FAIRS

Relax, and sit back in your armchair as we travel the world for you, sharing the latest and greatest highlights of art fairs around the globe

A Roof for Silence - Fouad Elkoury, Olivier de Bchaaleh 16, 2019 © Fouad Elkoury

LEBANESE PAVILION | BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2021

In the context of the Lebanese Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Hala Wardé, the architect and founder of HW Architecture, who realised the Louvre Abu…

Massimiliano Moro, Simple Coincidences, 2020. Wood, aluminium, plexyglass, LEDs, motor, 135 × 17 × 22 cm

INTERSECT 21 | DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS

This week we’re highlighting some designs from Intersect 21. Imago Galleries Commissioned installation for vintage airstream. Edward Cella Art and Architecture Brad Miller’s abstract, mixed-media paintings, digital prints, sculptures, ceramics and lithographs…

Nabil Anani, In Pursuit of Utopia #17, 2020. Mixed media on canvas, 100 × 100 cm

INTERSECT 21

Intersect 21 presents a selection of galleries from Southern California, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Fair explores the similarities and differences in contemporary art, design, and photography fields with a…

Photo by Sahil Abdul Latheef courtesy of waiwai

National Pavilion UAE at the Biennale Architettura 2021

This year’s theme of the Architecture Exhibition, How Will We Live Together? calls for pavilions to look at architecture’s ability to engage people and communities across increasing social, economic, political and digital…

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Gaetano Pesce, Pratt Chair, 2020. Resin, 94 x 48.3 x 50.8 cm.

DESIGN MIAMI | Top 10 Contemporary Designs

The global forum for design is back bringing together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. In its latest,…

Bahman Tavoosi, The Names of the Flowers, 2019. Digital video, Color, sound; 79 minutes. Courtesy of Artist.

SHARJAH ART FOUNDATION | WINNERS OF SHARJAH FILM PLATFORM AWARDS

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) announced winners of awards for exemplary narrative, documentary and experimental films at the third edition of its annual film festival, Sharjah Film Platform 3 (SFP3), held from 14…

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Afra Al Dhaheri, Tasreeha, 2020. Photo credits to Ruzai Han

ABU DHABI ART | BEYOND: EMERGING ARTISTS

Beyond: Emerging Artists programme is curated by Maya El-Khalil, who has selected artists Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi to produce works exploring the theme of memory. For this…

Abusharia Ahmed, Sudan 06-19 #9, 2019, Ink on paper, 58 x 70 cm.

ABU DHABI ART FAIR 2020

Abu Dhabi Art Fair is an interactive digital edition of Abu Dhabi Art bringing together galleries and artists from across the world in a number of curated gallery exhibitions and sectors. For…

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Dining chair with car seat beads and emoji pillow

DUBAI DESIGN WEEK | UAE DESIGNER EXHIBITION

With the aim to support the local design community currently undergoing the repercussions of the ongoing pandemic, a new showcase titled UAE Designer Exhibition spotlights innovative works of 20 locally based creatives,…

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Fata Morgana, Abwab, Dubai Design Week 2020

DUBAI DESIGN WEEK 2020 | PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Dubai Design Week returns for its sixth edition from the 9th-14th of November 2020. This edition sheds light on the regional design scene under the theme of redefining and reimagining the way…

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