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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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Vivian van Blerk, South African sculptor dies at the age of 53

Vivian van Blerk dies at the young age of 53. Vivian van Blerk is a South African artist known for his distinctive blend of photography and sculpture. Born in 1966, he studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town. Van Blerk’s work often explores themes of memory, history, and the passage of time. He meticulously constructs miniature architectural models, which he then photographs to create surreal, dreamlike landscapes…

Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri has combined various styles from the east and west in his work. Photo: Getty Images

Farhad Moshiri celebrated Iranian contemporary artist passes away at 61

Farhad Moshiri celebrated as Iran’s “most important contemporary artist” and a “true magician,” passed away at 61. Renowned for his mixed-media work in painting, assemblage, and sculpture, Moshiri’s art drew inspiration from both Eastern and Western traditions. The Third Line gallery, which represented him, announced his death, expressing sorrow and recalling their collaboration since 2006. Born in Shiraz in 1963, Moshiri studied at the California Institute of the Arts, where he began experimenting with installations, video art, and painting…

Nadia Talhouk Assaf with her family and AUB scholars

Nadia Melhem Talhouk entrusts Druze artefact to AUB Archives

In 1965, at twenty-two, Nadia Melhem Talhouk married Anis Assaf and received a gift from her uncle Fouad: an ancient will handwritten on a three-meter-long linen fibre paper. The will belonged to Al-Amir al-Sayyid Jamal al-Din ‘Abdalla al-Tanukhi (1417-1479), a revered figure in Druze history. Nadia felt she was its guardian, preserving it through decades and moving it across countries, including during Lebanon’s civil war. This artefact, dating to around 1470, details Druze properties and is authenticated by 17th-century Ottoman authorities. Now, at eighty-one, Nadia is entrusting it to the AUB Archives, ensuring its preservation for future generations…

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.
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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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