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Art Elysées in full gear for mid-autumn opening
Sep01

Art Elysées in full gear for mid-autumn opening

Art Elysées, premier contemporary and modern art fair in Paris, is gearing up for a busy schedule as it opens doors for nearly a week of exhibitions and related events in and around Champs Elysées avenue. More than 100 galleries are expected to take part. The art fair’s three ephemeral pavilions will be  exhibiting a broad range of contemporary and modern art and twentieth century designer furniture. For the past 12 editions,...

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Tate Britain opens an edible pop-up garden
Jun18

Tate Britain opens an edible pop-up garden

A pop-up garden as art is the highlight of summer at Tate Britain, opening 23 June and going on to 23 October 2018. And visitors can consume this art, not just in the jargonesque sense as defined by art history. The gallery’s front lawns will be transformed into A Common Ground, a working garden led by artist collective Something & Son. The space will be a community garden welcoming the public through a daily programme of...

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ArtGemini 2018 calls artists
Apr03

ArtGemini 2018 calls artists

The ArtGemini Prize 2018 is upon us and the sixth annual cycle offers opportunities to artists of all ages from an international spectrum. This year’s edition again offers cash awards and recognition in the categories of painting, photography and sculpture. A total cash prize fund includes an overall prize of £3000; Painting £500; Photography £500; Sculpture £500; and Public Choice (by online voting) £500. A finalists’...

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Tate celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid, Middle East modernist pioneer
Apr22

Tate celebrates Fahrelnissa Zeid, Middle East modernist pioneer

Come this June (2017), Tate Modern celebrates the life and works of Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid, an artist who can rightly be seen as one of the female pioneers, in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, of both modernism and abstraction in a western sense, responsive to western aesthetics and sensibilities. Abstraction, through reinterpretation of Arabic/Farsi/Osmanli/Urdu calligraphic forms, isn’t new to a region...

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Magisterial, comprehensive: Cho Dong-Il’s History of Korean literature
Feb28

Magisterial, comprehensive: Cho Dong-Il’s History of Korean literature

After many years of exhaustive preparation, Cho Dong-Il’s History of Korean literature finally enters the public domain. It is a magisterial work by Professor Cho Dong-il, translated by Charles La Shure, and more than a decade in the making in its English version. More than 940 pages and priced at GBP 950.50 this remarkable story of Korean literature through the ages is based on a six-volume original in Korean by Professor Cho....

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