Mathqaf’s Essential Reading List For Modern Arab Art

Compared to the wealth of literature dealing with modern art in the West, the scholarly and literary contributions to modern Arab art are scarce. Despite the lack of historical perspectives and accounts, the field is developing thanks to a number of active researchers and scholars and an increasing institutional support from regional and international organisations….

What We Know So Far About ‘Black Chapel,’ Theaster Gates’ Ambitious Serpentine Pavilion

Plans have been revealed for Black Chapel, the 21st Serpentine Pavilion designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates. Set within Serpentine’s grounds in Kensington Gardens, Black Chapel takes on sculptural qualities, building on Gates’ interest in fashioning clay objects, as well as reflecting the artist’s exploration of space-making. Gates creates works that engage with space theory,…

A Curators’ Guide To Chennai Photo Biennale’s Third Edition

The third edition of Chennai Photo Biennale, titled Maps of Disquiet, is open to viewers until 6 February 2022 with exhibitions spanning physical and virtual forms, showcasing works by artists from across the world. Alongside the virtual presentations discoverable online, physical exhibitions are currently being hosted in public spaces across the city of Chennai, India,…

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