“Let’s play”: Egyptian artist Nermine Hammam on the credibility of images – interview


Egyptian artist Nermine Hammam talks about how she captures the farce of Orientalist stereotypes in contemporary mashups, the importance of an image’s credibility and the “micro-violations of truth”.

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Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed transforms traditional techniques into lush 3D forms – interview


Art Radar speaks with Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed to learn more about his most recent work with traditional Azerbaijani textiles, and how the artist avoids being held “hostage to tradition”.

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The Umbrella Archives: Hong Kong artist collective fights to preserve protest art


Wen Yau, leading member of the Umbrella Movement Visual Archives & Research Collective, talks about the collective’s preservation and archiving efforts of the artefacts created during Occupy Central Hong Kong.

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Turning tradition on its head: Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi – interview


Art Radar spoke with Pakistani husband and wife artist duo Imran Qureshi and Aisha Khalid about their connection with the miniature painting tradition and what makes their artwork anything but ordinary.

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The V&A’s Islamic art exhibition goes on tour in Russia


London’s Victoria and Albert Museum tours The Jameel Prize 3 shortlist exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art and Design in Kazan and Moscow, Russia, as part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014.

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Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum acquires world class collection of Chinese art


The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection of Modern Chinese Art, considered one of the most significant private collections of its kind, was bequeathed to the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in December 2013.

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