In a move to take its “homegrown” cultural initiatives international, Dubai-based arts community Alserkal Avenue has announced the launch of the Safina Radio Project, a curated platform of artist interventions on a boat-cum-recording studio during the opening days of the 56th Venice Biennale.
On March 23, multidisciplinary artist Bharti Kher was conferred with France’s highest cultural award, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres—also known as the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters—for her contributions to the landscape of contemporary art.
Palestinian artist-duo Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme were among the recipients of the 2015 Sharjah Biennial Prize, awarded by the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) on March 5th, during the gala dinner celebrating the opening day of Sharjah Biennial 12 (SB12).
Gillman Barracks, Singapore’s expansive 20th-century military barracks turned contemporary “arts cluster,” has some spaces to fill.
Betty Churcher, former director of Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia (NGA), passed away on March 30 at age 84 after a battle with cancer.