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

Abu Dhabi Art 2023: Interview with Morad Montazami

Could you please share your initial experiences and first conversation with the Abu Dhabi Art team when you were approached to curate the Beyond Emerging Artists (BEA) section? It is a pleasure and honour to be appointed as the curator…

Abu Dhabi Art 2023: Interview with Venetia Porter

The Gateway Exhibition is a platform that highlights local and international artists. What motivated your choice to curate this year’s exhibition and to present a survey show for Emirati artist Hashel Al Lamki? I was invited to curate this year’s…

Abu Dhabi Art 2023: Interview with Dyala Nusseibeh

As Abu Dhabi Art 2023 is poised to be the largest yet, featuring 91 galleries from over 31 countries, could you discuss how this substantial expansion influences the fair’s global art scene significance and its implications for the regional art…

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 to the founder, Antonis Benakis. When it was…

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 and internationally, and in response to the digital…

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 very busy. I would say it was a…

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 book that you coauthored? There is a little…

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 legacy of an unparalleled collection of works by…

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 Mous Lamrabat has garnered attention across the Middle…

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 Ghione: Thank you. It has definitely been a…

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