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.
Selections #54

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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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