BEING ANACHAR BASBOUS

In this issue we are getting personal with Anachar Basbous, talking about Major commissioned works along with interviews and encounters with people who influenced his life.

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CULTURAL NARRATIVES

Cultural Narratives Foundation is an extensive art collection that travels the world and features leading established and emerging talents whose works reflect the culture of the region. The collection includes artists from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, the UAE, Syria, Sudan and has recently expanded to include artists from Turkey, India and Africa.

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Paul Priest, Director and Head of MENA Studios, Benoy

THE BULLETIN
YOUR BULLETIN AUGUST WEEK  15 – 21
– The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has announced its eighth season’s lineup of performances, talks, and workshops centered around the theme ‘Stories’.

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Dr Abdellah Karroum, 2018. Photo by Dimitri Salomao

CURATED BY DR ABDELLAH KARROUM

CROSSING WORLDS, CURATING WORLD Art could be anything imagined as such by anyone able to perceive the world through this same “anything”: a painting, a combination of movements, a group of composed…

Annalisa Rosso, Hypersizing! 2020. Printed textile by Punto Seta, 4 items - 140cm x 220cm. Edition 1+1AP

EXTRAPERLO 2021 – CURATING CURATORS

Founded by Spanish designer Jorge Penadés, EXTRAPERLO is a curatorial platform for the unorthodox. Its goal is to challenge the systems, structures and codes existing in contemporary design, offering progressive alternative beyond…

Huguette Caland, Check Point, 1974. Oil on linen, 149.2 x 149.2 cm. Courtesy of Studio Huguette Caland.

ARTIST ESTATES: HUGUETTE CALAND

HUGUETTE CALAND B. 1931 IN BEIRUT, LEBANON, D. 2019 IN BEIRUT, LEBANON           Interviewee: Brigitte Caland Relationship: Daughter Facebook : Huguette Caland Art Instagram : Huguettecaland Email: huguettecaland@verizon.net…

Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim studio

SANCTUARIES | MOHAMMED AHMED IBRAHIM

In an attempt to delve into the private universe of artists and art collectors, Selections is exploring the sanctuaries of various men and women, some living and others who have passed away,…

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Cultural Narratives foundation is an extensive collection that is travelling the world by leading established and emerging talents aiming to reflect the culture of the region in their works.

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Marwan Kassab-Bachi, Extract from Correspondence with Abdel Rahman Munif, 1990 - 2004. Watercolour on Paper. Courtesy of the artist.

MAJOR MODERN ARAB EXHIBITIONS 2012 – 2022 | CORRESPONDENCES, ABDEL RAHMAN MUNIF, MARWAN KASSAB-BACHI

Correspondences Abdel Rahman Munif, Marwan Kassab-Bachi Location: At BIEL, Beirut, during Beirut Art Fair Date: July 5 – July 8, 2012 Curated by: Catherine David Organised by: The Beirut Art Fair Catherine…

Contemporary Istanbul

A CONTEMPORARY ART BOOM IN ISTANBUL

CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL ART FAIR CLOSES WITH STRONG SALES The 17th edition of Contemporary Istanbul closed on Thursday, September 22, 2022, with strong sales reported by its exhibitors. Taking place in Tersane Istanbul,…

Hayv Kahraman, The Interpreter, 2016, oil on wood in two parts

‘FIRST LOOK’ AT CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART SALE HIGHLIGHTS AT CHRISTIE’S DIFC

FIRST EXHIBITION CURATED BY NEW MANAGEMENT Ridha Moumni, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Middle East Meagan Kelly Horsman, Managing Director, Christie’s Middle East Dubai – From mirrored disco balls to painted diptychs, Christie’s Middle…

UAE’s participation at 16th Lyon Biennale

UAE’S ARTISTS AT 16TH LYON BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announce UAE’s participation at 16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art Abu Dhabi, September 25, 2022: The Ministry of Culture…

Beirut and Lebanon. 19th century photographs century, presented by the Semitic Museum of Harvard University House of the Future, Naccache and Archaeological Museum of AUB – American University of Beirut, May 15 – 30, 1983

CATALOGUE D’AFFICHES D’EXPOSITIONS 1975-1990

Expo d’expos 1975-1990, curated by Gregory Buchakjian showed a collection of art exhibition posters dating from the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) from César Nammour’s collection. César Nammour, founder of MACAM, started collecting…

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EMERGING ARTISTS 2022 PROGRAMME

BEYOND: EMERGING ARTISTS 2022 Curated by Abed Al Kadiri Artists: Majd Alloush | Mohamed Khalid | Sarah Al Mehairi Programme will see new commissions created by UAE-based artists Majd Alloush, Sarah Al…

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