8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017


The first edition of the Honolulu Biennial brings together 33 artists from the Pacific Islands, Asia and North America.

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When beauty rushes in: Sama Alshaibi at Ayyam Gallery London – in pictures


Ayyam Gallery London presents “Sand Rushes In”, the latest solo exhibition by US-based Palestinian-Iraqi artist Sama Alshaibi, which also marks the UK launch of the artist’s eponymous monograph.

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Japan’s Fumio Nanjo to curate new biennial in Honolulu in 2016


Mori Art Museum’s Director appointed Curatorial Director of the new Honolulu Biennial. The director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum (MAM) will curate the new biennial in Honolulu in 2016. The Biennial is part of an effort to include Hawaii in … 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.

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