Author: Yasmina Nysten

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 […]

Guiding Light

Spanish collective Luzinterruptus uses installations made of light to raise environmental awareness Through public interventions created mainly in their native Spain, the collective Luzinterruptus uses light as a material, creating elaborate installations that draw attention to environmental issues insufficiently addressed by society. Since 2008, these anonymous activists have chosen plastic as a symbol for the […]

Architect of the Unexpected

American artist Brad Downey finds innovative ways to excavate and emphasise existing street art Berlin-based American artist Brad Downey doesn’t hold back from engaging with any medium. Installation, filmmaking or photography – anything is on the table, as long as it suits his immediate creative desires. His diverse body of installations defies formulaic description. One […]

The Science of Culture

New York Canadian multimedia artist Kapwani Kiwanga’s scientific approach to art is creating an international buzz Canada-born, Paris-based artist Kapwani Kiwanga’s research-based art installations, performances, sound and video pieces materialise according to the systems and protocols she designs around each one. Her training in social studies and anthropology and her extensive knowledge of belief systems […]


Frieze Art fair in 2016 brought together 200 galleries from around the world in a dynamic showcasing worthy of even the most seasoned modern art enthusiast The 2016 Frieze Art fair took place on Randall’s island in New York City this year. This beautiful picturesque environment brought together thousands of people under the big white […]