'I start by looking at dramatic photos of destruction'

New Haven-based architect recreates the streets of Damascus in tiny form, with the living and dead side by side.

Mohamad Hafez: Homesick Syrian artist makes miniature war scenes


Art does not need another hero

This year's Berlin Biennale poses important questions about otherness, power, violence and patriarchy.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane


The exhibition shifting how Western curators see Arab art

Guggenheim Foundation expands collection beyond heavily Western-centric bias as it sets eyes on Middle East.

The exhibition shifting how Western curators see Arab art

Arts & Culture

Shell-shocked by the art of war

Controversial art exhibit in London's Imperial War Museum showcases artists' responses to conflict post-9/11.

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 explores complexities of conflict


Between Ai Weiwei and Bashar al-Assad, we wonder

What should we make of Ai Weiwei's 'Laundromat' installation?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi


Doshi: 'Architecture is a backdrop to life'

Pritzker Prize-winning pioneer of low-cost Indian housing Balkrishna Doshi reflects on what architecture means to him.

Balkrishna Doshi: 'Architecture is a backdrop to life'

Arts & Culture

Dafen oil painting village: The world's art factory

Artists in China's Dafen village once produced 60 percent of new oil paintings worldwide, but Dafen is now under threat.


'Living in crazy times': Finding new bearings via art

Militarisation of Chittagong, Rohingya refugees, future deities - politics is at forefront of 2018 Dhaka Art Summit.

Finding new bearings in uncertain times, via art


Separation wall murals: Art or occupation tourism?

Palestinians take action against graffiti wall tourism blamed for turning occupation realities into tourist recreation.

Palestinians hit back at graffiti tourists

Saudi Arabia

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

Record-breaking art purchase of famous Christ portrait for $450bn was made by Prince Salman's 'friend and associate'.

Mystery Salvator Mundi buyer was a Saudi prince: report

My Tunisia

Mohsen Lihidheb: Rubbish Artist of Zarzis

One Tunisian preserves rubbish from local beaches to raise awareness about the environment and the plight of refugees.


Boko Haram and beauty among themes at Lagos art fair

Artists from more than 60 African countries flock to Nigerian city and explore subjects from Boko Haram to beauty.

Art X Lagos: Dozens exhibit work rooted in reality


Minister of Garbage: From Rubbish to Art in Kinshasa

A Congolese artist inspires young and old to reflect on the future of Africa through his artwork.

United Kingdom

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for works including Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day, wins prestigious prize.

Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Prize in Literature