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Tagreed Darghouth (1979), Lebanon. From the series “The Tree Within, A Palestinian Olive Tree”, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas, 200 x 150 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi & Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation. Artwork chosen by the foundation’s director Dr Basel Dalloul

(FAQ) IN ART – HOW DO YOU KNOW AN ARTWORK IS AUTHENTIC?

IT’S A EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION OF THE ART WORLD: WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ART? ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERISTS, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS AND MORE GIVE THOUGHTFUL AND…

Abdul Rahman Katanani (1983), Palestine. Gaza Kid, 2018. Zinc, barbed wire and metal, 160 x 249 x 17.5 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi & Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation. Artwork chosen by the foundation’s director Dr Basel Dalloul

(FAQ) IN ART – WHEN CAN YOU SAY YOU’RE A COLLECTOR?

IT’S A EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION OF THE ART WORLD: WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ART? ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERISTS, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS AND MORE GIVE THOUGHTFUL AND…

Inaya Fanis Hodeib (1983), The Glorious Turd. Courtesy of Inaya Fares Hodeib and Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation. Artwork chosen by the foundation’s director Dr Basel Dalloul

(FAQ) IN ART – PRICE AND VALUE. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

IT’S A EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION OF THE ART WORLD: WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ART? ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERISTS, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS AND MORE GIVE THOUGHTFUL AND…

BAYA (1931-1998), Algeria. Femme au vase fleuri bleu, 1986. Watercolour and gouache on paper. Courtesy of Ramzi & Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation. Artwork chosen by the foundation’s director Dr Basel Dalloul

(FAQ) IN ART – WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART?

IT’S A EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION OF THE ART WORLD: WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ART? ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERISTS, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS AND MORE GIVE THOUGHTFUL AND…

Nadim Karam, Sketchbook 155, 2016, work on paper, 36.4 x 27.4 cm. Courtesy of Nadim Karam & Atelier Hapsitus

21 ARTISTS AND A BIENNIAL | NADIM KARAM

Nadim Karam (born 1957) is a multidisciplinary Lebanese artist, painter, sculptor and architect       Nadim Karam (b.1957) – an artist and architect working from Beirut – holds a degree in…

Sama Alshaibi, Ma Lam Tabki (Unless weeping) from Silsila series, 166 × 250 cm, diasec print, 2014

THE POWER OF THE IMAGE

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 by India…

Walid Raad, Better Be Watching the Clouds, 2017. Exhibition View. Courtesy of Sfeir- Semler Gallery. Chosen by Omar Kholeif

(FAQ) IN ART – PLEASE EXPLAIN THE STRUCTURE OF THE ART WORLD

IT’S A EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION OF THE ART WORLD: WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ART? ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERISTS, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS AND MORE GIVE THOUGHTFUL AND…

Marwan Kassab-Bachi, The Three Palestinian Boys, 1970. Oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm. “Courtesy of the Barjeel Art Foundation, photographed by Capital D” Artwork chosen by Omar Kholeif

(FAQ) IN ART – WHAT IS ART?

IT’S A EMOTIONAL EXPLORATION OF THE ART WORLD: WHICH ARE THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN IT COMES TO ART? ARTISTS, CURATORS, GALLERISTS, MUSEUM DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS AND MORE GIVE THOUGHTFUL AND…

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Abdul Rahman Katanani (1983), Palestine. Gaza Kid, 2018. Zinc, barbed wire and metal, 160 x 249 x 17.5 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi & Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation. Artwork chosen by the foundation’s director Dr Basel Dalloul

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