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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Saudi artist builds Amen Art Foundation for younger generation

Saudi Arabia to get first foundation run for artists, by artist Riyadh-based conceptual artist Abdulnasser Gharem plans to open an arts foundation supporting emerging artists in the Saudi capital. The Amen Art Foundation, which does not yet have an official … Continue reading

Recording, resisting, reframing: Contemporary Middle Eastern photography at V&A Museum – curator interview

Art Radar talks to curator Dr. Marta Weiss about “Light from the Middle East: New Photography”, held at the V&A between 13 November 2012 and 7 April 2013.

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“Light from the Middle East” exhibition walk-through – Art Radar London City Meet Up

Art Radar founder Kate Cary Evans is in London and she wants you to join her on a walk-through of West Asian photography exhibition, “Light from the Middle East: New Photography”.

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Leung Chi Wo’s identity art: words, buildings, bullet holes

Hong Kong artist Leung Chi Wo’s first solo exhibition in London presents the artist’s reflections on how history is represented and interpreted.

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