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Art: see Upright Animal and hear artist Selma Parlour talk about her first major London exhibition

Pi Artworks London’s latest exhibition showcases new work by emerging talent Selma Parlour. Called Upright Animal and curated by Sacha Craddock, it is the Johannesburg-born artist’s first major solo exhibition in Britain and features a series of large ‘human-size’ paintings that imitate and challenge the austerity of the white cube gallery space. UK-educated, Parlour’s work […]

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Fahrelnissa Zeid: Istanbul’s famed abstract artist gets solo retrospective at Tate Modern  

London’s leading contemporary art gallery is currently hosting the works of Turkish female artist Fahrelnissa Zeid. Frances Morris, director of Tate Modern, says this major exhibition is an opportunity to re-appraise the “huge, ornate, decorative, multifaceted, brilliantly coloured, swirling abstract paintings” of this pioneering artist. Born into an elite Ottoman family in 1901, Zeid was […]

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Final few days to see ‘Fear and Love’ exhibition ft. Hussein Chalayan

  It’s the last few days to catch the Design Museum’s fascinating ‘Fear and Love – Reactions to a Complex World’ exhibition, which closes this Sunday evening. The exhibition contains eleven installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects of our time, among them fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, architects OMA and […]

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Who was Mihri Müşfik?
 

  In the patriarchal world of Turks, it’s easy to overlook the many amazing women who have dared to be different, pioneering a new path for others to follow. Mihri Müşfik was one such lady. Of Circassian ancestry and the daughter of a military doctor, she was born in Kadıköy, Istanbul, on 26 February 1886, and […]

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A century on, vision of pioneering Turkish female artist Mihri Müşfik honoured with London exhibition

A new art exhibition opening in London will celebrate the aspirations and influence of the first female Ottoman contemporary artist. A little over a hundred years ago, Mihri Müşfik Hanım, a Turkish aristocrat and artist, had wanted to establish the Istanbul Women Painters Society, but social and political conditions prevented her from doing so. Instead, […]