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Elena Damiani at the Bienal de Cuenca

25 November 2016 - 05 February 2017

Bienal de Cuenca | Impermanencia Elena Damiani Bienal Dates | 25.11 to 05.02.17 City of Cuenca I Cuenca, Spain Curated by Dan Cameron and C. Gallegos Selma Feriani Gallery is pleased to announce Elena Damiani’s participation to the XIII Bienal de Cuenca. The XIII Bienal de Cuenca, Impermanencia, proposes to bring together a geographically and stylistically diverse group […]

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Museum & Institutional Acquisitions

01 November 2016

We are elated to announce that few of our artists were added to major collections. The recent acquisitions are as follows: the artwork entitled Array (2016. Mixed media on notebooks and perspex) by Lina Ben Rejeb from Tunisia was acquired by the Boghossian Foundation; Food for Thought All-Muallaqat 2  (2014. Eleven burnt pots installation) by Maha […]

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A Filmmaker’s Impromptu Conversations on the Streets of Tunis

11 November 2016

© Copyright 2016 Hyperallergic. Naila Kelani Ismaïl Bahri’s film began with a simple premise: he would walk around Tunis with a white sheet of paper taped over his camera lens and record the changes of light. Last summer, French-Tunisian artist Ismaïl Bahri returned to his native Tunisia to make a film. It began with a […]

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« Mnēmē » de Nidhal Chamekh : l’art par temps de détresse (FR)

08 October 2016

© Copyright 2016 Nawaat. Adnen Jdey Montages de la mémoire Singulière, la démarche plastique de Nidhal Chamekh est de celles qui s’acheminent sans hésitation du symptôme à la figurabilité des rêves. Creuser ce sillon en maniant le trait de dessin comme une massue, fut l’enjeu de la série De quoi rêvent les martyrs ? réalisée en […]

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MASSINISSA SELMANI, DESSINS TOUT EN PUDEUR (FR)

19 October 2016

© Copyright 2016 Art Absolument. Florence Dauly Le trait est fin, il délimite avec minutie les contours. Parfois, il se fait plus appuyé pour combler un pantalon ou une veste. Pourtant, même si elles paraissent triviales dans leur simplicité, ces scènes réservées et inspirées d’une actualité parfois sanglante n’ont rien d’anodines. À seulement 36 ans, l’Algérien Massinissa Selmani, fraîchement diplômé de l’école des Beaux-Arts de […]

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7 Standout Artists From Art Basel

20 June 2016

 © Copyright 2016 Vogue. Kevin McGarry As the spring art season’s grand finale, and the insular, salubrious antecedent to Miami’s world-colliding winter bacchanal, a particularly wet and stormy Art Basel proper closed its doors on Sunday. Among the more than 4,000 artists who participated in the main fair’s miscellany of platforms—blue-chip dealers with prime spots in […]

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At Art Basel, Restating the Obvious

18 June 2016

© Copyright 2016 Hyperallergic. Ari Akkermans I would suggest starting with the Statements section on the second floor, where young galleries introduce new artists to the big, fat market. Though this section is small, and it feels a bit lost. Middle Eastern galleries are the true discovery this year: At the London gallery Carroll Fletcher’s booth, […]

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Art Basel, moins de monde mais toujours au top (FR)

17 June 2016

© Copyright 2016 Happening. Clotilde Scordia La grand-messe de l’art contemporain est ouverte depuis lundi et déjà l’on sait que cette édition battra encore tous les records de ventes. Si la foire se voit délaissée par de nombreux visiteurs américains apeurés par l’image transmise par les médias d’une Europe bousculée par les attentats, les grèves […]

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What are the genealogies of performance art in North Africa and the Middle East? Platform for discussion 009

28 May 2015

© Copyright 2015 Ibraaz. Farah Khelil Mixed Media I (2009) is a list of 50 pages of technical descriptions of contemporary art pieces. The list, made up of automatic extractions of data about techniques used in contemporary art practices, is a multi-format, translatable database. In 2010, Mixed Media II (2010–2014) became a generative piece. Thanks to […]

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