Paola Pivi, I know you want it, 2019. Urethane foam, plastic, feathers, 250 x 120 x 100 cm

Galleria Continua

Moataz Nasr, Oxymoron II, 2011 5.235 matches in wood, Plexiglass, 110 x 140 x 7 cm Ed. 1 + 1 AP
Moataz Nasr, Oxymoron II, 2011 5.235 matches in wood, Plexiglass, 110 x 140 x 7 cm Ed. 1 + 1 AP

Galleria Continua presents works by Loris Cecchini, Nikhil Chopra, Shilpa Gupta, JR, Anish Kapoor, Moataz Nasr, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Kiki Smith and Pascale Marthine Tayou. Moataz Nasr is considered one of the greatest representatives of panArab contemporary art. Showing complex cultural processes currently underway in the Islamic world, his work surpasses idiosyncrasies and geographical limits and voices the worries and torments of the African continent. The feeling of belonging to a specific geopolitical and cultural context and the need to maintain a link with his homeland are key elements of the artist’s life and work. Moataz Nasr believes that art and life are inseparable.

Zilberman Gallery

Azade Köker, Aleppo II, 2016. Zilberman, Mixed media on canvas, 130 x 400 cm
Azade Köker, Aleppo II, 2016. Zilberman, Mixed media on canvas, 130 x 400 cm

Azade Köker’s earlier works are mainly concerned with identity and belonging. The artist proposes hybridity as an inevitable survival mechanism, which is achieved through a subjectivity based on discrepancy, transparency and vulnerability. In her later works, nature is negotiated as a cultural construct. She creates images of nature inhabited by traces of human intervention, which she then deconstructs by a repeating pattern on the surface. Through this layering and reworking of the surface, she disrupts the perfection and legibility of the represented image and comments on the possibilities of paintings.

Perrotin

Paola Pivi, I know you want it, 2019. Urethane foam, plastic, feathers, 250 x 120 x 100 cm
Paola Pivi, I know you want it, 2019. Urethane foam, plastic, feathers, 250 x 120 x 100 cm

Paola Pivi’s artistic practice is diverse and enigmatic. Commingling the familiar with the alien, Pivi often works with commonly identifiable objects which are modified to introduce a new scale, material or color, challenging the audience to change their point of view. Animals are often cast as protagonists in Pivi’s world. She draws upon their perceived characteristics and instills them with human mannerisms. In Pivi’s art, Polar bears practice yoga, hang from trapezes, and engage with one another. Sprouting multicolored feathers, the artworks are both life-sized and miniaturized as baby bears.

Sfeir-Semler Gallery

Marwan Rechmaoui, Gallery 6.08, 2020. Compressed metal tin, 45 x 68 x 25 cm
Marwan Rechmaoui, Gallery 6.08, 2020. Compressed metal tin, 45 x 68 x 25 cm

Created from industrial materials such as concrete, metal, rubber, tar, textile, and glass, Marwan Rechmaoui’s work reflects his methodical study of cartography, demographics and urbanisation. Focusing on sociogeographics, architecture and cultural histories of cities and mirroring the sociopolitical structure and complex multi-cultural history of the Arab world; he has produced a variety of works, some of which incorporate maps of city streets, objects with references to urban domestic life and landmarks and histories of Beirut.

ATHR

 Sultan Bin Fahad, Medina From the Holy Economy series, 2021. Cloth and plastic beads

Sultan Bin Fahad, Medina From the Holy Economy series, 2021. Cloth and plastic beads

Sultan bin Fahad lives and works in KSA and considers art as a journey between intangible memories and tangible cultures. Throughout his abstract drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations bin Fahad’s central theme and object of concern remains material culture in his native Saudi Arabia. In his practice bin Fahad reinterprets history, stories and narratives with the use of material culture; he transposes these narratives to contemporary means as a reassessment and personal take on Saudi Arabia. Themes central to his practice revolve around reimagining found objects, Islam and Saudi history and identity.

Saleh Barakat Gallery

Installation view of Anas Albraehe work at Art Dubai
Installation view of Anas Albraehe work at Art Dubai

Albraehe is a characteristically Romantic painter. His work reflects dreamy quality in the radiance of its surface. His painting practice has primarily revolved around representations of workers in their everyday lives. whether in rare moments of leisure, or hard at work.

Hafez Gallery

Ahmed Karaly, Gate No. 13, 2008, Marble, 30 x 60 x 37 cm
Ahmed Karaly, Gate No. 13, 2008, Marble, 30 x 60 x 37 cm

Experiencing sculpture in Egypt made Ahmed Karaly discover that Oriental art has a huge potential, which needs to be developed and given a modern shape, so as to be understood by the public and carried on.

Leila Heller Gallery

Wim Delvoye, Rimowa Classic Flight Multiwheel 971.70.00.4, 2013. Embossed Aluminium / Aluminium Repousse, 74.5 x 52 x 26 cm
Wim Delvoye, Rimowa Classic Flight Multiwheel 971.70.00.4, 2013. Embossed Aluminium / Aluminium Repousse, 74.5 x 52 x 26 cm

Wim Delvoye is a Neo-Conceptual and installation artist best known for his controversial work centered on the body and bodily functions.

Galerie Krinzinger

Angelika Krinzinger, Learning To Fly #4, 2021. Direct photography, analogous c-print, 83 x 63 cm
Angelika Krinzinger, Learning To Fly #4, 2021. Direct photography, analogous c-print, 83 x 63 cm

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