Month: May 2017

Altered Reality

American sculptor Roxy Paine has long been exploring the interaction between the human and natural worlds. Through his work, he exposes the chaos that comes from mankind’s continued attempt to impose its will on nature. A new dual exhibit in Manhattan, held concurrently at two of Paul Kasmin’s Chelsea galleries, highlights recent works by the […]

International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale

We’re bringing you a selection of the highlights from the 57th edition of the international art exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2017, curated by Christine Marcel, Viva Arte Viva  

A Dialogue Between Generations of Arab Women in Art issue#42

I hope this letter finds our readers in good health and spirits. Selections is eager to share its eventful summer with you. I personally find this September issue to be a landmark in the history of the magazine. The topic we chose to address is Women — a Dialogue in Generations of Arab Women. To […]

Earthly Love

It is enthralling to hear an ancient love story regaled beside an Art Deco pool, like that of Villa Empain in Brussels. The Korean folk tale of the Princess reborn as a silkworm makes for an elegant introduction to Chun Kwang Young’s show, Aggregation, with this performance part of a series to accompany the exhibition, […]

Princess Warrior

Chanel’s latest couture collection celebrates a woman’s power, as well as her femininity With each of his new Chanel collections, Karl Lagerfeld seeks to impart a message of some sort, generally about the state of the world at this very moment. His spring/summer 2017 couture collection follows along that path, as it celebrates delicate femininity […]

Democratising Design

What does it feel like to navigate an airport as a Lebanese passport holder? How does the design of international spaces contribute to an insider-outsider dialectic? What barriers are placed in the path of those carrying a passport that only allows entry to 37 countries without jumping through hoops? In NationMetrix, an immersive installation by […]

Beirut Design Week 2017

In its sixth consecutive year, Beirut Design Week 2017 starts today May 19th! The event showcases the best of Lebanese and international design in various location around Beirut. Visit their program, you wouldn’t want to miss it. Daily Schedule here. Bokja, Homesick – Saifi Village, 22nd of May Outside of defining the concept of home as a […]

Donna Levinstone’s Divine Landscapes

Donna Levinstone is an active visual artists that works from her studio in Long Island City. Her pieces are made of pastel and can be described as “Lightscapes”. She is resolved on calling them so because they are mostly representations of vast seascapes caught in moments of divine light. The accuracy and life-like aspect of […]

Exilic Pleasures

Bringing a museum like feel to the gallery world of New York City’s Chelsea, the Leila Heller Gallery has partnered up with curator Rowland Weinstein, to bring back the advent of surrealism in a very specific context. Exilic Pleasures runs from April 27th to June 17th 2017. Weinstein started as a collector. The very first work […]

Architectural Dialogue

Ettore Sottsass was one of the great architects of the 20th century. This year, in celebration of the centennial of Sottsass’ birth, architect Charles Zana is staging a special exhibit as part of the Venice Biennale that links the work of Sottsass with that of another famed architect: Carlo Scarpa. Scarpa and Sottsass were born […]