Month: February 2017

Cold Hard Cash

Hady Sy’s latest solo show explored the absurdity of money as a conceptual force and the all-too-real evils that come with it “Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today,” sang Pink Floyd in 1973. “But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re giving none away.” Money – […]

Two Takes on India’s Independence

Sachin Bonde and Poonam Jain both explored India’s Colonial past and post-Independence realities at Dubai’s 1×1 gallery’s India Art Fair booth A vision etched in gypsum lies vertical, divided like loose leaves of paper torn out of old notebooks. A map made of tin stands straight, with cartographic lines etched across its form, tracking its […]

Three Artists to Watch at India Art Fair

Selections takes a look at three exciting emerging artists exhibiting in New Delhi this February As part of a calendar of critical and cultural events across South Asia that includes the Dhaka Art Summit and the Kochi-Muziris and Colombo Biennales, the India Art Fair addresses the sub-continent’s commercial interests. It sees emerging and more established […]

Best of DJWE 2017

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition ends this Saturday 25th of February and we’ve already had our eyes on some of the best collections: Boghossian   Chanel     Van Cleef & Arpels     Bovet   Andre Marcha  

In Sickness and in Health

Ziad Abillama’s latest solo show at Saleh Barakat Gallery explores ailing objects as a metaphor for the epistemological limits of positivism in science and philosophy In his 2013 solo show Post Fascism, Post Imperialism, Post Ziad, Ziad Abillama explored the ways in which Western perceptions of the Middle East echo the male sexualisation of the […]

Two Masters at Work

Picasso-Giacometti, on show at Qatar Museums’ Fire Station in Doha, is a stunning exhibition that charts a forgotten friendship between two artistic visionaries Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso are among the most famous artists of the 20th century, but the relationship between them has gone largely unremarked until recently. In the exhibition Picasso-Giacometti, on show […]

Roots of Identity

A collective show by five Palestinian artists from Al dakhel (Interior), Roots of Identity presents three generations of artists living the duality of their deep Palestinian roots and their Israeli citizenship , hence a sense of displacement on their own land. Works by Abed Abdi, Michael Hallak, Fouad Aghbaria, , Karim Abu Shakra and Samah […]

Burning Dialogue

It’s shaping up to be a big year for Jean Boghossian. The Lebanese artist of Armenian descent is reveling in his first-ever solo museum exhibit, now showing at Brussels’ Musée d’Ixelles. He’s also busy preparing Armenia’s National Pavilion for this year’s Venice Biennale: Armenia tapped him to represent the country during the prestigious event in […]

Benoy in Dubai

Architecture, masterplanning, interior and graphic design firm Benoy has opened its new studio in Dubai’s D3 design district Award-winning international architecture, masterplanning, interior and graphic design firm Benoy has opened a new studio in D3. As one of twelve studios globally, Benoy’s move to Dubai’s design district comes nearly ten years after they delivered their […]

Transcending Reality

One to Watch Six prominent collectors of art from the Middle East and North Africa sat down with Selections to share their pick of 10 regional artists to watch For this special One to Watch issue, Selections reached out to six prominent collectors focusing on art from the Middle East and North Africa to ask […]