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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Taking down the “tyranny of context”: Jameel Prize 3 nominations – picture feast


The 10 shortlisted artists for the third Jameel Prize, which aims to showcase artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions, testify to the V&A’s deliberate move away from the ‘tyranny of context’.

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