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  • Tadao Ando: The Japanese boxer turned Pritzker Prize winner who buried the Buddha

    Light bursts into the dark room through a horizontal slit and an intersecting vertical line. In the simple pews behind the mesmerizing cross-shaped glow, scores of visitors snap pictures on their phones of the concrete installation. They are inside a life-sized replica of the Church of the Light, the famous Osaka chapel by Japanese architect …

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  • 17 UP AND COMING ARTISTS YOU NEED TO GET FOLLOWING ON INSTAGRAM

      What if you had known about Picasso before he became famous and had bought one of his early paintings or drawings for a couple hundred bucks or even less? The beauty of technology is that we all have access to most of the artists out there as early on in their careers as they decide to …

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  • ALI KAZIM WINS MAHVASH AND JAHANGIR SIDDIQUI FOUNDATION JURIED ART PRIZE

    Lahore-based artist Ali Kazim was announced the winner of the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation Juried Art Prize on October 21, during the opening ceremony of the first Karachi Biennale (KB17) in Pakistan. The Pakistani artist was awarded for his installation piece whereby he uses human hair to create a three-dimensional drawing. The award ceremony took place …

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  • Mohamed Abla: The Silk Road

    In Turkey, the ancient art of paper marbling is called ebru. This is a term derived from the Farsi word for cloud (ebr) because the technique of dropping oil paint into a basin of water and making patterns later to be transferred to paper has a kind of celestial beauty to it – akin to creating …

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