Al Jazeera World

Nasreddine Dinet: The French Orientalist

The life and work of a French artist who shook up Orientalist painting by portraying Saharan people as they really were.

101 East

Thailand's Rebel Artists

101 East meets Thailand's artists who are fighting back against censorship and military rule.

Opinion

McJesus in Palestine: Using bad art to whitewash Israel's crimes

On how a Finnish artist's irreverent artworks helped Israel conceal its ongoing oppression of Palestinian Christians.

Jamil Khader

by Jamil Khader

Jamil Khader

Arts & Culture

Turner Prize 2018 goes to film shot entirely on iPhone

Film covering gender and sexuality, shot entirely on an iPhone, has won Charlotte Prodger the prestigious award.

Charlotte Prodger wins 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on iPhone

Senegal

Museum of Black Civilisations aims to 'decolonise knowledge'

A large museum will open in Dakar, 52 years after Senegal's first president presented a post-colonial cultural vision.

Museum of Black Civilisations aims to 'decolonise knowledge'

Arts & Culture

Saint Mark mosaic, missing for decades, returns to Cyprus

The priceless sixth-century artifact, looted in a Turkish invasion, was found after a two-year chase across Europe.

Saint Mark mosaic, missing for decades, returns to Cyprus

Arts & Culture

Banksy painting self-destructs after $1.4m sale

The bottom half of 'Girl with Balloon', one of Banksy's most famous works, gets sucked into shredder hidden in frame.

Reporter's Notebook

Art project examines how addiction alters brains

London art show expands traditional idea of addiction to include self-harm, social media and consumer behaviour.

Opinion

Theft or artistic prerogative?

Do well-known artists have a right to appropriate other people's photographs to make 'art'?

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane

Arts & Culture

eL Seed: 'Arabic is not perceived as a tool to unite'

After discovering the beauty of Arabic script, eL Seed has taken his art to the world’s most recognisable places.

eL Seed: Building bridges with Arabic from Korea to Cape Town

101 East

Nepal: The Great Plunder

Investigating how antiquities stolen from the Himalayas end up in museums and private collections around the world.

Voices

'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

Opinion

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

Art

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