First Syrian artist among 5 Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2013 recipients


The Abraaj Capital Art Prize (ACAP) announced the five winning artists for its fifth edition on 27 August 2012. Among them is first time Syrian winner, artist Hrair Sarkissian.

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Alserkal Avenue’s 2012 art season to open amid expansion plans


Alserkal Avenue, an organically-grown, self-sustaining arts district in Dubai, is celebrating the opening of its annual art season on 10 September 2012.

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Yoshitomo Nara shows first-time bronze sculptures: Japan exhibition tour


Starting in July 2012, a huge exhibition of new work by 52-year-old Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara will travel to three museums in his home country.

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Yellow River Arts Centre: “Ambitious” museum development for northwest China


Upon its completion in 2014, the ambitious eighty hectare Yellow River Arts Centre will incorporate multifaceted facilities for research, education and leisure.

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Mongolian Mugi’s first Hong Kong solo: Rediscovering past lost to communism


Mongolian artist Munkhtsetseg Jalkhaajav, also known as Mugi, recently concluded her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Her works commonly depict women and deal with the re-emergence of Mongolian heritage.

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Palais de Tokyo expands: More room for international contemporary art


Eleven Asian artists have been included in the inaugural edition of La Triennale, which was launched at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on 20 April 2012.

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Australian art school graduate pockets 35,000 dollars with ‘science fiction prop’ sculpture


Lachlan Petras was awarded the AUD35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize at the 2012 “Hatched” National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

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