Vilcek Prize 2017 for Fine Arts awards immigrant artists


The 2017 edition of the Vilcek Prize for Fine Arts goes to Jamaican-born artist Nari Ward, while the Prizes for Creative Promises award three young immigrant artists based in the United States.

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“But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise”: Guggenheim UBS Map Middle East and North Africa


Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative opens its third phase with its extensive exhibition “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise”, presenting artists from the Middle East and North Africa.

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YARAT launches first permanent space in Baku


Leading Azeri nonprofit art organisation YARAT opened their new Contemporary Art Centre in Baku in March 2015 with a solo exhibition by prominent Iranian artist Shirin Neshat.

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Sara Raza appointed as Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa


London-based curator, critic and editor Sara Raza has been selected for the two-year residency as Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa.

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Iranian photographer breaks down borders to win Royal Academy Rose Award


Tehran-born photographer Mitra Tabrizian is the winner of the Royal Academy Rose Award for Photography 2013. Her work The Long Wait brings together East and West in its exploration of migration and contemporary culture.

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Most groundbreaking contemporary art from East? Three top art experts say no


Last week Art Radar outlined in an article the arguments presented for the motion by three of the speakers involved in “The Most Groundbreaking Contemporary Art is from the East” debate. This week we outline the arguments against the motion as presented by art professionals Sarah Kent, Kenny Schachterand Richard Wentworth.

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Groundbreaking art from East or West? Top art professionals debate at Saatchi


Art enthusiasts and those at the top of the art profession gathered on 11 November at The Saatchi Gallery to witness “The Most Ground Breaking Contemporary Art is from the East”. This debate, organised by Intelligence Squared, a global forum for live debate that is dedicated to producing knowledge through contest, explored the growth of Eastern economies and its effect on the globalised art market. And sitting among the audience was Art Radar, armed with a tape recorder and notepad, busy getting the information we pass onto you now.

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