Author: Laura Egerton

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 […]