Author: Laura Egerton

Roshanak Aminelahi | Gordafarid

Best of Dubai | Selections explores the most interesting and inspiring exhibitions set to grace Dubai’s galleries this autumn Roshanak Aminelahi | Gordafarid Ayyam Gallery September 13 to October 28 We all need something to inspire us. For Roshanak Aminelahi, an Iranian artist who has lived and worked in Dubai for over a decade, that […]

Good Face and Incurable Flaws | Carbon 12

Best of Dubai Selections explores the most interesting and inspiring exhibitions set to grace Dubai’s galleries this autumn Good Face and Incurable Flaws Carbon 12 September 13 to October 31 Throughout history, artists have wrestled with the challenging task of representing a sitter: not just reproducing their physical attributes but giving an impression of their […]

Ramin Haerizadeh | Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde

Best of Dubai Selections explores the most interesting and inspiring exhibitions set to grace Dubai’s galleries this autumn Ramin Haerizadeh To Be or Not To Be, That Is the Question. And Though, It Troubles the Digestion* Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde September 13 to November 2 It’s unfair to say that it feels strange to […]

Mohannad Orabi | Ripples

Best of Dubai | Selections explores the most interesting and inspiring exhibitions set to grace Dubai’s galleries this autumn Mohannad Orabi | Ripples Ayyam Gallery September 13 to October 26 Mohannad Orabi is one of Ayyam Gallery’s most treasured artists, part of the ten-strong Shabab Ayyam group of painters who have been supported and mentored […]

Theatre of the Absurd

Best of Dubai | Selections explores the most interesting and inspiring exhibitions set to grace Dubai’s galleries this autumn Theatre of the Absurd Green Art Gallery September 13 to October 28 Green Art Gallery launches the new season with an ambitious group exhibition of artworks by five female artists in their mid to late thirties. […]

Pouran Jinchi | The Line of March

Best of Dubai | Selections explores the most interesting and inspiring exhibitions set to grace Dubai’s galleries this autumn Pouran Jinchi | The Line of March The Third Line October 13 to October 21 There is nothing spontaneous about the art of Pouran Jinchi. Rigorous research, meticulous detail, precise technique: these are qualities of her […]

Shubbak Festival

London and the Arab World have changed since summer 2011. The first iteration of Shubbak occurred weeks after the Arab Spring and captured much of the jubilant spirit and energy prevalent at the time. In 2017 we are all too aware of the devastating repercussions of those revolutions as generations are displaced due to conflict. […]

Benoy in Dubai

Architecture, masterplanning, interior and graphic design firm Benoy has opened its new studio in Dubai’s D3 design district Award-winning international architecture, masterplanning, interior and graphic design firm Benoy has opened a new studio in D3. As one of twelve studios globally, Benoy’s move to Dubai’s design district comes nearly ten years after they delivered their […]

Celebrating Royal Artists

An exhibition and charity auction in Dubai showcased work by royal artists from around the world There are many nuances to the arts scene in the Gulf, one of them being the hands-on role of royalty. Lara Favaretto’s Project for some Hallucinations invited the Queen of England to visit Frieze Art Fair in 2007, knowing […]

Between Chaos and Control

Beirut-based artist Joe Namy tells Selections about performing live and how he tries to give the marginalised a voice through art Beirut-based multidisciplinary artist Joe Namy works with performance, sampled sounds, music videos and photography. He was an artist in residence at A.i.R. Dubai, run by Art Dubai and Delfina Foundation, and has performed in […]