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


Why I made a feminist western film in Pakistan

Director turned the story of a gun-toting woman embroiled in a land dispute into a film picked for the Oscar race.

Sarmad Masud on feminism, My Pure Land, and Pakistan


Fairy Tales: The Fashion Misfit of China

Overnight fame comes with a price for an unlikely fashion designer in China who thinks she is the next Coco Chanel.


In memory of Abdulhussain Abdulredha

The popular Kuwaiti actor, director, playwright and producer left a legacy of laughter, unity and defiance.

Alaa Shehabi

by Alaa Shehabi

Alaa Shehabi


Abstracting the savaged body of Emmett Till

Dana Schutz's painting Open Casket raises many questions about depiction of racial violence in contemporary US society.

M Neelika Jayawardane

by M Neelika Jayawardane

M Neelika Jayawardane


The work of art in the age of crude capitalism

On the rise and fall and reinvention of filmmakers in contemporary cinema.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi