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

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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…

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…

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Marwan Kassab-Bachi, Extract from Correspondence with Abdel Rahman Munif, 1990 - 2004. Watercolour on Paper. Courtesy of the artist.

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