Author: Iain Akerman

Art and Architecture in an Era of Change

  Renowned architects Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas are among a host of big names set to deliver talks at The International New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference in Qatar. Taking place from 14 to 16 March in Doha, the conference will explore the changing dynamics of art and architecture and their potential to change people and places. Guests drawn from the […]

Eye on Design

This year’s Design Days Dubai will have the highest number of exhibitors to date, with the fair cultivating recognition and awareness for design in the region   On 16 March, the fourth edition of Design Days Dubai kicks off with an international line-up of 44 exhibitors from 20 countries. Running for five days, the event is the Middle East and South […]

Pop Strike

Morocco-born artist Hassan Hajjaj has been using pop art to play with perceptions and stereotypes in the Arab world. Hajjaj discusses his work and inspiration with us   “The more you don’t want it, the more it happens. That’s what I’ve learnt. Even when I started showing my work it took three years I think before I had the […]

The House on the Hill

Artist Tom Young hopes that a two-month residency at La Maison Rose in Ras Beirut can pave the way for more artistic activity in the iconic property   “I’ve been exploring the house’s context in the city, drawing inspiration from the forest of towers that surround it, and nearby landmarks such as the old lighthouse and Luna Park,” […]