Top Destination: From Beirut to NYC | From Syria to Beirut & DXB

I was going to write about art season ending and summer vacation and all that romantic things we usually say to welcome summer. But I erased it all, not that I am against summer-love but I just spent 10 days in craziest city in the Middle East, Istanbul and getting all adrenaline rush! There, I…

Reza Aramesh: The Whistle of the Soul, A Play That Never Starts

Written by: Rania Jishi (Dubai)* Between the beauty of the sculpture, and the unfortunate truth behind it, I wondered. Is the man standing tall in an attempt to defy the humiliation forced upon him? Or is he standing tall as a denial of the fact that he accepted, willingly, the humiliation?   Dubai’s busy lifestyle makes…

Syrian Perspective of The Last Supper

  On April 16th, Samer Kozah Gallery (Damascus) curated a group exhibition of Syrian artists titled “The Last Supper” at The Venue Gallery in Beirut Souks (Down Town). Featuring 56 artworks by 56 emerging and established artists depicting their perspectives of the masterpiece and its story that carries contradictions of facts and fiction in the view of our…

Visualizing Turning Points

Destination: Turning Point Group Exhibition. Location: Tashkeel Hub, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, UAE Date: March 20, 2014. Time: About 12 PM (DXB time) Set my GPRS to find Nad Al Sheba area, then finding Tashkeel will be easier! After driving for 45 minutes from Media City to Nad Al Sheba, I found Tashkeel and the…

Mark Your Calendar for May

In addition to the monthly list, I will add “What’s On?!” a link to most active initiatives, hubs and museums across the Middle East & the world such as V&A, MoMA, ArtintheCity, AlSerkal Avenue, Ashkal Alwan and more! The list keeps updating throughout the month, so keep passing by to stay in touch with the…