Top Destinations: Frieze | JABAL |YCA

Three destinations not to be missed and highly recommended for month of May 2014, three different cities and a main focus to support emerging artists, entities and collectors: Frieze Program in Frieze NYC, JABAL collective exhibition in Beirut and Ayyam Gallery Young Collectors Auction in Dubai.

(Cover photo is artwork by Abdulkarim Majdal Beik “Beirut” will be auctioned in Ayyam Gallery Young Collectors Auction end of May)

Destination One: Frieze New York

Flight Dates: May 9 – 12, 2014

Paul McCarthy "Balloon Dog" (2013) Hauser & Wirth. The Sculpture Park Frieze New York 2013 Photograph by Naho Kubota. Courtesy of Naho Kubota/ Frieze
Paul McCarthy “Balloon Dog” (2013) Hauser & Wirth. The Sculpture Park Frieze New York 2013 Photograph by Naho Kubota. Courtesy of Naho Kubota/ Frieze

(Source: Frieze) Frieze New York is an international contemporary art fair that launched in May 2012. In 2014 the fair will include over 190 of the world’s leading galleries, making Frieze New York 2014 the company’s largest event to date. Like Frieze London, Frieze New York is housed in a bespoke temporary structure, suffused with natural light. The fair is located in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.

In 2014, the fair will be open to the public May 9–12. An invitation-only preview day will be held on May 8.

Highlight of 2014 Frieze is “Frieze Projects” a program of artists’ commissions realized annually at Frieze New York. In 2014 it is curated by Cecilia Alemani, she also curated the 2013 and 2012 programs. Frieze Projects New York is a non-profit organization, which was established in 2011, a year ahead of the inaugural edition of Frieze New York. Frieze Projects New York oversees: Frieze Talks, a program of panel discussions and lectures printed annually during the four days of the fair; Frieze Projects, a curated program of site-specific projects by artists in and around the fair and Frieze Sounds, a series of audio commissions curated by Cecilia Alemani.

ِAlso don’t forget to check Al Mahha Art Friends participating in Frieze New York: Pilar Corris Gallery, Alexander Grey AssociatesGalerie Krinzinger, Rampa, Sfeir – Semler and The Third Line. For full exhibitors list click here.

For public viewing and visiting, tickets information here. For VIP inquiries click here.


Destination Two: JABAL – Beirut

Flight Dates: May 7 – 10, 2014

JABAL Opening 2013. Courtesy to FransaBank
JABAL Opening 2013. Courtesy to FransaBank
(Source: Fransa Bank): JABAL Exhibition (Jeunes Artistes des Beaux-Arts du Liban), an initiative launched by Fransabank in 1998 as part of its multitude of pioneering corporate responsibility initiatives. It is aiming at promoting new Lebanese Contemporary Art such as painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation and design. JABAL is an art exhibition that has set the pace for the discovery of over 300 young Lebanese talents over the years out of whom more than fifty are today prides to the nation.
In each of its editions, JABAL exhibition groups a large number of designers from different Lebanese regions that did not have the chance to exhibit their work yet in any art gallery. The objective of this initiative is therefore to introduce to the public, during an annual exhibition, the potential of these young artists that were selected by professionals.

This year, JABAL exhibition, organized by Fransabank, will appear again strongly on the Lebanese scenery and is going to take place from the 7th till 10th of May, 2014 at Le Gray Hotel!  More than thirty artists will be selected for this new edition by JABAL‘s artistic committee to present their artistic work (paintings, sculptures, photography, design and video) for 4 days. This year, JABAL celebrates its 10 years of discovering young talents and confirms, once again, its role as a talents’ discoverer and as a supporter to new artists. Participating artists in JABAL 2014 are:

– Roua Jafar
– Walid Khoury
– Yasmina Nysten
– Elissa Raad
– Lamis Rammal
– Fouad Rizk
– Krystel Wehbe

– Hae Jin Chung
– Diana Halabi
– Ala’ Hamameh
– Lina Hassoun
– Marwan Moujaes
– Hussain Tarabie
– Ghada Zoughby

– Imad El Khechen
– Alaa Abou Shaheen
– Alice Al Khatib
– Rana Bissat
– Camelia Chahine
– Pascale Ghazaly
– Lama Hajjar

– Sara Abou Mrad
– Myriam Boulos
– Myriam Dalal
– Jad El Khoury
– Tamara Haddad
– Poline Harbali
– Charbel Torbey

– Ahlam Abbas
– Rashwan Abdelbaki
– Shadi Abosaada
– Sarah-Jane Lteif
– Zeina Kamareddine Badran
– Naim El Hajj
– Julie Bou Farah



Final Destination: The Young Collectors Auction | Dubai

Flight Date: May 27, 2014

Elias Izoli 'Untitled' 2013, Acrylic on canvas 120 x 100 cm, signed and dated. Courtesy: Ayyam Gallery
Elias Izoli ‘Untitled’ 2013, Acrylic on canvas
120 x 100 cm, signed and dated. Courtesy: Ayyam Gallery

(Source: Ayyam Gallery): Ayyam Gallery Dubai is pleased to announce the twentieth edition of The Young Collectors Auction, along with a special section dedicated to a few rare modern masterpieces, to be held at its Al Quoz location in Dubai on 27 May 2014. 

The May auction brings forth a treasure-trove of works by influential Syrian painters including modernists Nasser Chaura, Fateh Moudarres, Louay Kayyali, and Omar Hamdi, and contemporary figures Asaad Arabi, Moustafa Fathi, Abdullah Murad, Ahmad Moualla, and Safwan Dahoul. This staggering lineup of seminal painters provides seasoned buyers with an exclusive opportunity to expand their collections with rare works that chart the region’s development in art. Highlights from a subsequent generation of contemporary artists will reflect today’s trends in Middle Eastern art, notably through a robust selection of works by Syrian artists Khaled Takreti, Ammar Al Beik, Abdul Karim Majdal Al-Beik, Kais Salman, Mouteea Murad, and Tammam Azzam. 

 Aimed at making the auction experience and the appreciation of art accessible and enjoyable to all, The Young Collectors Auction welcomes the public to a viewing prior to the auction with artwork lots on display and specialists on hand available to answer any questions. Both bidders and members of the public are encouraged to attend the preview and the auction. With the flexibility to bid in person or register for telephone and absentee bids online via, The Young Collectors Auction allows even those abroad to participate in the auction. 

To view and download auction catalogue click here.

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