Month: March 2015

The Many Women of Najla El Zein

Lebanese designer Najla El Zein creates objects, spaces and installations that are intimate and push the boundaries between conceptual art and design   “There’s also something related to gesture,” she reflects. Although that is true, it’s actually her use of everyday materials in unusual contexts that’s most striking. From where we are, in her Geitawi […]

Draw me a… ticket

Peut-être Theatre is devoted to challenging young audiences and we are inspired by them! We have decided to use this communication to highlight their passion about nurturing creativity and creating a platform for exchange between artists and young children. Please do check them out! Back to our Art Dubai and Design Days Dubai giveaway tickets draw! We would like […]

An Eye on Design

Dubai Design District will provide an ecosystem for global design and creative minds.  Zoltán Somhegyi talks to Dr Amina Al Rustamani, group CEO of TECOM Investments, about the bold new development   Zoltán Somhegyi: Dubai Design District is a much awaited development in the city. According to the website of d3: “The District is an unprecedented combination of form and […]

Radical Mayfair

Pace gallery celebrates the life and influence of art dealer Robert Fraser with a very personal exhibition in February and March. Fraser brought Op Art and Pop Art to London from New York, becoming known as Groovy Bob for his Swinging Sixties lifestyle and inspiring the Beatles song Dr Robert. The London exhibition, curated by his friend and artist […]

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

It’s not an easy task to narrow down some of my favourite artworks from the Arab world, which is a testimony to the diversity and breadth of the talent that existed and continues to exist in our region. This list I have suggested is by no means an exhaustive list. Some of these works I cherish and are owned […]

The Lebanese Taste of France

Each year in March more than 1000 of the top restaurants worldwide take part in Goût de France, a celebration of the country’s rich culinary tradition. This year’s event falls on March 19, when chefs from five continents will each prepare their unique take on French gastronomic cuisine. Each will serve up a menu approved […]

Art and Architecture in an Era of Change

  Renowned architects Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas are among a host of big names set to deliver talks at The International New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference in Qatar. Taking place from 14 to 16 March in Doha, the conference will explore the changing dynamics of art and architecture and their potential to change people and places. Guests drawn from the […]

Preview: The Armory Show 2015

First organized by the association of American Painters and Sculptors in 1913, the Armory Show was designed to bring to the public eye a plethora of exquisite creations. Envisioned to become the largest art exhibition in the United States yet, the Armory Show today at it’s seventeenth return brings together 197 galleries from 28 countries […]