Murtaza Vali

the Sharjah Biennial

June 2017

AS PART OF the Sharjah Art Foundation’s push to expand its presence into more remote areas of the emirate, recent editions of the organization’s signature event have spread beyond its existing facilities to satellite venues across and outside… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

Singapore Biennale

May 2017

Reflecting the curatorial ambit of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), the institution that both organizes and hosts the Singapore Biennale, the event’s fifth edition continued its regional focus on Southeast Asia, expanded this time to include… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]

Robert Breer

February 2017

THE FLYING SAUCER, a whimsical UFO-shaped glass and concrete structure built in the late 1970s, is one of Sharjah’s stranger architectural icons. Recently restored and repurposed by the Sharjah Art Foundation as an exhibition venue, the … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Cristiana de Marchi and Monira Al Qadiri

January 2017

To say that Dubai is obsessed with its future is an understatement. Its ethos of unbridled development makes it, arguably, the test case for the type of visionary urbanism sometimes dubbed “Gulf futurism.” A Museum of the Future is in the … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Monika Grabuschnigg and Christine Kettaneh

Carbon 12

October 2016

Through work that is visually and materially distinct, Christine Kettaneh and Monika Grabuschnigg subtly scramble assumptions and subvert stereotypes by smuggling unexpected references and meanings into forms and formats that appear, at least… READ ON

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“The Artist as Activist: Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman”

October 2016

One of the first exhibitions of contemporary art from Bangladesh at an American museum, the two-person show “The Artist as Activist” confirmed the South Asian country’s place in the art world as it surveyed the politically engaged practices… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2016 [TOC]

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)

September 2016

The twenty-two whimsical sculptures that make up Montreal-based Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens’s exhibition “Measures of Inequity” look like the products of an especially dexterous arts-and-crafts class at a Marxist elementary school. Each… READ ON

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Fahd Burki

September 2016

Lahore, Pakistan–based Fahd Burki’s recent exhibition “New Works” marked a notable rupture in his practice: a dramatic shift toward near total abstraction. In the suite of subtle works on paper and canvas, Burki all but abandoned the playful… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2016 [TOC]

Gabriel de la Mora

The Drawing Center

August 2016

Gabriel de la Mora cleverly reconfigures collections of found objects scavenged from flea markets in Mexico City, where he lives, into pristine minimal installations that uncannily give form to experiences, processes, and forces that are … READ ON

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Alwar Balasubramaniam

Talwar Gallery | New York

May 2016

Any clear distinction between the human and the natural in Alwar Balasubramaniam’s refined sculptures has become increasingly blurred since he abandoned Bengaluru, India, for his ancestral village in Tamil Nadu. His latest exhibition features… READ ON

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