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Visual art of Iran

Visual art of Iran

I got to visit Iran in March, on a whistle-stop tour pegged to the exhibition by the artist Wim Delvoye at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.  

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Broken Palmyra

Broken Palmyra

Syria’s director general of antiquities sent me these photographs of broken statues at Palmyra, taken on his mobile phone after the site’s recapture from ISIS. Here is the link to my story on our interview at the Art Newspaper.  It leads off on anti-smuggling seizures but includes an update on the situation at Palmyra.   […]

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Folk Art – Findhorn Sandcastles

Folk Art – Findhorn Sandcastles

I choose to regard the Findhorn Week sandcastle competition as an expression of creative art.   The Starfish won out with the late addition of a seaweed trim,  though there was also a strong case for the Unicorn’s pre-Raphaelite naivety. The works were a temporary installation.  The tide had taken them by the afternoon. Findhorn Week is run […]

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