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Architectural Dialogue

Ettore Sottsass was one of the great architects of the 20th century. This year, in celebration of the centennial of Sottsass’ birth, architect Charles Zana is staging a special exhibit as part of the Venice Biennale that links the work of Sottsass with that of another famed architect: Carlo Scarpa. Scarpa and Sottsass were born […]

Creatures of the Wild

  Downtown Beirut’s premier art space, Opera Gallery, has teamed up with Animals Lebanon, one of the country’s leading organizations actively working for the protection and welfare of animals, to host “Giving Back to Nature.” This new exhibit aims to highlight the power of nature and wildlife, while attempting to explain how animals have affected […]

Satellite Shows at the Venice Biennale 2017

The Venice Biennale 2017, titled Viva Arte Viva and curated by Christine Marcel,  will be showcasing along with the pavilions, phenomenal satellite shows you should not miss.   Damien Hirst at Palazzo Grassi Damien Hirst’s Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable takes place at the Palazzo Grassi and is curated by Elena Geuna. For the first […]

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, […]

Controversy Erupts Over Documenta 14’s Arrival to Athens

Documenta is one of the largest and most eminent exhibitions of international contemporary art that since 1955 has taken place in Kassel, Germany, this year translocated to Athens, Greece, in a move that has been criticized by some and praised by others. Entitled Learning from Athens, Documenta 14 opened on April 6th, 2017, and will […]

Louis Moinet: Splitting Seconds

Louis Moinet watches begin with the man who invented them. Born in Bourges, France, in the late 18th century, Moinet enjoyed the fruits of his farming family before distinguishing himself as an intellectual and academic. Initially ruled less by mathematics and science than the arts, Moinet proved an accomplished sculptor, painter and horologist, eventually devoting […]

Wedding Dresses in Flight

If you’d happened to be walking on Beirut’s seaside Corniche last Saturday, April 22, you would have witnessed a most singular sight: 31 wedding dresses appearing to float in the Mediterranean sky, like otherworldly ghosts descending upon the earth. But an apparition the dresses certainly weren’t. Rather, they formed part of an ephemeral installation by […]

Art Brussels

21-23 April 2017 – Tour & Taxis, Brussels Whoever still says that Brussels rhymes with waffles has probably not seen much more than the Manneken Pis and the french fries booths, ignoring the cultural impetus Brussels has been experiencing the past 5 to 10 years. April sees art burgeoning everywhere, from galleries, museums, to other […]

Vacheron Constantin: Keeping Global Time

Founded in 1755 by Swiss watchmaker Jean-Marc Vacheron, Vacheron Constantin went down in history as the brand that invented the first complication, allowing for a watch to have functions beyond simple timekeeping. This invention was followed by the first engine-turned dials. Within 30 years of its conception, Vacheron had passed the company onto his son […]