THE EXPERIMENTAL CATALOGUE

Taking up this issue’s theme of ‘The Experimental Catalogue’, SELECTIONS invited ten guests to describe one artwork of their choice, first in an objective way, but then more subjectively and contextually.
Dyala Nusseibeh – Geraldine Barlow – Hala Khayat – Humberto Moro – Marc Pottier – Maya El Khalil – Nada Raza  – Sabrina Amrani  – Sam Bardaouil And Till Fellrath  – Simon Njami

Terry Rakolta discusses her poignant collection of works from the region.
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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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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…

Basel Dalloul Portrait

CURATED BY BASEL DALLOUL

I’ve founded and run several tech enterprises in the US and the Arab region. I came back to the Arab world from the US in 1999, to develop Internet infrastructure in Egypt.…

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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Public Commission At Reem Skatepark, 2019. Installation view, April 2019. Al Reem Park, Abu Dhabi. Courtesy of the artists and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

THE EXPERIMENTAL CATALOGUE | DYALA NUSSEIBEH

An adventure into art in a digital time going online has been a trend for some time now, but it has never been as relevant and important as it has become during…

“Les Blés de CHANEL” collection, “Moisson d’Or” necklace in 18K white and yellow gold set with a 16.8-carat oval-cut yellow sapphire, 27 marquise-cut diamonds for a total weight of 3 carats, 329 brilliantcut diamonds for a total weight of 6.7 carats, 11 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires for a total, weight of 1.9 carat and 977 yellow sapphire beads for a total weight of 477.5 carats. CHANEL Fine Jewelry

LES BLÉS DE CHANEL | THE WONDERS OF WHEAT

Inspired by Chanel’s stunning Les Blés du Chanel collection of jewellery harnessing the beauty of wheat, Selections explores how the life-giving grain has been captured in the work of five great artists…

Untitled (Giran), detail, 2018

THE EXPERIMENTAL CATALOGUE | GERALDINE BARLOW

An adventure into art in a digital time going online has been a trend for some time now, but it has never been as relevant and important as it has become during…

Fazal Rizvi, The Blue Drawings, 2018. Digital Prints, 20.32 x 15.24 cm each, set of 14. Edition of 4. Courtesy of the artist and Grey Noise Dubai

THE EXPERIMENTAL CATALOGUE | NADA RAZA

An adventure into art in a digital time going online has been a trend for some time now, but it has never been as relevant and important as it has become during…

Huguette Caland, Rossinante Under Cover VII (Dragonfly), 2011. Mixed media on canvas, 104.1 x 132 cm. Courtesy of Studio Huguette Caland.

International Women’s Day through Art

We are celebrating International Women’s Day through the works of some iconic women from the art world. Huguette Caland Saloua Raouda Choucair   Samia Halaby Laure Ghorayeb Simone Fattal   Etel Adnan

Alymamah Rashed, When I Collected Your Scattered Love (Ripple in Water), 2020. Watercolour on paper, 127 x 276.9 cm

ALYMAMAH RASHED | TABARI ARTSPACE

Tabari Artspace presents Kuwaiti surrealist painter, Alymamah Rashed’s solo exhibition. Rashed draws from regional folklore and the rapid social shifts that she has witnessed such as the modernisation and industrialisation of the…

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