Comics and calligraphy : British-Iranian artist Jason Noushin – in conversation

Diaspora artist bursts onto international art scene with found paper and Persian script mash-ups.  Multidisciplinary artist Jason Noushin employs antiquarian paper, discontinued bank notes and vintage comic book leaves alongside calligraphy to emerge with works examining socio-political narratives.  Jason Noushin, ‘Ils Sont Fous Ces Romainsi’, 2017, oil, shellac, ink, pencil, turmeric…

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Path to peace: 12 women photographers in “I AM” at Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman

Female photographers participating in multidisciplinary exhibition seek to transcend stereotypes.  The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts hosts the initial leg of an ambitious exhibition entitled “I AM” with a focus on universal human themes.   Marwa Adel, ‘Eden’, 2017, digital photomontage, 90 x 60 cm. Image courtesy the artist.…

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Echoes across time: Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury’s “Suite Egyptienne” at The Third Line, Dubai

Fouad Elkoury retraces groundbreaking 19th century journey guided by contemporary muse. “Suite Egyptienne” marks the Lebanese photographer’s fourth solo show in Dubai, capturing Egypt at the end of the last century. Fouad Elkoury, ‘L’Oiseau’, 1990, ink-jet print on Baryta paper, 12.4 x 18.5 cm. Image courtesy the artist and The…

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Stitch in time: Portuguese diaspora artist Cristina Rodrigues – in conversation

Artist’s collaborative installations revive at-risk traditions.  Portuguese diaspora artist and architect Cristina Rodrigues uses quirky collection of donated materials and interest in historical monuments to explore contemporary narratives. Art Radar speaks to the artist who has also recently shown at the Colombo Art Biennale in Sri Lanka. Cristina Rodrigues, “The Shroud”, 2016,…

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