Wed 22 Apr, AT 01:00
Iranian film director pleads with the authorities to release his fiancee claiming that she is ‘too pure’ to be dragged into political games
In the west, insurgency is part of the job title of artists, who are culturally licensed to upset things. Elsewhere, the cheeky challenges offered by contemporary art may seem less important when eclipsed by AK-47 rifles, drones and extreme poverty. This group show started in battle-worn Afghanistan and is now in Pakistan, and it triumphs by matching contemporary art with more locally-defined practices such as calligraphy, geometric design and miniature painting.
Thu 5 Feb, AT 00:00
The ultra-right-wing tough-talking ex-bouncer could force his way into Israel’s government