In case you havent heard, we are sad to announce the passing of
talented Iranian artist Sadegh Tirafkan.
In London, head east for the Dutch Iranian artist Navid
Fuel exhibition at Parasol Unit, 13 March to 19 May 2013.
Modern presents the first exhibition in the UK of Lebanese artist
Saloua Raouda Choucair. Born in Beirut in 1916, Choucair is a pioneer
of abstract art in the Middle East and is now becoming recognised as an
important figure in the history of global modernism. 7 April 20 October
Crossing over to Europe, Moroccan artist, Charif Benhalima shows The
Allochtoon at B.P.S.22, Charloi, Belgium. From 16 March to
26 May 2013.
The photographic work is primarily centred on a quest for identity which
stems from his past as an orphan, of a Moroccan immigrant father, who
had settled in Brussels, and a Belgian mother, who died when the artist
was still a child.
With Every Day Matters the Faurschou
Foundation in Copenhagen
presents a group exhibition of international contemporary artists, each
of whom has made a mark in an intelligent way with politically and
aesthetically surprising works. March 15 June 14, 2013.
Cross-border, Contemporary Female Artists from the Arabian
Mediterranean Region at the ZKM
| Museum of Contemporary Art,
Karlsruhe, Germany from April 27 September 8, 2013 Cross-
border is an artists critical investigation of various thematic aspects
of the concept of borders, the attitudes and approaches to borders and
strategies of overcoming them.
Still in Germany, Kader Attia holds a solo exhibition at KUNST-WERKE
Berlin, curated by Ellen Blumenstein, 25 May to 28 August 2013.
Abbas Kiarostami and Morteza Ahmadvand are working together in
Regards Persans at the Musee
de la chasse et de la nature, Paris, 23
April to 29 September 2013.
Venice Biennale. Not to be missed,
the 55th International Art Exhibition
will take place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at
the Giardini and at the Arsenale (preview: May 29th, 30th and 31st
2013), as well as in various venues the city. Featured pavilions include
Bahrain participating for the first time and showing the work of Janet
Rady Fine Art artist, Camille Zakharia.
Monuments at Lismore Castle Arts, Co.
Waterford, Ireland showcases
five artists whose work addresses the role that monuments and
memorials play in our society. The exhibition includes Egyptian artist
Iman Issa who is showing three works from her Material series.
April30 September 2013.
Going West, Words and Places: Etel Adnan is on at CCA
Institute for Contemporary Arts and comprises works by Etel Adnan,
Chris Marker, Rabih Mroué, and The Otolith Group, with selected articles
from the Al-Safa newspaper archive. April 17June 29, 2013
Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian and Turkish artists
is at The University of British Columbia from 20
April to 15 September
2013. It is constructed as a journey in the company of 16 artists, each of
whom is neither fixed inside the territories of the Middle East nor
permanently diasporic. These artists define themselves and the world
according to their own creative representations, often informed by
culturally specific conditions.
Projects 100: Akram Zaatari May 11September 23, 2013, MoMA.
Projects 100 presents the American premiere of two video
installations: Dance to the End of Love (2011) and On Photography,
People and Modern Times (2010). Comprised of found YouTube clips
made by Arab youth and shared freely online, Dance to the End of
Love examines the role of social media as a space that is both intimate
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