Arts Centre

A curator’s tale: Art Jameel’s Rahul Gudipudi

Any arts centre is more than a sum of its parts. It’s an alchemical combination of the physical space, its direction, its strategies and aims, its embeddedness, its programmes – and its people. And to a large extent it’s the […]


New shape, more ambitions for Alserkal

Alserkal has announced a restructuring that emphasises the organisation’s view of itself as “a socially responsible, forward-thinking cultural enterprise”. It also leverages Alserkal’s strengths, and it’s hard to find any fault with the proposition. Press statements are usually given to […]


50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty arbitrary) ranking that we’ve given […]


Lawrence Abu Hamdan wins Abraaj Group Art Prize

The Abraaj Group has announced Lawrence Abu Hamdan (above) as the winner of the tenth Abraaj Group Art Prize, with Basma Alsharif, Neil Beloufa and Ali Cherri named as the shortlisted artists.  Each year, The Abraaj Group awards $100,000 to […]