Choose… and win or lose
Decision-making dilemmas are something that the multi-disciplinary artist Jimmy El Homsy explores in his latest artworks and has also experienced in real life, as ArtScoops discoversFor artists based in Lebanon, the traumatic events of the past two years have certainly provided plenty of inspiration and subject matter but have also, inevitably,...
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A time to travel
New space artB Dubai to showcase Lebanese talent at launch exhibition While no one doubts the wealth of artistic talent found in Lebanon, it’s a sad fact that the economic and humanitarian crisis engulfing the country makes showcasing the local cultural and creative scene to visitors an epic, if not impossible challenge.Against that backdrop, Jo...
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‘Helping Hand for Lebanon’ launches just in time for the holidays
‘Helping Hand for Lebanon’ launches just in time for the holidaysFounders of Carré d’Artistes Lebanon look to generous art lovers farther afield to support locals in need It’s a sad fact that many Lebanese citizens have made the difficult decision to relocate during the past two years, forced out by a series of crises that continue to make...
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On the importance of looking back when looking forward
The Sudanese painter, visual artist and art historian Rashid Diab talks to ArtScoops about his mission to preserve and perpetuate the country’s cultural legacy by supporting a new generation of artists Your Sudanese heritage has always been inherently woven into your work. What do you think it is that draws you back to your birthplace when...
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‘Lebanese Artists in Solidarity with Agenda Culturel’ auction now underway
‘Lebanese Artists in Solidarity with Agenda Culturel’ auction now underwayPublishing house marks 25+2 anniversary with large-scale art sale and other celebrationsMyriam Shuman, Agenda CulturelTo say things have been difficult for the Lebanese people in recent years would be a huge understatement. However, already renowned for their resilience,...
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Home is where the art is
Maria Sukkar, the Lebanese, London-based patron of the contemporary Middle Eastern art scene and collector, talks to Miriam Dunn about the art coming out of her homeland, the online platforms raising the profile of emerging artists and how her personal collection has evolved over the yearsBeing able to resume our much-loved and sorely missed...
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A show for our times
The landmark exhibition ‘Unity in Diversity’ celebrates art’s ability to build bridges across divides, while reminding us of what we can achieve when we set aside our differences An exclusive, first-time collective art exhibition in Dubai is offering visitors a wonderful opportunity to view a richly diverse and exciting range of works under one...
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A blue period with a difference
The Iranian-born, London-based photographer and author MARYAM EISLER tells us about her forthcoming exhibition ‘Once upon a Turquoise Past’, in which she takes a colourful, pictorial trip back to her roots, inspired by a much-loved building close to home Rising from the AshesFrom sneaking off to photograph a prima ballerina in central London...
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A rocky road
Ceramic artist Tania Nasr talks to ArtScoops about the inspiration she finds from Lebanon’s magnificent, multi-faceted mountains and how her work changed post-August 4, 2020 How did the time you spent studying pottery with the masters from the Far East influence your approach to ceramics?The potters I studied with when living in Singapore in the...
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