The Custodian

This issue is dedicated to the remarkable custodian not only of art but of culture, history, and heritage Dr. Basel Dalloul founder and chairman of Dalloul Art Foundation.


Cultural Narratives

Drawing on centuries of tradition and know-how, artists from the Middle-East have created works that reflect their rich culture and transcend regional boundaries. This new, extensive collection of artworks by established and emerging talents from the region provides a breathtaking visual map of the Middle Eastern art world, with unique works from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, UAE and Sudan. As it travels around the globe, the show shines the spotlight on the great artistic contributions of the region, while transmitting the exceptional character of each country represented. Established, mid career and emerging artists from the Arab world and Middle East are welcome to participate in Selections Cultural Narrative exhibitions.



Paul Priest, Director and Head of MENA Studios, Benoy


  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will open new galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds featuring Iranian Art on Extended Loan from the Afshar Collection and Selections from the Museum’s Holdings.
  • Historic Saudi Airlines Aircraft lands at Jeddah Airport in symbolic gesture of national unity ahead of World-First Islamic Arts Biennale.
  • Save the Date: Contemporary Istanbul 2023. When and where will the 18th edition of the Contemporary Istanbul take place?
  • Manuel Borja-Villel (1957, Burriana, Spain) leaves his charge as the director of Reina Sofia Museum after 15 years. Where will he be next and who will be replacing him?
  • “Generations”, Khaled Takreti, on permanent show at Mathaf.



This fair is the culmination of a year-long visual arts programme, playing a pivotal role in the burgeoning art scene in the WANASA region. Welcoming 37 new and 55 returning galleries, this year’s edition spotlights diverse geographies, curated exhibitions, and…



Anachar Basbous’s Sculptures Soothe And Enchant Me; They Make Me Dream And Carry Me Far Away. They Are Made With Human Hands And A Celestial Spirit. They Belong To A Culture Of Magical Objects: Their Forms Are Modern And Universal.…



Tensions calmées, a modern masterpiece from 1937 encapsulates Wassily Kandinsky’s extraordinary vision which continues to have a profound influence on generations of artists that have followed. No artist played a greater role in the development and emergence of abstraction than…

Wassily Kandinsky, Tensions calmées, 1937. Oil on canvas, 89.3 x 116.6 cm


Curated By Menat Art Fair 2023

Curated By Menart Fair 2023  The MENART FAIR is a global exhibition of modern and contemporary art, showcasing works by artists from the Middle East and North Africa, handpicked by highly regarded galleries. These artists hail from countries in the…

Dr Abdellah Karroum, 2018. Photo by Dimitri Salomao


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 words, a selected object. Curating often comes after…

Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim studio


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, and shedding light on places that remain out…



SELECTIONS is a platform for the arts, focusing on the Arab World.

Selections editorial presents a quarterly print magazine and weekly online publication with high quality content on all subjects related to Art and Culture. Full of world-leading artworks, exquisite brand imagery, original creative illustrations and insightful written articles.
Selections Viewing Rooms presents carefully curated online art shows aiming not only to shed light on contemporary art executed by living artists, but also for viewers to buy contemporary fine art, prints & multiples, photography, street art and collectibles.
Discover the previous and current shows here.
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.


‘I Can No Longer Produce the Limits of My Own Body’ at NIKA Project Space

NIKA Project Space presents its fourth exhibition, “I Can No Longer Produce the Limits of My Own Body,” opening on November 15, 2023. Curated by the independent curator and art critic, Nadine Khalil, this group exhibition will showcase the works…

‘Tethys’ by Nabil Nahas at Lawrie Shabibi Gallery Dubai

Lawrie Shabibi unveils the “Tethys” exhibition by Lebanese-American artist, Nabil Nahas, coinciding with the reopening of their gallery space. This exhibition, which runs from October 30 to January 5, 2024, offers viewers an immersive journey into a world of limitless…

‘On This Land’ a collaboration between Palestinian Museum, Barjeel Art Foundation and Alserkal Arts Foundation at Concrete

The “On This Land” exhibition emerged from the original plans of the Palestinian Museum, based in Birzeit, which aimed to explore the cultural legacy of Gaza in an upcoming exhibition. However, given the current situation and the uncertain future of…

‘Si la Matière Pouvait Parler’ by Hala Mouzannar at Agial Art Gallery

Hala Mouzannar presents her new body of work in an exhibition titled ‘Si la Matière Pouvait Parler’ at Agial Art Gallery until November 18th. ‘Time slows in the pools of surface sheen, in neat and tiny crackles, in foil relief.’…

Youssef Abdelké at Galerie Tanit Beirut

Galerie Tanit Beirut opens Youssef Abdelké’s solo show featuring works from 2010 to 2023. The opening takes place on the 18th of October is in the presence of the artist and in conjunction with the launch of a new publication.…

Manal AlDowayan to be featured at the Saudi Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2024

Manal AlDowayan, known as one of Saudi Arabia’s most influential contemporary artists, will be representing the country at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2024. Her global recognition stems from a diverse body of work…

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