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This section brings together recent articles, posts and reports as well as a series of conversations with artists and curators who talk to us about their work and their respective cities, offering unique itineraries and a diverse perspective. These encounters have established My Art Guides as an engaging and dynamic platform encouraging culturally relevant discourse amongst the creatives of our times.

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Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present
Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) brings together over 150 artists and collectives from more than 70 countries for the 15th edition and 30-year anniversary of the Sharjah Biennial.
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March Meeting 2023: The Postcolonial Constellation: Art, Culture, Politics after 1960
Coinciding with the Biennial, the Sharjah Art Foundation presents its annual convening of artists, curators, scholars and arts practitioners from around the world to discuss vital issues in contemporary art.
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Dhaka Art Summit 2023
The Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) is an international, non-commercial research and exhibition platform for art and architecture related to South Asia. With a core focus on Bangladesh, DAS re-examines how we think about these forms of art in both a regional and an international context.
February 3, 2023
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Art City Bologna 2023
From 27 January to 5 February 2023, the eleventh edition of ART CITY Bologna returns. The art week with its institutional programme of exhibitions, events, and special initiatives, promoted by the Municipality of Bologna and BolognaFiere, returns to prelude and accompany the Arte Fiera.
January 27, 2023
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Hoor Al Qasimi: On contemporary life along borders and in between cultures.
To mark the 15th edition and 30th anniversary of the Sharjah Biennial, we have interviewed its curator Hoor Al Qasimi. The Emirati royal has elevated and transformed the third-largest UAE Emirate into an International Art Capital. Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor, reflects upon his visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial.

Al Qasimi interprets and elaborates on Enwezor’s proposal with a presentation of more than 300 artworks—including 70 new works—critically centring the past within contemporary times. These works, as well as a wide-ranging programme of performance, music and film, activate more than 18 venues in 5 cities and towns across the emirate of Sharjah: Al Dhaid, Hamriyah, Kalba, Khorfakkan and Sharjah. Among the many venues are sites within Sharjah’s historical quarter; buildings recently restored and transformed by the Foundation including The Flying Saucer and Kalba Ice Factory; and repurposed structures that once served as a vegetable market, medical clinic and kindergarten.
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Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: On the Generative Potential of the Fragment
In 2015 Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme were awarded the 2015 Sharjah Biennial Prize for ‘When the fall of the dictionary leaves all words lying in the streets (2015)’. This year the duo are back for the Sharjah Biennial 15 where they are preparing a live performance in Al Mureijah Square, an installment of their multipart project 'May amnesia never kiss us on the mouth’.

Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme work together across a range of sound, image, text, installation and performance practices. Their practice is engaged in the intersections between performativity, political imaginaries, the body and virtuality. Across their works they probe a contemporary landscape marked by seemingly perpetual crisis and an endless ‘present’, one that is shaped by a politics of desire and disaster. They have been developing a body of work that questions this suspension of the present and searches for ways in which an altogether different imaginary and language can emerge that is not bound within colonial/capitalist narrative and discourse. In their projects, they find themselves excavating, activating and inventing incidental narratives, figures, gestures and sites as material for re-imagining the possibilities of the present. Often reflecting on ideas of non-linearity in the form of returns, amnesia and deja vu, and in the process unfolding the slippages between actuality and projection (fiction, myth, wish), what is and what could be. Largely their approach has been one of sampling materials both existing and self-authored in the form of sound, image, text, objects and recasting them into altogether new ‘scripts’. The result is a practice that investigates the political, visceral, material possibilities of sound, image, text and site, taking on the form of multi-media installations and live sound/image performances.
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Ten Disruptive Women Artists of 2022
2022 was a very important year for the art world, where we perceived reversals and a break with the past, especially with the art market dominated by the cisgender male.
We have selected our ten favourite female artists who highlighted global issues, and spoke about contemporaneity in the most direct and disruptive artistic manner.
December 21, 2022
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I Muri del Silenzio
The project "The Walls of Silence" by Mjriam Bon and Giusy Versace arrives in Venice, where it takes shape as a flash mob.
November 25, 2022
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Franklin Sirmans: PAMM is growing and Miami art scene is growing with us
For Art Basel Miami's 20th birthday and Miami Art Week 2022, we have interviewed some of the Magic City's most prominent cultural figures. We asked Franklin Sirmans to tell us about how Miami is evolving and what not to miss out on in town.
November 25, 2022
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Alex Gartenfeld: ICA in Miami is fostering and promoting local artists
For Art Basel Miami's 20th birthday and Miami Art Week 2022, we have interviewed some of the Magic City's most prominent cultural players. We asked Alex Gartenfeld to tell us about how Miami is evolving and what not to miss out on in town.
November 24, 2022
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Venice Art Week 2022
On the occasion of the final weekend of the Biennale Arte 2022, from 22 to 26 November, Venice and its mainland outpost will welcome the widespread event: Venice Art Week.
November 23, 2022
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Oscar Murillo Closing Party & Runway Show in Venice
Oscar Murillo will close his monumental show ‘A Storm Is Blowing From Paradise’ in Venice with...
November 17, 2022
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The 15th edition of Lo Schermo dell’Arte
The best artist films and documentaries on contemporary art on an international level return to Florence with the 15th edition of Lo Schermo dell'Arte.
November 16, 2022
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Claire Breukel: Miami’s inherent multiculturalism offers huge scope for learning
On the occasion of Art Miami Beach's 20th birthday and Miami Art Week 2022, we interviewed prominent personalities in the cultural scene of the Magic City. We asked Claire Breukel to tell us how Miami is growing and which places you just can't miss in town.
November 11, 2022
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Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel Miami Beach celebrates its 20th birthday this year and prepares to dominate the season once again.
November 14, 2022
Interviews
Lilla Tabasso: an outstanding glass artist with roots in biology
"Vetrina" is a cycle of contemporary art exhibitions hosted by Vino Vero Venezia in collaboration with Lightbox and curated by Mara Sartore. The curator interviewed the fifth guest artist Lilla Tabasso to talk about her artistic practice, which combines art, biology and nature through faithful reproductions of slowly decaying flowers.
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Luigi Fassi reveals the oblique face of Turin and tells us about the outcome of Artissima 2022
Since returning to Turin, I have enjoyed rediscovering the oblique face of Turin, its twentieth-century...
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Jaou Photo 2022
The sixth edition of the Jaou contemporary art festival opens in Tunis and stage a series of exhibitions, happenings, talks, performances, and events in venues across the Tunisian capital.
October 13, 2022
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Paris is like Ithaca: the home to return to – an interview with Adel Abdessemed
We interviewed artist Adel Abdessemed on the occasion of the first edition of My Art Guide Paris 2022, published in collaboration with Art Basel and distributed at Paris+ to take place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from the 19th to the 23rd of October 2022.
September 29, 2022
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Samson Kambalu’s Antelope on the fourth plinth
The 14th Fourth Plinth sculpture has been unveiled, having been delayed for a few weeks due to the death of the queen. 
September 29, 2022
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Triennale Milano launches a peaceful protest initiative against the murders and violence in Iran
From Wednesday 28 September it will be possible to leave a piece of one's hair, tied with a string of rope, in a special container in the atrium of the Palazzo dell'Arte.
September 28, 2022
Interviews
“A storm is blowing from paradise”: an interview with Oscar Murillo on his Venice show
September 23, 2022
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Florence Art Week: Florence and the contemporary in dialogue
The city of Florence inaugurates the first edition of Florence Art Week, from 16 to 24 September 2022.
September 22, 2022
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BAM Palermo: from the Mediterranean and beyond the seas
BAM – Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo is an international research festival in the field of visual...
September 22, 2022