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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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GUIDED TOURS

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Installation by Germane Barnes and the University of Miami project vision for an electrified, carbon-neutral and human-centered future, inspired by the Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept. Source: Lexus website.

As intended by nature, a year has circled back and…

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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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SELECTIONS is a platform for the arts, focusing on the Arab World.

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.
Selections Viewing Rooms presents carefully curated online art shows aiming not only to shed light on contemporary art executed by living artists, but also for viewers to buy contemporary fine art, prints & multiples, photography, street art and collectibles.
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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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ABU DHABI ART FAIR 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

Abu Dhabi Art Fair has returned with a rich programme including art installations and exhibitions as well as artist commissions that take place in different locations. Here are some highlights of the…

Abdul Rahman Katanani (1983), Palestine. Gaza Kid, 2018. Zinc, barbed wire and metal, 160 x 249 x 17.5 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi & Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation. Artwork chosen by the foundation’s director Dr Basel Dalloul

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IT’S A EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION OF THE ART WORLD: WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ART? ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERISTS, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS AND MORE GIVE THOUGHTFUL AND…

Inaya Fanis Hodeib (1983), The Glorious Turd. Courtesy of Inaya Fares Hodeib and Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation. Artwork chosen by the foundation’s director Dr Basel Dalloul

(FAQ) IN ART – PRICE AND VALUE. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

IT’S A EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION OF THE ART WORLD: WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ART? ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERISTS, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS AND MORE GIVE THOUGHTFUL AND…

Installation by Germane Barnes and the University of Miami project vision for an electrified, carbon-neutral and human-centered future, inspired by the Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept. Source: Lexus website.

DESIGN MIAMI 2021

As intended by nature, a year has circled back and through to its apex position in the cycle, this month being the apex, for reasons engendered by a global cultural pulse. With…

Tatiana Akl EXIL Collective as part of the Beirut Concept Store at Downtown Design 2021

DUBAI DESIGN WEEK 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

Reinforcing Dubai’s position as the region’s central hub for design and creativity, the seventh edition of Dubai Design Week presents its most extensive and diverse programme of events to date. Here are…

Installation view_ Gaïa Fodoulian and Nathaniel Rackowe, Drop by Drop, 2021. Painted stainless steel and LED lights. 100 x 100 x 240cm. Image courtesy of AD Leb

LOST IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION | AD LEB

Lost in the right direction is the second exhibition from Art Design Lebanon (AD Leb), a cultural space and digital platform dedicated to supporting cultural and artistic production in Lebanon and the…

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