Author: Selections Magazine

Beirut Design Week 2017

In its sixth consecutive year, Beirut Design Week 2017 starts today May 19th! The event showcases the best of Lebanese and international design in various location around Beirut. Visit their program, you wouldn’t want to miss it. Daily Schedule here. Bokja, Homesick – Saifi Village, 22nd of May Outside of defining the concept of home as a […]

Donna Levinstone’s Divine Landscapes

Donna Levinstone is an active visual artists that works from her studio in Long Island City. Her pieces are made of pastel and can be described as “Lightscapes”. She is resolved on calling them so because they are mostly representations of vast seascapes caught in moments of divine light. The accuracy and life-like aspect of […]

Satellite Shows at the Venice Biennale 2017

The Venice Biennale 2017, titled Viva Arte Viva and curated by Christine Marcel,  will be showcasing along with the pavilions, phenomenal satellite shows you should not miss.   Damien Hirst at Palazzo Grassi Damien Hirst’s Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable takes place at the Palazzo Grassi and is curated by Elena Geuna. For the first […]

Venice Biennale 2017

The Venice Biennale 2017 titled Viva Arte Viva, opens to the public this Saturday 13th of May, at Giardini and Arsenale. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss! PAVILIONS AT GIARDINI: Russian Pavilion: Theatrum Orbis Artist: Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group, Sasha Pirogova Commissioner: Semyon Mikhailovsky Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky Venue: Pavilion at Giardini Giardini 7 Japanese Pavilion: Turned Upside […]

The Whimsical World of Reza Shafahi

Reza Shafahi is a self-taught artist who began his painterly career at the age of 72, prior to which he trained as a professional wrestler. This journeying into painting began with the encouragement of his son at the age of 72 with the encouragement of his son, Mamali who in 2012 invited his father to […]

Daily Live updates from Venice

Don’t miss  out on the 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA! The Exhibition is organized by La Biennale di Venezia and will be opened to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th 2017, at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues.   May 11th   May 10th   May 9th

Mamali Shafahi V [!] R o l l u r g y #Fake news and fake science

Stepping into the sci-fi and futuristic world Mamali Shafahi has created in Tehran’s Moshen gallery, at once confronts the viewer with the paradox of our present moment. The real and the imagined colliding in the aptly titled V [!] R o l l u r g y: #Fake news and fake science, Shafahi brings his […]

Making Connections

Lebanese designer Charles Kalpakian’s solo exhibition at Joy Mardini Art Gallery demonstrates a sophisticated grasp of colour, form and finish The idea behind the expression “six degrees of separation” is that any two people or objects in the world can always be connected through just half a dozen links in a chain. Lebanese designer Charles […]

Curated by Edward Gibbs

Edward Gibbs, Chairman, Sotheby’s, Middle East and India Edward Gibbs joined Sotheby’s in 2003. He advises private, corporate and institutional collectors across Europe, North America, North Africa, The Middle East, South Asia and throughout the Muslim world. He oversees three major auction categories: Arts of the Islamic World, Art of Imperial India and Contemporary Arab, […]