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Rachel Lee Hovnanian's Genetically Modified Dystopia

Sola Agustsson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Sola Agustsson

Enter Rachel Lee Hovnanian's Perfect Baby Showroom and you'll find a sterile laboratory-like room where you can choose a perfect plastic baby. Nine realistic looking infant prototypes sit in incubators with pillows stuffed with fruity cereal.

Migrations Real and Ideal: The Cultural Nomads We're Becoming (10 New York Shows in 2013 That Explored Nomadic Terrains)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Few works of art embody the spirit of contemporary nomadism more than the projected Orbit Rosse videoscapes of Grazi Toderi (2009-2013), composed from nocturnal aerial views of glittering cities around the world.

Shoja Azari: Illusion and Disillusion

Kisa Lala | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

If Orientalism once represented a romantic Western view of the orient, that once-dominant framing view has perhaps been co-opted by digital cameras on both sides of the hemisphere.

How We View The Middle East, From YouTube Clips To 19th Century Orientalist Paintings

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

How do westerners view the Middle East? Iranian-born artist and filmmaker Shoja Azari explores the complexity of the question in his exhibition "Fake ...

Sartorial Anarchy; Style and Sympathies by IKÉ UDÉ

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Style and Sympathies include a selection of self-portraits from Nigerian born IKÉ UDÉ's critically acclaimed Sartorial Anarchy series and for the fi...

Farideh Lashai: An Artist's Tale

Doug McClemont | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Doug McClemont

Whether spoken in the streets, played as a game or painted on a canvas, Iranian folkloric tradition, with its uniquely theatrical and magical approach to the question of what it means to be a denizen of the earth, traverses regions and generations.