Taking its title, But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, from a painting in the exhibition by the exiled Iranian artist Rokni Haeirzadeh, the third edition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative focuses on contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa.
In Rabin Mondal’s most iconic paintings, amphibious characters resembling frogs stare out of the canvas.
Due to the impenetrable, illusory quality of these paintings, one doesn’t immediately associate them with covert operations, skullduggery, and violence.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — Simone Fattal’s ancient-looking artifacts beckon from afar.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — For the renegade Iranian artist Farideh Lashai, landscape painting became a reflexive gesture to experiment with new forms and animated methods.
Omer Fast’s unsettling videos about the trauma of combat linger in one’s mind.
SAVANNAH, Georgia — Contrary to his gentle voice and friendly manner, Lavar Munroe’s first U.S. museum exhibition is filled with grotesque half-animal, half-human figures wielding hostile gloves and knives like predators.
For FX Harsono, art is activism.
MARRAKESH — Set outside the institutional white cube, in restored ancient sites and the ruins of a 16th-century palace, the sixth edition of the Marrakech Biennale, Not New Now, arrives like a breath of fresh air.
The late theorist and photographer Bhupendra Karia’s lifelong mission may best be summed up as a quest for objectivity.
Rekha Rodwittiya’s iconic female figures loom large.
Jigger Cruz is one of several young Filipino artists experimenting with new methods of painting, and his attempt to break with traditional representation has yielded a new form of automatism.