“The New Normal”: examining art’s place in China and the world today at UCCA, Beijing


“The New Normal” at UCCA tackles a range of global and topical issues.

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Military complex: Qatari-American artist Sophia Al Maria – in conversation


On the occasion of her latest solo show at The Third Line Gallery in Dubai, Art Radar speaks to Qatari-American artist Sophia Al Maria who mixes dread and desire to alert and alarm.

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“Black Friday”: Qatari-American artist Sophia Al-Maria at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


Sophia Al-Maria’s first solo exhibition in the United States, “Black Friday”, is a poignant exploration “of dreams and of reality and of the future. The future that had already happened. The apocalypse that is already here.”

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Gwangju Biennale 2012: Curatorial genius or chaos?


With so many directors (six) and directions (six overlapping sub-themes), will it be possible for those behind the 9th Gwangju Biennale to produce a cogent and compelling event?

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Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum 2012 adds days and cities to schedule – event alert


Returning for a sixth year as part of the Art Dubai contemporary art fair, the Global Arts Forum 2012 will expand to six days and spread to two cities.

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