EBay Founder Pierre Omidyar Gifts $3 Million to Louvre for ‘Persian Art’
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EBay Founder Pierre Omidyar Gifts $3 Million to Louvre for ‘Persian Art’

EBay founder Pierre Omidyar is known for the “venture philanthropy” of his Omidyar Network, which has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to support micro-finance, governmental transparency, and social media in developing countries. Now he is also venturing into the arts with a gift of $3 million to the Louvre for research and educational projects … Continue reading

Six Pillars Event, Persian Poetry Evening Sept 24th
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Six Pillars Event, Persian Poetry Evening Sept 24th

An Ingenious World is the first major show in the UK of veteran artist Siah Armajani (b.1939 Iran). Opening September 18th the exhibition at Parasol Unit Foundation surveys his work from early pieces made on paper in Iran in the late 1950s, to later works including his most recent structure, the Alfred Whitehead Reading Room, … Continue reading

Tonight’s Six Pillars Show – Abraaj Group Art Prize
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Tonight’s Six Pillars Show – Abraaj Group Art Prize

A discussion about this year’s prize and a focus on one of the works with AGAP 2013 curator Murtaza Vali, winning artist Rayyane Tabet and sound artist/broadcaster Fari Bradley at Art Dubai 2013. This programme was organised by The Abraaj Group Art Prize. Eavesdropper/ Falgoosh Radio was created by sound artists Chris Weaver and Fari … Continue reading