United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2017 announces artists


UAE Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2017 will feature five UAE-based contemporary artists, in an exhibition entitled “Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play”.

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New private contemporary art museum for Dubai


The Salsali Private Museum, home to the private collection of art patron Ramin Salsali, opened its doors to the public and collectors on 13 November 2011 in Al Quoz, Dubai.

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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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56 artist show Iran Inside Out – Will election unrest fan the debate about Iranian contemporary art?


IRANIAN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION US New York’s Chelsea Art Museum is holding its “groundbreaking” exhibition Iran Inside Out (26 June to 5 September 2009) which features 35 artists living and working in Iran alongside 21 others living in the diaspora. We are promised a “multifarious portrait of … Continue reading

Review round up – Saatchi Middle East art show Unveiled – which artists are critic favourites?


    SAATCHI MIDDLE EAST ART SHOW Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, Saatchi Gallery, London to 6 May 2009 Advertising mogul and art patron Saatchi is a master at generating extensive high profile media coverage for his shows giving us an uncommon opportunity to synthesise … Continue reading

Iranian artists dominate Saatchi’s upcoming Middle Eastern exhibition


ACQUISITIONS MIDDLE EASTERN ART As financial markets roil, art collectors seeking a safe haven eye up opportunities in the Middle East. If anything, some players expect an even stronger market in the Middle East than in China, because so many of the art … Continue reading