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

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…

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…

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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…

Nabil Anani, Olive Groves #7, 2020. Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 125 cm. Courtesy of Zawyeh Gallery.

NABIL ANANI | DIARY OF AN ARTIST IN INTERESTING TIMES

Taking up this issue’s theme of ‘The Diary of an…

Afra Al Dhaheri, Tasreeha, 2020. Photo credits to Ruzai Han

ABU DHABI ART | BEYOND: EMERGING ARTISTS

Beyond: Emerging Artists programme is curated by Maya El-Khalil, who…

Exhibition view, Sinem Dişli, Sand In A Whirlwind, 2015 (l), Tehran Platform, Al Mashoof, 2020

SANDSTORM : AND THEN THERE WAS DUST, AT DEPO ISTANBUL

Sandstorm – And Then There Was Dust is a transnational…

Portrait Tagreed Darghouth © Giles Duley

TAGREED DARGHOUTH | DIARY OF AN ARTIST IN INTERESTING TIMES

Taking up this issue’s theme of ‘The Diary of an…

Karine Boulanger, Murmures Entre Les Branches, 2015. Oil on canvas, 130 x 195 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Janine Rubeiz.

WHY I MOVED TO THE COUNTRYSIDE

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