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Tate Museum acquires video of Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari at Frieze Art Fair 2008

Posted on October 21, 2008


MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS Acquired as a gift by The Outset /Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection: Akram Zaatari born 1966 Nature Morte, 2008 Video projection 11 minutes Dimensions variable Ed 2/5 + 1 AP Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Hamburg Akram Zaatari is a video artist and curator who lives and works in Beirut. Author of […]

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Pockets of change in Asian art infrastructure – interview Leeza Ahmady director ACAW

Posted on May 12, 2009


ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART WEEK NEW YORK 2009 Asian Contemporary Art Week director Leeza Ahmady talks about the ‘ incredible’ initiatives in India and Hong Kong which are helping to build an Asian art infrastructure, Indian collector Anupam Poddar’s first time purchase of art from Afghanistan and where to see exciting art from Central Asia, the […]

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Middle East art scene today is like London in nineties – Judith Greer – international art collector

Posted on April 27, 2009


ART COLLECTING MIDDLE EAST ART Now based in London, well-known US collector Judith Greer spent thirteen years in Japan where she discovered the work Yayoi Kusama well before the artist became well known. Greer, originally from Seattle, Washington told The Observer in 2006 about the difficulty she had adjusting after her move in 1993:  Tokyo was my city […]

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MOMA acquires Israeli artist Guy Ben-Ner video Moby Dick

Posted on April 20, 2009


ISRAELI NEW MEDIA This year Israeli artist’s Guy Ben-Ner’s Moby Dick (2000) has been acquired by MOMA. Ben-Ner was born in 1969 and is resident in New York and Berlin. He represented Israel in Venice Biennale 2005. His art, resonant with socio-political allusion, is deep but far from bleak. His comic soap-opera style videos retell […]

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Getty Museum acquires Chinese contemporary photographs by Wang Qingsong, Hai Bo

Posted on April 4, 2009


CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS The Getty Museum, ‘known for the depth of its historical holdings of American and European photograhs’ has made its first major acquisition of Chinese contemporary photography: 9 pieces by artists Wang Qingsong and Hai Bo. The J. Paul Getty Museum is the latest institution to add works by Chinese contemporary artists […]

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Beirut finally has a permanent, non-commercial arts centre

Posted on March 24, 2009


 ART SPACE LEBANON   The Lebanese capital hosts one of the most vibrant and celebrated contemporary art scenes in the Middle East, reports Kaelen Wilson-Goldie in an article for The National. L’Agenda Culturel, Beirut’s biweekly listings guide to cultural happenings in and around the city, routinely fills its pages with enough events to keep art […]

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Abu Dhabi’s Venice Biennale curator Catherine David says only 6 interesting artists from Emirates, whom will she show?

Posted on January 21, 2009


  ART ABU DHABI The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) announced late last month that the city-state will participate in next year’s 53rd Venice Biennale of Visual Art, entitled “Making Worlds,” a first for the oil-rich Gulf state. Rather than renting a national pavilion, as most recent arrivals to the event do, […]

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Third Guangzhou Triennial reviews and highlights – South China Morning Post, Shanghai Eye

Posted on October 6, 2008


TRIENNIAL GUANGZHOU CHINA Art highlights, Chinese censorship and a list of Asian artists and curators. Farewell to Post Colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China: 6 September to 16 November 2008 Hong Kong based art critic John Batten in the South China Morning Post gives a thumbs up to the “mostly excellent” art […]

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