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  • The Writing of Art

    The Writing of Art, which ran at the Ismaili Centre, London, as part of the Nour Festival of the Arts between October and November, brought together six contemporary artists whose work is inspired by traditional Persian and Arabic script. The exhibition examined the plasticity between word, idea, and image, juxtaposed...

  • Globale: Allah’s Automata

    Rozemin Keshvani reviews GLOBALE: Allah's Automata (2015–2016) at ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany, an exhibition that offers a brief excursion into the golden age of Islamic culture, focusing on automated mechanical devices developed by Muslim engineers between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. The exhibition initiates an archaeology of technology and automata that...