first time since its inauguration in 2010 that the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art “has turned eastward to consider dynamics across Asia”.

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Qatar Cézanne purchase points to building of art “museum empire”?


The royal family of Qatar recently purchased Cézanne’s The Card Players for more than USD250 million, the most expensive art acquisition in history.

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