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BEING SAMIA HALABY ISSUE #68
BEING SAMIA HALABY ISSUE #68

In the ever-evolving world of contemporary art, there are certain luminaries who not only create stunning works but also embody resilience, passion, and a relentless pursuit of artistic expression. Among these luminaries stands Samia Halaby, a Palestinian-American artist whose dynamic energy and prolific creativity have captured the attention of the global art community…

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BEING DIA AL-AZZAWI ISSUE #65
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BEING ABDUL RAHMAN KATANANI ISSUE #64
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THE CUSTODIAN ISSUE #66
ARTISTIC UNITY: ART IN THE UAE ISSUE #67
ARTISTIC UNITY: ART IN THE UAE ISSUE #67

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Fundraising Campaign by the Institute du Monde Arabe and Concert for Artists in Gaza

Under the patronage of the Institute du Monde Arab and the Marseille based association Art-cade Galerie des Grands Bains-Douches a fundraising event has been launched in March titled “Together for Artists in Gaza at Risk” . This fundraising campaign aims to support 20 artists by bringing them to France. More recently second initiative has been announced to support the cause, a fundraising concert ‘For the Artist’s of Gaza’, scheduled in Paris on June 26…

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Inauguration of Beirut Art Days: Celebrating Lebanon’s Cultural Resilience

Despite ongoing crises over the past five years, Lebanon’s art and culture scene remains active. The inaugural Beirut Art Days will take place from July 3 to July 6, 2024, spanning the entire country. Galleries, museums, theatres, and cultural venues will offer diverse experiences, including exhibitions, performances, screenings, private collections, lectures, concerts, debates, art tours, and artist talks. With 90 galleries, 110 cultural venues, and 102 museums, Lebanon produces nearly 2,000 events annually…

From left to right:  Mohammed Al Rumaihi, CEO of Qatar Museums; Morris Ceron, Director General and Chief of Cabinet of the Municipality of Venice; H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums; Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of the Municipality of Venice; H.E. Khalid bin Youssef Al Sada, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Italian Republic; and Badr Mohammed Al Meer, CEO of Qatar Airways at Ca' Farsetti in Venice, Italy on 7 June 2024. Image courtesy of Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums and Venice Sign Five-Year Cultural Cooperation Agreement

Qatar Museums and the Municipality of Venice have signed a Protocol of Cooperation to strengthen their cultural and socio-economic ties. This agreement coincides with Qatar Airways resuming direct flights between Doha and Venice on 12 June, and the opening of the Art for Tomorrow conference…

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Fahad Al Obaidly Joins Jury for Arab World Design Award 2024

Fahad Al Obaidly, Deputy Director of Design Doha, will join the jury for the Arab World Design Award 2024, which aims to spotlight emerging and established Arab designers, showcasing innovation and new materials. Design Doha, a Qatar Museums biennial, seeks to elevate MENA design culture and highlight Qatar’s design scene globally. The inaugural edition in February featured exhibitions, events, and programs, attracting international design leaders and enthusiasts…

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ICD Brookfield Place Announces Souq Tasmeem Open Call

ICD Brookfield Place announces Souq Tasmeem, a vibrant market showcasing young designers, makers, and creatives. Taking place from Thursday, 27 June to Saturday, 29 June 2024, this event offers a platform for local artisans to display handcrafted designs, zines, posters, and more. Souq Tasmeem extends the annual Tasmeem graphic design and poster show, enhancing the dialogue around graphic design…

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Tashkeel and Salt Unveil UAE Artists’ Posters at SALT’s New Marsa Al Arab Restaurant

Tashkeel and SALT unveiled a collection of designs by the UAE’s visual artists at a special event in Dubai. Selected from a nationwide open call, 20 posters are now displayed at SALT’s Marsa Al Arab restaurant in the Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab Hotel. The open call, launched in partnership with Tashkeel, sought captivating designs that matched SALT’s vibrant atmosphere…

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The Boghossian Foundation Launches New International Art Prize

The Boghossian Foundation has launched a new international prize to celebrate artists promoting intercultural dialogue, reflecting its mission to bridge East and West through the arts. The prize, with no age limit, will honour three winners annually in visual arts, design and crafts, and jewellery. Chaired by Jean and Albert Boghossian, the international jury seeks works that foster mutual cultural understanding…

Cultural Narratives

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Drawing on centuries of tradition and know-how, artists from the Middle-East have created works that reflect their rich culture and transcend regional boundaries. This new, extensive collection of artworks by established and emerging talents from the region provides a breathtaking visual map of the Middle Eastern art world, with unique works from Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, UAE and Sudan. As it travels around the globe, the show shines the spotlight on the great artistic contributions of the region, while transmitting the exceptional character of each country represented. Established, mid career and emerging artists from the Arab world and Middle East are welcome to participate in Selections Cultural Narrative exhibitions, please read the Terms & Conditions and don’t hesitate to apply. Please check our Terms & Conditions before applying.

Special Editions

BEING SAMIA HALABY ISSUE #68
BEING SAMIA HALABY ISSUE #68

As we leaf through the pages of the past four decades of art in the United Arab Emirates, it becomes evident that the art scene has undergone a remarkable transformation. From the humble beginnings narrated by the first galleries such as Majlis Gallery, Tabari Artspace, Salwa Zeidan Gallery and Green Art Gallery, to the vibrant tapestry of creativity that now defines the region, the journey is a testament to the unity that has shaped the artistic landscape…

selections arts BEING DIA AL-AZZAWI ISSUE #65
BEING DIA AL-AZZAWI ISSUE #65
In the pulsating heart of contemporary Arab art, the name Dia al-Azzawi shines with unparalleled brilliance. This issue of Selections is dedicated to the extraordinary life and work of the great Iraqi artist, focusing on his creative journey in Lebanon that has left an indelible mark on the world of art and culture. It is our privilege to present an edition of the magazine that offers a deep dive into Dia al-Azzawi’s time in Lebanon, where we had the honour of working closely with Azzawi and head of research and archives, Louisa Macmillan, shedding light on his profound influence on the art landscape…
selections arts Basel Dalloul THE CUSTODIAN ISSUE #66
THE CUSTODIAN ISSUE #66

In this special edition of Selections, “The Custodian”, we take great pleasure in paying tribute to our dear friend, Dr. Basel Dalloul, founder and chairman of the Beirut-based visual arts institution, the Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation (DAF). Basel’s unwavering commitment to preserving and promoting the rich tapestry of works by artists from across the Middle East and North Africa makes him a remarkable custodian not only of art but of culture, history, and heritage…

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