ART

Sheela Gowda

Artes Mundi prize has global focus

Copy: The National, November 2012 >> The Turner Prize is obviously the most prestigious art prize in Britain, but Artes Mundi is certainly the most lucrative – the…

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THE SLICK ART OF CRUDE OIL

Copy: The National 07/12/11 >> Artist Piers Secunda wanted to chronicle the most important natural resource of our times; oil. But he took his interest to obsessive lengths…

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CIVIL WAR AS VIBRANT POP ART

Copy: The National, 01/12/11 >> Lamia Ziade grew up in the midst of the Lebanese civil war, seeing her apartment destroyed, her parents trapped in the other side…

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LUCIAN FREUD: HIS LIFE AND WORK

Nice obituary in The National of one of my favourite painters, including an obligatory shoehorned-in reference to East Anglia. “Lucian Freud was a still a teenager when he…

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RASHID RANA’S TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT

Copy: The National, 18/10/2011 >>Rashid Rana is the star of the show at the Asia Triennial Manchester, and the Pakistani artist deserves such attention. After really enjoying this…

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FADI YAZIGI @ MOSAIC ROOMS

There’s not much that can be more timely than an exhibition by a Syrian artist in London which “reflects the personal tragedies of everyday contemporary Syrian reality.” I…