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Beirut Design Week 2017

In its sixth consecutive year, Beirut Design Week 2017 starts today May 19th! The event showcases the best of Lebanese and international design in various location around Beirut. Visit their program, you wouldn’t want to miss it. Daily Schedule here. Bokja, Homesick – Saifi Village, 22nd of May Outside of defining the concept of home as a […]

Venice Biennale 2017

The Venice Biennale 2017 titled Viva Arte Viva, opens to the public this Saturday 13th of May, at Giardini and Arsenale. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss! PAVILIONS AT GIARDINI: Russian Pavilion: Theatrum Orbis Artist: Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group, Sasha Pirogova Commissioner: Semyon Mikhailovsky Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky Venue: Pavilion at Giardini Giardini 7 Japanese Pavilion: Turned Upside […]

Native Hills

  Marsden Hartley was America’s first great modern painter, and a precursor to such greats as Jackson Pollock and Jasper Johns. Over the years, he repeatedly modified his style, often in response to the era’s artistic trends, but he somehow managed to create a technique that was all his own, blending inventiveness and American transcendentalism […]

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, […]

Prized Time

With Les Eternelles de Chanel collection of watches, the legendary French fashion house has created an artistic line of high jewellery Karl Lagerfeld made fashion history last July when he publicly paid tribute to Chanel’s 200-plus behind-the-scenes workers. For Chanel’s fall/winter 2016-17 haute couture runway show at Paris’ Grand Palais, he set up the atelier […]

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 Elusive Homeland

Mahmoud Obaidi tells the story of his native Iraq – and by extension the story of the entire Arab world – through his art Politics and war are at the heart of Mahmoud Obaidi’s work. For the past 16 years, the Iraqi-Canadian artist has been observing the horrific wars plaguing the Arab world and expressing […]

Legends Redrawn

The myths of ancient Persia find new expression in the drawings of Iranian artist Mohsen Ahmadvand There is something deliriously upbeat in Mohsen Ahmadvand’s work. For the past 12 years, the Iranian artist, now in his mid-30s, has produced only drawings: spectacular, powerful, enigmatic, expressive drawings that serve as vivid interpretations of the world around […]

Transcending Reality

One to Watch Six prominent collectors of art from the Middle East and North Africa sat down with Selections to share their pick of 10 regional artists to watch For this special One to Watch issue, Selections reached out to six prominent collectors focusing on art from the Middle East and North Africa to ask […]

A Parallel Life

One to Watch Six prominent collectors of art from the Middle East and North Africa sat down with Selections to share their pick of 10 regional artists to watch For this special One to Watch issue, Selections reached out to six prominent collectors focusing on art from the Middle East and North Africa to ask […]