Basir Mahmood @ Letitia

‘I am interested in exploring my position as an artist by adopting multiple roles including an author who writes narratives, an initiator who sets in motion collisions of people and improvised scenarios to create original stories.’ – Basir Mahmood Hung along the walls of Letitia in Beirut are a series of large photographs that mostly […]

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Akram Zaatari @ New Art Exchange

Have we forgotten? Don’t we remember how it used to be, you and I? When we laughed, louder and louder Our innocent heartbeat, Our memories, our moments together Was it all an illusion? On the ground-floor gallery of the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, a four-channel film is projected in the round like a psychedelic […]

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Borders, Politics and the Body: Open Space @ Armenia Art Fair

During the opening of the very first Armenia Art Fair in Yerevan a group of three men walked around the exhibition centre holding cut out masks of a host of Armenian politicians including Nikol Pashinyan and Serzh Sargysyan. Together they paraded around the private view with their covered faced posing for selfies with bemused collectors, […]

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Basma Alsharif @ Mosaic Rooms

We are sick with an illness that cannot be cured If only I can alleviate the pain That I have myself created in you A pain that only you can relieve me of So that we will never be free Basma Alsharif’s trio of film installations at the Mosaic Rooms is a delicate and sensual […]

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Yto Barrada @ Barbican

The Barbican’s Curve Gallery is almost a piece of architectural art in its own right. Its sweeping structure is therefore the perfect space in which to exhibit artwork that comments on structure and form. Yto Barrada’s current show, Agadir, considers how the city and its citizens respond to reinvention – a process that inevitably involves […]

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Wim Wenders @ The Photographer’s Gallery

 “[Polaroids] are all about present tense…powerfully present, unrepeatable, one of a kind.” – Wim Wenders  The current exhibition of Polaroids taken by Wim Wenders between the 1960s and 1980s at the Photographer’s Gallery in London is a gentle love letter to the mode of instant photography first produced in 1948. Across two floors of the […]

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Basim Magdy @ Arnolfini

If you were an animal, what you would you be? A whale. They’re too big to care. – Basim Magdy, An Apology to a Love Story The Future is Your Enemy reads the text printed on a large screen that appears on the poster of Basim Magdy’s incumbent exhibition at Arnolfini in Bristol. The screen […]

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