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Hai Shuet Yeung showcased in British Museum gallery refit
Dec16

Hai Shuet Yeung showcased in British Museum gallery refit

British Chinese artist Hai Shuet Yeung MBE is showcased in the British Museum’s premier Chinese gallery as a result of a recent refurbishment that brought contemporary and modern art into what used to be a largely historical display. Yeung, also known as Yáng Xīxuě (a literal pinyin transliteration of the three characters 杨希雪), received further recognition of his innovative abstract painting style in a publication accompanying...

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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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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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PhotoX extends entry time for art photographers
May05

PhotoX extends entry time for art photographers

PhotoX, an art photography prize supported by EAPGROUP, invites aspiring contestants to submit entries as it extends the time available for submissions. “Due to many late submissions, we have now decided to extend the entry deadline until 8 May 2017. Huge thanks to all the worldwide entries already received,” PhotoX said. PhotoX prizes include a combined GBP 2,000 cash prize, shared among four winners, and an artist...

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Tate celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid, cross-cultural modernist
May04

Tate celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid, cross-cultural modernist

Come this June (2017), Tate Modern celebrates the life and works of Fahrelnissa Zeid, an artist who can rightly be seen as one of the female pioneers, in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, of both modernism and abstraction in a western sense, responsive to western aesthetics and sensibilities. Abstraction, through reinterpretation of Arabic/Farsi/Osmanli/Urdu calligraphic forms, isn’t new to a region that, in...

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