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NEWS: ROUND UP

Clouds and Silver Linings

NADIA KAABI-LINKE, Smell, 2012, ephemeral embroidery work of fading jasmine flowers on black fabric, from the exhibition

"Chkoun Ahna" at Carthage Contemporary, Tunis, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Green Cardamom gallery, London. 

Running afoul of repressive governments has mixed consequences for the arts. While endangering the livelihood of artists, it can also have the perverse effect of increasing their visibility at home and abroad.

Since the beginning of this year, Kazakh artist Kanat Ibragimov has been arrested twice and detained for 15 days at a time, for…

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