Alserkal Avenue and Atassi Foundation to present collection of Syrian art| March 9- April 3, 2017 | Dubai Exhibitions

Syria: Into the Light to feature more than 60 works by Syrian masters and emerging artists

Alserkal Avenue and the Atassi Foundation have revealed details about Syria: Into the Light, the Atassi Foundation’s largest-ever exhibition and its first in the MENA region since its formation last year. The show will mark Alserkal Avenue’s inauguration of Concrete, a multi-disciplinary, multi-purpose event venue designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas. The exhibition will open on 9 March 2017 and close on 3 April 2017.

Curated by Mouna Atassi, the founder of Atassi Foundation, in collaboration with writer and curator Rasha Salti, the show will be based on the theme of ‘Portraits and Figures’ and will include more than 60 works by over 40 artists illustrating the landscape of Syrian art from 1924 up to 2016. Through this theme, the exhibition will highlight the trajectories and shifts of art movements in Syria and its socio-cultural histories, from the early 20th century until the present day, representing different movements, techniques and mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video art.

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Design Days Dubai | March 14-17 , 2017 | Events and Exhibitions

This March Dubai introduces Design Days Dubai, Art Dubai, Christie’s and Tashkeel, this year is going to be Design Days Dubai’s largest one yet- with some really stunning pieces.

What should you know about Design Days Dubai:

  • The world’s most diverse design fair dedicated to collectable design
  • Sixth edition held from 14 – 17 March, 2017 at Dubai Design District (d3)
  • The largest number of exhibitors to date, 50; record UAE participation
  • Range of prices appeal to both next generation of collectors and seasoned collectors
  • Returning exhibitors point to a maturing in design appreciation in the UAE
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Sursock Museum in Beirut to Reopen October 9, 2015

Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images- via The Guardian

Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images- via The Guardian

 

The Nicolas Sursock Museum located in Beirut, Lebanon is one of the most beautiful Lebanese mansions still standing from 1912 to date. It opened its doors as a museum in 1961, and was then closed for renovation in 2008. Seven years of renovation & $15 Million later,  Sursock Museum will reopen on October 9, 2015.

 

 

This is the new racking system we installed to store the Museum’s permanent collection. Housed in a spacious storage room beneath the Museum, the collection is kept in climate-controlled conditions optimal for its preservation. Photograph: Nabû Productions/The Sursock Museum. via The Guardian

This is the new racking system we installed to store the Museum’s permanent collection. Housed in a spacious storage room beneath the Museum, the collection is kept in climate-controlled conditions optimal for its preservation. Photograph: Nabû Productions/The Sursock Museum. via The Guardian

 

When it opened as a museum in 1961, the mansion housed exhibitions from artists in the Middle East and around the world, as well as the prestigious Salon d’Automne for local figures. It continued in this capacity through the civil war until its closure in 2007, with a brief pause for renovations in the 70s. It focused on paintings, showing the work of Lebanese artists Chafic Abboud, Paul Guiragossian, Saloua Raouda Choucair and Aref Rayess, as well as international artists. Several rooms, including an oriental-style salon, were kept as Sursock left them.

 

 

Sursock Museum 

The Guardian

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Sana Gallery Presents Chronicles with 3 Lebanese Artists | May 8- June 28, 2015

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By Nayla Saroufim

 

In a guiltless search for happiness, “Chronicle”, a collective exhibition of three emerging artists from Lebanon, Paula Chahine, Nayla Kai Saroufim and Marcel Rached, curated by Singapore’s Sana Gallery, tells a beautiful story about dialogues;

 Between the Middle East and the rest of the world;

 Men and women;

People and the sea;

 Children and parents;

 Machines and us;

 “Chronicle” is a commentary on our day and age of silent, loud, spiritual, material, overt, covert, direct and indirect connectedness and communication. 

 The three artists use different techniques, ranging from pop art combined with mixed media, acrylic on canvas and photography.  Their fresh approaches combine lush layers of paint, ink, airbrush, watercolors, glow in the dark paint, LED lights and photography. 

For two whole months art lovers in Singapore will be able to experience different dialogues at an exhibition aptly named “Chronicle”; an intriguing dialogue between the Middle East and the rest of the world. 

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Architect Portraits by Federico Babina | Art

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Federico Babina is a talented Italian Illustrator I have been following lately. His work is so simple yet so creative. In the series I am focusing on, he created portraits of famous architects using their work as part of the portrait, you won’t believe till you see yourself. Check out the slideshow below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federico  Babina

 

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