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Inspired by the Middle East: Art show wows London crowd

October 17, 2017 - Denise Marray

LONDON: Middle Eastern influences were the binding element in the work of four artists displayed at the Janet Rady Fine Art exhibition held at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce in London last week.

Meet An Artist - Hojat Amani (Part 2)

October 5, 2017 - Deepa Gopal Sunil

This is the second part of the amazing Iranian artist, Hojat Amani's interview. To read the first part click HERE.

 

Two Exhibitions on Arab Art Challenge Stereotypes to Build Bridges

October 4, 2017 - Kate Oczypok

For many Americans, the Middle East is often more associated with conflict and complexity than culture and creativity. But two powerful exhibitions of Arab art at the American University Museum are designed to dispel misconceptions and build bridges.

I AM: An East-West Arts Initiative Organized by CARAVAN” spotlights female artists from a dozen Middle Eastern countries as they confront issues of culture, religion and social dynamics in a rapidly changing world, both at home and abroad.

This exhibit of female Middle Eastern artists’ work aims to challenge stereotypes

September 29, 2017 - Vanessa H. Larson

“I so much believe in the positive contributions that women are making in the Middle East,” says Janet Rady, curator of “I Am,” a recently opened exhibit at the American University Museum featuring works by 31 female artists with roots in 12 countries in the region.

Meet An Artist - Hojat Amani

September 26, 2017 - Deepa Gopal Sunil

Hojat Amani: I took up visual arts as a major. Of course my family did not want me to do so, because they considered the arts as an extra-curricular activity.

Caravan to the Dark Side of the Moon

September 16, 2017 - Anna Seaman

“The differences between the Muslim and Christian faiths is as slim as the sliver of a crescent moon. The dark side of the moon is what we have in common,” Reverend Paul-Gordon Chandler tells me during a trans-Atlantic Skype conversation.

CANVAS - Arts Scene London

September 11, 2017 - CANVAS

In a visual celebration of women in the arts, Janet Rady has curated a powerful show of women, by women.

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What if zoo animals roam free in Dubai? – in pictures

September 7, 2017 - www.theguardian.com

What would the world be like if we weren’t dependent on oil? Photographer Richard Allenby-Pratt imagines a deserted Dubai in which the wealthy have fled, leaving giraffes and zebras to wander the alien landscapes

Two Arab Art Shows At American University Explore Conflict, Identity, And Community

September 4, 2017 - Staff

Thirty-one artists were invited to create an original still art work for I AM: An East-West Arts Initiative Organized by CARAVAN. Also opening on September 5th at the American University Museum, the exhibition will explore the experiences of women in the Middle East.

Caravan – An Interview With Rev Paul Gordon Chandler On Arts Peacebuilding

August 20, 2017 - Rev Jonathan Evens - Artlyst

CARAVAN is the international intercultural and interreligious peacebuilding arts NGO which has brought I AM, an art exhibition showcasing the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women, to London. In this interview Rev Jonathan Evens speaks to the President and Founder of CARAVAN, Rev Paul-Gordon Chandler, about its work and use of the Arts. Paul-Gordon is an author, interfaith advocate, social entrepreneur, art curator and a U.S. Episcopal priest who has lived and worked in the Middle East for many years.

Comics and calligraphy : British-Iranian artist Jason Noushin – in conversation

August 5, 2017 - Lisa Pollman - Art Radar

Diaspora artist bursts onto international art scene with found paper and Persian script mash-ups. 

Multidisciplinary artist Jason Noushin employs antiquarian paper, discontinued bank notes and vintage comic book leaves alongside calligraphy to emerge with works examining socio-political narratives. 

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I AM: A peace-building exhibition

August 4, 2017 - Anna Seaman

Where the dove, a formally Christian symbol, has become a universally accepted image of peace, Hanaa Malallah has reclaimed the hoopoe, a bird that appears in many Islamic religious texts, as a metaphor for the struggle to survive.

Malallah reluctantly left her homeland of Iraq after decades of war threatened her survival and is now based in London. Her 2015 work - I Have Learnt Something You Did Not Know – is one of 31 pieces on show in the St Martin In The Fields church in London’s Trafalgar Square in an exhibition aimed at peacebuilding by connecting east and west.

Glimpse of life by female Middle Eastern artists showcased in I AM exhibition

July 25, 2017 - Kerry McQueeney

An exhibition has travelled from Jordan to the UK to show the diversity and real lives of women in the Middle East, breaking down misconceptions through the work of contemporary female artist

Islamic Women Explore Their Identities In London Exhibition

July 23, 2017 - Edward Lucie-Smith

There happens to be quite a spectrum of feminist and what one might (maybe tactlessly) call ethnic exhibitions on view in London right now.

LONG LIVE VENICE

July 20, 2017 - Janet Rady

Middle Eastern art specialist Janet Rady gives her rundown of how Christine Macel represented artists from the region in the Biennale’s main show

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Canvas Listings

July 20, 2017 - Canvas

After a stint in Amman’s Caravan exhibition space, I AM, an exhibition of 31 Middle Eastern contemporary women artists from 12 countries, including powerful works by Raeda Saadeh (Palestine), Alia Ali (Yemen), Ghada Khunji (Bahrain), Helen Zughaib (Lebanon) and Maitha Demithan (UAE), moves to London.

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Art Wire

July 20, 2017 - Canvas

A NEW AWARD FOR IRANIAN ARTISTS

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‘Punching holes in the darkness’ : Leading Middle East female artists light up London

July 19, 2017 - Denize Marray

A powerful exhibition of the work of 31 contemporary female artists from 12 Middle Eastern countries is now showing in London.

IRAN AT THE VENICE BIENNALE

July 5, 2017 - Kayhan Life

On show in Venice this year is the work of Masoud Akhavanjam. Of the Iranian-born artists represented at the Venice Biennale, he is the only one still to be living and working in Iran. His sculpture “Ballerina,” which took 18 months to complete and is made of a fusion of stainless steel and bronze, occupies the second floor of the exhibition “Personal Structures: Open Borders” at Venice’s Palazzo Bembo.

CUTTING EDGE INNOVATIONS: Abstraction

July 1, 2017 - Carlo Lamagna

Exiled artists in the West are, now more than ever, relevant to contemporary expressions and the creative zeitgeist.  Read about the work of Mahmood Sabzi here.

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LONDON EYES: Middle Eastern Female Artists Take Centre Stage in the UK's Vibrant Art Scene This Summer

July 1, 2017 - Harpers Bazaar Arabia - Lizzy Vartanian

This summer contemporary women artists from the Middle East gear up to assert themselves through a series of exhibitions at the forefront of London's vibrant art scene. I Am exhibition is among those leading the charge........

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ARTSCOOPS' INTERVIEW WITH JANET RADY

June 23, 2017

Mainstream Beckons: Janet Rady, specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art and guest curator of the ‘I AM’ exhibition, envisages a new era for Arab art in which marginalisation is largely a thing of the past

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THE ART NEWSPAPER ON THE BEHNAM BAKHTIAR AWARD

May 26, 2017

A new prize aimed at artists of Iranian descent has been launched in Monaco and is one of the only international prizes to focus specifically on Iran and has few selection criteria.

The judging panel includes the Janet Rady Fine Art director and curator Janet Rady.

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Path to peace: 12 women photographers in “I AM” at Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman

May 25, 2017 - Lisa Pollman

Female photographers participating in multidisciplinary exhibition seek to transcend stereotypes.

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ZH MAGAZINE ON FIROUZ FARMAN FARMAIAN’S WORK

May 2, 2017

Firouz Farman Farmaian's Organics (2016) series has been published for the first time in ZH Magazine. The article describes Farman Farmaian's compositions as possessing 'a vivacious and spontaneous energy, as well as a deeply symbolic quality, which speaks to a multiplicity of currents in politics, art and philosophy.'

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‎شباهنگ SHABAHANG

April 12, 2017 - VOA News Farsi

The exhibition focuses on combining visual arts and poetry and Persian literature.

DEPICTING FEMININE POWER - IN CONVERSATION WITH HOSSAM DIRAR

April 11, 2017 - Widewalls Editorial

Dirar’s work in painting is refined and takes more of a classic approach, using oil paint in expressive strokes and warm colorsto depict women in their feminine power.

ARTSCOOPS - HARPER’S BAZAAR COVERAGE

March 29, 2017 - Harper's Bazaar

Online art portals and auctions are one of the fastest areas of growth, and one young company exploring this is Beirut-based Artscoops.

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‘THE OCEAN CAN BE YOURS’ AT ELTHAM COLLEGE, LONDON

March 21, 2017 - BLOUIN ARTINFO

'The Ocean Can Be Yours', an exhibition curated by Janet Rady is currently on view at the Gerald Moore Gallery, Eltham College, London, through April 29, 2017.

POETRY AS ART: FOUR IRANIAN ARTISTS SHOW TEXT-BASED WORKS IN LONDON

March 19, 2017 - Corrie Parsonson

What would language look like as visual art? Four Iranian artists provide answers to that question in an exhibition that runs through April 29 at the Gerald Moore Gallery in southeast London.

PATRICK ALTES’ IN CURATING THE CONTEMPORARY

March 6, 2017

Patrick Altes writes for Curating the Contemporary

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ALISTAIR HICKS ON ART BAHRAIN ACROSS BORDERS

February 18, 2017 - Sabine B Vogel

In March the 3. Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB) will open – another artfair in the Middle East? Alistair Hicks, former Senior Curator at Deutsche Bank for nearly 20 years, will be involved in the exhibtion programm. Click here to read more.

THE OCEAN CAN BE YOURS @ GERALD MOORE

February 16, 2017 - Lizzy Vartanian Collier

The ocean can be yours. Can it? Visas, passports and border control may argue otherwise. Air travel is a modern phenomenon, the first commercial flight crossed the skies in 1914, before then however, voyages traversed oceans by ship. Who owns the sea? This is a question that our ancestors have been arguing about for centuries and it is unlikely that an answer will be agreed upon soon. The title of a contemporary exhibition of artwork by four Iranian artists at Gerald Moore Gallery purports to claim that the ocean can in fact, be ours.

 

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BRITISH-IRANIAN ARTIST JASON NOUSHIN COVERS HIS SCULPTURES WITH CALLIGRAPHY

February 15, 2017 - Corrie Parsonson

The U.S.-based British-Iranian artist Jason Noushin has a fondness for birds, Persian calligraphy and poetry. In his most recent works, he manages to combine the three, producing life-like birds covered with words. A brace – modelled in wire, paint, ink, plaster, barbed wire and encaustic – is currently part of a group show of Iranian art in London. For more, click here.

THE OCEAN CAN BE YOURS

February 12, 2017 - Rayan Elena Vergara Meersohn

If the dichotomy between what is visible and what is hidden grounds Iranian philosophical thought, then the convergence of visual art and poetry can only be one of its strongest vehicles. The Ocean Can Be Yours, an exhibition by Gerald Moore Gallery at Eltham College, curated by Janet Rady, presents Persian visual art and linguistic practices via the interpretation of international poetry through an Iranian lens.

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THE ANTHROPOCENE

February 12, 2017 - Alserkalavenue

The Anthropocene brings together several photographic series that Richard Allenby-Pratt has created during his 16 years’ exploration of the UAE. At the core of his visual representation of the local nature is the notion of Anthropocene - a recent designation to describe the geological Epoch of man. The landscape of the UAE that for a long time remained almost entirely in its 'natural' state, recently has undergone a dramatic change. With the arrival of oil wealth fueling an unprecedented economic boom, exponential development has left barely any corner of the country untouched.

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THE OCEAN CAN BE YOURS: VIDEO

February 8, 2017 - Khalil Itani

Watch the video of the exhibition here.

UCONN EXHIBIT ‘SACRED GROUND’ CROSSES MUSLIM, AMERICAN CULTURES

January 30, 2017 - Susan Dunne

This year's UConn Reads book is "Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice and the Promise of America," a rallying cry for inclusion and tolerance written in 2012 by Eboo Patel, the president of Interfaith Youth Core, an organization that promotes interfaith cooperation.

The Benton Museum, on the university's Storrs campus, mounts an exhibit every year to complement the UConn Reads selection. "Sacred Ground," this year's exhibit, focuses on Muslim artists in America and elsewhere in the world.

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THE HOUSE OF SASSAN:SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR’S GRAND AMBITIONS

November 13, 2016 - Joobin Bekhrad

Joobin Bekhrad, An award-winning writer,the founder and Editor of REORIENT in conversation with Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar. to find out more click here.

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PARADISE LOST, MEMORIES FOUND

October 24, 2016

The Iranian artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian tackles the sensitive themes of exile and identity in a collection of works currently on show at the Shirin Gallery, New York, while also embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Read more on Artscoops.

AMAZING IMAGES FROM IRAN’S SWINGING ‘70S

July 25, 2016

A group of artists, including Malekeh Nayiny, are tapping into memories to present a different view of Iran, including Persian pop and psychedelia. Rahul Verma finds out what inspires them in this article on BBC Culture.

IN CONVERSATION WITH IRANIAN VISIONARY, SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR

June 20, 2016

Emergeast's Co-Founders Dima Kader and Nikki Meftah speak to Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar in an exclusive interview published on Buro 24/7.

PATRICK ALTES: WORK REVIEW

June 2, 2016

Patrick Altes' work has been recently reviewed. Click here to download and read the review.

ARTNET: NEW VENTURE PROMOTING ART FROM BAHRAIN LAUNCHES IN LONDON

May 27, 2016

BAAB's founder, and director of Art Select, Kaneka Subberwal sat down with artnet News to discuss the Bahrain Art Across Borders project.

BAAB'S PRIVATE LAUNCH RECEPTION AT THE V&A

May 27, 2016

Unforgettable Bahrain Art Across Border (BAAB) private launch reception at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Wednesday 25th May. Browse the photo album.

MEET THE IRANIANS HELPING BRING THEIR COUNTRY’S CULTURAL SCENE BACK TO ITS FORMER GLORY

May 5, 2016

In this editorial by Myrna Ayad featuring Fereydoun Ave, Artsy takes a look at the Iranians helping bring their country’s cultural scene back to its former glory.

DRY TIMES: TEHRAN GALLERY SHOW DRAWS ATTENTION TO NATIONAL DROUGHT

May 2, 2016

In this article, The Art Newspaper talks about Blue Gold, an exhibition at Etemad Gallery in Tehran featuring Armin Amirian and Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar, and which took on 'one of the biggest issues now facing modern Iran: a drought dating back at least seven years, with water tables falling perilously in parched regions and fabled rivers running dry.'

INTERVIEW WITH BIJAN DANESHMAND

March 29, 2016

Read the full interview with Bijan Daneshmand, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

VINYL ICONS: PERSIAN POP AND TURKISH PSYCHEDELIA

March 8, 2016

Malekeh Nayiny is taking part in the group exhibition Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia, a unique presentation of art inspired by the popular music of pre-revolutionary Iran and Anatolia. The exhibition opens on 23 April until 4 June 2016 at Vane, Newcastle, England. Download the Press Release.

INTERVIEW WITH HOSSAM DIRAR

March 2, 2016

Read the full interview with Hossam Dirar, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR IN CAMPAIGN MAGAZINE

February 15, 2016

Campaign Magazine states in The Iran Report Art and Iran, that one of the main roles of artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar is to show the world the true nature of Iran. Read the full article.

PATRICK ALTES IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA

February 14, 2016

Patrick Altès is featured in the Francophone Africa research cluster, where he explains the genesis of his new work, Les Riches Heures, selected by the FIAC.

ARTINTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL 2015 PROGRAMME

February 13, 2016

Check out Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar in the ArtInternational Istanbul 2015 Programme.

BUSINESS OF FASHION: UNLOCKING THE ENIGMA OF IRAN

February 12, 2016

Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar's work is featured in Unlocking the Enigma of Iran, an article in The Business of Fashion.

SASSAN BEHNAM BAKHTIAR IN REORIENT

February 11, 2016

Discover who Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar is and what he believes in, in this article by in ReOrient.

IRANIAN.COM: GIMME SOME TRUTH

February 10, 2016

Gimme Some Truth, originally published in the ReOrient, was re-featured on Iranian.com.

HARPER’S BAZAAR ART: MAN ON A MISSION

February 9, 2016

Read Man on a Mission, featuring Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar in Harper’s Bazaar Art.

INTERVIEW WITH IGOR & MARINA

January 30, 2016

Read the full interview with Igor & Marina, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

CAMILLE ZAKHARIA IN AGENDA CULTUREL

January 26, 2016

Le collage photographique : la mise en scène du réel is an article in Agenda Culturel, featuring Camille Zakharia and elaborating on the artist's practice and his different techniques.

PATRICK ALTES IN ART RADAR

January 20, 2016

Patrick Altes is at the top of the list of 16 Algerian contemporary artists to know now, an article in Art Radar.

HOSSAM DIRAR IN EL BEIT MAGAZINE

January 8, 2016

Hossam Dirar was featured in this article, in Al Beit Magazine, highlighting Dirar's first solo exhibition in Egypt, and his shown work, which focuses on the Bike and, at times, the Woman as subject matter.

PATRICK ALTES IN THE AL WATAN NEWSPAPER

December 15, 2015

In this article in Al Watan, Patrick Altes talks about his work featured in "Parenthèse…", an exhibition part of the 7th International Festival of Contemporary Art at the MaMA (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain) in Algiers.

PATRICK ALTES IN THE ARAB WEEKLY

December 5, 2015

Patrick Altes was featured in London exhibit explores Algerian identity, an article in The Arab Weekly exploring what it means to be Algerian and talking to artists including Patrick Altes.

IGOR & MARINA'S WORKS IN PAMBIANCO MAGAZINE

December 2, 2015

Igor & Marina's works have been published in Pambianco and Pambianco Beauty magazines, and featured on their respective covers. Visit Igor & Marina's artist page.

INTERVIEW WITH NASSER AL ASWADI

December 1, 2015

Read the full interview with Nasser Al Aswadi, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

LAILA SHAWA: MOTHER OF ARABIC REVOLUTION ART

November 30, 2015

In Laila Shawa: mother of Arabic revolution art article by Hafsa Elazzaoui in Mvslim, JRFA artist Laila Shawa is portrayed as revolutionary and one of the first female contemporary artists to raise awareness for her country’s situation through her works. Visit Laila Shawa's artist page.

BBC INTERVIEW FEATURING PATRICK ALTES

November 7, 2015

In this BBC interview featuring Janet Rady Fine Art artist Patrick Altès, curator Toufik Douib talks about Algerianism Part I, a group exhibition and a collaboration between Toufik Douib and Patrick Altès.

HOJAT AMANI IN THE ART NEWSPAPER

November 5, 2015

Janet Rady Fine Art artist Hojat Amani was mentioned in The Art Newspaper's article "Iran’s artists begin to shine on London stage". Visit Hojat Amani's Artist Page.

JANET RADY FINE ART IN THE CULTURE TRIP

November 1, 2015

The Culture Trip takes a deeper look at Janet Rady Fine Art as part of the top London galleries influencing the growth of Middle Eastern artists. Read the article here.

INTERVIEW WITH PAUL WADSWORTH

October 29, 2015

Read the full interview with Paul Wadsworth, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

INTERVIEW WITH TARIQ AL JAIDAH: SHAPING THE MIDDLE EAST ART SCENE

October 9, 2015

Read Larry's List's interview with advertising mogul and cultural entrepreneur Tariq Al Jaidah about his thoughts on the beneficial value ArtBahrain will have on the Middle Eastern art scene and what needs to be done to help continue the region’s art market growth.

INTERVIEW WITH JANET RADY

October 3, 2015

As Head of Development and in charge of the ArtBahrain Talks programme, Janet Rady shares her thoughts on the fair in this interview with art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST DIRAR: ON LIFE, TIME, AND HUMANITY

September 13, 2015 - May Mansour

Staff writer May Mansour delves into an interview with Dirar; a contemporary artist with deep philosophical visions and an unexpected feminist streak.

INTERVIEW WITH CAMILLE ZAKHARIA

August 29, 2015

Read here the full interview with Camille Zakharia, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

MIDDLE EASTERN ART: JANET RADY FINE ART IN MAYFAIR TIMES

August 27, 2015

As summer is a time when Mayfair and St James's welcome a large number of Middle Eastern visitors, Mayfair Times picks the best exhibitions and galleries that reference that part of the world, featuring Janet Rady Fine Art.

Read about Janet Rady Fine Art in this August 2015 issue.

SABAH ARBILLI IN GUERNICA MAGAZINE

August 4, 2015

The Boy Jihadi is a fiction piece by Youssef Rakha, featuring work by Janet Rady Fine Art artist Sabah Arbilli. Rakha is a novelist, poet, reporter, and photographer born in Cairo.

Read the article here and visit Arbilli's artist page to view more of his work.

INTERVIEW WITH AMIN ROSHAN

July 31, 2015

Read here the full interview with Amin Roshan, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

THE PATRON OF ART COLLECTING: RAMIN SALSALI, DUBAI & BERLIN

July 8, 2015

In this interview, Dubai-based art collector and Iranian-born entrepreneur Ramin Salsali reveals his thoughts on the current state of Middle-Eastern’s art scene, including Janet Rady Fine Art artist Amin Roshan, as well as the importance of art collecting patronage in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

INTERVIEW WITH HANIBAL SROUJI

June 30, 2015

Read here the full interview with Hanibal Srouji, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

INTERVIEW WITH NEDA DANA-HAERI

May 31, 2015

Read here the full interview with Neda Dana-Haeri, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

INTERVIEW WITH SABAH ARBILLI

April 28, 2015

Read here the full interview with Sabah Arbilli, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

LISA POLLMAN IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD ALLENBY-PRATT

March 29, 2015

Read here the full interview with Richard Allenby-Pratt, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

AL-ARABY: JOURNEYING INTO CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART WITH JANET RADY

February 27, 2015

'Rady has become one of the world’s premier Middle East art experts.' [al-Araby]

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On 24 February 2015, Al-Araby al-Jadeed published Journeying into contemporary Middle Eastern art with Janet Rady, an inspiring article by Ahmad K Minkara about Janet Rady.

Minkara writes about his encounter and conversation with Janet Rady, and how after studying and living in the Middle East for years, Rady has dedicated her life to the art of the region.

Minkara introduces the reader to Rady's biography, her thirst for Islamic art and the successful pursuit of her passion, going through her life-changing visits and career path.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed English is a news and current affairs website focused on the Arab world with the aim to provide in-depth and informative coverage and put forward views and voices to promote a progressive discourse and counter autocratic and sectarian narratives that threaten to dominate the region.

 

 

 

 

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INTERVIEW WITH HOJAT AMANI BY LISA POLLMAN

February 27, 2015

Janet Rady Fine Art artist Hojat Amani on angel's wings, calligraphy and Iranian art today - an INTERVIEW by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman in Art Radar.

MANOTOTV REPORT ON EDINBURGH IRANIAN FESTIVAL FEATURING JANET RADY

February 24, 2015

The Part 3 report of the ManotoTV on the 2015 Edinburgh Iranian Festival features judge Janet Rady who was also a speaker at the Perception Opening Night of the festival, which took place on Saturday 7th February 2015 at the Summerhall.

The ManotoTV is an international free-to-air Persian-language general entertainment channel based in London and its programs include documentaries, films, series, news and reports.

Watch the report here and check out the Edinburgh Iranian Festival's new website on this link.

INTERVIEW WITH KHALED AKIL BY LISA POLLMAN

January 29, 2015

In this interview, art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman talks to Janet Rady Fine Art artist Khaled Akil, an inspiring conversation which enlightens on Akil's background, practice and the meaning behind his works.

 

 

 

THE MIDDLE EAST IN LONDON FEATURING ATEFEH KHAS’ WORK

January 29, 2015

In this February – March 2015 Environment issue of The Middle East in London, the cover features Atefeh Khas' work.

The issue tackles subjects such as Water resources in the Middle East, Wars, depleted uranium and soil pollution, Iran’s looming water crisis, Cultural heritage and the environment, Can desalination provide a sustainable source of water?, The Nile Basin and hydrosolidarity, Nanotechnology, PLUS Reviews and events in London.

Click here to view the full cover.

HARPER’S BAZAAR ART: ARTICLE ON MENA PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURING THOUGHTS OF JANET RADY

January 6, 2015

'IN FOCUS?
Photography from the MENA region is in vogue with curators around the world. But how is it faring in the global art market?'

In this January-February 2015 issue of Harper's BAZAAR ART, Simon Bowcock talks to industry professionals such as Janet Rady to find out.

Read the powerful article and find out the answer here.

A HISTORIAN’S PERSPECTIVE… PATRICK ALTES AND DR. NATALYA VINCE DISCUSS THE RESIDENCY

December 4, 2014

In this inspiring article, Patrick Altes and Dr. Natalya Vince discuss Altes' residency at the University of Portsmouth, where he worked in the School of Languages and Area Studies for ten months in 2012-13 and was funded by the Leverhulme Trust’s Artist in Residence scheme.

"Patrick Altes’s brings a new perspective to this public debate. Through art, he succeeds in challenging both pied-noir nostalgia about ‘French Algeria’ and academic and popular preconceptions – and indeed misgivings – about what a pied-noir voice might represent."

To know more about Patrick Altes, visit his artist page here.

 

 

 

 

THE MIDDLE EAST IN LONDON: JANET RADY AND LISA POLLMAN DISCUSS THE LIFE AND WORKS OF MULTIMEDIA ARTIST SOHEILA SOKHANVARI

November 25, 2014

'Each piece she completes is a chance to look at a particular event with completely fresh eyes'

In the new issue 'Contemporary Art' of The Middle East in London, December 2014 - January 2015, Janet Rady and Lisa Pollman discuss the life and works of multimedia artist Soheila Sokhanvari.

The article sheds light on Sokhanvari, taking the reader on an inspiring journey through the Iranian artist's art genre, techniques, unsual materials and backgroud.

THE SECOND SALE OF CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART AT AUCTION ROOM

August 20, 2014

London-based online auction site The Auction Room has announced it will hold a second online auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art on October 1, 2014.

The second sale follows The Auction Room’s inaugural online auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art in 2013 which was a great success realizing a total of £235,348.

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IS THERE ANY AFFORDABLE ART AT ART BASEL?

June 21, 2014 - Michèle Laird

An Andy Warhol self-portrait for more than $30 million, or an inflatable dolphin by Jeff Koons for $5 million? While the sale of these works at Art Basel grab the headlines, swissinfo.ch found many original works of art for under CHF5,000 ($5,603).

Many galleries the world over use Basel as a launching pad for young artists at entry level prices, since art fairs are often the only chance for exposure outside their home countries. They flock to Art Basel, and its four satellite fairs, Liste, Scope, Solo Project and Volta.
 
Given the faraway places from which many galleries come, geopolitics remain surprisingly present, even in art. 

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PATRICK ALTES FEATURES IN ZAPRUDER MAGAZINE AND JADMAG

June 12, 2014

After his successful participation in the Oran Biennale, Zapruder, an Italian social and political magazine is featuring Patrick Altes' “A Story of Revolutions” series with “Pied Noir Cowboy” as a cover in its Movimenti Nei Mediterraneo edition of April 2014.

To see the issue, click here.

And JadMag, edited by Tadween Publishing is featuring “Garden of Eden”  in The Afterlives of the Algerian Revolution.

AMIN ROSHAN'S WORK FEATURES ON COVER OF 'THE MIDDLE EAST IN LONDON'

June 11, 2014

We are proud to announce that Amin Roshan has been chosen out of all Middle Eastern artists to have his work 'To Follow Reza Shah, 2013' featured on the front cover of the June - July 2014 issue of The Middle East in London

PATRICK ALTES IN THE JOURNAL DE L'ORANAIS 'PROUD TO BE THE FIRST PIED NOIR ARTIST TO EXHIBIT IN ORAN'

June 11, 2014 - Ziad Salah

Rencontré dans l’immense salle de la Médiathèque d’Oran qui a abrité la 3ème Biennale, Patrick ALTES, peintre français, a aimablement répondu à nos questions. En premier lieu, il nous a parlé des cinq toiles qu’il a exposées lors de cette manifestation artistique.

 

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MAP OF A WRETCHED PAST A COMPELLING REVIEW ON PATRIK ALTES

May 20, 2014

MAP OF A WRETCHED PAST: Patrik Altes

"What shapes your sense of belonging? French-Algerian artist Patrick Altes attempts to reconcile his identity with the troubled history of his birthplace, finds Stephen Clarke…"

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CONSUMPTION BY RICHARD ALLENBY-PRATT

May 17, 2014 - THE CULTURIST

To read about Richard Allenby-Pratt's project on consumption featured in The Culturist, click here.

IN DEPTH INTERVIEW ON MENASA CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE WITH JANET RADY

April 21, 2014 - Zoltan Somheygi

'From the regional to the Global Market: MENASA artists in western galleries' is an interview with Janet Rady and nine other gallerists about MENASA contemporary practice, their representation in western galleries and also their reception in the global markets.

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IRANIAN ARTIST PAINTS WITH CRUDE OIL

February 9, 2014 - Arash Khalatbari

Janet Rady Fine Art artist, Amin Roshan, finds a creative method by using Crude oil in his paintings.

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THE CALLIGRAPHY SCULPTURE BY SABAH ARBILLI UNVEILED IN QATAR

January 10, 2014

"And amongst the sultans I stood out..." History is made with unveiling of National day Sculpture on the Corniche, Doha, Qatar

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THE AUCTION ROOM SALE OF MIDDLE EASTERN CONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON

September 24, 2013 - Manoto TV

Interview with Janet Rady about the Auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art. Please click here to watch the video.

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PEDRAM BALDARI'S WORK IN HE SHEIKHA MAISA AL-QASSEMI'S COLLECTION

May 5, 2013 - Canvas Magazine

We are pleased to announce that Pedram Baldari's work is in the collection of the renowned Curator, HE Sheika Maisa Al-Qassemi's colletion.

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INTERVIEW WITH JANET RADY

September 1, 2010 - Dr Christa Paula

Want to know more about us?  Read acclaimed writer and curator Dr Crista Paula’s interview with Janet Rady in the September 2010 issue of The Middle East in London.