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In Photos: 14 international artists participate in 3rd Forever Is Now at the Pyramids plateau

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With the participation of 14 international artists from the region and various countries worldwide, the third edition of the international exhibition Forever Is Now is on display at the area of the Pyramids of Giza until 18 November.

Launched on 26 October, the exhibition brings together artists from different artistic backgrounds who “engage artistically with one of the most iconic historical landmarks, offering contemporary artworks that blend the present with the past, all while echoing history, the land, the environment, and humanity,” reads the exhibition’s press release.

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‘More than Meets the Eye’: Unveiling Saudi Arabia’s cross-generational art history

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Saudi Arabia’s long, cross-generational art history will be unveiled in the ‘More than Meets the Eye’ exhibition held in AlUla, the heart of the Kingdom’s burgeoning arts scene.

Running from February 9 to April 27, the showcase of contemporary works by Saudi artists on loan from collectors in Saudi Arabia will be hosted by Arts AlUla at the Maraya concert hall.

The exhibition – curated by Saudi pioneer artist Dr. Effat Abdullah Fadag – will present the history of the contemporary art movements in Saudi Arabia, documenting the story of artists and the role of collectors in the development of the art scene.

Read more: https://english.alarabiya.net/News/saudi-arabia/2024/02/12/-More-than-Meets-the-Eye-Unveiling-Saudi-Arabia-s-cross-generational-art-history

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Jerry Pinto remembers the history of art in Mumbai as Chemould celebrates 60 years

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This was a gallery that began quite by accident. A car owned by the Belgian Van Dammes got stuck, two Gandhy brothers came by and offered to help. A friendship was born and the two families got together and started a framing factory. The framing factory led to a frame shop on what was then called Princess Street and out of these odd beginnings one of the great institutions of modern Indian art was born: Gallery Chemould. For it did not just mean a place where art could be seen and bought but it threw up an unlikely messiah for the Progressive Artists (MF Husain, SH Raza, FN Souza, SK Bakre, KH Ara, HA Gade) and many who followed. Kekoo Gandhy was tireless in his campaign to get Indian art on the world map and invincible in his belief that it was going to happen soon, if not sooner. When Gallery Chemould moved out of its nest in the Jehangir Art Gallery, it felt like the institution had eviscerated itself. At least three generations of the city had walked through its doors and discovered the magic of art.

Read more: https://www.architecturaldigest.in/story/jerry-pinto-remembers-the-history-of-art-in-mumbai-as-chemould-celebrates-60-years-chemould-prescott/

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Takashi Murakami on Making His Mark on Art History

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Among the most prolific artists working today – producing million-dollar paintings alongside prints and merchandise –Takashi Murakami marries Japan’s history with contemporary pop culture and is known for his aesthetic universe populated by adorable-but-disturbing and ever-morphing cult characters, a hyper-saturated palette and painstaking attention to detail. If his art exhibition at Gagosian Le Bourget on the outskirts of Paris, on view through 22 December 2023, is entitled Understanding the New Cognitive Domain, it’s because he hopes to trigger a cognitive revolution in viewers’ minds, enabling them to expand their vision.

For him, what truly matters is whether or not his work offers a whole new cognitive field within art history. “Pop art, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in the early ’70s, people hated that because it was too easy and they could not believe that was art,” he states. “But after 30 years, people recognised that as art, as they eventually understood the concept. My iconography is cuteness or contemporary Japanese manga culture, and I hope that, step by step, before I die, people will understand my Superflat concept. That is my one of the goals.”

Read more: https://www.luxuo.com/culture/art/takashi-murakami-on-making-his-mark-on-art-history.html

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