Tim Cornwell

Tim Cornwell is a freelance art journalist who has covered artists and art festivals from London to Delhi, with a particular interest in the modern and contemporary visual art of the Middle East. He writes regularly for the Art Newspaper, The Scotsman and the Sunday Times in the UK and magazines including Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and Canvas.

Chant Avedissian, Sett el koll, 1991. Pigments and gum Arabic on cardboard

REMEMBERING CHANT AVEDISSIAN

Chant Avedissian passed away on October 24 at the age of 67 in Cairo, the same city in which he was born in 1951. The Egyptian artist was best-known for his stencilled Pop Art portraits of famous Egyptians of the…
Utopia (The No-Place is a Real Place) - Jorge Mendez Blake by Line Itani

REVIVING A LEBANESE LANDMARK

Architect Oscar Niemeyer’s fabled fairground in Tripoli hosted a month-long art event in September and October intended to reclaim the site for public use. The Brazilian architect originally designed the 100-hectare Modernist fairground, later renamed Rashid Karameh International Fair, after…

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