artnet x Emergeast

The art market in the Middle East is booming and, despite the increase in exhibitions of western art in places like Louvre Abu Dhabi, the demand and interest in artists from the region is increasing. Art fairs and auctions of Middle Eastern art continue to break records, new museums are constantly being built, and in […]

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Gallery Girl meets Mo Negm

Mo Negm’s vibrant canvases are densely populated by crowds of people. Full of movement, unrestrained use of colour, texture, and the vague outlines of Arabic calligraphy in the background, the paintings convey a sense of mystery, while drawing the viewer in to his multicoloured world. Gallery Girl chatted to Negm about colour, language and social […]

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A Strong Desire @ PS120

I want to tell you the things I have desired, but I am trying to navigate through a reality where desires are constructed for us to grasp on to… – Curatorial text, A Strong Desire In the aim of challenging toxic masculinity and hetero-normativity, A Strong Desire at PS120 explores body politics and the commodification […]

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Akram Zaatari @ New Art Exchange

Have we forgotten? Don’t we remember how it used to be, you and I? When we laughed, louder and louder Our innocent heartbeat, Our memories, our moments together Was it all an illusion? On the ground-floor gallery of the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, a four-channel film is projected in the round like a psychedelic […]

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Gallery Girl meets Tabloid Art History

200 years ago, only the very elites of society would be seen taking an interest in art history. Museums were only open when the ‘lower classes’ were working, so even if you were artistically inclined, renaissance paintings were only viewable by those who did not need to work to survive. Luckily for us however, nearly […]

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Rosemarie Castoro, Wanda Czelkowska and Lydia Okumura @ Thaddaeus Ropac

‘“Castoro, Castoro, I saw your paintings at Johnny’s. I liked them very much. I thought you were a boy” (Leo Castelli). I turned around and went back to Spring Street producing my next body of work. My energies in the world were for those not yet born…Cezanne didn’t live on institutional acceptance. Time validates and […]

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Scripted Reality @ Lawrie Shabibi

We are currently living in a time in which the news feels like fiction. What may have sounded fictitious a handful of years a go is now reality, and what once had the potential to shock has now become commonplace, expected even. Dubai-based gallery Lawrie Shabibi’s first London pop-up presented an exhibition titled Scripted Reality, […]

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