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
Engage101 Presents “Connected, Collected” at Sotheby’s Dubai

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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

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  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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Engage101 Presents “Connected, Collected” at Sotheby’s Dubai

By Global Art Daily Editorial Board

Published on October 5th, 2021

       Very exciting news. Engage101 – the UAE-based research and collecting platform we have surveyed since its first digital sale in 2020 – is holding a special exhibition in collaboration with Sotheby’s Dubai

1. Augustine Paredes, A Boy Sleeping in Hostel Beirut, 2017. Photographic print on archival paper. 60cm x 40cm. Courtesy of the artist and Engage101. Photo: Noor Althehli.

Entitled “Connected, Collected”, the exhibition revisits the up-and-coming artists that Engage101 has featured over the past year, tracking the progress of their individual journeys, as well as previewing three artists from their next season. A key thematic element of “Connected, Collected” is that most of the exhibition’s artworks are loans from Engage101’s network of collectors.

2. 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.

Commenting on the sale, Gaith Abdullah, Engage101’s co-founder, refers to the “historically unique moment” that the UAE art scene is going through: “[the push] following the massive government-led efforts to develop the arts and culture sectors in the region over the past decade has led to emerging practices entering the field at an unprecedented rate and to the incubation of a growing number of fascinating artistic practices.” Daniel H. Rey, Engage101’s Audience Experience Lead (who also happens to be a key member of Global Art Daily’s growth in the UAE), looks back: “as the platform turns one year old, we are lucky to be connecting with Sotheby’s audiences while continuing to learn how to make a long-lasting contribution to our cultural ecosystem.”

3. Sara Ahli, Balloon Stacks 5, 2021. Painted Plaster, Wooden Rod. 23cm x 20cm x 36cm. Courtesy of the collection of Abdulkhaleq Abdulla and Engage101. Photo: Noor Althehli.

4. Mohamed Khalid, Flaccid series: 1, 2020. Charcoal on MDF board. 61cm x 30.5cm. Courtesy of the collection of Abdulkhaleq Abdulla and Engage101.

We are thrilled to see global players such as Sotheby’s enter in conversation with the UAE contemporary art scene, and elevate the Dubai scene to the ranks of their 20th Century/Contemporary Middle-Eastern Art auctions. While Christie’s has held auctions in Dubai since 2006, Sotheby’s opened its Dubai office in 2017. This exhibition and accompanying talk proves that Dubai is increasingly securing its place as the hub for the GCC art world, but also the Arab art world at large: not only as a meeting point for collectors, but as a meeting point for artists. Dubai stands out today for its engaged, educated, and supportive contemporary art audience. As the local audience grows, it’s only a matter of time until diaspora and international audiences come flocking in. 

“Connected, Collected” exhibition viewing is taking place at Level B2, Gate Village Building 3, Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE. It is open to the public from 10am – 7pm on Monday October 4th and Thursday October 7th and from 10am – 4pm on Tuesday October 5th and Wednesday October 6th. Accompanying the exhibition will be a public panel discussion ‘Made in the Emirates?’ in the evening of Wednesday 6 October. Email engage@101.art to RSVP.

Engage101 is an art collecting and research platform that grew out of countless discussions about the art ecosystem in the UAE and wider region between independent curator Munira Al Sayegh and writer Gaith Abdulla. By way of quarterly art sales featuring non-gallery represented artists, published research, and public programming, Engage101 addresses a gap in the local art collecting ecosystem, and believes grassroots movements and collaborations are necessary to sustain, anchor and counterbalance the strong leaps the local art ecosystem has witnessed through government-led efforts.
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