MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

Highlights of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale
Selections delves into the world of acquisitions, exploring what museums and galleries have been adding to their collections in the past five years – Key personalities from leading museums across the world were interviewed on their unique approaches to their collections
Curated by Dr Abdellah Karroum

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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

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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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Huda Lutfi (b. 1948), Al-Sitt and her Sunglasses. Collage and acrylic paint on paper, 2008. Funded by CaMMEA.

REFLECTIONS-CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Venetia Porter, the British museum’s assistant keeper of the Islamic and contemporary Middle East art has collaborated on a book with two fellow scholars with complimentary expertise on cultural and political matters…

Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 – Giverny, 1926), Haystacks, End of Summer, France, 1891. Oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay. Photo credit: © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

DR SOURAYA NOUJAIM ON MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

Dr Souraya Noujaim Scientific, Curatorial & Collections Management Director at Louvre Abu Dhabi How has the Louvre Abu Dhabi evolved since its opening three years ago? The past three years have been…

Beirut Kaputt? Installation view. Courtesy of Mina Image Centre

BEIRUT KAPUTT?

The installation Beirut Kaputt? is a reflection on the representation of violence. It consists of two juxtaposed works: a video montage of social media clips of the Beirut Port explosion and the…

By Nada Raafat Elkharashi, MFA in Design, Class of 2021, make up VCUarts Qatar's BFA+MFA Online Show. Photo courtesy-Nada Elkharashi

BFA + MFA 2021 ONLINE SHOW

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, has launched an online exhibition presenting the creative output of this year’s graduating cohort of…

Nicky Nodjoumi (b. 1942), The Accident. Ink on paper, 2013. Funded by Maryam and Edward Eisler.

DR VENETIA PORTER ON MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

Dr Venetia Porter Curator of Islamic and Contemporary Middle East art at the British Museum Can you tell us why you chose the title Reflections for the British Museum exhibition and the…

Ahmed Cherkaoui, Red Talisman, 1967. Oil on canvas. Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

MOROCCAN TRILOGY 1950-2020 AT REINA SOFIA MUSEUM

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid presents Moroccan Trilogy 1950-2020, a sweeping survey of the culture of Morocco from the 1950s to the present day in a unique collaboration…

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