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Turner Prize goes to Lubaina Himid
Dec05

Turner Prize goes to Lubaina Himid

The 2017 Turner Prize has gone to Lubaina Himid, at 63 reportedly the oldest artist to win the honour and the GBP 25,000 that comes with it. Himid’s resiliently uncompromising and witty approach to some of her artistic concerns, not least of those being the resurgence of aggressive nationalism in Europe and beyond, have widened her following over the years. The award of the prize comes in a week when United States government...

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Seeing art in juxtaposition
Jul22

Seeing art in juxtaposition

The Welsh capital is host to Juxtaposition, which explores the idea of what happens—generally but to the viewer in particular—when contrasting elements are placed on display parallel to one another, writes Eastern Art Report arts newsdesk. Boundary Art, a gallery overlooking the Cardiff Bay, brings together artists native to Britain or with Asian roots. ‘Juxtaposition’ in the context of the exhibition may refer to...

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Music from the Silk Road event
Jul21

Music from the Silk Road event

Five artists, including known musical figures on London’s creative scene, perform a lunchtime concert in a capsule presentation of music from the Middle East and its eastward extensions along the Silk Road ancient and modern, writes The Middle East in Europe. ‘Summertime in Distant Lands,’ part of an ongoing and well regarded Music@One series, is a collaboration between SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies),...

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Waiting, and waiting: The Lost Men of Syria at the Saatchi Gallery
Jul12

Waiting, and waiting: The Lost Men of Syria at the Saatchi Gallery

Syria’s grim humanitarian crisis finds yet another sombre expression in The Lost Men of Syria exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, opening 19 July. Photographer Edward Jonkler’s work examines the role of men in refugee camps, and the shifting power dynamics that can often lead to acts of radicalisation and mental illness, with once patriarchal figures becoming “lost’. Fleeing violence and the destruction of their lives...

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Adib Rostami in performance
Jun10

Adib Rostami in performance

It’s a paradox of frequent or recurrent troubles in the Middle East that an international diaspora continues to spawn or uncover new artistic talent in music, theatre and the visual arts in the West or the wider world at large. Adib Rostami is one such discovery for London. Both a music industry management student and a music practitioner, Rostami has earned fame and is well on way to creating his own space in the...

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