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

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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THE RISE OF VIDEO ART IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Has the popularity of Video Art in the Middle East been enhanced by this year’s pandemic and acceleration into the digital sphere? Rebecca Anne Proctor speaks with several curators and specialists on…

Washington. Courtesy of Institute for Digital Archaeology /A. Karenowska

ON PRESERVING HERITAGE IN CONFLICT ZONES

Founder and Director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology Roger Michael discusses with Rebecca Anne Proctor why preserving monuments in the world’s conflict burdened areas is crucial to humanity Rebecca Anne Proctor:…

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Palimpsest, 2017, still from video.

MAKING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BEIRUT AND ISTANBUL

Writer and critic Arie Amaya-Akkermans, based in Istanbul, has spent the most part of the past decade working in the Middle East, including Istanbul and Beirut; he spoke to Selections about his…

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…

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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…

Nabil Anani, In Pursuit of Utopia #15, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 108 cm

NABIL ANANI | ZAWYEH GALLERY

In Pursuit Of Utopia exhibition by Nabil Anani is currently…

RETURN TO PALMYRA EXHIBITION

Getty’s first Arabic online exhibition Return to Palmyra was launched…

Weeper capuchin III, 2020, archival pigment print, 20 x 30 cm, edition 1/3. Courtesy of Grey Noise

STELIOS KALLINIKOU – GREY NOISE GALLERY

Nebokeru is the first solo presentation of Stelios Kallinikou at…

Fazal Rizvi, The Blue Drawings, 2018. Digital Prints, 20.32 x 15.24 cm each, set of 14. Edition of 4. Courtesy of the artist and Grey Noise Dubai

THE EXPERIMENTAL CATALOGUE | NADA RAZA

An adventure into art in a digital time going online…

Annalisa Rosso, Hypersizing! 2020. Printed textile by Punto Seta, 4 items - 140cm x 220cm. Edition 1+1AP

EXTRAPERLO 2021 – CURATING CURATORS

Founded by Spanish designer Jorge Penadés, EXTRAPERLO is a curatorial…

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