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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Anahita Razmi @ Carbon.12

The press release for Anahita Razmi’s current exhibition at Carbon.12 in Dubai describes an alien landing on Earth, who immediately demands to be taken to the planet’s leader. In Take Me to Your Leader, Razmi asks who leads and who misleads. Playing on her own personal dichotomy — as an Iranian woman who grew up […]

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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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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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Basir Mahmood @ Letitia

‘I am interested in exploring my position as an artist by adopting multiple roles including an author who writes narratives, an initiator who sets in motion collisions of people and improvised scenarios to create original stories.’ – Basir Mahmood Hung along the walls of Letitia in Beirut are a series of large photographs that mostly […]

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Marela Zacarias @ Sapar Contemporary

Dozens of sculptures that resemble vibrantly coloured crumpled pieces of paper hang from the walls of a New York gallery. It is as though someone has taken a giant abstract painting and then scrunched it into a ball, giving it a whole new form, transforming it from two to three-dimensional. In A Street of Many […]

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