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Rina Yokouchi, Girl with a bucket, 2020, Oil on canvas, 27.3 x 22.0 cm

VOLTA BASEL 2021

We’re taking you on a guided tour through Volta Basel. GALERIE ANJA KNOESS Kinki Texas shows in his complex and multilayered paintings facts & myths of mankind and combines them with comic…

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…

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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

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The first physical exhibition of The Dubai Collection features a…

Marwan Rechmaoui, Studio Scene of Beirut Caoutchouc

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Boushra Almutawakel, Sitara, Rada’a, 2010, 100 × 100 cm

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THEY’RE THE MOST ARTISTIC CURRICULUM VITAES YOU’VE EVER SEEN. SELECTIONS…

Inaya Fanis Hodeib (1983), The Glorious Turd. Courtesy of Inaya Fares Hodeib and Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation. Artwork chosen by the foundation’s director Dr Basel Dalloul

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