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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THE BULLETIN

YOUR BULLETIN MAY WEEK 2 – 8
– VOLTA announces exhibitor list for Basel Edition.
– Mazen Haïdar signs his new book “La ferronnerie architecturale à Beyrouth au XXe siècle” at Galerie Tanit
– Three Evening Auctions at Sotheby’s Hong Kong realise a combined total of US$221.8 Million – Highest total ever achieved in a single evening at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

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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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Yto Barrada, A Day Is a Day, 2022. 16mm film, color, sound, looped; 18 min. Courtesy the artist, Pace Gallery, and Sfeir-Semler Gallery

WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2022 – QUIET AS IT’S KEPT

The Whitney Biennial has surveyed the landscape of American art, reflecting and shaping the cultural conversation, since 1932. The eightieth edition of the landmark exhibition is co-curated by David Breslin and Adrienne…

Works by Ayman Baalbaki at Agial Gallery

SALEH BARAKAT IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Saleh Barakat I first met Ayman in his student days when he came to the gallery. Before he even graduated and became a professional painter I used to see his paintings…

Photo credit: Adina Pintilie, You Are Another Me—A Cathedral of the Body (2022), multi-channel installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Exhibition photographer: Clelia Cadamuro.

A GUIDE TO THE 59TH VENICE BIENNALE NATIONAL PAVILIONS – GIARDINI

LOCATION: GIARDINI Australia Pavilion Marco Fusinato’s DESASTRES, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor is an experimental noise project that synchronises sound with image and takes the form of a durational solo performance as installation.…

Ayman Baalbaki in front of his latest work, Janus Gate, 2022. Photo by Marco Pinarelli.

BEHIND JANUS GATE

Titled “Janus Gate”, Ayman Baalbaki’s work for the Lebanese Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale is his most ambitious and monumental installation to date. Standing five metres high, the 3D structure allows…

Hidroksiklorokin, 2022. Tuval üzerine yağlıboya, Oil on canvas, 120 x 200 cm. Courtesy of Zilberman | Istanbul

A GUIDED TOUR AROUND SELECTED ART GALLERIES IN ISTANBUL

A guided tour around some art galleries in Istanbul Öktem Aykut “Desire” by Stijn Ank On view until 30th of April The first solo exhibition by the Belgian sculptor in Turkey, Desire…

Maitha Abdalla, Too Close to the Sun, 2021. Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 at Biennale Arte 2022 – Courtesy of Abu Dhabi Art

BEYOND: EMERGING ARTISTS AT LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA

Beyond: Emerging Artists 2021 exhibition at Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, Italy coincides with the Biennale Arte 2022. For its first iteration in Italy, the 2021 Beyond: Emerging Artists is showcasing the commissioned…

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