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Ai Weiwei, Courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio

AI WEIWEI | RAPTURE AT CORDOARIA NACIONAL, LISBON

The Chinese dissident artist and activist, globally known as one of the most influential, interventional and creative names in contemporary art, presents in Portugal an exhibition with 4000 sqm displaying some of…

Abdulnasser Gharem, The Stamp (Moujaz), 2017. Glass, 120 x 90 cm diameter. Photo credit Francesco Allegretto. Courtesy Gharem Studio Inc.

THE BRAINWASH | AN UNINTERRUPTED VISUAL CONTINUUM

THE BRAINWASH An uninterrupted visual continuum The pieces you see throughout the article are ones that SELECTIONS has handpicked with glee from our previously published editions. Feel free to check the links…

BRUSSELS GALLERY WEEKEND 2021

This edition of Brussels Gallery Weekend was set to be a feast for the eyes, packed full of surprises, with no fewer than forty-six art galleries participating in the circuit this year.…

Donavon Smallwood, Untitled #7; from the series Languor, 2021. Archival pigment, 50.8 × 40.6 cm. Edition of 7

THE ARMORY SHOW 2021

The Armory Show presents the world’s leading international galleries showcasing works from both modern masters and cutting-edge contemporary artists, and helps the art market thrive through making buying, selling, and discovering art…

Abdul Rahman Katanani, Girl Sitting, 2021. Corrugated metal, oil barrel, 145 × 140 cm

ART PARIS 2021

Art Paris has established itself as a major art fair for modern and contemporary art. The 2021 edition brings together 140 galleries from over twenty countries, displaying art spanning post-war to the…

Paul Priest, Director and Head of MENA Studios, Benoy

BENOY IN DUBAI

Architecture, masterplanning, interior and graphic design firm Benoy has opened its new studio in Dubai’s D3 design district. Award-winning international architecture, masterplanning, interior and graphic design firm Benoy has opened a new…

Shah of Iran lounge and private cinema- Tehran PROJET

THE GENIUS OF JEAN ROYÈRE

Design expert Guillaume Cuiry remembers the man whose talent and vision transformed the palaces and hotels of the Middle East Jean Royère (1902-1981) may be known as the “Décorateur à Paris” but…

Louvre Abu Dhabi

LOUVRE ABU DHABI ART HERE 2021 AND THE RICHARD MILLE ART PRIZE

Louvre Abu Dhabi and Swiss watchmaking brand Richard Mille have revealed the jury for the inaugural edition of their contemporary art exhibition Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2021 and The Richard Mille…

Issam Kourbaj, Scaling the Dark Seeds, Sands, Moons 2021

FLEEING THE DARK: AN EXHIBITION BY ISSAM KOURBAJ AT TROPENMUSEUM

The Dutch National Museum of World Cultures has invited Syrian-born artist Issam Kourbaj to curate an intervention in the Tropenmuseum Lichthal, where he combines his own artworks with objects from the collection…

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Essma Imady, Pillar of Salt (2018). A Child’s Weight in Salt, Backpack. Courtesy of artist.

IN THIS MOONLESS BLACK NIGHT: SYRIAN ART AFTER THE UPRISING

By Sueraya Shaheen Curated by New York-based writer and researcher, Maymanah Farhat, the exhibition’s 14 featured artists reflect on the widescale destruction of the country and the plight of its displaced through…

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Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto is the first exhibition in Australia…

Yves Hayat, “Fleurs Blessées” Triptych, 2017. Inkjet print under transparent plexiglass and dibond, 150 x 75 cm. Copyright: © Hayat 2017. Courtesy of Mark Hachem Gallery

MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS | MUSÉE INTERNATIONAL DE LA PARFUMERIE, GRASSE

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