GUIDED TOURS

Our Guided Tours series is where we invite you along with us to explore galleries, museums and private collections

Serwan Baran, Untitled, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 325 cm. Photography by Paul Hennebelle, courtesy of Saleh Barakat Gallery.

CONFLICT AND BEAUTY

Iraq’s seemingly endless conflict pervades Serwan Baran’s work Iraqi-Kurdish Artist Serwan Baran untangles the complexities of identity and the fatherland in his latest exhibition, on view at Saleh Barakat in Beirut. The…
Etel Adnan, Un Jardin / A Garden, 2019. Folded leporello book and watercolor on paper. Cover: 29 x 9.5 cm x 4 cm, 60 pages: 28.7 x 9.2 cm each. Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut/Hamburg

TRANSFORMING REALITY

Etel Adnan’s The Uprising of Colours Tantalises at Sfeir- Semler Gallery in Beirut With a splash of colourful panache, Lebanese-American poet, essayist and visual artist Etel Adnan spreads a palette of joy…
Generation after Generation, 2019, Digital Print, 236.2 x 584.2 cm. Courtesy of Ayyam Gallery

SAMA ALSHAIBI – REIMAGINING THE ARAB WOMAN

Sama Alshaibi’s powerful exhibit at Ayyam Gallery in Dubai Sama Alshaibi’s newest body of work from her solo exhibition, Staging the Imagined, reflects the relationships of power and authority between photographer and…

Installation View of Unknown Places Exhibition

BUILDING A MYSTERY

A Dubai exhibit highlights the magic of unknown places. An exhibition investigating Unknown Places reveals far-flung landscapes often hidden from view. This unique exhibit, made possible by German airline Lufthansa, made its…
Abdul Rahman Katanani, The Wave, 2019. Barbed wire

ABDUL RAHMAN KATANANI

Abdul Rahman Katanani plays with sombre themes. His latest exhibition, Brainstorm, confronts viewers with bleak realities and waves of change on a monumental scale, advocating resilience and contemplating hopeful futures. It’s a…
Pablo Picasso, Françoise, Claude, Paloma : la lecture et les jeux. I [Françoise, Claude, Paloma: reading and games], Paris, 16 January 1953. Etching, aquatint, and scraper on copper. Third state. Proof by Lacourière, 33,5 × 48,4 cm. Musée national Picasso-Paris, Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979. MP3009. © RMN-Grand Palais. © Succession Picasso 2019

PICASSO IN BEIRUT

The Sursock Museum hosts a bijou exhibit of the great artist’s work The Sursock Museum’s Picasso et la Famille, the first exhibition of the Spanish artist in Lebanon, delves into the concept…
Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, scroll

THE CUP AND THE SAUCER AND THE STONEBREAKERS AT WAREHOUSE421

Warehouse421 showcases two exhibitions: The Cup and The Saucer by artist Hashel Al Lakmi and curator Munira Al Sayegh, and The Stonebreakers, by curator Murtaza Vali. The Cup and The Saucer is…

Installation view of Yusuke Oono’s work, Al Hamriyah Studio, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2018. Mixed Media Installation, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

AN ARTISTIC SPIN AROUND SHARJAH

It has become almost standard to expect exhibitions and programming of the highest international calibre from the Sharjah Art Foundation, and this season will not disappoint. In an exhibition that highlights book…
Anna Boghiguian, Promenade dans l’inconscient (A Walk in the Unconscious) 2016 Exhibition view Tate St Ives 2019. Courtesy the artist Photo: © Tate

BY THE BOOK

Anna Boghiguian unveils a comprehensive exhibit of her work at Tate St. Ives. Egyptian artist Anna Boghiguian is having quite a deserved moment in the UK art world. Off the back of…

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Mohammed Kazem, Windows, 2020. Acrylic and ink on canvas, 76 x 102 cm

GUIDED TOUR AT ALSERKAL AVENUE

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The Ground, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

TAREK ATOUI | CYCLES IN 11 AT SHARJAH

Sharjah Art Foundation presents Tarek Atoui: Cycles in 11, a…

Ebrahim Noroozi, from The Narrative of a Dream series, 2018. Digital print on professional photo paper, 80 x 120 cm. Edition of 5. Courtesy of Silk Road gallery and the artist.

TEER ART FAIR 2020

Twice a year, Teer Art creates a space connecting local…

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