Author: Yasmina Nysten

Twelve Days Outside Time

Selections’ own Yasmina Nysten shares her ship’s diary, recounting the ideas and creations that characterised the first Antarctic Biennale With a flair for the radical, eccentric art pirate and director of the first Antarctic Biennale Alexander Ponomarev and the spirited young curator Nadim Samman reckoned with the fact that their next artistic project had to […]

Oblique Strategies

Berlin born British painter, theoretician of colour and composition Peter Schmidt had collaborated with many musicians and artists in his lifetime. One particular collaboration worth noting is the one with English musician, composer, writer and visual artist Brian Eno. First published in 1975, the collaborators invented a special deck of cards they called the Oblique […]

Chantal Joffe at the Cheim and Read

To summon this summer season with grace, the Cheim & Read Gallery (547 West 25th Street, New York) uncovers for the second time, the beautiful paintings of American-born British artist Chantal Joffe. As if the “Night Self-portraits” exhibition in May of 2015 wasn’t bewitchingly honest enough, Joffe seems to return with revelations of a deeper […]

Robert Rauschenberg at the MOMA

Organized with the Tate modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art New York has skillfully put together American artist Robert Rauschenberg’s major retrospective in the light of his collaborations. The show “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends” runs until September 17 2017 and covers the six-decades of his career. The 250 works on display show his […]

Exilic Pleasures

Bringing a museum like feel to the gallery world of New York City’s Chelsea, the Leila Heller Gallery has partnered up with curator Rowland Weinstein, to bring back the advent of surrealism in a very specific context. Exilic Pleasures runs from April 27th to June 17th 2017. Weinstein started as a collector. The very first work […]

Frieze New York 2017

Frieze New York 2017 opened its doors to the public on May 5th. Situated on Randall’s Island, as every year, one can access it through a ferry departing from a peer in midtown Manhattan. The fair’s tent is comparable to the size of an airport and in ways, is definitely a hub for artists and […]

“In Between: Contemporary Iranian art” Show curated by Shahram Karimi

Iranian curator and artist Shahram Karimi took me through the exhibition he put together at the Mana Contemporary in New Jersey called “In Between: Contemporary Iranian art”. It Is running until August 26th 2017 and is definitely worth taking the Path train for all of our hyper-local Manhattan readers. The show features artists David Abir, […]

12 days in the Antarctic, the 1st Antarctic Biennale

The 1st Antarctic Biennale expedition started March 17 2017 and lasted 12 days. Selections is pleased to have been part of this Utopian art event sailing from the port of Ushuaia in Argentina to the Antarctic Circle. The ship, a floating studio, carried 100 people from all over the world, pushing distinguished artists and architects, […]

The Cost of Conflict

Iranian artist Reza Aramesh shows works that seek to convey the true human cost of war and violence at Dubai’s Leila Heller Gallery Artist Reza Aramesh was born in 1970 in Ahwaz, a small town in Iran, where he grew up desperately dreaming of an unfamiliar and exhilarating world miles away from this perceived enclave. […]

What a Relief

American giant of post-painterly abstraction Frank Stella comes to Leila Heller Gallery in Dubai Born in Malden, Massachusetts in 1936, Frank Stella is a painter and printmaker who stood out very early on in his life for his innovative minimalist style and what art critic Clement Greenberg called “post-painterly abstraction” — a movement emanating from […]