Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .
'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'
In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .
Founded in 2005 by the gallery’s current directors—Sunny Rahbar and Claudia Cellini—and businessman and United Arab Emirates diplomat Omar Ghobash, The Third Line promotes contemporary Middle Eastern art and artists at the local, regional, and international level.Read More
The gallery, based in Dubai’s art-rich neighbourhood of Al Quoz, takes its name from a poem by the Iranian Sufi mystic, Shams-e Tabrizi (teacher and friend to the famous Persian poet Rumi). In the poem, the third line represents the unknown that lies in in-between spaces and is still waiting to be discovered.
With a unique artist roster mainly comprised of Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian artists, The Third Line has fast become a distinct platform for established and emerging talent of the region and its diaspora. Alongside its usual business, the gallery hosts programmes showcasing daring alternative art to foster interest, discourse, and artistic development around contemporary art, film, music, and literature in the region. Pushing boundaries, the gallery is the first in Dubai to show video installations. The Third Line’s library publishes yearly books and monographs by and about the artists its rosters.
The Third Line represents over 25 artists working in a broad range of disciplines from across the Middle East. Included on the gallery’s roster of award-winning established and emerging artists are prominent Emiratis such as Farah Al Qasimi, as well as international big hitters such as Iranian artists Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian and Farhad Moshiri, the Egyptian photographer Youssef Nabil, and Lebanese photographer and filmmaker Fouad Elkoury. Also represented by the gallery are established artists connected to the region such as the London-based Bangladeshi sculptor Rana Begum, Iranian-American artist Pouran Jinchi, and the Eurasian art collective Slavs and Tatars.
With a growing presence on the international art fair scene, The Third Line appeared at Frieze London and Art Dubai, amongst others, in 2019. The gallery has also participated in ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair and Art Basel. It regularly hosts film screenings and talks to foster further discussion on contemporary art in the Middle East.
The spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has brought down two art fairs in two days. Art Fair Tokyo has been cancelled and Art Dubai has been postponed indefinitely because of the virus, which also led to the cancellation of Art Basel Hong Kong last month.
With Beast Type Song on view at Tate Britain to 23 February, her first solo exhibition in Germany opening at Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf this March, and a Serpentine Galleries commission launching in summer 2020, Sophia Al-Maria discusses her relationship to literature, screenwriting, and poetry.
'Frieze London brings together more than 160 galleries from 36 countries, representing the fair's most international edition since its launch. Introducing new curators and sections showcasing performance, emerging artists and the contemporary significance of complex art genealogies and colonial legacies, Frieze London creates an exceptional moment...
Rana Begum , winner of the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017, is an Anglo-Bangladeshi artist whose conversation with the historical legacy of minimalism is textured by childhood memories of reading the Quran inside a mosque in Bangladesh. Her union of styles and influences, which combine references ranging from Donald Judd and Agnes Martin to...
PARIS — This past September, the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie opened its doors to fragments of the prismatic, kitsch, and glam world of Hassan Hajjaj. It is the Anglo-Moroccan artist's first retrospective in France, part of the third edition of the Photography Biennale of the contemporary Arab world.
At Frieze art fair next week, among thousands of artworks, it will be difficult for any one artist to stand out. But the sensual beauty and formal rigour of the works of Rana Begum, the British-Bangladeshi artist, should be a balm for the eyes and the soul amid the visual cacophony. Begum is showing in the Frieze Sculpture exhibition in Regent's...
Between Wimbledon and the FIFA World Cup, there's been plenty of distractions from London's unusually Mediterranean weather of late.
The fifth installment of NMWA's Women to Watch exhibition series, Heavy Metal , is presented by the museum and participating national and international outreach committees. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists working in metal, including those who create sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual forms.
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