The City (still; 2018), Rossella Biscotti.

Digging down into Turkey’s Neolithic city

Communities past and present are explored in Rossella Biscotti’s film of the excavations at Çatalhöyük

13 Oct 2018
Cérémonie d'inauguration du Canal de Suez à Port-Saïd. (17 November 1869), Edouard Riou.

A brief history of the Suez Canal

An ambitious exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe looks at the role of the famous waterway in Egypt and beyond

3 Jul 2018
Installation view of 'Yto Barrada: Agadir' at The Curve, Barbican Centre, 2018.

Yto Barrada wrestles with the ghosts of Agadir

An exhibition that takes the Agadir earthquake of 1960 as its starting point is well framed in the brutalist surrounds of the Barbican

13 Mar 2018
Shravanabelagola, Karnataka, India 1981 (1981), Mitch Epstein.

Tracing India’s modern history through photography

This ambitious exhibition at London’s Science Museum marks 70 years of Indian independence

14 Feb 2018
Tahrir Square, Baghdad (1962), Latif Al Ani.

Images of a vanished world

Latif Al Ani’s beautifully framed photographs provide a moving, modern picture of Iraq

7 Dec 2017

A history of conflict at the Institut du Monde Arabe

These responses to the tumultuous history of the Arab world contain a surprising amount of hope

27 Oct 2017
Still from Interregnum (2017), Adrian Paci. Courtesy kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York, Protocinema, Istanbul, New York

The exhibitions not to miss in Istanbul

With the Istanbul Biennial comes a host of exciting satellite exhibitions around the city

20 Sep 2017

Bruegel goes digital

Could virtual tours of artworks change the way we experience art – and is this technological approach worth welcoming?

15 Sep 2017

Domestic space made strange

The Israel Museum’s inquiry into the idea of home is full of surreal surprises

7 Jul 2017
Sir John Chancellor laying the foundations stone of the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, June 1930. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Where do Israel’s antiquities belong?

The Israel Antiquities Authority’s move from the Rockefeller Museum in East Jerusalem to a purpose-built campus in the West has revived disputes about preserving the country’s cultural heritage

26 Jun 2017
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Why the Israel Museum is searching for a new director… again

Weeks after Eran Neuman took up the directorship, he left. What’s going on at the Israel Museum?

1 May 2017

Maeve Brennan’s quiet filmmaking speaks volumes about conflict and culture

The artist’s meditative new film reveals how, in the midst of cyclical violence, objects and humans continue to drift

18 Apr 2017

Jesus’s tomb has been restored in Jerusalem

One of the holiest sites in Christianity has reopened in time for Easter

28 Mar 2017

Banksy’s new art hotel offers rooms with a view

Is the street artist’s hotel in Palestine a tourist-led gimmick or a strong political statement?

15 Mar 2017
A Painting to Defend, (1993), Chéri Samba.

Afrofuturism takes on a new meaning in Israel

With migrant workers and refugees from Africa settling in Israel, contemporary African art in Tel Aviv takes on a new urgency

21 Feb 2017