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From Iran to Dubai

Selections sits down with Mohammad Afkhami to discuss his impressive collection of Iranian art Dubai serves as a crucial gathering place for curators, artists, scholars, gallerists and collectors working on Iranian art. Mohamad Afkhami has played a critical role in bringing Iranian art to Dubai, building up an impressive and extensive collection containing almost 400 […]

Dorian Batycka in Conversation with Folakunle Oshun, Artistic Director 1st Lagos Biennial

Dorian Batycka (DB): How did the 1st Lagos Biennial come into being? Why now? Folakunle Oshun (FO): Lagos is home to a huge amount of talent, and also a breeding ground for creatives who eventually take to the international art scene. The concept of a biennial has always been a hot and controversial topic in […]

In Conversation with Marina Abramović

The prolific New York-based Serbian performance artist tells Pascal Odille why art should be accessible to everyone, how she’s creating an institute for immaterial forms of art, and what young artists can do to find their way Pascal Odille: For more than 10 years, you had an important relationship with Ulay. Which period of time […]

Kadhim Hayder The Martyr’s Epic 1965 oil on canvas 91 × 127 cm Collection of Barjeel Art Foundation

In Conversation with Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, a respected commentator on Arab affairs, is also the founder of the Sharjah-based Barjeel Art Foundation, an organisation that seeks to promote art from across the Arab world   Zoltán Somhegyi: The Barjeel Art Foundation  has a really significant and extensive collection of contemporary art from the MENASA region — extensive […]