Mona Saudi @ Saleh Barakat

To stones from which we build an ocean of dreams To stones where beginnings and endings abide…  …To stones in which I chisel a path for the soul To stones that I touch, and the vapors of love arise And as I polish them my soul thins out And the gods of mystery talk to […]

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Cacti & Palms @ Ordovas and Hauser & Wirth

Two galleries that stand opposite each other at one end of Savile Row have both sprouted gardens. Amongst the pop prints of Andy Warhol at Ordovas, a series of plastic cacti have grown across the floors, that spread across the gallery below glamourous silk-screen prints of lipsticks, cigarettes and Marilyn Monroe. Not so far in […]

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The Eye of Lebanon @ Beirut Art Fair

At the heart of this year’s Beirut Art Fair lay an eye. Curated by Rose Issa, Ourouba: The Eye of Lebanon comprised 70 artworks by 40 artists that looked at the current state of the Arab region as a whole through a Lebanese lens positioned towards the private and public collections of 20 Lebanese collectors. […]

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Lina Iris Viktor @ Amar

  Behind a curtain in a gallery in North London lies an undiscovered world. Inside the building’s doors, the hallway to the gallery’s walls is sectioned off by two pieces of black fabric that are drawn together so that no light can seep through and ensuring that its beguiling contents is concealed. If you should […]

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Papers from Syria @ British Museum

Paper is not a medium that is highly regarded in the art world; canvas or bronze are met with more esteem and appreciation, while paper is often discarded as ordinary and unexceptional. This is because, more often than not, paper is the cheaper, rough, preparatory version of an artwork that is usually worth more in […]

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Dior @ des Arts Décoratifs, Paris

The fashion exhibitions at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris makes those held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London look like child’s play. Across multiple stunning galleries, the shows display the world’s most beautiful clothing, styles and stories across a programme of la crème de la crème of sartorial exhibitions. The current […]

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The Future is Certain @ Calvert 22

Society forces us to believe that anything is possible in the future. While we may speculate about upcoming events in the days, weeks or even years to come, we would rarely be brave enough to say that what lies ahead is certain. However, a new exhibition at Calvert 22 subverts all of this, purporting that […]

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