Shirin Neshat’s inspiration from home – TED video


In a TED Talks video posted in May 2011, Shirin Neshat tells the audience how, as an artist in exile, she was inspired by her home country and people there.

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3D digital art catalogues soon a reality – TED video demonstration


Mike Matas demonstrates the power of Apple’s Ipad applications using Al Gore’s The Choice app, while galleries begin to use the new digital format for art catalogues.

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Collect Arab art? Journalist Mustafa Akyol demystifies Islam – TED video


In a March 2011 TED talk, Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol takes us through the ideals of Islam in the past and today, breaking down some of the common criticisms of the faith.

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10 indian artists to watch in 6 minutes


In this TED video, collector Ravin Agrawal introduces ten young contemporary artists working in India, and he does it in six minutes! Art Radar presents a brief summary of the video and the artists that it covers.

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Discover reality with Indian sculptor Alwar Balasubramaniam on TED


Alwar Balasubramaniam (1971) is an Indian artist who works and lives in Bangalore. In a TED Talks video, ‘Alwar Balasubramaniam: Art of Substance and Absence’, he explores his inspirations and the “inherent” qualities of objects that he challenges through his work. Here we profile a number of the works he discusses in the video and reveal the theories behind them.

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2 Indian artists selected to produce new commissions for Liverpool Biennial


Among the ten Asian artists selected to produce new commissions for “Touched”, the name and theme for the Liverpool Biennial International Exhibition 2010, two are contemporary Indian artists. The ten artists are NS Harsha, Ranjani Shettar (India), Do Ho Suh, Minouk Lim (South Korea), Meiro Koizumi, Sachiko Abe (Japan), Song Dong (China), Tehching Hsieh (Taiwan), Will Kwan (Hong Kong), and Tala Madani (Iranian-American). We profile the two Indian artists and include images of their work.

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India artist Raghava KK's "magic carpet ride" at TED2010 – video


INDIAN ART ARTIST TALK TED CONFERENCE VIDEO PUBLIC SPEAKING “Raghava KK: Five lives of an artist” (length of video, 17:56 mins) was recorded when Indian artist Raghava KK spoke at ideas conference TED2010 earlier this year. In the video, the artist tells … Continue reading