This exhibition at ICA/Boston presents works by 20 contemporary artists — many of them immigrants or members of the African diaspora — that highlight current migration events.
When the Arts Resist Imperialism
The exhibition Clapping with Stones is a chilling reminder that the history of art is also the history of power.
Kader Attia’s Work Holds a Mirror to the World’s Injustice
Attia links seemingly disparate things and gives them new meanings by mining history, politics, literature, religion, art, anthropology, and medicine to find echoes everywhere.
Healing History’s Scars in the Art of Kader Attia
Kader Attia’s new solo exhibition in Barcelona reminds us of the permanence of scars as well as our ability to heal.
How the Evil “Other” Was Conceptually Constructed Over Centuries
Artists Kader Attia and Jean-Jacques Lebel’s transcultural and transgenerational collaborative exhibition attempts to face down and recover from human evil through the superfluity of artistic imagination.
Immersed in the Discrete Realities of the Sharjah Biennial
The 13th Sharjah Biennial, titled Tamawuj, immerses you in distinctly crafted and compelling realities through sound, video works, and maze-like installations.
Artist Kader Attia Files Plagiarism Lawsuit over French Rap Video
YouTube took down the music video for a song by the French rappers Dosseh and Nekfeu after Attia filed a lawsuit claiming it plagiarizes one of his works.
A Survey of Art from the Middle East and North Africa Puts Geometry Before Politics
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.
Hints of the Real World in Art Basel’s Elitist Bubble
BASEL, Switzerland — How many works by Alexander Calder are out there?
Best of 2014: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows That Weren’t in Brooklyn
Let’s face it: there’s Brooklyn, and then there’s the rest of New York City. (Sorry, rest of New York City!)
Four Questions About Contemporary Arab Art
I admit to feeling crippled by the New Museum’s Here and Elsewhere show. As the first major show of art from the “Arab world” in a New York museum, it stirs a huge well of emotions and frustrations about a topic that needs volumes to unpack.
Senegalese Government Shuts Down Exhibitions Addressing Queer Issues
The government of Senegal has ordered the closure or cancelation of all exhibitions dealing with queer issues in the 2014 edition of Dak’Art, the 11th Biennale of Contemporary African Art, The Art Newspaper reported.