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

Diemer Michael Zeno, Huie sur toile, Vue de la Quarantaine et du Mont-Sannine, 103 x 141 cm. Collection Gaby Daher.

REFLECTIONS ON A COLLECTION

Curator Gaby Daher chats about Philippe Jabre’s spectacular artworks Philippe Jabre’s eclectic art collection, with curator Gaby Daher at its helm, focuses on Western creations spurred by close and distant encounters with…

Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680), Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, ca. 1645-46. Oil on canvas. Paris, musée du Louvre © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Adrien Didierjean

A CHAT WITH LARA YEAGER – CRASSELT

Lara Yeager-Crasselt, curator of The Leiden Collection in New York, sat down with Selections to talk about the landmark Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibit Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from…

Frans van Mieris the Elder (1635-1681), Woman at Her Toilet, Assisted by a Black Servant, 1678. Oil on panel. Paris, Musée du Louvre © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Adrien Didierjean

THOMAS KAPLAN AND THE LEIDEN COLLECTION

Thomas Kaplan, founder of the Leiden Collection, highlights the importance of Rembrandt, Vermeer & the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Leiden Collection and the Musée du Louvre and emphasizes the significance…

Omar Kholeif, photo by Eric T. White

ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF ART

Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, shares his ideas about the future of contemporary art, his work on the 2019 Sharjah…

Ahmed Albahrani, Iraqi Army, 2017, Bronze, D 75 cm, Edition 1/5

CONFLICT AS CURRENCY | AHMED ALBAHRANI

Iraqi artist Ahmed Albahrani explores the violence that has torn the Arab world apart through a series of exhibitions based on historic coins. Iraqi artist Ahmed Albahrani has lived in exile for…

Lalla Essaydi, Harem # 15, 2010. Chromogenic Prints. Courtesy of the Artist and of Houk Gallery, New York

Inverting the Orientalist Gaze | Lalla Essaydi

Selections talks to six talented female photographers from the Arab world and Iran whose work spans the gulf between East and West, transcending language and culture to tell universal stories Each of…

Nermine Hammam, Dreamland, I, from the Upekkha series, 90 × 68 cm, 2011, courtesy of the artist

TRANSCENDING HISTORY | NERMINE HAMMAN

Selections talks to six talented female photographers from the Arab world and Iran whose work spans the gulf between East and West, transcending language and culture to tell universal stories Each of…

Randa Mirza, Issaf and Naïla, 2015, diorama, credit to Galerie Tanit and the artist

BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY | RANDA MIRZA

Selections talks to six talented female photographers from the Arab world and Iran whose work spans the gulf between East and West, transcending language and culture to tell universal stories Each of…

Exhibition view, Mathaf Collection, 2017

THE PATH THROUGH THE WOODS

Abdellah Karroum, director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, tells Selections how two related exhibitions reveal the themes, threads and gaps in the museum’s extensive collection Curated by Abdellah Karroum, director…

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RANDOM READS
Karen Chekerdjiann, Living Space III - N°1/12, 2012. Bois teinté et rotin. Edition limitée à 12 exemplaires, H 70 × L 268 × P 50 cm

FROM BEIRUT | ART + DESIGN SCENE IN PARIS

As part of the “From Beirut Art + Design scene”…

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

GUIDED TOUR AT ALSERKAL AVENUE

Mark your calendars for Alserkal Lates on Saturday 19, to…

Fahamu Pecou, BlackBoy, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 167.6 × 137.2 cm

INTERSECT ASPEN 2020

Intersect Aspen (formerly Art Aspen) is an annual art and…

Stéphanie Saadé, Solid Gold, 2014. Chain, 24-carat gold leaf, 200 cm

LISTE SHOWTIME

The first edition of Liste Showtime is an online platform…

Mohamed Melehi inspired mural in Alserkal Avenue. Photography by Seeing Things, Courtesy Alserkal Avenue

REVISITING MOROCCAN MODERNISM | MOHAMED MELEHI

New Waves: Mohamed Melehi and the Casablanca Art School Archives…

Sadik Alfraji at Stedelijk Museum

SADIK ALFRAJI’S WORK AT STEDELIJK MUSEUM

The exhibition In the Presence of Absence at Stedelijk Museum…

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