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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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Let there be Light! Nour Festival offers hope in creativity
Oct18

Let there be Light! Nour Festival offers hope in creativity

London’s annual Nour Festival returns to the multicultural metropolis 20 October-6 November 2016, promising to highlight “the best of contemporary arts and culture from the Middle East and North Africa.” Sadly the festival’s overarching mission is challenged and overshadowed by unprecedented turmoil and fragmentation in the region it celebrates and  showcases. As the five-year-old festival’s audiences...

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