Batons, bones and guns: an interview with mixed-media artist Sara Rahbar


Iran-born installation artist Sara Rahbar talks to Art Radar about her successful ‘Flag’ series and about transitioning from textiles to wood and found-objects.

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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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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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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

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