Month: May 2015

When Now Meets Then

  Dubai Palestinian artist Hazem Harb’s exhibition at Salsali Private Museum in Dubai explored landscapes and dichotomies How to create using only oppositions? And how to employ dichotomies to analyse certain modern phenomena that are already paradoxical, themselves full of dichotomies? These and further questions were examined in Palestinian artist Hazem Harb’s solo exhibition, The Invisible Landscape and […]

Sculpting Ruin and Rebirth

Beirut Lebanese sculptor Bassam Kyrillos opened Artspace Hamra with a thought-provoking series on human strength and frailty Artspace Hamra, a new addition to Beirut’s burgeoning gallery scene, celebrated its opening with a show by Lebanese sculpture Bassam Kyrillos on May 15th, showcasing a diverse selection of pieces in brass, aluminium and mixed media. Locating Existence contained 16 sculptures, all exploring […]

Revelations in Creative Chaos

The Mine aims to dig deeper in the multi-dimensional, ever-evolving art scene   It was installation day at The Mine. Mapping Within: An Alternative Guide to Tehran and Beyond was on its way up. Curator Sohrab Kashani was adjusting Yousha Bashir’s hearts pinned to a blank industrial wall. There was drilling and hammering. Auction house […]