Author: Jareh Das

The gallerist and collector | Vassili Tsarenkov

“I saw a gap in London for Middle Eastern and North African artists by which I don’t mean they weren’t being shown or represented, rather that given the strong links between the region and the city, their visibility was limited,” Vassili Tsarenkov, London-based art dealer, collector and co-founder of Sophia Contemporary Gallery explained. The gallery […]

The Ten Murders of Josephine

The Ten Murders of Josephine explores the constitutive conditions of testimony vis-à-vis the notion of “testimonial subject hood.” Last week in Rotterdam, at the city’s Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg, Rana Hamadeh presented the first of two operatic performances titled The Ten Murders of Josephine. The premiere of this opera accompanies her exhibition of the same name […]

Performa 17 Opening Week Review

Performa is a renowned Performance Art biennial founded in 2004 by RoseLee Goldberg, an art historian, author and curator who arrived in New York in 1975 and continues to commission performance by international visual artists across an array of sites in New York City. For two to three weeks biannually, the city becomes a platform […]

Idris Khan | Absorbing Light

Victoria Miro, London ‘The work is influenced in part by the language of minimalism. However, unlike the minimalists, Khan brings into play a host of fragmentary voices and contradictory readings.’ For Absorbing Light, which just opened at Victoria Miro London, Idris Khan presents a new body of work, his most comprehensive in four years which […]

Max Mara Art Prize for Women Unveils Shortlisted Artists 2017 – 2019

‘For many years women artists had worked under the radar. But due to this great prize artists of different generations have been given the opportunity to spend formative months exploring Italy; and the resources to create a major new commission that situates them on the world stage. The jury has nominated six outstanding artists for […]

Hella Jongerius | Breathing Colour

Design Museum, London Beautiful colours made with high-end pigments, which result in colours that breathe with light —taking on new hues under different lighting conditions – Hella Jongerius, TL Mag, 2017 Dutch designer, Hella Jongerius explored the full potential of colour in an expansive exhibition where materials, reflections, shapes, and shadows formed a kaleidoscopic and […]

SUNDAY Art Fair

Ambika P3, London London’s edgier art fair for discovering new artists and galleries Sunday Art Fair has built a reputation as ‘the-go-to’ fair for discovering new talent due to its championing of younger and not so widely known international galleries in at times unusual places. Located right across Frieze, the fair is held annually at […]

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Special Projects

Somerset House, London 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair occurs for three days during Frieze Week and is in it its fifth edition this year. Located in central London at the historic Somerset House, booths are housed across its East and West wings in an intimate but continuous labyrinth through corridors. Initially set up as to […]

Frieze London | A review of Special Projects

In the first week of October every year, the global art world descends on London’s Regent’s Park for five days of the best showing of modern and contemporary art for Frieze London & Frieze Masters. This event brings together over 160 galleries presenting an array of artworks by artists across generations, genres and of every […]

Portrait of a Nation

Contemporary Art from the United Arab Emirates featuring works from the ADMAF Art Collection For six weeks in Berlin, 50 contemporary artists from the UAE take over the main gallery spaces of me Collectors Room Berlin / Stiftung Olbricht (Olbricht Foundation) for Portrait of a Nation. This new survey of artists from one of the […]