In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods. Islamic Art Now marks the first major installation of LACMA’s collection of contemporary art of the Middle East. As the first of a two-part programme, this exhibition features 25 works by artists from Iran and the Arab world, including Shirin Neshat, Susan Hefuna, Lalla Essaydi, Mitra Tabrizian, Mona Hatoum, Hassan Hajjaj, Wafaa Bilal, Barbad Golshiri, and Youssef Nabil.
Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, LACMA, Los Angeles
The Blue Manuscript
Al Khemir’s novel weaves archaeology, modernity and East/West dialogue around the search for a unique 10th century rendering of the Qur’an.
Review of Mark Bradford: Through Darkest America by Truck and Tank at White Cube, London
Mark Bradford’s second show at White Cube, Through Darkest America by Truck and Tank, is soaked in a richly violent dialogue examining the monotonous blood vessels that unite all the vital organs of America – the highways.