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Saudi artists test limits of expression in rare show

Saudi artists test limits of expression in rare show

Addressing political turmoil through their work, Saudi’s artists are testing the boundaries of self-expression in a kingdom where there is much that is censored.

January 25, 2012 4:28
 
Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Quran

Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Quran

An Afghan calligrapher has worked for five years to create the world's biggest Quran, a bid to show the world that Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage and traditions have been damaged but not destroyed by 30 years of war.

January 17, 2012 2:49
 
Feel Dubai at your feet…literally…with these shoes

Feel Dubai at your feet…literally…with these shoes

Ever imagined what kind of shoe Dubai would be? Niether did we. But we don’t have to NOT wonder anymore because premium footwear brand John Lobb has just done that for us.

October 16, 2011 3:26
 
Art Attack: Qatar’s bid for cultural stardom

Art Attack: Qatar’s bid for cultural stardom

Will Qatar, a relatively new country with a still budding local art scene itself, become the world’s museum through acquisition?

July 14, 2011 2:47
 
DC Comics vs. Marvel Comics

DC Comics vs. Marvel Comics

Comic fandom was all set for the Middle East’s first Comic Convention this month. The regional unrest, however, has prompted organisers to push it back to yearend. We’re giving you a taste of things to come though pitting DC Comics and Marvel Comics against each other.

April 28, 2011 4:41
 
The Art of Smarter Wealth Management (PART 2)

The Art of Smarter Wealth Management (PART 2)

In this last of our two-part feature on Art investment, FAWM tells Kipp it’s a safer bet to use investment funds for art instead of going as an individual investor.

April 13, 2011 1:33
 
The Art of Smarter Wealth Management (PART 1)

The Art of Smarter Wealth Management (PART 1)

Investing in art doesn’t have to be about having a frivolous investment portfolio. It may be a smarter move than placing your wealth in stocks and bonds, says Randall Willette

April 12, 2011 12:42
 
Sharjah Biennial director dismissed, exhibition to be reviewed

Sharjah Biennial director dismissed, exhibition to be reviewed

Artistic Director's departure comes at a time when some art installations are at the centre of controversial debate in the decade-old Sharjah Biennial.

April 6, 2011 11:10
 

Christie’s Dubai auction sees $15 million in sales

‘International Modern and Contemporary Art’ sale takes in three times the pre-sale estimate.

April 28, 2010 9:44
 
Under the hammer

Under the hammer

This isn’t the best time in the world to sell art, but if you’re an auction house, the show must go on. Kipp speaks to Matthew Girling, chief executive of Bonhams Dubai, about the art market, and whether the financial crisis has changed the way the auction house does business.

September 27, 2009 2:17
 
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