Month: May 2017

Creatures of the Wild

  Downtown Beirut’s premier art space, Opera Gallery, has teamed up with Animals Lebanon, one of the country’s leading organizations actively working for the protection and welfare of animals, to host “Giving Back to Nature.” This new exhibit aims to highlight the power of nature and wildlife, while attempting to explain how animals have affected […]

Satellite Shows at the Venice Biennale 2017

The Venice Biennale 2017, titled Viva Arte Viva and curated by Christine Macel,  will be showcasing along with the pavilions, phenomenal satellite shows you should not miss.   Damien Hirst at Palazzo Grassi Damien Hirst’s Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable takes place at the Palazzo Grassi and is curated by Elena Geuna. For the first […]

Venice Biennale 2017

The Venice Biennale 2017 titled Viva Arte Viva, opens to the public this Saturday 13th of May, at Giardini and Arsenale. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss! PAVILIONS AT GIARDINI: Russian Pavilion: Theatrum Orbis Artist: Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group, Sasha Pirogova Commissioner: Semyon Mikhailovsky Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky Venue: Pavilion at Giardini Giardini 7 Japanese Pavilion: Turned Upside […]

The Whimsical World of Reza Shafahi

Reza Shafahi is a self-taught artist who began his painterly career at the age of 72, prior to which he trained as a professional wrestler. This journeying into painting began with the encouragement of his son at the age of 72 with the encouragement of his son, Mamali who in 2012 invited his father to […]

Frieze New York 2017

Frieze New York 2017 opened its doors to the public on May 5th. Situated on Randall’s Island, as every year, one can access it through a ferry departing from a peer in midtown Manhattan. The fair’s tent is comparable to the size of an airport and in ways, is definitely a hub for artists and […]

Daily Live updates from Venice

Don’t miss  out on the 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA! The Exhibition is organized by La Biennale di Venezia and will be opened to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th 2017, at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues.   May 11th   May 10th   May 9th

“In Between: Contemporary Iranian art” Show curated by Shahram Karimi

Iranian curator and artist Shahram Karimi took me through the exhibition he put together at the Mana Contemporary in New Jersey called “In Between: Contemporary Iranian art”. It Is running until August 26th 2017 and is definitely worth taking the Path train for all of our hyper-local Manhattan readers. The show features artists David Abir, […]

Mamali Shafahi V [!] R o l l u r g y #Fake news and fake science

Stepping into the sci-fi and futuristic world Mamali Shafahi has created in Tehran’s Moshen gallery, at once confronts the viewer with the paradox of our present moment. The real and the imagined colliding in the aptly titled V [!] R o l l u r g y: #Fake news and fake science, Shafahi brings his […]

Native Hills

  Marsden Hartley was America’s first great modern painter, and a precursor to such greats as Jackson Pollock and Jasper Johns. Over the years, he repeatedly modified his style, often in response to the era’s artistic trends, but he somehow managed to create a technique that was all his own, blending inventiveness and American transcendentalism […]