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Syria

Ziad Kalthoum, Taste of Cement, 2017. Courtesy: Bidayyat for Audiovisual Art

A Beirut-based organization supporting Syrian filmmakers captures the response of contemporary art to the wars of our time

By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

In further news: Syria’s National Museum in Damascus reopens; and a protest at the British Museum’s protest-themed show

Focusing on the ancient ruins offers up the barbarous IS as the real villains, overshadowing the government’s own war crimes

By Rafia Zakaria

Following the militants’s occupation and desecration of the site, the reclaimed city is undergoing significant restoration works

Wild Relatives, 2018, video stills. Director of photography:  Marte Vold. Courtesy: the artist

From the musical traditions of Palestine to the global circulation of seeds, the artist unpicks the power structures that support even the most lyrical aspects of life

By Media Farzin

What to read this weekend: inside the world of crypto-collectibles, Ingvar Kamprad’s moral manifesto and tracing a culture as it disperses

Iranian-American artist and activist Morehshin Allahyari uses 3D-printing technology to give new life to destroyed artefacts

By Timothy P. A. Cooper

Elmgreen & Dragset to curate the next Istanbul Biennial and Serpentine Galleries appoint Yana Peel as their new CEO: the latest art news

The psycho-geography of Aleppo as seen in Avo Kaprealian's film, Houses Without Doors

By ​Timothy P. A. Cooper

Ann Goldstein moves to Chicago and Pussy Riot are set to unite with Tania Bruguera: a look at the latest headlines

How the anonymous film collective Abounaddara represents daily life in Syria

By Christy Lange
Illustration by Lauren Rolwing

The refugee crisis and the pitfalls of artistic responses

By Jörg Heiser