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Julian Opie
Shanghai | Julian Opie
Jonathan Monk: Not Me, Me
London | Jonathan Monk: Not Me, Me
Peter Joseph: The Border Paintings
New York | Peter Joseph: The Border Paintings
John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster
London | John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster
Pitzhanger Gallery announces 2021 programme featuring solo exhibition by Julian Opie
Pitzhanger Gallery's 2021 programme features solo exhibition by Julian Opie
Dallas Contemporary to open Liu Xiaodong solo exhibition on 30 January
Dallas Contemporary to open 'Liu Xiaodong: Borders'
Hélio Oiticica
New York | Hélio Oiticica
Hélio Oiticica
New York | Hélio Oiticica

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Shirazeh Houshiary Silk Road Notes

This newly released video, produced by the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Museum in Beijing, documents Shirazeh Houshiary's inspiring visit to the Cave Temples of Dunhuang, a UNESCO World Heritage site on China’s Silk Road. 

A long-awaited trip, Houshiary was fascinated by the stories of the Silk Road as a child, noting that "the Silk Road to me was like a moment in history when cultures seemed to open up to each other". Deeply moved by the richness of the colours, the unique regional characteristics, and the variety of depictions of the Buddha on the murals and statues in the Mogao Grottoes, Houshiary's inspiration from the trip manifested in a series of deeply personal, philosophical paintings, some of which were included in the artist's exhibition at Lisson in Shanghai last year.

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