Stolen Arab Art Sparks Controversy

This summer, an Israeli exhibition, “Stolen Arab Art,” presented contemporary video works by leading Arab artists without their consent. Curated by Israeli artist Omer Krieger, the exhibit inaugurated the launch of the new Tel Aviv gallery, 1:1 Center for Art and Politics, and promptly caused an uproar. Was the show a publicity stunt, an act […]

After the ICAF, go back and see Art by Yasmina Resa

This week there has been a proliferation of articles relating to public reaction to works of art. Whether they are produced by well known artists shown at Grand Palais as part of the International Contemporary Art Fair (ICAF) or those of lesser known artists unveiled at Carreau du Temple for the Young International Artists (YIA) […]

‘Catastrophe and the Power of Art’: reevaluating the narrative of destruction

The Mori Art Museum in Tokyo is no stranger to exhibitions with bold ambitions marking anniversaries. In 2003, the museum punctuated their inauguration with an exhibition focusing on happiness. For their tenth anniversary, love and all its glory portrayed by the likes of Chagall and Kusama and Hatsune Miku was in full swing to note […]

Whimsical, functional, sustainable: Henning Larsen rethinks Hong Kong’s French International School

In 2015 the plans for Hong Kong’s extension of the French International School (FIS) campus were revealed. Designed by Henning Larsen architects, the new, 19,600-square meter complex was completed recently in September. The facade of the building, located in the city’s Tseung Kwan O district, bears a grid of 627 multi-colored, kaleidoscope-like ceramic tiles offering […]

The 2018 Turner Prize: time-consuming, but rewarding, intense, yet beautiful

The 2018 Turner Prize exhibitions at Tate Britain are not for the faint of heart. This year’s nominees are Naeem Mohaiemen, Forensic Architecture, Charlotte Prodger, and Luke Willis Thompson. Their exhibitions consist more or less exclusively of film works and are unapologetic for that. This means to see the exhibition in its entirety can take […]

Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf’s debut exhibition at the invitation of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum

In 2012, Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum began a series that would invite international artists into the museum’s archives to curate unique exhibitions. Thus far, American pop artist Ed Ruscha, who curated the inaugural exhibition in 2012, and potter Edmund de Waal, invited in 2016, have had the exciting, yet potentially overwhelming opportunity. 2018 will bring an […]

‘The Islamic world’ through the British Museum’s stunning new Albukhary Foundation Gallery

The British Museum‘s has massively overhauled Rooms 42 and 43 in its wings to make way for a stunning new permanent exhibition space. The newly named Albukhary Foundation Gallery is a beautifully designed environment highlighting centuries of Islamic art titled ‘The Islamic world’. Opened on the 18th of October, the galleries are notably larger – […]