THE DIARY OF AN ARTIST IN INTERESTING TIMES

Taking up this issue’s theme of ‘The Diary of an Artist in Confinement Interesting Times’, Selections invited artists to share their thoughts on work, art and life in general since the beginning of the year.

Abdul Rahman Katanan – Abed Abdi – Ammar Abd Rabbo – Ayman Baalbaki – Chafa Ghaddar – Elie Bekhazi – Hady Sy – Hamza Bounoua – Henaa Malallah – Hoda Tawakol – Mahmoud Obaidi – Nabil Anani – Nedim Kufi – Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian – Sultan Bin Fahed – Sacha Abou Khalil – Sadik Kwaish Alfraji – Seroj Barseghian – Serwan Baran – Tagreed Darghouth – Timo Nasseri – Basel Dalloul.
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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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Karine Boulanger, Murmures Entre Les Branches, 2015. Oil on canvas, 130 x 195 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Janine Rubeiz.

SIT . READ . WRITE

Sit – Read – Write is the 3rd edition of the Project, Circular – art in the square Adolpho Bloch. The project “Arte na Praça Adolpho Bloch”, idealised and made by Farah…

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Lubaina Himid, Five Conversations, 2019. Acrylic on found wooden doors.

Frieze London celebrates the best of contemporary art around the world, from the emerging to the iconic. The show will be on view until Friday 16 October We’re taking you on a…

Ebrahim Noroozi, from The Narrative of a Dream series, 2018. Digital print on professional photo paper, 80 x 120 cm. Edition of 5. Courtesy of Silk Road gallery and the artist.

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Frequency takes place on the two floors of the Rhinoceros Gallery in Rome with the artistic direction of Fondzione Alda Fendi – Esperimenti. The installations light up like candles in the dark…

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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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