Tag: Contemporary Art

Iran Exhibition in London

tabsir , June 4th, 2021

There is a new exhibit on Iran at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London through 12 September. If you cannot make it to the exhibition, there is…


Coloring Persia

tabsir , March 10th, 2021

In 1928 my mother, who was 6 years old at the time, received a coloring book from a neighbour. It was called “Big Circus Painting and Crayoning Book”…


Holding, Centering, Being: The many ways we live in the world.

Uzma , March 19th, 2019

Images and notes overwhelmed my various forms of media: I was flooded with New Zealand. My heart was flooded, my being was flooded, and I knew, once again,…


Creators of the Contemporary in Africa

Christian Vannier , August 6th, 2018

In Ghana, the creative culture and the contemporary art sphere is in a period of exponential growth and reconfiguration. Across Accra and Kumasi, the contemporary creative scene has…

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Living On Screen: Sondra Perry and Ian Cheng at the Serpentine Galleries

Wade Wallerstein , March 25th, 2018

Like many other London institutions seeking to shore up against an ever-rising digital tide, the Serpentine Galleries have announced a new annual “Digital Seasons” initiative that will recognize…

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Experimental Ethnography: 31 Prompts | 实验民族志:31个提示

Gabriele , September 12th, 2017

Not all experimentation is ethnographic. Not all ethnography is experimental. The intersection of ethnography and experimentation collapses into a black hole with a fluctuating event horizon, swallo…

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Thinking about Resonant Materials: Critical heritage meets contemporary art and design in the UAE

Uzma Z. Rizvi , October 26th, 2016

What makes something culturally relevant in a local context? Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the relationship between form, aesthetics, and belonging. In my own archaeological…

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A funny thing happened on the way to the Islamic State

tabsir , May 20th, 2015

Newsweek has an interesting article by Christiane Gruber, an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Michigan, about Muslim cartoons against ISIS. Check it…


Social Museum Seoul: Review

Haidy Geismar , April 24th, 2015

Jane Yoonjeong Rhee, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL   “The Social Museum is a democratic space of civil society that envisions a neutral zone of values. We begin…

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