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Ithra Art Prize for Nadia Kaabi-Linke

This is the first year that the Ithra Art Prize has been open to artists from any Arab country – the previous three iterations of the prize, presented by the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (aka Ithra) in collaboration […]

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Auction art: no shortage of buyers for Christie’s

Christie’s first-half sales figures suggest that the global pandemic has been inconvenient rather than catastrophic for the auction market. Christie’s announced £2.5 billion in sales for the first half of 2021, up 13 percent on the first half of 2019 […]

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Bulgari backs Dubai Culture’s talent

The Bulgari Contemporary Art Award is a new addition to the roster of opportuniites available to UAE-based artists. It’s not an open call, however, despite the promises that it will “support and inspire talents and empower them to be globally […]

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award winners

The ninth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award has been won by three architecture students at the American University of Sharjah: Nour Elbery and Marawan Mahmoud, both from Egypt, and Rashid Modibbo from Nigeria. Their winning submission, titled Cocoon, seeks to demonstrate […]

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Mastering fine art: the MFA course at NYUAD

There’s something about a Master of Fine Arts course. Unlike most other masters degrees, it’s practice-based rather than focussed on academic theory and analysis; an MFA is intended to develop advanced creative skills. So an institution that offers the course […]

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Sharjah Biennial takes the conservative option

Sharjah Art Foundation has postponed the 15th edition of the Sharjah Biennial again. Already delayed from 2021, SB15 had been rescheduled for March 2022; it will now open in February 2023. Hoor Al Qasimi, director of both SAF and the […]

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Abu Dhabi Art comes to London

Abu Dhabi Art is taking works by Emirati artists Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi to London, with a show running at Cromwell Place from 2 to 13 June. The pieces on show were created for last […]