Month: April 2016

A Brilliant Burst of Pop

Catch the dazzling Tom Wesselmann retrospective in Manhattan Tom Wesselmann is perhaps one of the world’s most iconic pop artists. His work is often compared to that of Andy Warhol, with some critics even saying that Wesselmann represented pop art more succinctly than any of his contemporaries. When the artist died in 2004, various art […]

This Side of Paradise

A glorious exhibition at New York’s Guggenheim Museum highlights contemporary works from the Middle East and North Africa In what is perhaps one of its boldest moves, New York’s venerable Guggenheim Museum is hosting a show that focuses solely on Middle Eastern and North African art. Running until October 5 and entitled But a Storm […]

A State of Being

A review by Malak Hassan on Seher Shah’s first solo exhibition at Green Art Gallery Dubai The Lightness of Mass, Seher Shah’s first solo show which is currently running at Green Art Gallery Dubai until May 9, is phenomenal. Responding to the opening invitation, I visit the exhibition which features six series of works using […]

APEALing Architecture

The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) has announced a shortlist of 13 architects to design the new modern and contemporary art museum set to open in Beirut in 2020. The shortlist is the result of a competition calling for design proposals from architects of Lebanese origin around the […]

Becoming One with the Earth

A haunting retrospective at the NSU Art Museum in South Florida celebrates the filmworks of late Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta Ana Mendieta was one of the most daring and influential artists from the 1970s and early 1980s. Since she began working in 1971 and until her shocking death in 1985, she produced a dramatic body […]

In the Library with Mohamed Al Mazrouei

Emirati painter, poet, writer and curator Mohamed Al Mazrouei discusses writers, shifting visions and the omnipresence of death Only a rebellious mind could create images like Mohamed Al Mazrouei’s. His primal, absurd paintings show figures in various stages of dishevelled undress, many with panic looming in their eyes. He defies definition, but can be called […]

From Delhi with Love

Art collector and philanthropist Kiran Nadar tells Selections about exhibiting Indian artists in New York and why the local art market still needs to mature As the founder of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in Delhi, the first privately funded public museum in India, Kiran Nadar is now taking her talents to New York. […]

Artistic Alternatives

Valerie Reinhold explores a growing trend of experiential, immersive exhibitions that bring visitors into close contact with the works on show — and the artists who created them If you haven’t traded your Gucci boots for Nike Lunarlon yet, like many art professionals, it might be time to reconsider. Comfortable footwear is becoming a prerequisite if you […]

Inside Oman’s National Museum

Dorian Batycka sat down with Dr. Jamal Al-Moosawi, director of the new National Museum in Oman, to discuss future plans for the museum, international collaborations, and the role of the institution in fostering art education, understanding and cultural awareness The National Museum of Oman opened in Muscat in December, timed to coincide with the Sultanate’s […]

Catherine de Zegher

Women’s Work Prominent Belgian curator, art critic and art historian Catherine de Zegher tells Selections about her work with inspiring women artists, the importance of juxtaposing historical and contemporary work to create “an archeology of the present” and her choice of pieces for this issue’s Curated By section India Stoughton: Earlier this year you published […]