Category: Art

Magnificent Architectures

‘Magnificent Architectures’ presents works by Italian artist Luigi Ballarin for the first time in Sarajevo and was on view from April 28 to May 12, 2022 in Hanikah, Sarajevo. The exhibition, curated by Beste Gürsu, shows how Luigi Ballarin meticulously builds thin bridges between the roots of western and eastern...

The Third Line

The Third Line participated in the 15th edition of Art Dubai with a group presentation of works by Amir H. Fallah, Huda Lutfi, Jordan Nassar, Sahand Hesamiyan and Youssef Nabil. The artists each work from their own experiences to address identity, culture, and nostalgia narratives. Created from his imagination, Jordan...

Alserkal Art Week

Alserkal will celebrate the importance of contemporary art with the return of Alserkal Art Week, running from 3-13 March 2022. With a line-up that includes some of the most important experimental artists of the moment, the 20+ exhibitions on show in Alserkal Avenue include Dubai’s first ambisonic sound exhibition presented...

The Treasured Art of Huda Al Bakri

Accepting a job offer, I moved to Saudi Arabia, a country about whose culture I knew little. The first thing that surprised and amazed me was the widespread creativity of the people I met and the growing art world here, both private and well supported by the government. There are,...

Light and Harmony Space of the Mosque in Tupale

The Mosque in Tupale, constructed in 2019, was designed by architect Arber Sadiki. Bekim Mustafa and Gëzim Sadiku assisted and collaborated on the project with Fejsall Lutfiu and Xhevat Neziri, who defined the structure of the building. The mosque covers 84 m² and is located in Tupale, a Serbia village...

Plastic Oceans Exhibition

‘Plastic Oceans’ is an environmental call-to-action by well-known glass masters Pavel Baxa and Vlastimil Beranek and their long-time apprentices Jaroslav Prosek and Ela Smcek. The main idea is to raise awareness and challenge all visitors to think about what they can do to prevent seas and oceans pollution. The glass...

Exhibition: Once Upon A Time

Mojgan Endjavi-Barbé was born in Iran and completed her studies in the USA, after which she lived in Paris, Tokyo, London, Geneva and now, Dubai. At the beginning of her journey as an art aficionado and passionate collector – she began working with international artists in 1989 – she realized that...

The Golden Thread of Calligraphy

The Golden Thread, the exhibition organized by the Gazi Husrev Beg Library was on view at the Gallery of the Sarajevo Municipality Novi Grad. The Gazi Husrev Beg Library, founded in 1537, is one of the oldest in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It has one of the largest and most important...

Exhibition: 5,000 Years of Iranian Art, Design and Culture

Exhibition: 5,000 Years of Iranian Art, Design and Culture

Epic Iran explores 5,000 years of Iranian art, design and culture, bringing together over 300 objects from ancient, Islamic and contemporary Iran. It is the UK’s first major exhibition in 90 years that present an overarching narrative of Iran from 3000 BC to the present day. The V&A organises epic...

Exhibition: The Colours of Life

A photo exhibition by the late photographer Ešref Džanefendic, as part of the World Music Festival Zeman, is held in Novi Pazar (Serbia). The exhibition, designed as a tribute to the artists’ passing, shows his contribution to the festival’s organisation and participation in its activities. The artist’s work is imbued...

Exhibition Signs of Bosnia

The recent exhibition “Signs of Bosnia” by famous Bosnian artists Sead Emric and Halida Emric was on view in the historical building Hanikah in Sarajevo. Sead Emric and Halida Emric have already had the opportunity to exhibit in the Bosnian capital several times. Each time, they would attract a lot...

Exhibition: The Four Elements

Artist Nagihan Seymour returns to The Lightbox with a new show, ‘The Four Elements’, following her successful solo exhibition in 2017. UK-based artist Nagihan Seymour is specialised in Tezhip, the art of illumination and sacred geometry. ‘The Four Elements’ includes her latest paintings and ceramics incorporating natural pigments and precious metals. Drawing...

Haseki Hürrem Sultan and the Ottoman Art

Haseki Hürrem Sultan, a beloved wife of the Kanuni Sultan Süleyman I, represents one of the most prominent figures of Ottoman history. Today, there are different opinions about her exact origin (“Was she Ukrainian or Russian?”), but it is known that she was purchased as a slave and brought to...

Solo Show Horizons

“What does Abstraction mean? Everything is natural as the surfaces intertwine and intersect in the light for an inner/outer representation that nature always ends up taking over.” (Asma M’Naouar) Horizons expands on Asma M’Naouar’s career-long investigation into abstraction through movement, materiality and emotion. The exhibition reflects the act of painting and...

Turning COVID Lockdown Stories into Meditative Art

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) explores the universal sanctity of breath through a series of commissioned paintings, accompanied with animation and soundscape, by British artist Zarah Hussain. Moving through inhalations and exhalations, as well as the silent spaces in between, Hussain’s work — produced in London while the artist was...

3D Calligraphy Foad-Hamzeh, 3D Arabic calligrafitti

DIFC Art Nights started at the Dubai International Financial Center with the participation of a group of UAE-based artists, who exhibit collections of their most beautiful artworks to a diverse international audience. New to this session, held in the Village of the Gate, is the presence of the calligraffiti artworks...

A Solo Exhibition By Jorge Tacla

Sabrina Amrani is pleased to present Señal de Abandono, the first solo exhibition by Jorge Tacla in the gallery, as part of Apertura Gallery Weekend. Like much of Jorge Tacla’s work, his paintings represent a space of social rupture. These works situate themselves in the joints of a new architecture...

Mediterranean Shared & Divided

Mediterranean – Shared & Divided is a visual art project about in the Mediterranean area. This interdisciplinary project explores photography, mixed-media and installation to create contemporary motions of this space. The project intends to promote a dialogue among communities between Sarajevo, Tunisia, Istanbul and Cairo. In the fragmentation of Mediterranean...

Art Collection The Ottoman Room

Islamic art has always integrated various forms of crafts. For example, the furniture inside mosques, tekkes, palaces, and houses was made in metal, porcelain, wood, and decorated by carpet weaving, calligraphy, etc. The main focus in mosques was to decorate mihrabs, mimbers, mahvils, and walls, in connection to carpets or...

6th LCD Awards The Winners

The 18 winners, hailing from 13 different countries, ranging from local grass-roots organizations to renowned national institutions. Now in its sixth edition, the LCD Awards highlight the world’s best established and emerging cultural destinations, recognizing their exceptional contribution to cultural life. On behalf of LCD Berlin, Florian Wupperfeld, Founder of...