Human rights


Shirin Neshat curates exhibition of all-women Iranian artists in New York

The show includes the work of 16 contemporary artists exploring themes such as sexual identity, repression, religion and memory


Exclusive interview: photographer Shahidul Alam speaks out about prison, being tortured and the human rights situation in Bangladesh

Artist was granted bail in November after being held in custody in Dhaka for 102 days

Frieze London 2018

Artists’ battle for refugees is beginning to pay off

Amid the din of cynical populists the voices of these fragile communities are needed more than ever


Iranian gallerists released on bail after two years in Tehran prison

Karan Vafadari and Afarin Neyssari paid a bail of around $10m according to sources but still await appeal request

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Swiss journalists reporting on opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi detained for two days

The pair were blindfolded then interrogated for up to 10 hours by authorities over their coverage of migrant workers