E-Issue 05 –– VCE
Fall 2022

September 5th, 2022



  1. Editor’s Note
  2. What’s On in VCE
  3. Pop(Corn): UAE National Pavilion
  4. Rapport: Venice
  5. Zeitgeist of our Time: Füsun Onur for the Turkish Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale
  6. GAD’s Top Picks: National Pavilions
  7. Strangers to the Museum Wall: Kehinde Wiley’s Venice Exhibition Speaks of Violence and Portraiture
  8. Questioning Everyday Life: Alluvium by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian at OGR Torino in Venice

E-05++
Fall/Winter 2022-23


Artist Interview January 19th, 2023
NYC Reflecting on Her Southwestern Chinese Bai Roots, Peishan Huang Captures Human Traces on Objects and Spaces

Artist Interview January 8th, 2023 
TYO Shu Yonezawa and the Art of Animation

Artist Interview December 9th, 2022
DXB Navjot Altaf Unpacks Eco-Feminism and Post-Pandemic Reality at Ishara Art Foundation

Exhibition December 2nd, 2022
TYO Wetland Lab Proposes Sustainable Cement Alternative in Tokyo

Exhibition November 11th, 2022
TYO
“Atami Blues” Brings Together UAE-Based and Japanese Artists in HOTEL ACAO ANNEX



E-Issue 04 –– IST 
Spring 2022

March 15th, 2022



  1. Editor’s Note
  2. What’s On in IST
  3. Pop(Corn): Refik Anadol
  4. Rapport: Istanbul
  5. Independent Spaces in Istanbul: Sarp Özer on Operating AVTO


E-04++ 
Spring/Summer 2022


Curator Interview July 9th, 2022
IST Creating an Artist Books Library in Istanbul: Aslı Özdoyuran on BAS

Market Interview June 28th, 2022
HK 
How Pearl Lam Built Her Gallery Between China and Europe

Exhibition June 27th, 2022
UAE
What’s On in the UAE: Our Top Summer Picks

Exhibition June 21st, 2022
DXB Art Jameel Joins The World Weather Network in a Groundbreaking Response to Global Climate Crisis

Artist Interview June 13th, 2022
DXB “Geometry is Everywhere”: An Interview and Walking Tour of Order of Magnitude, Jitish Kallat’s Solo Exhibition at Dubai’s Ishara Art Foundation

Artist Interview May 13th, 2022
DXB 
“We Are Witnessing History”: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian On Their Retrospective Exhibition at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

Exhibition May 6th, 2022
IST
 Istanbul’s 5533 Presents Nazlı Khoshkhabar’s “Around and Round”

Exhibition April 23rd, 2022
HK Startbahn Presents “Made in Japan 3.0: Defining a New Phy-gital Reality”, an NFT Pop-Up at K11 Art Mall

Market Interview March 28th, 2022
DXB Dubai's Postmodern Architecture: Constructing the Future with 3dr Models

Curator Interview March 21st, 2022

E-Issue 03 –– TYO 
Fall 2021

October 1st, 2022



  1. Editor’s Note
  2. What’s On in TYO
  3. Pop(Corn): Nimyu
  4. Ahmad The Japanese: Bady Dalloul on Japan and Belonging
  5. Rapport: Tokyo 
  6. Alexandre Taalba Redefines Virtuality at The 5th Floor
  7. Imagining Distant Ecologies in Hypersonic Tokyo: A Review of “Floating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zones”
  8. Ruba Al-Sweel Curates “Garden of e-arthly Delights” at SUMAC Space
  9. Salwa Mikdadi Reflects on the Opening of NYU Abu Dhabi’s Arab Center for the Study of Art

E-03++
Fall/Winter 2021-22


Exhibition Review March 14th, 2022
DXB Art Dubai Digital, An Alternative Art World?

Exhibition March 11th, 2022
DXB Must-See Exhibitions in Dubai - Art Week Edition 2022

Artist Interview March 10th, 2022
DXB Prepare The Ingredients and Let The Rest Flow: Miramar and Zaid’s “Pure Data” Premieres at Satellite for Quoz Arts Fest 2022

Artist Interview February 26th, 2022
TYO Akira Takayama on McDonald’s Radio University, Heterotopia, and Wagner Project

Exhibition Review February 11th, 2022
AUH Woman as a Noun, and a Practice: “As We Gaze Upon Her” at Warehouse421
Curator Interview October 15th, 2021
IST “Once Upon a Time Inconceivable”: A Review and a Conversation

Exhibition October 7th, 2021
RUH Misk Art Institute’s Annual Flagship Exhibition Explores the Universality of Identity

Market Interview October 6th, 2021
RUH HH Prince Fahad Al Saud Discusses Saudi Arabia’s Artistic Renaissance

Exhibition October 5th, 2021
DXB
Engage101 Presents “Connected, Collected” at Sotheby’s Dubai

E-Issue 02 –– NYC 
Spring 2021

February 21st, 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


Exhibition Review August 9th, 2021
DXB “After The Beep”: A Review and Some Reflections

Artist Interview June 30th, 2021
OSA Rintaro Fuse Curates “Silent Category” at Creative Center Osaka

Exhibiton Review June 20th, 2021
AUH “Total Landscaping”at Warehouse 421

Exhibition June 11th, 2021
TYO “Mimicry of Hollows” Opens at The 5th Floor

Market Interview May 26th, 2021
TYO Startbahn, Japan’s Leading Art Blockchain Company, Builds a New Art Infrastructure for the Digital Age

Curator Interview May 20th, 2021
DXB There Is A You In The Cloud You Can’t Delete: A Review of “Age of You” at Jameel Arts Centre

Artist Interview May 11th, 2021
BAH Mihrab: Mysticism, Devotion, and Geo-Identity

Exhibition May 9th, 2021
LDN Fulfilment Services Ltd. Questions Techno-Capitalism on Billboards in London

Artist Interview April 28th, 2021
DXB Ana Escobar: Objects Revisited

Exhibition Review April 27th, 2021
TYO BIEN Opens Two Solo Exhibitions in Island Japan and Parcel

Artist Interview April 26th, 2021
CTU/AUH/YYZ Sabrina Zhao: Between Abu Dhabi, Sichuan, and Toronto

Exhibition April 16th, 2021
RUH Noor Riyadh Shines Light on Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Art Strategy

Exhibition Review April 5th, 2021
DXB A Riot Towards Landscapes

Exhibition Review April 1st, 2021
DXB A ‘Menu Poem’ and All That Follows

Exhibition March 28th, 2021
DXB Alserkal Art Week Top Picks 

Curator Interview March 21st, 2021
DXB Permeability and Regional Nodes: Sohrab Hura on Curating Growing Like a Tree at Ishara Art Foundation

Exhibition Review March 7th, 2021
AUH Re-viewing Contrasts: Hyphenated Spaces at Warehouse421

Exhibition Review March 3rd, 2021
DXB There’s a Hurricane at the Foundry

E-Issue 01 –– AUH/DXB
Summer 2020 

August 1st, 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


Exhibition Review February 21st, 2021
GRV MIA Anywhere Hosts First Virtual Exhibition of Female Chechen Artists    

Curator Interview January 25th, 2021
DXB Sa Tahanan Collective Redefines Home for Filipino Artists

Exhibition Review December 9th, 2020
SHJ Sharjah Art Foundation Jets Ahead on the Flying Saucer

Exhibition Review
November 23rd, 2020


AUH SEAF Cohort 7 at Warehouse 421 

Exhibition Review November 21st, 2020
DXB 101 Strikes Again with Second Sale at Alserkal Avenue

Exhibition Review November 19th, 2020
DXB Spotlight on Dubai Design Week 2020

Exhibition Review November 16th, 2021
DXB Melehi’s Waves Complicate Waving Goodbye

Exhibition Review November 13th, 2020
DXB
Kanye Says Listen to the Kids: Youth Takeover at Jameel Arts Centre

Book Review October 28th, 2020
DAM Investigating the Catalogues of the National Museum of Damascus

Exhibition Review October 22nd, 2020
AUH Ogamdo: Crossing a Cultural Highway between Korea and the UAE

Exhibition October 22nd, 2020
TYO James Jarvis Presents Latest Collages at 3110NZ

Exhibition Review October 19th, 2020
DXB Do You See Me How I See You?

Market Interview October 14th, 2021
DXB Thaely Kicks Off Sustainable Sneakers

Artist Interview September 27th, 2020
AUH BAIT 15 Welcomes New Member Zuhoor Al Sayegh

Exhibition Review September 24th, 2020
MIA a_part Gives Artists 36 Hours to React


Curator Interview September 14th, 2020
UAE Tawahadna Introduces MENA Artists to a Global Community

Artist Interview September 10th, 2020
LHR/CAI Alaa Hindia’s Jewelry Revives Egyptian Nostalgia

Artist Interview September 7th, 2020
DXB Taaboogah Infuses Comedy Into Khaleeji Menswear

Market Interview September 4th, 2020
DXB Meet Tamila Kochkarova Behind ‘No Boys Allowed’

Exhibition September 1st, 2020
DXB Alserkal Arts Foundation Presents Mohamed Melehi

Market Interview August 28th, 2020
AUH/DXB 101 Pioneers Ethical and Curious Art Collecting

Artist Interview August 26th, 2020
AUH Sarah Almehairi Initiates Conversations

Artist Interview August 24th, 2020
DXB Augustine Paredes Taking Up Space

Artist Interview August 23rd, 2020
LHR/MCT Hanan Sultan Rhymes Frankincense with Minimalism

Map August 16th, 2020
BEY GAD Map: Arts & Culture Relief for Beirut

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Currently: E-Issue 05++ Fall/Winter 2022-23

E-Issue 01
Summer 2020
    AUH Abu Dhabi
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E-Issue 02
Spring 2021
    NYC New York

E-Issue 03
Fall 2021
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E-Issue 04
Spring 2022
        IST Istanbul

E-Issue 05
Fall 2022
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Fall/Winter 2022-23

Image: Peishan Huang, Abundant space as a temporary studio, 2020-. Inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist.



Nature goes away and nature comes back, in an eternal full circle.

- Peishan Huang






Image: Shu Yonezawa, Obake no B’ the movie (劇場版:オバケのB’), 2022. Installation view at NTT Inter Communication Center. Photo: KIOKU Kezio & Azusa Yamaguchi. Courtesy of NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC].


I wanted to display my animation in a frame that resembled its contents. I always think of where my animations live.

- Shu Yonezawa


TYO Shu Yonezawa and the Art of Animation
By Sophie Mayuko Arni
Published on January 8, 2023




Image: Installation view of Navjot Altaf: Pattern at Ishara Art Foundation, 2022 . Image courtesy Ishara Art Foundation. Photo by Ismail Noor/Seeing Things.


As the pandemic started to unfold, nature started to tell us to slow down.

- Navjot Altaf





Image: Wael Al Awar (left) and Kazuma Yamao (right) for the opening of Wetland Lab at SRR Project Space, 29 October 2022, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Masataka Tanaka. Courtesy of Startbahn.


A multicultural and multidisciplinary team led by architects based in Japan and the UAE presents Wetland Lab, and the possibilities of a certain future.

- Kazuma Yamao


TYO Wetland Lab Proposes Sustainable Cement Alternative in Tokyo
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on December 2, 2022



Image: Hashel Al Lamki, Lucy, 2022. Painting and sound installation. Sound editor, Yoichi Kamimura. Installation view at HOTEL ACAO ANNEX, Atami, Japan. Photo by Naoki Takehisa. Courtesy ATAMI ART GRANT.


I would like this exhibition to reflect on the choices artists and architects from the UAE and Japan have made when interacting with their coastal environments.

- Sophie Mayuko Arni, curator


TYO “Atami Blues” Brings Together UAE-Based and Japanese Artists in HOTEL ACAO ANNEX
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on October 14, 2022, Updated on November 11, 2022



E-Issue 05 VCE
Fall 2022

OUT NOW






E-Issue 04++
Spring/Summer 2022



Image: BAS. Photography by Marina Papazyan. Image courtesy of BAS.


BAS collection focuses on artists’ books and printed matter as accessible materials, resisting the object-based precariousness common to the art world.

- Aslı Özdoyuran






Image: Danful Yang’s installation at Pearl Lam Galleries booth, Art Basel Hong Kong, 2022. Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries.


The idea of cross-disciplinarity and not fitting into a neatly defined box was quite intuitive to me.

- Pearl Lam


HK How Pearl Lam Built Her Gallery Between China and Europe
By Sophie Arni
Published on June 28, 2022





Image: Sara Naim, Tropical Scene, 2021. Plexiglass, C-type digital print, wood. Image courtesy of The Third Line.



UAE What’s On in the UAE: Our Top Summer Picks
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on June 27, 2022




Image: Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai. Courtesy of Art Jameel. Photo: Beno Saradzic.


There is no contemporary debate more urgent than the climate crisis, and we are delighted to be working with inspirational, like-minded partners in the World Weather Network to bring voices from the arts together with those of ecologists and scientists.

- Fady Jameel

DXB Art Jameel Joins The World Weather Network in a Groundbreaking Response to Global Climate Crisis
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on June 21, 2022



Image: Jitish Kallat, Postulates from a Restless Radius (2021). Acrylic, gesso, lacquer, charcoal and watercolour pencil on linen, 640 x 320 cm radius, 375 cm length. Image courtesy of the artist and Ishara Art Foundation. Photo by Ismail Noor/Seeing Things.


After four or five months, I had these big questions: Where do these images come from? Where do these numbers come from? Where do these people come from, and where do they go? Maybe they all stem from the same place.

- Jitish Kallat





Image: Installation view of Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian at The NYUAD Art Gallery. Work on view, with the participation of Mohammed Rahis Mollah in collaboration with Kiori Kawai: Replication of Alluvium, Molecule Structure B (Bemari), 2022. Photo: John Varghese. Courtesy of NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery.


We work together in a Field of Negotiation: either as a trio or with other collaborators, we draw different positions, and allow for multiple angles of thoughts into one surface in order to debate.

- Hesam Rahmanian






Image: Khoshkhabar, Nazlı. “Around and Round.” Single-channel video, playground scraps, paint, mirrors. 45'. Photography by Zeynep Fırat. Image courtesy of 5533.



Years later, when I found the videotapes of my childhood, I realized this: I was watching them like I was watching TV. Because I didn’t remember most of the moments, it was like watching a whole new thing.

- Nazlı Khoshkhabar



IST Istanbul’s 5533 Presents Nazlı Khoshkhabar’s “Around and Round”
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on May 6, 2022




Image: TOMO KOIZUMI, Rainbow Dress, 2022. Commissioned by Startbahn. Exhibition view of “Made in Japan 3.0: Defining a New Phy-gital Reality”, April 23 - May 15, 2022, K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong. Photo: courtesy of K11 Art Mall.



In an increasingly digital-first world, the Japanese creative industries have quickly adopted new hybrid models to elevate physical and digital experiences to new heights.







Image: Museum of the Future model by 3dr Models. Dubai. Photography by Amir Hazim for Global Art Daily, 2022.


“As a model-maker, I tend to work with the same famous architects who have multiple projects in different parts of the world. They all agree that their projects look much better in Dubai than anywhere else.”

- Dani Antoun Bterrani


DXB Dubai's Postmodern Architecture: Constructing the Future with 3dr Models
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on March 28th, 2022




Image: Maya Allison (left) and Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (right). Image courtesy of National Pavilion UAE La Biennale di Venezia. Photo by Augustine Paredes of Seeing Things.


“I do believe that whatever your gift is, if you are an artist or a creator or a practitioner or a curator, it is a gift. In the literal sense of the word. A gift that you give.” 

- Maya Allison



Image: “New Perspective of Hungarian Abstract Art” at CHI-KA Space, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE. 2022. Courtesy of MNB Arts & Culture.

DXB MNB Collection Presents Abstraction During Dubai’s Art Week
By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on March 20th, 2022





E-Issue 04 IST
Spring 2022












The UAE's Contemporary Art Scene: Global Networks of Intellectual & Creative Exchange


Fiker Institute has partnered with Global Art Daily to explore the United Arab Emirates’ growing cultural ties with Asia and Africa through artistic and curatorial practices. Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah have evolved into contemporary art hubs for the West Asia, North Africa and South Asia (WANASA) region, which has resulted in a burst of curatorial activity and groundbreaking institutional initiatives in recent years. Investments in the country’s creative infrastructure have attracted a new generation of international artists migrating to the UAE, and led to the founding of a number of interdisciplinary art collectives. Looking beyond the country’s immediate neighbors in the Arab world, this partnership, through three research essays, aims to highlight the contemporary networks that link the UAE with other countries through institutional exhibitions, gallery initiatives, and independent curatorial practices.

Read the research essays on Fiker Institute



E-Issue 03++
Fall/Winter 2021-22


Image: Art Dubai Digital 2022. Photo courtesy of Alessia Piacitelli and Amy Qian.





In the current digital era, Art Dubai Digital showcased ways in which new artistic models can adapt to the usual art fair structure.




DXB Art Dubai Digital, An Alternative Art World?
By Alessia Piacitelli and Amy Qian
Published on March 14th, 2022




Image: Hashel Al Lamki, Sēnsū Lātō, 2022. Installation view. Tabari Art Space, DIFC, Dubai. Courtesy of Tabari Art Space.


DXB Must-See Exhibitions in Dubai - Art Week Edition 2022

By Global Art Daily’s Editorial Board
Published on March 11th, 2022



Image: Pure Data’s performance at Satellite, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. 29 January 2022. Photo: Amir Hazim




“We followed each other on Instagram and Miramar just messaged me very straightforwardly saying “we need to meet.” We became close friends and in early 2021 we rented out a strange red house in downtown Amman, where we currently operate from.”

- Zaid (1800s Internet)


Image: Radio used in Akira Takayama’s McDonald’s Radio University. Frankfurt, Germany. 2017. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Masahiro Hasunuma.



“Theater and art are fictional. But sometimes, they become a function of the city, which is true and real. That is my strategy.”

- Akira Takayama


Image: Tatsuya Tanaka, Installation at Japan Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020. Image courtesy of Japan Pavilion Dubai Expo 2020.



Tatsuya’s installation is made of 128 displays of miniatures which were personally and individually assembled for the events. Categorized in four themes, the miniatures showcase elements of Japanese life and many scenes featuring palm trees and swimming pools - perhaps a nod from the artist to his visions of Dubai.



DXB Tanaka Tatsuya at Dubai Expo 2020 Japan Pavilion
By Sophie Arni
Published on February 12th, 2022




Image: Umber Majeed, Hypersurface of the Present, 2018. Pencil on paper, wood, plaster, and thread. “As We Gaze Upon Her,” Opening at Warehouse421. Image courtesy of Warehouse421.



While displaying personal and collective stories of being a woman, the exhibition achieves a sense of genuine curiosity for everything concerning the identity and body, aesthetics and politics, of the “woman,” applicable in WANASA and beyond.



AUH Woman as a Noun, and a Practice: “As We Gaze Upon Her” at Warehouse421
By Niccolò Acram Cappelletto
Published on November 16th, 2021



Image: Christopher Benton, Deluxe Luxe Plus Ultra, 2021. Photo by Walter Willems. Image courtesy of the artist.





“This wood, you literally see it everywhere, but no one ever thinks about it because, again, it's something that's ephemeral. I think the slogan says something like “Golden Prestige,” which is also kind of funny when you think of the disparity between luxury and the actual object.”

- Christopher Benton




Image: Paul Pfeiffer, Orpheus Descending, 2001. Video installation, 75 VHS Tapes Duration: 75 days. Originally commissioned by the Public Art Fund and installed at the World Trade Center and the World Financial Center, New York, April 15 - June 28, 2001. Installation shot by Zeynep Fırat © Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Within Protocinema’s “Once Upon A Time Inconceivable,” 2021.


“When we first started Protocinema without a permanent physical space and working in different cities, it was hard for people to grasp. Now, there are so many organizations working like this.”

- Mari Spirito




Image: Filwa Nazer, The Other Is Another Body 2, 2019, polyethylene industrial netting and cotton, 292 x 83 x 240 cm, courtesy of the artist and Misk Art Institute. Here, Now / اآلن، هنا, October 3, 2021 – January 31, 2022, miskartinstitute.org


RUH Misk Art Institute Annual Flagship Exhibition Explores the Universality of Identity
By Global Art Daily Editorial Board
Published on October 7th, 2021




Dan Firman, Butterfly, 2007. Neon tubes. 350 x 635 cm. Courtesy the artist and the Farjam Collection. Photo: © Riyadh Art 2021


“The shift into the knowledge-based economy was immediate because Saudis are well-educated. People lived online to create their own creative economy and opportunities for themselves. It’s only natural that after a decade, once the rules were relaxed, the translation from online to physical was immediate.”

- HH Prince Fahad Al Saud


RUH HH Prince Fahad Al Saud Discusses Saudi Arabia’s Artistic Renaissance
By Global Art Daily Editorial Board
Published on October 6th, 2021



Alaa Edris, Reem Dream X, 2015. Digital C-print. Edition 1 of 5. 65cm x 90cm. Courtesy of the collection of Zuhoor AlSayegh and Engage101. 


“Massive government-led efforts to develop the arts and culture sectors in the region over the past decade have led to emerging practices entering the field at an unprecedented rate.”

- Gaith Abdullah


DXB Engage101 Presents “Connected, Collected” at Sotheby’s Dubai
By Global Art Daily Editorial Board
Published on October 5th, 2021






E-Issue 03 TYO
Fall 2021



1. GAD E-Issue 03, TYO, Fall 2021. Cover Image: Masahide Matsuda, Ripples, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.



2. What’s On in Tokyo, by Sophie Arni Image: Kenta Cobayashi, Photographic Universe, 2020. © Cobayashi. Courtesy of ANB Roppongi.


3. Pop(Corn): Nimyu, by Sherry Wu Photo: Courtesy of the artist.


4. Ahmad The Japanese: Bady Dalloul in Conversation with Sophie Arni and Insun Woo Image: Bady Dalloul, Ahmad The Japanese, 2021. Still. Courtesy of the artist.

5. Rapport: TYO, by Global Art Daily Editorial Board Image: HB.Nezu, 2021. Photo by Akimi Ota.


6. Alexandre Taalba Presents Virtual Concreteness at The 5th Floor, by Global Art Daily Editorial Board Image: Installation view. “The Virtual Concreteness” at The 5th Floor, Tokyo, Japan Spring 2021. Photo: Masaharu Futoyu. Image courtesy of the curator.

7. Imagining Distant Ecologies in Hypersonic Tokyo: A Review of “Floating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zones”, by Akimi Ota Image: Installation view, Yoichi Kamimura and Seiha Kurosawa, “Floating Between the Tropical and Glacial Zones,” 2021. Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo. Photo: TAKAHASHI Kenji. Image courtesy of Tokyo Arts and Space.


8. Ruba Al-Sweel Curates “Garden of e-artly Delights” at SUMAC Space, by Sophie Arni Image: Persia Beheshti, Earthbound, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.


9. Salwa Mikdadi Reflects on the Opening of NYU Abu Dhabi's Arab Center for the Study of Art, by Nada Ammagui Image: Al Mawrid’s initial library, 2021. Courtesy of Salwa Mikdadi.



E-Issue 02++ 
Spring/Summer 2021



Poster for After the Beep, July 25-30, 2021, Satellite, Warehouse 16, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE.


“After The Beep” is the result of a reactive exercise which, placing artists in a sequence, required each creative to respond to the work of the artists before them within 48 hours of receiving it.



DXB “After the Beep”: A Review and Some Reflections
By Farah Fawzi Ali, Sarah Afaneh, and other contributing writers
Published on August 9th, 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.”

- Vincent Ruijters


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.”

- Taihei Shii



‘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
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.

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

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

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

5. GAD 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.  


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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