We take a look at Doha’s newly opened Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) in Qatar and visit Turkey for the fifth edition of Contemporary Istanbul. For collectors, Art Basel Miami Beach was another highlight in the past months in addition to a series of auctions we review in this issue. The prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture continues to aid the development of the Islamic world. Similarly, father-and-son art patrons Mohamed and Hani Farsi built their own open-air museum for Modern Arab art and Thaddaeus Ropac created a gallery that has become one of the vanguards of the contemporary Iranian art movement. In an exclusive interview, Canvas meets the legendary colombian artist Fernando Botero and in addition speaks to photographer Ali Konyali and artists Mahmoud Saïd, Ahmed Mater, Afruz Amighi and Khaled Takreti.