IN CONVERSATION WITH

Intriguing conversations with fascinating guests from the global art scene: that’s the compelling combination offered by our In Conversation With series

Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures from Saudi Arabia. The exhibition’s 16th stop that signifies the first event in the southeast Mediterranean was curated by Mina Moraitou Benaki Museum at Pireos 138, 21/03/2019 - 26/05/2019

MINA MORAITOU ON MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

Mina Moraitou Curator of the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art Can you tell us briefly about the history of the Benaki Museum? The Benaki Museum began life as a private collection belonging…

Mathaf exterior, courtesy of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar

DR ABDELLAH KARROUM ON MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

Dr Abdellah Karroum Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art What should a museum like Mathaf have as its main objective today? As a leading modern art museum in the region…

Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 – Giverny, 1926), Haystacks, End of Summer, France, 1891. Oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay. Photo credit: © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

DR SOURAYA NOUJAIM ON MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

Dr Souraya Noujaim Scientific, Curatorial & Collections Management Director at Louvre Abu Dhabi How has the Louvre Abu Dhabi evolved since its opening three years ago? The past three years have been…

Nicky Nodjoumi (b. 1942), The Accident. Ink on paper, 2013. Funded by Maryam and Edward Eisler.

DR VENETIA PORTER ON MUSEUM ACQUISITIONS

Dr Venetia Porter Curator of Islamic and Contemporary Middle East art at the British Museum Can you tell us why you chose the title Reflections for the British Museum exhibition and the…

Dr Ramzi Dalloul Portrait

IN MEMORY OF DR RAMZI DALLOUL

Dr Ramzi Dalloul, Palestinian-born, London-based businessman and avid collector, sadly passed away yesterday, March 24th, 2021. Dalloul occupied a special place within the arts communities of the MENA region, leaving behind a…

Fatimatroushkas. Courtesy of Mous Lamrabat

CULTURAL HYBRIDS: A CONVERSATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHER MOUS LAMRABAT

The Moroccan-Belgian photographer Mous Lamrabat speaks with Rebecca Anne Proctor on uniting east and west, subverting North African stereotypes, and why humour in art is a necessity The highly in demand photographer…

Benedetta Ghione - Executive Director at Art Dubai. Courtesy of Art Dubai

BENEDETTA GHIONE ON ART DUBAI

Anastasia Nysten speaks with Benedetta Ghione, Executive Director of Art Dubai about the fair’s new location and plans for 2021 Anastasia Nysten: Congratulations on the new venue for Art Dubai 2021! Benedetta…

RESURRECTING THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Rebecca Anne Proctor speaks with Zein Khalfia and Heba Farid, founders of Tintera, a photography consultancy based in Cairo Rebecca Anne Proctor [RAP]: How did you meet each other? Zein Khalifa [ZK]:…

Jenna Sutela, I Magma, 2019. Courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre. Photo by Daniela Baptista

SHUMON BASAR ON ‘AGE OF YOU’ AT JAMEEL ARTS CENTER

The curator, Shumon Basar, speaks with Rebecca Anne Proctor on how the exhibition charts the loss of a former version of self amidst an increasingly digital landscape Rebecca Anne Proctor [RAP]: What…

Yasmine Berrada

YASMINE BERRADA REMEMBERS MOROCCAN ARTIST MOHAMED MELEHI

The Moroccan gallerist and co-founder of Casablanca-based Loft Art Gallery discusses with Rebecca Anne Proctor her encounter and work with the late Mohamed Melehi Rebecca Anne Proctor (RAP): You had a strong…

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