Picture Credit: Uldus Bakhtiozina
Uldus Bakhtiozina, Newsline, June 2015
With unwavering childlike courage, Bakhtiozina’s portraits harp upon obvious but overlooked questions, questions that would make any assembly of grown-ups squirm.
Picture Credit: Ahmed Mater and Athr Gallery
Lifeline of History, Review of Ahmed Mater’s work
Sometimes, the artist has to step in as an alternative historian, and fill up these cracks in truth, cementing the fissures with missing links and pieces.
Picture Credit: Frank Herfort and Miriam Cooke
The New Gatsbys, September 2014
Nations are narratives. Two recent books explore how Gulf Arab and post-Soviet states construct and broadcast their national narratives.
Picture Credit: Art Dubai
Standing Tall: Art Dubai 2014
This year at the buzzing Art Dubai, we use the South Asian presence as a marker to reflect upon events which have just elapsed and to weigh in on the promise of those to come.