THE GLOSSARY ISSUE

In this issue, we take you on a lexical adventure into the art world, referencing artworks from the MENA region. The words you will encounter are both frequently and infrequently used ones, associated with art pieces and artists selected by our talented contributors, enhanced with personal interpretations in certain instances. Alongside our glossary, we take you on a guided tour through a few interesting shows scheduled across 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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How to Host a Dinner Party

Friends, food and a good conversation. A simple and enduring combination of ingredients made unique by what our guests infuse the evening with. As an ice breaker to Selections’ latest project, we…

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Rana Samara, Prosthetics, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 207 × 530 cm. Courtesy of Zawyeh Gallery

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Ebrahim Noroozi, from The Narrative of a Dream series, 2018. Digital print on professional photo paper, 80 x 120 cm. Edition of 5. Courtesy of Silk Road gallery and the artist.

Twice a year, Teer Art creates a space connecting local galleries, art collectors, curators, artists, industry professionals and visitors of all stripes. This year the fair aims to create an appealing atmosphere…

Fahamu Pecou, BlackBoy, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 167.6 × 137.2 cm

Intersect Aspen (formerly Art Aspen) is an annual art and cultural event in the heart of one of the nation’s most prestigious collector communities. In 2020 it is an online-only event, replacing…

GUIDED TOURS

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Recesses, Installation view

CHAFA GHADDAR | RECESSES AT TASHKEEL

Chafa Ghaddar’s exhibition Recesses shines a new light on the ancient mural-making technique of fresco by challenging the “wall” and the idea of completion. The exhibition runs until the 25th of October,…

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Stéphanie Saadé, Solid Gold, 2014. Chain, 24-carat gold leaf, 200 cm

LISTE SHOWTIME

The first edition of Liste Showtime is an online platform for 72 galleries from 35 countries. Each gallery presents one artist to the audience. In addition to the digital platform for galleries,…

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Helen Zughaib, Syrian Migration Series #14, 2016. Gouache and ink on board, 12” x 18” cm. Collection of the Library of Congress. Courtesy of the artist.

ART GLOSSARY – D

In this issue, we go back to basics and review definitions of frequently (or infrequently) words in the art world while referencing art from the MENASA region. IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES, YOU’LL…

Khaled Hafez, Houston Angels, 2014. Mixed media on canvas, 500 x 200 cm. Courtesy of the artist

ART GLOSSARY – C

In this issue, we go back to basics and review definitions of frequently (or infrequently) words in the art world while referencing art from the MENASA region. IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES, YOU’LL…

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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Recesses, Installation view

CHAFA GHADDAR | RECESSES AT TASHKEEL

Chafa Ghaddar’s exhibition Recesses shines a new light on the ancient mural-making technique of fresco by challenging the “wall” and the idea of completion. The exhibition runs until the 25th of October,…

Karen Chekerdjiann, Living Space III - N°1/12, 2012. Bois teinté et rotin. Edition limitée à 12 exemplaires, H 70 × L 268 × P 50 cm

FROM BEIRUT | ART + DESIGN SCENE IN PARIS

As part of the “From Beirut Art + Design scene” session, PIASA auction house, in collaboration with Joanna Abou Sleiman-Chevalier, organises on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. a sale in…

Mohammed Kazem, Windows, 2020. Acrylic and ink on canvas, 76 x 102 cm

GUIDED TOUR AT ALSERKAL AVENUE

Mark your calendars for Alserkal Lates on Saturday 19, to enjoy art, music and exhibitions. Here’s a guided tour around some of the exhibiting contemporary art galleries. Ayyam Gallery Ayyam Gallery is…

Fahamu Pecou, BlackBoy, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 167.6 × 137.2 cm

INTERSECT ASPEN 2020

Intersect Aspen (formerly Art Aspen) is an annual art and cultural event in the heart of one of the nation’s most prestigious collector communities. In 2020 it is an online-only event, replacing…

Mohamed Melehi inspired mural in Alserkal Avenue. Photography by Seeing Things, Courtesy Alserkal Avenue

REVISITING MOROCCAN MODERNISM | MOHAMED MELEHI

New Waves: Mohamed Melehi and the Casablanca Art School Archives in Concrete, presented by the Alserkal Arts Foundation, is a group exhibition retracing a body of work produced between the 1950s and…

Sadik Alfraji at Stedelijk Museum

SADIK ALFRAJI’S WORK AT STEDELIJK MUSEUM

The exhibition In the Presence of Absence at Stedelijk Museum shows a selection of artworks and design projects that challenge the idea of collective knowledge and public consciousness through stories that remain…

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