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Ramin Haerizadeh

Appetite for Destruction

The bespectacled Haerizadeh brother is as wacky and irreverent as ever in his latest solo show

The legs of the acrylic wooden console table that Ramin Haerizadeh has stuck to the canvas of We Choose To Go To The Moon still bear the price tags from the local hardware store from which it was bought. The distinctive font of a local newspaper (in English) can be identified beneath layers of collaged images, and, in the background, familiar architecture from the Persian Gulf region is just about discernible behind what is ostensibly a war-torn landscape made from cut, pasted, and manipulated photographs of bombed-out buildings. But these visual clues are a minor diversion; they are a kind of wink to viewers in Dubai, where Haerizadeh’s exhibition opened on September 13, as if to remind them that the artist a ‘local’.

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Abdulnasser Gharem

Pause

Julia Kassem talks to Saudi Arabian lieutenant colonel-cum-artist Abdulnasser Gharem after his first solo exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Fahrelnissa Zeid

She Comes in Colours

Princess, painter, sometime chef: Lizzy Vartanian Collier visits London’s Tate Modern to take a look at a long-overdue retrospective of works by Turkey’s Fahrelnissa Zeid

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Taravat Talepasand

Made in Iran, Born in America

Joobin Bekhrad catches up with Iranian-American artist Taravat Talepasand (a.k.a. ‘TVAT’) to discuss her new work, as well as all things Sex, Drugs, and Gol-o-Bolbol

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Alsatoor

A Libyan Odyssey

Sherif Dhaimish tells the story of his father, Hasan, who fled Benghazi as a teenager for Burnley in England, where he later cut a name for himself as ‘The Cleaver’

Reza Aramesh

REORIENT Radio – Myrna Ayad

For the latest episode of our podcast series, Art Dubai Director Myrna Ayad spills the beans on what’ll be going down at this year’s edition of the art fair extraordinaire

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Bouchra Khalili

Crosstown Traffic

Moroccan-French artist Bouchra Khalili tackles issues of migration, language, and conflict in her ongoing untitled solo exhibition at London’s Lisson Gallery

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Soukaina Joual

Meat is Murder

Zoë Hu hangs out with Soukaina Joual in the cafés of Fes to chat with the young Moroccan artist in the flesh about the central place occupied by Morocco – and meat – in her oeuvre

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Bahman Jalali

Iranian Voices

Lizzy Vartanian Collier visits the British Museum to explore a small, yet telling exhibition of works on paper bringing together past and current generations of Iranian artists

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