Part II of our conversation with curator Omar Kholeif explores how the exhibition’s currents of bombardment, misinformation, emotion, secrecy and surveillance have flowed into the strange space of “hiatus” shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic.
If we could visit the exhibition, we would find ourselves in a labyrinth of tilting walls and shadowy spaces, conceived by Omar Kholeif and architect Todd Reisz to conceal and reveal 60 works by more than 30 artists.
The 7th Edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts, curated by Maya El Khalil, contends with the global climate emergency by considering the challenges of communication – a very meta-pursuit that it manages to engage with through specificity and a series of highly personal artistic explorations.
Sound of Objects is performative of Sound, a medium moved beyond aurality in Mohammed Kazem’s syntax.
Lupus is a site-specific work in so far as it conjures a specific place. The topography of this place is present: precise in objects, artefacts, here in real life, in black and white. Or so the cliché would have you perceive it.
When considered amongst gargantuan international art fairs, like last months Frieze or next months Miami Art Basel, Abu Dhabi Art… Read More
“It looks childish, but it is not childish… one can see how much I love human beings, in my art I… Read More
Bita Fayyazi’s work is disquieting; massive cockroaches swarm and inelegant thread bound heads jut from walls, smashed figures squat on low podiums and terracotta dead dogs lie on piles of dirt.
Mariam Suhail titles her works with a significance that alters the whole.
The final in a short series of flashbacks to last season in Dubai, we look at Jaber Al Azmeh’s A… Read More
This year, in Dubai’s industrial zone, a quasi-clinic stood within a warehouse building. The building was inhabited by sounds and mirrors, works which dynamically evolved the perceptions and the position of those who witnessed it.
Ahead of Dubai galleries returning from the Summer break, we take advantage of the quiet August period to look back… Read More
I guess that dreams are always there, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros Grey Noise, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai This is an exhibition… Read More
The film tracks a year-long collaboration between five teams – comprising 15 Dutch and Middle-Eastern graphic designers, architects and typographers – as they seek to create truly-dual Arabic and Latin script types to be used in public spaces.
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Something For The Weekend: The Lost Lectures – No Special Talent? Passionately Curious? You might be Lost.
Calling London’s lost citizens, the perennially and passionately curious, and all pop-up junkies – this weekend the folk behind The… Read More
Apple Cart Festival: an alternative for Jubilee Sunday. With Martin Creed, Billy Bragg, Art Carboot Sale // Magic, Cabaret, Music and Art
Apple Cart Festival returns to East London’s Victoria Park for its second year tomorrow. An altogether more serene affair than… Read More
Of more than 70 exhibiting galleries at Art Dubai, around a third were European, with another handful New York and San Francisco based. The fair feels, in content and themes, independent from European fairs.
Yes, iconic paintings re-appropriated with a new muse… Barbie. Famous paintings have been remade starring the Mattel-doll by French artist Jocelyne… Read More
Forget trackside for 100m races, and Olympic tickets long sold out, the place to be this year is on the very edge of the Queen Elizabeth hall in a one-bedroom boat.
Earlier this week, Kanye West set out a vision and dream to usher in a new era of creativity, 140… Read More