E-Issue 02 –– NYC Spring 2021
  1. Editor’s Note
  2. What’s On in NYC
  3. Pop(Corn): Zeid Jaouni
  4. You Can Take The Girl Out Of The City 
  5. Rapport: NYC
  6. Kindergarten Records Discuss The Future of Electronic Music
  7. Sole DXB Brings NY Hip-Hop To Abu Dhabi
  8. Wei Han Finds ‘Home’ In New York
  9. Vikram Divecha: Encounters and Negotiations

E-02++ Spring/Summer 2021
OSA Rintaro Fuse Curates “Silent Category” at Creative Center Osaka
AUH “Total Landscaping”at Warehouse 421
TYO “Mimicry of Hollows” Opens at The 5th Floor
TYO Startbahn, Japan’s Leading Art Blockchain Company, Builds a New Art Infrastructure for the Digital Age
DXB There Is A You In The Cloud You Can’t Delete: A Review of “Age of You” at Jameel Arts Centre
BAH Mihrab: Mysticism, Devotion, and Geo-Identity
LDN Fulfilment Services Ltd. Questions Techno-Capitalism on Billboards in London
DXB Ana Escobar: Objects Revisited
TYO BIEN Opens Two Solo Exhibitions in Island Japan and Parcel
CTU/AUH/YYZ Sabrina Zhao: Between Abu Dhabi, Sichuan, and Toronto
RUH Noor Riyadh Shines Light on Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Art Strategy
DXB A Riot Towards Landscapes
DXB A ‘Menu Poem’ and All That Follows
DXB Alserkal Art Week Top Picks 
DXB Permeability and Regional Nodes: Sohrab Hura on Curating Growing Like a Tree at Ishara Art Foundation
AUH Re-viewing Contrasts: Hyphenated Spaces at Warehouse421
DXB There’s a Hurricane at the Foundry

E-Issue 01 –– AUH/DXB Summer 2020 
  1. Editor’s Note 
  2. What’s On in the UAE
  3. Pop(Corn): Hashel Al Lamki
  4. Tailoring in Abu Dhabi
  5. Rapport: Dubai 
  6. Michael Rakowitz From the Diaspora

E-01++ Fall/Winter 2020-21
GRV MIA Anywhere Hosts First Virtual Exhibition of Female Chechen Artists    
DXB Sa Tahanan Collective Redefines Home for Filipino Artists
SHJ Sharjah Art Foundation Jets Ahead on the Flying Saucer
AUH SEAF Cohort 7 at Warehouse 421 
DXB 101 Strikes Again with Second Sale at Alserkal Avenue
DXB Spotlight on Dubai Design Week 2020
DXB Melehi’s Waves Complicate Waving Goodbye
DXB Kanye Says Listen to the Kids: Youth Takeover at Jameel Arts Centre
DAM Investigating the Catalogues of the National Museum of Damascus
AUH Ogamdo: Crossing a Cultural Highway between Korea and the UAE
TYO James Jarvis Presents Latest Collages at 3110NZ
DXB Do You See Me How I See You?
DXB Thaely Kicks Off Sustainable Sneakers
AUH BAIT 15 Welcomes New Member Zuhoor Al Sayegh
MIA a_part Gives Artists 36 Hours to React

UAE Tawahadna Introduces MENA Artists to a Global Community
LHR/CAI Alaa Hindia’s Jewelry Revives Egyptian Nostalgia
DXB Taaboogah Infuses Comedy Into Khaleeji Menswear
DXB Meet Tamila Kochkarova Behind ‘No Boys Allowed’
DXB Alserkal Arts Foundation Presents Mohamed Melehi
AUH/DXB 101 Pioneers Ethical and Curious Art Collecting
AUH Sarah Almehairi Initiates Conversations
DXB Augustine Paredes Taking Up Space
LHR/MCT Hanan Sultan Rhymes Frankincense with Minimalism
BEY GAD Map: Arts & Culture Relief for Beirut

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E-Issue 02++ 
Spring/Summer 2021




Installation process of Silent Category, March 2021, Namura Shipyard, Osaka, Japan. Photo: Naoki Takehisa


When the human mind meets online networks, noise is produced, whereas when the body is placed in front of online networks, a state of silent meditation is achieved.

- Rintaro Fuse


Layan Attari, Mild Life, 2016. Digital photograph. Image courtesy of Warehouse 421.


Curated by the always astute Murtaza Vali, Total Landscaping at Abu Dhabi’s Warehouse 421 is a show with an enviably clever title boasting an impressively percipient commentary on the co-opting of nature and its associated imagery, verbiage, and hues in the region.



AUH “Total Landscaping” at Warehouse 421
By Sarah Daher
Published on June 20, 2021




Vincent Ruijters and Ray LC, Chikyuchi (Amazonchi), 2021. Detail views. Images courtesy of the artist.


This exhibition aims to shine light on the invisible hollows of our earth and societies, ones that are becoming increasingly apparent in this day and age. As human beings, we tend to mimic and anthropomorphize that what we cannot see or comprehend with the naked eye.

- Vincent Ruijters, co-curator and participating artist


TYO “Mimicry of Hollows” Opens at The 5th Floor
By Global Art Daily Editorial Board
Published on June 11, 2021



Taihei Shii, Founder and CEO of Startbahn. Images courtesy of Startbahn.


We are trying to build a universal, standardized platform for NFT marketplaces but also tools for art investors and auction houses. That’s our next step in the NFT movement.







‘Age of You,’ Courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre. Photo by Daniela Baptista.



Age of You is an exposé of the inner workings of technological advancement for the unaware.







Salman Al Najem, Mihrab 12, 2021. Artwork images courtesy of Hady Elcott and Noor Althehli via Engage 101.



What Al Najem ultimately aims to reveal is the multi-dimensional aspects of devotion we have towards our culture, from fame and wealth to nationalism.




BAH Mihrab: Mysticism, Devotion, and Geo-Identity
By Athoub N. Al Busaily
Published on May 11th, 2021



Image: Florence Jung - Clapton - Jung79. Courtesy of Fulfilment Services Ltd.


“In an ever-expanding and dissatisfying system we ask crucially: is capitalism fulfilling consumers or are consumers fulfilling capitalism?”

- Co-curators, Fulfilment Services Ltd.


LDN Fulfilment Services Ltd. Questions Techno-Capitalism on Billboards in London
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on May 9th, 2021


Image: courtesy of Ana Escobar.



“I don't believe in a hierarchy of materials, I can work either with gold or with hair that I picked up from the floor.”

- Ana Escobar


DXB Ana Escobar: Objects Revisited 
By Emília Vieira Branco and Daniel H. Rey
Published on April 28th, 2021



Image: BIEN "DUSKDAWNDUST" at ISLAND, BLOCK HOUSE, 19 March - 18 April 2021. Photo: KABO. Courtesy of ISLAND.



Because of the pandemic, I have only seen BIEN’s works through the iPhone screen. It was a true pleasure to experience the physicality of his wood panels again.




TYO BIEN Opens Two Solo Exhibitions in Island Japan and Parcel
By Sophie Arni
Published on April 27th, 2021



Image: Sabrina Zhao, The Good Woman of Sichuan, 2020. Unofficial poster. Image courtesy of the artist.


“Any resemblance to the imagined or the dreamed is entirely coincidental.”

- Sabrina Zhao



Image: Ayman Zedani, Earthseed, 2021. 3-channel video installation. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: © Riyadh Art



The choice of Light (Noor in Arabic) as the main curatorial theme for the Festival speaks of the accessibility of Noor Riyadh.




RUH Noor Riyadh Shines Light on Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Art Strategy
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on April 16th, 2021


Image: Ishmael Randall Weeks, Concretos penetrables (Chakana), 2020. Grout 700, bronze, corrugated steel ¼_, 250 x 250 x 250 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Lawrie Shabibi.



When we contemplate those lines off the intersection, we often question the point of their existence: at what point does the boundary of the first space ends and where does the second begins?



DXB A Riot Towards Landscapes
By Athoub Al Busaily
Published on April 5th, 2021


Image: Amina Yahia, In Parallel - Malak, 2021. Courtesy of the artist. 



After years of cementing and complimenting each other, today we enjoy exhibitions that raise nuanced, urgent and critical issues.




DXB A ‘Menu Poem’ and All That Follows 
By Daniel H. Rey
Published on April 1st, 2021


Image: Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Abu Dhabi Archipelago (Al Habel Al Abyad), 2015-, Digital Print, 60 x 80cm. Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line Gallery.


Alserkal Art Week has just ended and has left Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue with a fresh new sense of artistic-led initiatives, activations, and exhibitions for this new spring season.



DXB Alserkal Art Week Top Picks
By Global Art Daily Editorial Board
Published on March 28th, 2021


Image: Installation view of Growing Like A Tree, curated by Sohrab Hura at Ishara Art Foundation, 2021. Images courtesy of the artists and Ishara Art Foundation. Photography by Ismail Noor/Seeing Things.



“When I’m talking about growing like a tree, it’s me growing and other people who are growing with each other too, people who know each other.”

- Sohrab Hura



Image: Installation view. Hyphenated Spaces: “The Cup and The Saucer” Reinterpreted, 15 December 2020 - 30 March 2021, hosted by Warehouse421. Virtual exhibition.


Curation is as important as creation.



AUH Re-viewing Contrasts: Hyphenated Spaces at Warehouse421
By Hanan Sultan
Published on March 7th, 2021



Sara Ahli, Balloon Stacks 4, 2021. Courtesy of Engage 101.


One begins to imagine the ways in which Sara Ahli’s art interrupts the untarnished veneer of Downtown Dubai.



DXB There’s a Hurricane at the Foundry
By Sarah Daher
Published on March 3rd, 20



E-Issue 02 NYC
Spring 2021




1. GAD E-Issue 02, NYC, Spring 2021. Cover Image: You Can Take The Girl Out Of The City by Blair Cannon and Christian Barberena. Photography by Allegra Messina. Model: Halimotu Shokunbi.



2. Sala Shaker, “What’s On in NYC” Image: Larry Cook, The Visiting Room #4, 2019. Digital photograph, 40 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and MoMA PS1.



3. Daniel H. Rey and Sophie Arni, “Pop(Corn): Zeid Jaouni” Image: Zeid Jaouni in New York, 2020. Photo: Amal Flower Kay.



4. Blair Cannon and Christian Barberena, “YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF THE CITY” Image: Creative Direction and Styling: Blair Cannon. Photography: Allegra Messina. Model: Halimotu Shokunbi with The Lions La. Makeup: Taylour Chanel. Hair: Jordan Alex. 



5. GAD Editorial Board, “Rapport: NYC” Image: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. "Up Broadway from Bowling Green, New York, N. Y., U. S. A.." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850 - 1930. [cropped]



6. GAD Editorial Board, “Kindergarten Records Discuss The Future of Electronic Music” Image: Kindergarten Records at Elsewhere, Brooklyn. Photo: Raul Coto-Batres.



7. Larayb Abrar, “Sole DXB Brings NY Hip-Hop To Abu Dhabi” Photo: Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop. December 15, 2020 - May 31, 2021. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. Installation views. Photo: Farel Bisotto.


8. GAD Editorial Board, “Wei Han Finds ‘Home’ In New York” Image: Graphics accompanying The Saints - Home music video, 2020. Graphic design by Wei Han.


9. Zeina Abedarbo, “Vikram Divecha: Encounters and Negotiations” Image: Vikram Divecha, Boulder with hole, Quarry yard, Fujairah. Research image. 2014. Courtesy of the artist.



E-Issue 01++ AUH/DXB
Fall/Winter 2020-21


Photo: Luisa Soipi, Issue 01, 2020. Image courtesy of MIA Anywhere and the artist.


“What is my work about? Migration, memory, war, human rights, memories, dreams, death, women's rights.”

- Asia Umarova


GRV MIA Anywhere Hosts First Virtual Exhibition of Female Chechen Artists
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on February 1st, 2021


Photo: Clementine Paradies, Absence of Commas and Apostrophes, 2020. Mixed media. Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist.


“20% of Dubai’s population is Filipino. That’s one-fifth of the population. Is that represented in the art and cultural spaces that we frequent? How is the distribution of that exposure?”

- Anna Bernice


DXB Sa Tahanan Collective Redefines Home for Filipino Artists
Interview by Sophie Arni
Published on January 25, 2021 


Photo: The Flying Saucer, Sharjah, UAE, 2020. Image courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation



Formerly a French-inspired cafe and newsstand, then a supermarket and pharmacy, and finally a fast-food restaurant, the Flying Saucer now serves the Sharjah Art Foundation’s permanent inner-city art venue.




SHJ Sharjah Art Foundation Jets Ahead on the Flying Saucer
By Nada Ammagui
Published on December 9, 2020


Photo: Sara Ahli, Balloon Baggage, 2020. Latex balloons, plaster.  Photo by Sarah Daher.



A number of works in the show appear to interrogate the effect of architecture and space on the body.




AUH SEAF Cohort 7 at Warehouse 421
By Sarah Daher
Published on November 23, 2020


Photo: Talal Al Najjar, Tuwatam (Fairuz), 2020. 30.5 x 8 x 5 cm. Image courtesy of 101.


“101’s second sale gives me the possibility to share my work directly with art collectors, the wider art market, and art communities in the Gulf and beyond.”

- Talal Al Najjar


DXB 101 Strikes Again with Second Sale at Alserkal Avenue
By Global Art Daily Editorial Board
Published on November 21, 2020


Photo: Christopher Benton, How to Be at Rest, 2020. Courtesy of Dubai Design Week and the artist.



While these chairs lack sturdiness, they possess prized qualities in today’s world: adaptability and long life-cycles.





DXB Spotlight on Dubai Design Week 2020
By Sophie Arni 
Published on November 19, 2020


Photo: New Waves: Mohamed Melehi and the Casablanca Art School Archives, Alserkal Arts Foundation.  Mustafa Aboubacker for Seeing Things. Courtesy of Alserkal Avenue.



An artist whose work I knew nothing about until September suddenly became one of my main sources of artistic, political, and cosmopolitan inquiry.



DXB Melehi’s Waves Complicate Waving Goodbye
By Daniel H. Rey

Published on November 16, 2020


Photo: Augustine Paredes, courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre. 



With the Youth Takeover, Jameel Arts Centre continues to affirm its position as an essential pillar for emerging artists in the UAE.




DXB Kanye Says Listen to the Kids: Youth Takeover at the Jameel Arts Centre
By Christopher Benton

Published on November 13, 2020






Photo: Maxime Crammate (Satwa 3000), Satwa 3000 Cafétéria, 2019.



All these works spoke of the nostalgia for the UAE that exists beyond the cosmopolitan us expats know.




DXB Do You See Me How I See You?
By Anna Bernice

Published on October 19, 2020


Photo: Dan Hobson, courtesy of Tawahadna.



“I want to be part of the Arab entrepreneurial community that can recognize each other and realize how we can support each other.”


- Stavros Antypas


UAE Tawahadna Introduces MENA Artists to a Global Community
Interview by Daniel H. Rey 
Published on September 14th, 2020




Photo: courtesy of BAIT 15.



AUH BAIT 15 Welcomes New Member Zuhoor Al Sayegh 
By Global Art Daily Editorial Board
Published on September 27th, 2020





Image courtesy of Taaboogah.


AUH Taaboogah Infuses Comedy into Khaleeji Menswear
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on September 7th, 2020





Image courtesy of Tamila Kochkarova and No Boys Allowed.



DXB Meet Tamila Kochkarova Behind ‘No Boys Allowed’
Interview by Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on September 4th, 2020





Hanan Sultan, Kumma Crown (2020). Copyright Hanan Sultan. Photo: Abeer Sultan.



LHR/MCT Hanan Sultan Rhymes Frankincense with Minimalism
Interview by Sophie Arni
Published on August 23rd, 2020





Image courtesy of Augustine Paredes.


“I am proud to say that I am from the Philippines. I am proud that I am brown-skinned. I am proud of my roots. I am proud to speak English with an accent.”


- Augustine Paredes

DXB Augustine Paredes Taking Up Space
Interview by Daniel H Rey
Published on August 24th, 2020





Mohamed Khalid. Receipts - DHL, 2020. Mixed media on paper. Image courtesy of 101, Noor Al Thehli and Mohamed Khalid.


“We are trying to debunk the exclusivity of what contemporary art and art-buying insinuate.”


- Munira Al Sayegh


AUH 101 Pioneers Ethical and Curious Art Collecting

By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board, in conversation with Munira Al Sayegh and Gaith Abdulla
Published on August 28th, 2020





BEY GAD Map: Arts & Culture Relief for Beirut

By Sarah Daher, Map by Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board 
Published on August 16th, 2020





E-Issue 01 AUH/DXB 
Summer 2020




1.
GAD E-Issue 01, AUH/DXB, Summer 2020. Cover Image: Hashel Al Lamki, ADNOC Gas Station (2019). Acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of Warehouse421 and the artist.


2. Sala Shaker, “What’s On in the UAE” Image: Larissa Sansour, In Vitro (2019). Install shot at Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai. Photo by Brent Galotera


3. Daniel H Rey, “Pop(Corn): Hashel Al Lamki” Photo: Courtesy of the artist.


3. Daniel H Rey, “Pop(Corn): Hashel Al Lamki” Image: Hashel Al Lamki, Jabel Hafeet (2019). Acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of Warehouse 421 and the artist.  


3. Daniel H Rey, “Pop(Corn): Hashel Al Lamki” Image: Hashel Al Lamki, Untitled (2015-2019). Glass bottle, light bulb, cotton, children's toy, 15 x 37cm. Image courtesy of Warehouse 421 and the artist.  



4. Sophie Arni, “Tailoring in Abu Dhabi” Image: GAD x abu dhabi F/W 2017 campaign shoot, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ev Zverev


4. Sophie Arni, “Tailoring in Abu Dhabi” Image: Al Omara Textiles inside Madinat Zayed Shopping Center. Photo: Sophie Arni


5. Editorial Board, “Rapport: Dubai” Image: Christopher Benton, Say No to Bachelors Thronging Residential Neighborhoods, 2019. Copyright Christopher Benton, courtesy of Christopher Benton and of Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.


5. Editorial Board, “Rapport: Dubai” Image: Christopher Benton, Ghetto Majlis, 2017. Copyright Christopher Benton, courtesy of Christopher Benton and SIKKA Art Fair.


5. Editorial Board, “Rapport: Dubai” Image: Dubai Airport, circa 1960s. Copyright: Abdulghafoor Al Qasim, courtesy of Akkasah: Center for Photography. AD-MC-031_ref75


5. Editorial Board, “Rapport: Dubai” Image: Man walking in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, 2020. Photo: Rocio Avelino. Courtesy of Rocio Avelino.  


5. Editorial Board, “Rapport: Dubai” Image: Ashley Al Busmait in Alserkal Avenue, 2019. Fashion: Hessa Falasi. Courtesy of Ashley Al Busmait.


5. Editorial Board, “Rapport: Dubai” Image: Ashley Al Busmait in Alserkal Avenue, 2020. Photography: Saskia @the_profashional and @lensqueendubai, Stylist: Kim Barik @kimbarik. Courtesy of Ashley Al Busmait.  

5. Editorial Board, “Rapport: Dubai” Image: Alserkal Avenue at night. Courtesy of Alserkal Avenue. 


6. Daniel H Rey, “Michael Rakowitz From the Diaspora” Image: The invisible enemy should not exist, close-up. Photo: Dani H Rey
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