BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

Janus Gate at the 59th Venice Biennale – Personal Encounters with Key Figures in Ayman Baalbaki’s Life: Dr Basel Dalloul, Rose Issa, Saleh Barakat, Nayla Tamraz, Stephane Sisco, Serwan Baran, Said Baalbaki, Oussama Ghanam – The Artist Reflects on Friends, Family and Influences

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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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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…

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…

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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Ayman Baalbaki, Janus Gate, 2021, matières mixtes, détail ©Ayman Baalbaki

AYMAN BAALBAKI’S “JANUS GATE” FOR THE LEBANESE PAVILION AT THE 59TH VENICE BIENNALE

Hala Schoukair, Untitled N°4, 2019, ink drawing on paper, 76 x 56 cm

MENART FAIR PARIS 2022

The second edition of the international modern and contemporary art fair dedicated to artists from the Middle East and North Africa returns from the 19th to the 22nd of May, in the…

‘Žižek in Leb’ painted on rolling steel door. Photo by Ayman Baalbaki

STEPHANE SISCO IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Stephane Sisco Brothers in arms. That is what we are with Ayman Baalbaki. Because we know that the real battles, the ones against our own selves, are not fought during but…

DIOR GALERIE DIOR ALLURE © Kristen Pelou

LA GALERIE DIOR, A CELEBRATION OF HERITAGE AND SAVOIR-FAIRE

“When the house Christian Dior first opened, it had three Ateliers under the eaves of 30 Avenue Montaigne, a tiny studio, a salon in which to show the dresses, a cabin or…

Ayman Baalbaki with Rose Issa, ©Sueraya Shaheen.

ROSE ISSA IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Rose Issa As regards the artist’s work, it was love at first sight[1]. Bold striking pieces, bursting with energy, brushstrokes reflecting strength, drama, beauty and bewilderment. Then I met the man,…

Portrait of Ayman Baalbaki by Serwan Baran.

SERWAN BARAN IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Serwan Baran My first meeting with Ayman was in summer 2001 in the Atelier in Amman with the creative Marwan Kassab-Bachi/ Darat al Funun-Jordan. I met Ayman, the young man from…

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