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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, […]

Forging Connections

Linda Komaroff, curator of Islamic Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, shares her personal thoughts on 12 pieces from the museum’s collection Much has been written, and many words spoken, about the significance of Islamic art in today’s world. A little over ten years ago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s curator […]

Bruno Corà

The Art of Seeing Bruno Corà, art critic and president of the Foundation Albizzini Collezione Burri in Città di Castello in Umbria, Italy, reveals for the first time the critical methods he utilises in the identification of the works and the artists for which he has a preference, sharing a selection of ten favourite works […]

Catherine de Zegher

Women’s Work Prominent Belgian curator, art critic and art historian Catherine de Zegher tells Selections about her work with inspiring women artists, the importance of juxtaposing historical and contemporary work to create “an archeology of the present” and her choice of pieces for this issue’s Curated By section India Stoughton: Earlier this year you published […]

Navina Najat Haidar

Line: Clarity and Enigma Navina Najat Haidar, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s department of Islamic art, shares with Selections her insight into the magic to be found in a seemingly simple line I have always loved the effects of a plain line upon a surface. A line gives rise to a drawing, calligraphy […]

Dr. Cliff Lauson

On Mindfulness Dr. Cliff Lauson, Curator at Hayward Gallery in London, shares his thoughts on art as a glimpse into the artist’s mind and a catalyst for reflection It could be said that all art is the product of mindfulness, about a particular state of mind or a series of thoughts that make up the […]

Andrée Sfeir-Semler

Andrée Sfeir-Semler changed the face of Lebanon’s art scene – and perceptions of Arab art worldwide – when she opened her eponymous gallery in Beirut 10 years ago. She shares her thoughts on what draws her to the artists she represents, the reason she gave up art to become a gallerist and the growth of Arab art […]

Sheikh Sultan Sooud Al Qassimi, Founder, Barjeel Art Foundation

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

It’s not an easy task to narrow down some of my favourite artworks from the Arab world, which is a testimony to the diversity and breadth of the talent that existed and continues to exist in our region. This list I have suggested is by no means an exhaustive list. Some of these works I cherish and are owned […]

Stories of Martyrdom (1994), Shirin Neshat, gelatin silver photograph and ink

Abdellah Karroum

“Around the globe, modern and contemporary art is made up of multiple histories, often overlapping with utopian projects. Men and women create spaces, invent materials, and explore new concepts of life through painting, sculpture, writing, filmmaking, architecture, and design. New tendencies in art reflect political changes and social progress around the world. Today’s world is full of contradiction and multiple possibilities; borders open, but not for everyone. […]