Fernando Botero @ Custot

Round orbs of orange-yellow fruit rest on top of a fuchsia textile, situated before a peach background. The spheres are excessively plump. It is as though they have been aerated and, if one were to accidentally drop onto the ground, it would not be surprising if the ball bounced right up onto the table’s surface […]

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Gallery Girl meets Mai Al Moataz

I decompose like a rose, and rot from the inside before out. – Mai Al Moataz The rose is probably the most delicate and symbolic flower. An emblem of love, affection and beauty, it is most often associated with a romantic sentiment. But the rose is also fragile, and its polished exterior can sometimes mask a […]

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Gallery Girl: Best of 2018

To put it mildly, the past year has been explosive for Gallery Girl. On the blog, Gallery Girl has covered contemporary art exhibitions in both Europe and the Middle East, while also interviewing artists, curators and other leading art-world figures from across the globe. Offline, Gallery Girl has made her presence known through exhibitions in […]

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Bone Memory @ Lychee One

Memory. Short-term, long-term, fond, unpleasant; there are many different kinds. Some memories are easily forgotten, yet some stay with us forever, they bury themselves deep under the skin and take up home within our bones. In Bone Memory at Lychee One, six artists examine how are memories manifest, and why some refuse to leave. The […]

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Nyema Droma @ Pitt Rivers

How do you imagine Tibet? Your mind probably conjures up images of mountains and blue skies, a peaceful and spiritual place, with probably very few signs of human life. The Tibet Autonomous Region lies in the southwest of China and is the country’s least densely populated area; it is also the highest region on earth. […]

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Gallery Girl meets Rahel Guiragossian

Imagine wearing a dress dripping in sequins. As you move thousands of lights shimmer from every inch of fabric, making the wearer appear like a diamond. The garment commands attention, and not just because of its iridescence. Printed on top of the sequins is a literal artwork by German, Lebanese-Armenian painter Emmanuel Guiragossian, and the […]

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The Lotus Eaters @ Aindrea Contemporary

As humans, we are constantly driven to consume. Fashion, food, culture, and whatever it is that gives us a thrill; addiction comes easily, wrapping us up in a false sense of comfort, allowing our obsessions to consume us. In The Odyssey, Odysseus’ men find themselves on an island inhabited by “Lotus Eaters.” Here they join […]

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