Gallery Girl meets Tamuna Arshba

Despite rapid economic development in Georgia following the political and economic crisis of the 1990’s, many of the country’s artists emigrated abroad due to the absence of any stimulating mechanism for self-expression and development. With a rich history and cultural identity, Georgia has long had the potential to become a cultural hub in the Caucasus, […]

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Hiding in Plain Sight @ Amar Gallery

‘These women were at the forefront of the first great movement in contemporary art that American artists uniquely championed and yet…so overlooked were they by their peers that, at the end of this period in 1971, the art critic and historian Linda Nochlin could famously ask: “why have there been no great women artists?” The […]

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CecilBoyd @ Bernard Chauchet

A geisha elegantly pulls away from her mirror image. The reflection isn’t an exact copy though, her twin is crouching down to the ground, waving her arm out at her counterpart, as they are both submerged under black marks that represent bamboo. Across the room, another pair of women gestures at one another; as one […]

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Gallery Girl in conversation with Samira Addo and Cristina BanBan

Painters Cristina BanBan (b. Barcelona, 1987) and Samira Addo (b. London 1992) have both enjoyed great success at a relatively early stage in their careers. Both artists focus on the body; Addo, is a portrait-artist who uses her work to evoke emotions and the subtleties of facial expressions whereas BanBan’s work comprises large and colourful […]

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Jean Boghossian @ L’Orient Le Jour Building, Beirut Souks

Fire. One of the four elements. The one that has the power to scorch, destroy and ruin. To look at, it is spellbinding, a red-yellow-orange flame that transfixes as it burns. But through destruction fire also brings light and the opportunity for renewal. In Building with Fire Jean Boghossian uses fire as an artistic medium, creating […]

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Hassan Musa @ Gallery of African Art

“The global market rationality pushed contemporary societies to a position where few people, (those who make what we eat, what we see, what we hear, what we read, etc.) control the destiny of the whole world. Thus, conspiracy theories are not just the sign of mutual mistrust between members of the contemporary society. They are […]

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Gallery Girl meets Narnur

Selfies, guns and the Madonna. Armenia-based collage artist Narnur fills her work with images of sensual women surround by war and violence. Growing up in post-soviet Armenia, Narnur’s collages respond to femininity and what it means to be growing up in a selfie, technology-obsessed environment. Gallery Girl spoke to Narnur about her approach to her […]

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