E-Issue 03 –– TYO Fall 2021
  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
IST “Once Upon a Time Inconceivable”: A Review and a Conversation
RUH Misk Art Institute’s Annual Flagship Exhibition Explores the Universality of Identity
RUH HH Prince Fahad Al Saud Discusses Saudi Arabia’s Artistic Renaissance
DXB
Engage101 Presents “Connected, Collected” at Sotheby’s Dubai

E-Issue 02
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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
DXB “After The Beep”: A Review and Some Reflections
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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1. Editor’s Note: E-Issue 02


February 20th, 2021


It’s finally here. Eight articles, four artist interviews, a cover photoshoot. The fruits of an eruption of creativity, the trails of which are billowing across one of the world’s great metropolises. It is with great honor that I present to you GAD’s E-Issue 02, dedicated to New York City.

This E-Issue drops at a critical time in New York’s history. “Is NYC dead?” was a question on many people’s minds as the pandemic prompted a massive exodus out of the city. While the pandemic has delivered a lasting shock to the Big Apple and its creative communities, artists have discovered ways to continue their practice amidst political and sanitary crises. We applaud their resilience and flexibility. Instead of talking about “a new normal,” they showed us that 2021 could be a new extraordinary. Many creatives left the city, but as epitomized by our cover story You Can Take The Girl Out Of The City by Blair Cannon and Christian Barberena, the New York state of mind continues to thrive and survive, wherever it finds itself. 

The spring of 2021 marks a new beginning for the United States: the start of a new administration, which we hope will bring about a more actionable movement towards diversity and inclusion. Amanda Gorman’s poignant inauguration poem The Hill We Climb resonated with people, not only in the United States, but across the world, and many of us were personally inspired by her words of hope and optimism as we look towards turning the page on a difficult year.

This issue celebrates creativity in all of its multidisciplinary formats: we interviewed conceptual artists, DJs, graphic designers, models, and cinematographers who call or have called New York City their home. We highlighted stylists, photographers, exhibitions, and curators. To all those who contributed to this issue, we thank and appreciate you. You inspired us to go bigger and brighter.

We also thank all our readers and supporters who made E-Issue 01 a giant success. After publishing our first six articles on the thriving Abu Dhabi. and Dubai’s art scenes, we received submissions after submissions from the UAE and beyond.
We published a total of 23 articles as part of our E-Issue 01++, and we foresee this wave of spontaneous submissions continuing well into this E-Issue 02.  

We keep our UAE readers in mind as we release this issue, and we hope that you will embrace and learn more about the thriving New York art scene. Global Art Daily has always been a vehicle to connect people across continents, and I am personally thrilled to see our network expand with each release. 

We start with ‘What’s On in NYC’, an article written by Sala Shaker proposing a selection of recent exhibitions in New York. We then turn to our recurring Pop(Corn) section, featuring New York and Dubai-based model and graphic designer Zeid Jaouni. The interview is followed by our cover shoot, an incredible editorial directed and styled by Blair Cannon and Christian Barberena, presenting us an ode to New York which we are excited to present to you here in-full. We then move to our Rapport, a reflection on New York’s past and future modernity, followed by an interview with Kindergarten Records, a DJ collective based in Brooklyn, for an in-depth analysis of the future of the electronic music scene in the city. Larayb Abrar covered Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop further testifying to the growing bridge between Abu Dhabi and New York. We also interviewed Wei Han who shared with us his views on independent filmmaking after shooting a music video in the middle of a pandemic. Finally, Vikram Divecha ends this issue with an anectodal interview and reflections on New York, Dubai, and his practice along the nodes of negotiations and encounters. 

With the release of new issues, GAD’s movement grows, and we will soon be expanding our editorial team. Follow us on @globalartdaily to follow our Open Editorial positions, coming very soon.  

On behalf of GAD’s Editorial Board, we hope you enjoy reading E-Issue 02.

And as always: stay curious, stay global. 



Sophie Arni
Founder, Editor-in-Chief






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


2. What’s On in NYC, by Sala Shaker Image: Larry Cook, The Visiting Room #4, 2019. Digital photograph, 40 x 30 inches. Courtesy of the artist and MoMA PS1.
3. Pop(Corn): Zeid Jaouni, by Daniel H Rey and Sophie Arni Photo: Amal Flower Kay.
4. You Can Take The Girl Out Of The City Creative Direction and Styling: Blair Cannon and Christian Barberena. Photography: Allegra Messina. Model: Halimotu Shokunbi with The Lions LA. Makeup: Taylour Chanel. Hair: Jordan Alex. Shot for GAD E-Issue 02, Spring 2021.
5. Rapport: NYC, by Global Art Daily Editorial Board Image: "From Empire Building looking north on Broadway past Trinity Church, New York City." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850 - 1930. [cropped]
6. Kindergarten Records Discuss The Future of Electronic Music, by Global Art Daily Editorial Board Image: Kindergarten Records event in collaboration with Metamorph, 2020. Photo: Kamilo Bustamante
7. Sole DXB Brings NY Hip-Hop to Abu Dhabi by Layrab Abrar Image: Contact High: A Visual History of Hip Hop, 2020, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi. Installation view. Photo: Farel Bisotto
8. Wei Han Finds ‘Home’ in New York, by Global Art Daily Editorial Board Image: Still, The Saints, Home, 2020. Music video directed by Wei Han. Image: Wei Han. Courtesy of the artist.
9. Vikram Divecha: Encounters and Negotiations Image: Vikram Divecha, Road Marking, 2017. Photo: Road Marking Crew, Lexington Ave, Btw E77 St - E78 St, Manhattan, New York. Courtesy of the artist.