Top Banner
culture
Article Image - The Hot Seat
Overseeing the successful rollout of the Louvre Abu Dhabi must have seemed like a job fraught with pitfalls but the museum’s director, Jean-Luc Martinez, has proven otherwise with everything seemingly well under control.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - To Art's Content
Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - Licence to Dream
The latest groundbreaking project by award-winning author Hassan Blasim is ‘Iraq+100’, for which he edited the work of ten Iraqi writers asked to imagine their country in the year 2103.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - Shining  Star
Yasmine Hamdan isn’t just another rebellious Arab pop star. More of an experimental rocker, her progressive, contemporary take on Arabic music includes creative, lyrical renditions of Arab classics laced with punk rock references and electronica.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - Going for Gold
An athlete, adventurer and entrepreneur, Yousuf Al Hashimi is a man of wisdom and experience well beyond his 27 years. On a mission to get the Middle East active, he is hoping that as his business expands in the region, its collective waistline will shrink.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - Never Give Up
The Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist, Nawal El Saadawi, has braved prison, exile and death threats in her fight against female oppression. It’s a fight she wants to see through to the end.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - King of kings
56-year-old Stanislas de Quercize is the new Frenchman at the helm of Cartier. We had a quick chat with him at Art Dubai, an event of which his Maison is the main sponsor.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - A Radical Specialist
Not even 30, Sotheby’s art specialist Lina Lazaar Jameel has already made a name for herself by pushing contemporary Arab art to the fore of the global art scene.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - Big Bench
When completed, Abu Dhabi’s Mastaba Project will be the world’s largest public sculpture. First developed by the celebrated art duo Christo & Jeanne-Claude back in 1977, a new book by Taschen documents the process of the monument’s construction.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Article Image - Coral Crusaders
Founded by Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of defence, HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Living Oceans Foundation dedicates time and resources to the conservation and restoration of our increasingly stressed marine life.
    TWITTER     FACEBOOK     GOOGLE+     PINTEREST
Email
Link
Right Pane Banner1
your picks
It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
Right Pane Banner2
Right Pane Banner4