CULTURE

Layla Al Attar(Iraq, 1940-1993). Untitled, detail, 1991. Oil on canvas, 66 x 78.5 cm. From the private collection of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

WHEN IMAGES SPEAK: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DUBAI COLLECTION

The first physical exhibition of The Dubai Collection features a selection of its newly accessioned artworks. Built through an innovative partnership model, the collection brings together exceptional works of art from both…

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TIME by Nayla Romanos Iliya, stainless steel, concrete, brass, corten steel, glass, 2019 © Wael Khoury

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TIME BY NAYLA ROMANOS ILIYA

Lebanese architect and artist Nayla Romanos Iliya revealed a new permanent public art installation titled “ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TIME”, on Wednesday the 20th of October. The site-specific installation is set…

© Stas Maksimov - UNION, Omar Rajeh

OMAR RAJEH, KNIGHTHOOD OF THE ORDER OF ARTS AND LETTERS

The Minister of Culture in France Mrs. Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin distinguishes Omar Rajeh with the title of Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres (Knighthood of the Order of Arts and Letters),…

Roman Stud Space, Nahum Kim

VALENTINO COLLEZIONE MILANO, PAINTERS CAMPAIGN

The art world enters the Maison Valentino universe for the newest chapter of its Advertising Campaign. Looking to its community, Pierpaolo Piccioli continues to convey the values of authenticity and individuality by…

Huda Lutfi (b. 1948), Al-Sitt and her Sunglasses. Collage and acrylic paint on paper, 2008. Funded by CaMMEA.

REFLECTIONS-CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Venetia Porter, the British museum’s assistant keeper of the Islamic and contemporary Middle East art has collaborated on a book with two fellow scholars with complimentary expertise on cultural and political matters…

Tabbal Building 1 © Vartan Seraydarian

EVERYONE IS THE CREATOR OF ONE’S OWN FAITH EXHIBITION

AD Leb was originally conceived of by Gaïa Fodoulian, a young Beirut-based creative, who was tragically killed by the 4th of August explosion in Beirut. This year, to continue her legacy, her…

“Les Blés de CHANEL” collection, “Moisson d’Or” necklace in 18K white and yellow gold set with a 16.8-carat oval-cut yellow sapphire, 27 marquise-cut diamonds for a total weight of 3 carats, 329 brilliantcut diamonds for a total weight of 6.7 carats, 11 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires for a total, weight of 1.9 carat and 977 yellow sapphire beads for a total weight of 477.5 carats. CHANEL Fine Jewelry

LES BLÉS DE CHANEL | THE WONDERS OF WHEAT

Inspired by Chanel’s stunning Les Blés du Chanel collection of jewellery harnessing the beauty of wheat, Selections explores how the life-giving grain has been captured in the work of five great artists…

Huguette Caland, Rossinante Under Cover VII (Dragonfly), 2011. Mixed media on canvas, 104.1 x 132 cm. Courtesy of Studio Huguette Caland.

International Women’s Day through Art

We are celebrating International Women’s Day through the works of some iconic women from the art world. Huguette Caland Saloua Raouda Choucair   Samia Halaby Laure Ghorayeb Simone Fattal   Etel Adnan

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Hady Boraey, The Promised Land, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 200 cm

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Yusto Giner Gallery. Courtesy of Art Dubai

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One of the photos taken throughout “Ten to One” project for MENASA Emirati Design Platform. Moez Ashor, Nurai Gali, Manana. Courtesy of MENASA Emirati Design Platform – Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Tagreed Darghouth (1979), Lebanon. From the series “The Tree Within, A Palestinian Olive Tree”, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 150 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…

Najat Makki, Untitled. Mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of The Open Crate and The Villain Collection

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