Vale: Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1924–2019) on Saturday 20 April. Over a career of six decades, Farmanfarmaian created art that was at once radical and deeply invested in tradition. She drew from Iranian architecture, the traditions of Islamic geometry and pattern, as well as techniques such…

Countdown to APT9: Iran and Laos

The intensive research for every Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art provides many new opportunities to deepen our understanding of art from across the region. For the first time in the Triennial’s history, QAGOMA curators visited Iran and Laos to meet and talk with local artists and curators. In the third in a series of…

Cosmos

We profile ‘Cosmos’, the last of our five ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ chapters joining past blogs on ‘Sweetmelt’, ‘Blackwater’, ‘Soaring’, and ‘Treasure’  Imagine the journey of an ancient serpent Bending and rewriting space and time Imagine you are high above the earth, leaving this atmosphere heading into the stars Imagine you are a…