Gallery Girl meets Sian Fan

AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) are a big deal in the art world right now. Technology focused exhibitions are taking place across the globe and the first ever solo-exhibition by an actual AI robot artist opened in Oxford this month. Digital media, installation and performance artist Sian Fan is also interested in the […]

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Faith Ringgold @ Serpentine

Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, New York) – a black, female artist of a certain age – ticks all the boxes of an artist the art world is desperately try to bring into the spotlight. As institutions attempt to shed their skins of exhibitions that focus on white male artists, dozens of “overlooked” women are being […]

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Gallery Girl meets Anahita Sadighi

Tehran-born Anahita Sadighi opened her eponymous Berlin gallery Anahita Arts of Asia in 2015. Her debut space exhibits antique arts from the Middle East and East Asia, with a focus on ceramics, woodblock prints, carpets and textiles. Three years later, a contemporary space – Anahita Contemporary – opened as a sister gallery to her first […]

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Gallery Girl meets AVAH Collective

The modern day nation of Afghanistan is located in a geography with a long historical and cultural significance both locally and internationally. Yet how many of Gallery Girl’s readers know anything about Afghan art? I’m guessing that if any, there are very few who do. Most probably think of Afghanistan and immediately make associations with […]

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The Thousand and One Nights @ Artual

The tale of the One Thousand and One Nights is synonymous with the Middle East. In the story, King Shahryar marries a string of women, murdering them after just one night after discovering that his first wife was unfaithful to him. When his vizier could no longer find any women, his daughter Scheherazade offers herself […]

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Gallery Girl meets Ripsy May

“This person could really do with a necklace or some boobs” – Ripsy May Artist, musician and zine-creator Ripsy May could be described as a triple threat. Her artwork enchants with the endearing yet mischievous energies her child-like characters emit, while her silky smooth voice provides the basis for songs that touch on love and […]

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Hayv Kahraman @ De La Warr

“And here I am, calling myself part of you but I can’t read you. Am I betraying you? How can I love you if I abandon you? I dwell in between the us and them… Naked, with ruby lips and cadmium cheeks, she gives you what you desire because she knows you like it. She’s […]

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