Author: Arie Amaya Akkermans

A Russian Visionary

Art collector Margarita Pushkina discusses her extensive private collection, why she loves the process of collecting and what Russian contemporary art has to offer Margarita Pushkina, founding director of Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, represents Russia’s entrepreneurial new generation. An esteemed art collector with an intriguing, varied collection of Russian and international works, Pushkina has […]

Mohammed Alkouh, The Rolls Royce Building

Archaeology of the Future – Now

Through hand-coloured gelatin prints Mohammed Alkouh presents the early modern architecture of Kuwait City as future monuments for a distant past     “The shocking contrast between Alkouh’s coloured prints and the state of the buildings today – some of them already demolished – is a visual document that links different eras in a continuous flow.” […]

Championing Contemporary Art

One of the Middle East’s leading supporters of art, Lulu Al Sabah has run auctions, opened her own consultancy, and remains a dedicated art patron. Selections caught up with her at Beirut Art Fair A woman at the forefront of contemporary art in the Middle East, Lulu Al Sabah was a regional pioneer with auctioneers Christie’s and Phillips, opened […]

Ayyam Gallery, Samia Halabi

Young, but Growing in Stature

Innovative and renowned galleries from around the world descended on Saadiyat Cultural District for this year’s Abu Dhabi Art   The Gulf’s younger fair, now in its sixth edition, ran at the beginning of November at its traditional location in Saadiyat Cultural District. After last year’s event was marred by wind and rain that caused the fair to close temporarily, and for […]

Ayyam, Projects,

A Question of Space

The Ayyam Gallery has opened a new experimental space that challenges the ecosystem of art in Beirut   Among the few experimental art spaces that have appeared in Beirut in recent years – outside the circle of traditional galleries – there is a new substantive addition: Ayyam Projects. A twin space to the Beirut branch of Ayyam Gallery, […]