Month: September 2016

Unseen Photo Festival

16-25 September 2016 – This year’s edition of Unseen Photo Festival, the annual festival began in 2012 by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Platform A, and creative agency Vandejong, highlights the most recent developments in photography by presenting emerging talent and new works by established artists. The festival and art fair invites viewers to experience a unique […]

Celebrating Icons in Sharjah

SHARJAH Sharjah Art Foundation has unveiled a spectacular programme of retrospectives and solo shows, celebrating five iconic global artists this autumn and winter Arnulf Rainer: Towards Overpaintings Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area September 9 to November 1 Arnulf Rainer is not only Austria’s leading abstract artist, but one of the most important living artists globally. […]

Best of Beirut

BEIRUT Selections looks back at some of the best shows of the summer season, and forward to upcoming events that promise to be worth the wait. Collective Places Galerie Janine Rubeiz July 13 to August 18 It seems to be a prerequisite of living that the environment around us, the people we see and the […]

Better By Design

DUBAI This October, Dubai continues its bid to become a global design hub with the second edition of Dubai Design Week With over 100 events taking place over six days, it will take a time machine to absorb all that this year’s Dubai Design Week has to offer. New design district d3 is again the […]

It’s Oh So Quiet

DUBAI At Dubai’s Carbon 12, two very different takes on communication dovetail Monika Grabuschnigg’s attention is often on Afghanistan, and her ongoing Warporn project is worth seeking out. But from September 18 until November 7, the Berlin-based artist will be showing her equally fascinating Relics Collection at Alserkal Avenue’s Carbon 12 gallery, along with Beirut-based […]

Art from Antalya

Istanbul’s Pera Museum has long been a strong supporter of Turkey’s new generation of artists. The private museum is set inside the magnificent former Bristol Hotel, which was designed in 1893 by architect Achille Manoussos and restored by Sinan Genim in 2003, and is particularly noteworthy for its fascinating collection of Orientalist paintings. Over the […]

The Sirens silence the sirens

Hayv Kahraman’s distinctive female forms are back in Dubai’s Third Line Gallery until 22nd October. They’re as alluring as ever, yet devastating in their message. The show’s called Audible Inaudible. For the first time, Kahraman cuts precisely into her work, creating sound boards with acoustic foam to absorb the sirens that rang so loud in […]

Connecting Space and Decades

DUBAI Iconic artist Judy Rifka, thriving since the halcyon art scene of 1970s New York, finally comes to Dubai It’s no exaggeration to say that Judy Rifka is a legend. And what a coup that she’s coming to Dubai this September. During her two-week visit, Rifka will be making and showing new work, along with […]

Illuminating Design

RIYADH Riyadh is set to host the third edition of Saudi Design Week this October, with a focus on illumination Saudi Design Week (SDW) is back for its third edition this year and is being hosted by the creative team of Oasis Magazine in collaboration with the King Faisal Foundation for Research and Islamic Studies. SDW founders […]

Bridging Ideological Borders

SAN FRANCISCO A group of 15 young artists from Saudi Arabia are travelling across the United States from east to west, aiming to foster dialogue and improve U.S.-Saudi relations Despite stories of religious intolerance and conflict, a bold group of Saudi artists has set out on a journey to discover the diversity and people of […]