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Magazine: A historic setting for pushing artistic boundaries, image alt
A historic setting for pushing artistic boundaries
With two groundbreaking curatorial focuses, a landmark outdoor exhibition and a list of galleries that includes 21 first-time participants, the 2023 edition of Contemporary Istanbul, on the Tersane, once again challenges the traditional art fair format, as its Chairperson Ali Güreli explains.This year marks the 18th edition of Contemporary...
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Magazine: A contemporary perspective on an age-old African custom, image alt
A contemporary perspective on an age-old African custom
In ‘Dancing Around the Fire’, Artscoops’ latest online show, co-curator Hyacinthe Kouassi draws on his childhood memories to explore the impact of new technology on traditional practices. Hyacinthe with a work by Jules DissoHyacinthe Kouassi is known for putting storytelling at the heart of his art projects, so it should come as no surprise that...
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Magazine: On people, places and perceptions, image alt
On people, places and perceptions
The Lebanese multi-disciplinary artist Carol Hobeika talks to Artscoops about the intense need she feels to ensure audiences feel as involved in her work when experiencing it as she did when creating it.Carol at ‘The City and I’ exhibition at the SursockDid you know from an early age that you wanted to become a visual artist?Definitely not - in...
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A Contemporary Approach for a Historic Collection
The Beirut Museum of Art might not be opening its doors until 2027, but the groundwork on this landmark project is well under way, from repair and outreach work to cutting edge imaging and digitising, as Artscoops discovers.BeMA team, photo by Ricardo LabakiMuseum openings are always milestone events, but the work under way ahead of the launch...
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Magazine: Rethinking the Traditional Gallery Model for a New Generation, image alt
Rethinking the Traditional Gallery Model for a New Generation
No stranger to pushing boundaries and doing things differently, the London-based, international art dealer and advisor Taymour Grahne explains how he plans to avoid being part of a post-Covid art scene overload Taymour GrahneThe end of the Covid-19 pandemic understandably brought great celebration, heralding the relaunch of so many things dear...
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Magazine: Championing a More Interactive and Inclusive Art Scene, image alt
Championing a More Interactive and Inclusive Art Scene
As an educational, integrative platform, Art.Form is providing a welcome reminder that art’s worth needs to be viewed holistically, with the creative and social factors considered alongside its commercial Value.It all started with the October 2019 protests in Lebanon, where colourful illustrations and thought-provoking messages were sprayed onto...
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Forward-Thinking Curations to the Fore
VOLTA Basel once again provides an added dimension and artistic dialogue to the swiss city’s world-famous art fair.Volta Art Fair 2022Contemporary artists from Qazaqstan are among the ‘ones to watch’ whose work is being showcased at VOLTA Basel this year, which takes place from June 12-18 at an exciting new location in the heart of the city.A...
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A Universe of Possibility and Poignancy
Set out across two spaces at the glorious Château La Coste, Nabil Nahas’s exhibition ‘Grounded in the Sky’ simultaneously explores the wonder of nature and the fragility of humankind Nature in all its forms has long been a source of inspiration for the Lebanese-American artist Nabil Nahas, from the fossils he collected as a child to the...
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Magazine: In Praise of ‘Making’ Traditions and Materiality, image alt
In Praise of ‘Making’ Traditions and Materiality
Leslee Michelsen, Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design in Honolulu, Hawaii, talks to Artscoops about her commitment to righting longstanding wrongs by giving equal space and recognition to lesser known and under-represented types of work Leslee Michelsen, Shangri La Museum of...
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