Month: February 2018

Roxane Lahidji | Alchemist, Artist and Designer of Marble Salts

” In ancient times salt was rare and costly. Yet, since the industrial revolution, it has become so cheap and easily available that we longer recognise its value. Marbled salt questions the value of materials attached to a certain social status, and how they convey a certain social reproduction; but also the material value of […]

Cultural Narratives

Date: 24 February – 10 March 2018 Location: Alserkal Avenue, warehouse 61 Drawing on centuries of tradition and know-how, artists from the Arab and Persian worlds have created works that reflect their rich culture and transcend regional boundaries. This new, extensive collection of artworks by established and emerging talents from the region provides a breathtaking […]

Remembering Fathallah Zamroud

This week we heard the tragic news that our dear friend Fathallah Zamroud passed away after a long battle with cancer. A Syrian-Lebanese painter, born in Lebanon in 1968, he was a talented artist and a wonderful man, always positive and happy. He died this week aged 49, leaving behind him a wealth of memories […]

Curated By at India Art Fair 2018

Selection being something we specialise in here at Selections, we like to ask those who are best-placed to make choices on our behalf. In this special feature, we ask gallerists at the India Art Fair 2018 to choose a single artwork from their booths and share the story behind it. IAF will be held from 9 to […]

Bright ideas

Michael Anastassiades’ minimalist, utilitarian lighting creations have become major talking points for the way in which they hand creativity back to their user. Recently in Dubai to present the prototypes for Arrangements, his new collection for the Italian brand Flos, the London-based designer took time out to talk inspiration, intimidation and satisfaction with our team. […]

Constructing from the Ruins

A new monograph of Marwan Rechmaoui charts the artist’s obsessive mapping of the destruction and reconstruction of Beirut over a period of 20 years Part landscape, part sculpture, part cartography and part documentary, the work of Marwan Rechmaoui blurs many lines, even as it returns again and again to the same subject — the urban, […]

What to see at Arte Fiera 2018

2nd – 5th February 2018, Bologna VIP Preview 1st February 12.00 pm (invitation only) Vernissage 1st February 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm (invitation only) Arte Fiera, Italy’s longest running art fair and the leading national event in terms of sales, has been the fulcrum of the national art market for the last 42 years. The coming […]