An uninterrupted visual continuum

The pieces you see throughout the article are ones that SELECTIONS has handpicked with glee from our previously published editions. Feel free to check the links under each image and join us on a trip down the memory lane.


Abdulnasser Gharem, The Stamp (Moujaz), 2017. Glass, 120 x 90 cm diameter. Photo credit Francesco Allegretto. Courtesy Gharem Studio Inc. Chosen by Adriano Berengo for the ‘Curated By’ section in 21 Artists and a Biennial Issue #49.


Afra Al Suwaidi, Unsheltered 04, 2020. Collage, mixed media, 53 x 40 cm (h x w). Courtesy of Abu Dhabi Art and The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. For The Experimental Catalogue Issue #54, Maya El Khalil described the work Unsheltered 04, 2020 by Afra Al Suwaidi in an objective way, then more subjectively and contextually.

Youssef Nabil, Catherine Deneuve, Paris 2010. Hand coloured gelatin silver print, 50 x 75 cm. Courtesy of The Third Line gallery. From Art Glossary Issue #52, a visual for the word Renaissance

Los Bravú, Madre Con Niña, 2020. Acrylic on canvas. Presented by: Lyle O. Reitzel Arte Contemporáneo. Courtesy of VOLTA Art Fair. Chosen by Kamiar Maleki for the ‘Curated By’ section for Art Glossary Issue #52.

Hussain Sharif, Seated Strike II, 2016. 32 handmade iron pieces, made of recycled hangers, painted in black colour. Various sizes. Courtesy of Salwa Zeidan Gallery. Chosen by Terry Rakolta for the ‘Curated By’ section in The Experimental Catalogue Issue #54.

Huguette Caland, Kaslik, 1968. Oil on linen, 102.2 x 102.2 cm. Courtesy of Studio Huguette Caland. From the ‘Illustrated Biography of Huguette Caland’ in Show and Tell Issue #51.

Alluvium, Power to the Artists not to Curators, 2020. Gesso and acrylic on handmade clay plate, 22.5 cm in diameter. This work was the answer of artists Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian to “How do you see the future of Art?” in The Diary of an Artist in Confinement Interesting Times Issue #53. Courtesy of the artists.




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