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RACHANA’S OWN STAR BY CLAUDE LEMAND

Anachar Basbous’s Sculptures Soothe And Enchant Me; They Make Me Dream And Carry Me Far Away. They Are Made With Human Hands And A Celestial Spirit. They Belong To A Culture Of Magical Objects: Their Forms Are Modern And Universal.…

Zaman Jassim When the Moon is Full, 2021 Fiberglass, LED lights and video projection 1000x1000x270 cm Courtesy the artist Photo

NOOR RIYADH, THE GROUNDBREAKING ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT AND ART

Annual festival of light and art Noor Riyadh returns on a grander scale to illuminate Saudi Arabia’s Capital Following the success of Noor Riyadh 2021, the 2022 edition will see the festival almost triple in size, with more than 120…

Ibrahim Mahama, On a spaceship, 2019-2022. Giclee Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper – Photo Rag Smooth. 40 x 50 cm. Edition of 30 © the artist. Courtesy White Cube

‘ON A SPACESHIP’ BY IBRAHIM MAHAMA

‘ON A SPACESHIP’ BY IBRAHIM MAHAMA FOR THE FRIEZE X DEUTSCHE BANK EMERGING CURATORS FELLOWSHIP A new artist edition to support a placement for Black and POC emerging curators at the Whitworth. Frieze and Deutsche Bank announce the return of…

SOWING LOVE IN THE LAND BY ANACHAR BASBOUS

I Was Born In A Field Of Sculptures, In Rachana, The Native Village Of My Father Michel Basbous, Myself, And My Children, Shana And Michel. With My Wife Elma, We Live In This Village Where Nature And Sculptures Marry In…

20TH CENTURY ART / MIDDLE EAST BY SOTHEBY’S

Featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics from artists across the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa, Iran and Turkey, Sotheby’s 20th Century Art / Middle East sale brings together a diverse selection of artworks encompassing the myriad of styles that developed in…

MAB

ANACHAR BASBOUS – A NEW LEGACY FROM THE LAND

A NEW LEGACY FROM THE LAND I AM THE SECOND GENERATION OF THE BASBOUS FAMILY OF SCULPTORS. MY FATHER, MICHEL BASBOUS, WAS THE FIRST TO BEGIN SCULPTING IN THE FAMILY AND HE WAS AMONG THE FIRST ARTISTS IN THE MIDDLE…

Installation view of the exhibition Imperfect Chronology: Mapping the Contemporary I, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2016. Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif. Photograph by Stephen White. Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.

MAJOR MODERN ARAB EXHIBITIONS 2012 – 2022 | BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION COLLECTION IMPERFECT CHRONOLOGY: ARAB ART FROM THE MODERN TO THE CONTEMPORARY AT THE WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, LONDON

Barjeel Art Foundation Collection Imperfect Chronology: Arab Art from the Modern to the Contemporary At The Whitechapel Gallery, London Debating Modernism I Location: The Whitechapel Gallery, London Date: September 8 – December 6, 2015 Curated by: Omar Kholeif Imperfect Chronology…

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