THE EXPERIMENTAL CATALOGUE

Taking up this issue’s theme of ‘The Experimental Catalogue’, SELECTIONS invited ten guests to describe one artwork of their choice, first in an objective way, but then more subjectively and contextually.
Dyala Nusseibeh – Geraldine Barlow – Hala Khayat – Humberto Moro – Marc Pottier – Maya El Khalil – Nada Raza  – Sabrina Amrani  – Sam Bardaouil And Till Fellrath  – Simon Njami

Terry Rakolta discusses her poignant collection of works from 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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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…

Basel Dalloul Portrait

CURATED BY BASEL DALLOUL

I’ve founded and run several tech enterprises in the US and the Arab region. I came back to the Arab world from the US in 1999, to develop Internet infrastructure in Egypt.…

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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Dia al-Azzawi, Watching Over Others [يراقب الآخرين], 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 230 x 180 cm

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Dr Ramzi Dalloul Portrait

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Dr Ramzi Dalloul, Palestinian-born, London-based businessman and avid collector, sadly passed away yesterday, March 24th, 2021. Dalloul occupied a special place within the arts communities of the MENA region, leaving behind a…

Paradise Has Many Gates – Daytime, by Ajlan Gharem, 2015. © Photograph: Ajlan Gharem

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The sixth edition of the Jameel Prize has chosen design as a new thematic focus this year. Over 400 entries were received from designers all over the world however only eight designers…

Laurent Pernot, Still Life - Flowers, 2017. Sculpture, Various materials, table, vase, flowers, artificial ice and snow, varnishes. Courtesy of the artist ; Copyrights © Laurent Pernot & ADAGP Paris

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An adventure into art in a digital time going online has been a trend for some time now, but it has never been as relevant and important as it has become during…

Tabbal Building 1 © Vartan Seraydarian

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Benedetta Ghione - Executive Director at Art Dubai. Courtesy of Art Dubai

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