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BEING SAMIA HALABY ISSUE #68
BEING SAMIA HALABY ISSUE #68

In the ever-evolving world of contemporary art, there are certain luminaries who not only create stunning works but also embody resilience, passion, and a relentless pursuit of artistic expression. Among these luminaries stands Samia Halaby, a Palestinian-American artist whose dynamic energy and prolific creativity have captured the attention of the global art community…

selections arts BEING DIA AL-AZZAWI ISSUE #65
BEING DIA AL-AZZAWI ISSUE #65
selections arts BEING ABDUL RAHMAN KATANANI ISSUE #64
BEING ABDUL RAHMAN KATANANI ISSUE #64
selections arts Basel Dalloul THE CUSTODIAN ISSUE #66
THE CUSTODIAN ISSUE #66
ARTISTIC UNITY: ART IN THE UAE ISSUE #67
ARTISTIC UNITY: ART IN THE UAE ISSUE #67

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Hoor Al Qasimi is appointed as Artistic Director of the 25th Biennale of Sydney, 2026

Hoor Al Qasimi has been named Artistic Director of the 25th Biennale of Sydney, scheduled for March 7 to June 8, 2026. With a focus on community collaboration and multidisciplinary programming, she aims to amplify diverse voices and perspectives within the vibrant multicultural landscape of Sydney…

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Yvette Achkar, one of Lebanon’s leading abstract painters has passed away at the age of 96

Yvette Achkar, one of Lebanon’s leading abstract painters has passed away at the age of 96. Born in 1928 in Sao Paolo, Brazil, to Lebanese parents, she ultimately found her artistic home in Lebanon. Despite her initial aspirations in music, her profound connection with painting led her to a unique mastery of oil on canvas…

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Louvre Abu Dhabi and the National Museum, Sultanate of Oman Continue the Cultural Exchange

Louvre Abu Dhabi and the National Museum, Sultanate of Oman, have signed a new loan agreement, featuring two notable artworks from Louvre Abu Dhabi’s collection on exhibit at the National Museum for a year. This partnership, highlighting a tradition of cultural exchange, includes a Samanid dynasty bowl with Arabic proverbs and Josef Albers’ “Homage to the Square”…

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Cultural Narratives

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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, please read the Terms & Conditions and don’t hesitate to apply. Please check our Terms & Conditions before applying.

Special Editions

BEING SAMIA HALABY ISSUE #68
BEING SAMIA HALABY ISSUE #68

As we leaf through the pages of the past four decades of art in the United Arab Emirates, it becomes evident that the art scene has undergone a remarkable transformation. From the humble beginnings narrated by the first galleries such as Majlis Gallery, Tabari Artspace, Salwa Zeidan Gallery and Green Art Gallery, to the vibrant tapestry of creativity that now defines the region, the journey is a testament to the unity that has shaped the artistic landscape…

selections arts BEING DIA AL-AZZAWI ISSUE #65
BEING DIA AL-AZZAWI ISSUE #65
In the pulsating heart of contemporary Arab art, the name Dia al-Azzawi shines with unparalleled brilliance. This issue of Selections is dedicated to the extraordinary life and work of the great Iraqi artist, focusing on his creative journey in Lebanon that has left an indelible mark on the world of art and culture. It is our privilege to present an edition of the magazine that offers a deep dive into Dia al-Azzawi’s time in Lebanon, where we had the honour of working closely with Azzawi and head of research and archives, Louisa Macmillan, shedding light on his profound influence on the art landscape…
selections arts Basel Dalloul THE CUSTODIAN ISSUE #66
THE CUSTODIAN ISSUE #66

In this special edition of Selections, “The Custodian”, we take great pleasure in paying tribute to our dear friend, Dr. Basel Dalloul, founder and chairman of the Beirut-based visual arts institution, the Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation (DAF). Basel’s unwavering commitment to preserving and promoting the rich tapestry of works by artists from across the Middle East and North Africa makes him a remarkable custodian not only of art but of culture, history, and heritage…

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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.
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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.