All posts filed under: Backstage

The One to Watch Issue #40

Selections welcomes the year 2017 with the “One to Watch” issue. This special edition owes its unique merit to the enthusiastic participation of prominent collectors Amer Huneidi, Abraham Karabajakian, Bassel Dalloul, Eid Samawi, Mohamed Afkhami and Qaswara Hafez. Each collector has singled out artists from the region that they believe are particularly worthy of recognition. […]

The Performing Arts Issue #39

As winter approaches and we savour the changing of the seasons, we turn our focus to the performing arts. From opera, to dance,to theatre in all its many forms and guises, we explore a world in which movement, visuals and sound work together — perhaps more fully than in any other medium — to create […]

The Collectors Issue #38

This 10-year anniversary issue is a celebratory one, in which we riff on the kinds of stories and ideas that intrigue us. We hope you will enjoy reading the issue as much as we did putting it together. We turn our lens on a few distinguished collectors, asking some of Selections’ writers to talk to them about their approaches to collecting and […]

The Urban Art Issue #37

Welcome to our special, vibrant Urban Art issue, presented by our editor Anastasia Nysten. We take you on a journey across the globe, with a focus on some of the most interesting and diverse street art and graffiti gracing the walls and walkways of contemporary cities. We also take you a journey back in time […]

The Creative Issue #36

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” Albert Einstein This spring, to mark the season of creativity and new beginnings, Selections invited Jean Boghossian and Ayman Baalbaki to work together. The resulting collaboration led to a stunning series of paintings blending the two artists’ distinctive approaches, from Boghossian’s burning of his canvasses to Baalbaki’s florally-inflected impressionist […]

The One – on – One issue #35

Someone recently described Selections as a “personal experience.” I had not thought of it that way before, but when I looked back at our 34 previous issues I realised how true this definition is. It is about where we go, the people we meet along the way and how their art makes us feel. This […]

THE INTERVENTIONS ISSUE #34

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and as we head into 2016 I want to send you heARTy New Year’s wishes from all of us at Selections. Last year came to an end with two major highlights, which we’re happy to share in this issue. The first was a week spent travelling […]

THE DETAIL ISSUE #33

Pascal Odille, a very close friend, called me last month to tell me enthusiastically, “Rima, I have an interview with Marina Abramović for Selections.” As I waited impatiently to receive the article, I felt inspired to go back and watch a number of Marina’s works online. What I found was a true artist with the […]

THE COLOURS ISSUE #32

For its 32nd edition, Selections magazine is delving into the world of colour. Since it is such an inherent component of an artist’s consciousness and, perhaps more importantly, his or her unconscious experience, we invited a diverse body of artists from very different backgrounds to share with us how they employ colour and how they […]

THE PLAYTIME ISSUE #31

It felt such a privilege to land in Venice for the opening of the Biennale, and to find myself walking through the city’s ancient streets following the many arrows to discover a wealth of mesmerizing artistic treasures all around me. The diverse art installations, locations and surroundings combined to create a true tour de force […]