Cultural Narratives

This issue is dedicated to Selections’ very own special Cultural Narratives project,

a collection of 20x20cm works by emerging and established artists 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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LATEST READS

Nada Debs Portrait by Tarek Moukaddem
Flowermaking workshop
Gabrielle Chanel (designer), Evening dress c. 1923–26 (detail). Silk crêpe, tube and rhinestone embroidery, lamé, tulle embroidered with gold thread, Patrimoine de CHANEL, Paris. Photo © Julien T. Hamon
Dubai Design District (d3)

THE BULLETIN
JANUARY 2023

  • 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.

GUIDED TOURS

NYU ABU DHABI Art Gallery unveils 2023 programme

  The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Announces 2023 Spring and Fall Exhibitions that Confront Contemporary Landscape Curated by The NYUAD Art Gallery Executive Director and University Chief Curator, Maya Allison, the shows examine the different ways we think about…

Shows to See in Dubai this week

  Timur D’Vatz, Reawakening Timur D’Vatz’s artworks are always infused with deep meaning and a diversity of symbols. You may devote hours looking at them, discovering new aspects and fascinating stories. Unique, sometimes mystical, wrapped in a mystery you desire…

FAIRS

Dhaka Art Summit: Bonna The Dhaka Art Summit is an international non-commercial research and exhibition platform for art and architecture related to South Asia. This years’ Summit will feature a diverse range of Bangladeshi, South Asian and international artists, with…

Tuwaiq Sculpture exhibition 2023 Tuwaiq Sculpture is an annual symposium and exhibition in Durrat Al Riyadh, which is unique in that it allows the public to witness live sculpting of large-scale artworks, this year by 30 international and local artists.…

THEME

RACHANA’S OWN STAR BY CLAUDE LEMAND

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.…

COLLECT

EXTREMISMOS. THE LIMITS OF THE CHILEAN LANDSCAPE

The Chilean landscape is unique in the world. For its diversity and its magnificence. The extreme north, arid, desert, contrasts with the south, polar and silhouetted by high peaks. In between, forests, jungles, lakes, rivers and volcanoes. A unique starry…

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Nicolás Franco, MHN 1819, 2017. Pigment ink, modified acrylic resins and acrylic paint on linen, 260 x 390 cm. Galeria Isabel Aninat

TENSIONS CALMÉES, A MASTERPIECE OF ABSTRACTION

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

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

CURATED BY DR ABDELLAH KARROUM

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…

Huguette Caland, Check Point, 1974. Oil on linen, 149.2 x 149.2 cm. Courtesy of Studio Huguette Caland.

ARTIST ESTATES: HUGUETTE CALAND

HUGUETTE CALAND B. 1931 IN BEIRUT, LEBANON, D. 2019 IN BEIRUT, LEBANON           Interviewee: Brigitte Caland Relationship: Daughter Facebook : Huguette Caland Art Instagram : Huguettecaland Email: huguettecaland@verizon.net Exhibitions 2022 “Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête,” Wiels Museum, Brussels,…

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, and shedding light on places that remain out…

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RANDOM READS

Islamic Arts Biennale

Diriyah Biennale Foundation’s inaugural edition of Islamic Arts Biennale to spotlight 18 Saudi Arabian artists   Hosted by the Diriyah Biennale Foundation, one of the key highlights of the inaugural edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale taking place between January…

MENART FAIR: WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE MENA

  WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE MENA: THE ART SCENE FOR WOMEN IS THRIVING DESPITE MANY OBSTACLES   Women make up 42% of the artists showing at the Menart Fair in Brussels. A simple fact, not so much a proclamation as…

Tabari Artspace Land Survey: Béchir Boussandel Solo’s exhibition

Béchir Boussandel Solo’s exhibition Franco-Tunisian artist Béchir Boussandel lives and works in Lille, France. Boussandel graduated as a painter from the Dunkirk School of Fine Arts. His practice raises questions of identity, the nature of space of time and the…

Tuwaiq Sculpture exhibition 2023

Tuwaiq Sculpture exhibition 2023 Tuwaiq Sculpture is an annual symposium and exhibition in Durrat Al Riyadh, which is unique in that it allows the public to witness live sculpting of large-scale artworks, this year by 30 international and local artists.…

Sursock Museum: Restoring Artworks after August 4, 2020

The Sursock Museum is holding a public talk detailing the restoration process of the artworks damaged at the Museum following the August 4 explosions. The talk features Veronique Sorano-Stedman, the head of the restoration-conservation department of modern and contemporary art at…

Le Grand Numero de Chanel

The curtain is rising on: THE SPECTACULAR WORLD OF CHANEL FRAGRANCES “ CHANEL perfumery has an existential aim. LE GRAND NUMÉRO DE CHANEL is an emotional journey, an opportunity to discover every facet of a fragrance and the role it plays.” Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, Head…

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