Author: Kasia Maciejowska

Radical Wrapping

The Floating Piers, a new work by longstanding installation artist Christo, continues the Italian Lakes’ association with romantic statements and progressive perspectives Vintage speedboats and retro Prada tea dresses; the locked up villas of Europe’s old families hidden among the trees and the white-tipped Swiss Alps suggested on the skyline – the Italian Lakes have […]

Woman Of Spirit

At 73 years old, sculptor Lynda Benglis’ has four studios on three continents and her work is exhibited around the world   Speaking from her studio in the Hamptons, Lynda Benglis winds comfortably down a conversational path as we slip from talking about the psychedelic colours found in volcanic secretions to discussing how life is […]

Radical Mayfair

Pace gallery celebrates the life and influence of art dealer Robert Fraser with a very personal exhibition in February and March. Fraser brought Op Art and Pop Art to London from New York, becoming known as Groovy Bob for his Swinging Sixties lifestyle and inspiring the Beatles song Dr Robert. The London exhibition, curated by his friend and artist […]

In the Library with Etel Adnan

The grande dame of Lebanese painting and poetry is enjoying a great deal of attention from the contemporary art scene. Here she takes time out from her international schedule to speak with us about the books that she lives with and the literature that has influenced her As Etel Adnan nears her 90th birthday, she has become […]

Art After the Internet

Receiving high praise from seminal art-and-media thinkers like Douglas Coupland and formalising the critical dialogue around contemporary culture’s most penetrating technological medium, You Are Here: Art After the Internet is a book of collected essays and art projects about the influence of the internet on art since the Nineties. Omar Kholeif edited the publication and […]

A Modernist Arabia

The Arab Center for Architecture (ACA) presents the story of pan-Arab modernism for the Kingdom of Bahrain pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, curated by George Arbid and Bernard Khoury. The Lebanon-based archive chose 100 buildings from across the region to represent 20th-century architectural progress. Conceived of as a counterpoint to the polarised perception of Arab architecture as either […]

In the Studio with Rabih Kayrouz

The fashion world’s Lebanese darling is riding high after being made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France A young man stands up to measure a shirt seam while an older woman sits stitching a collar.  A rail of yellow and blue dresses stands behind the tables as rooftops glint with […]

The Space Between

Richard Serra’s towering planes of steel measure time and space on a human scale in the scorching sands of Qatar Lined up in quietude, gesturing between one horizon and another, four towering steel planks mark out a mile in the landscape of Ras Brouq nature reserve, 60 km west of Doha. The new installation, conceived for the location, is classic Richard Serra […]