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View of Joana Escoval’s “The word for world” at Grey Noise, Dubai, 2018–19.
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Jennifer Piejko

The Minimalism nurtured in SoHo and Marfa produced industrial cubes, steel beams, and gleaming planes until it was fortified and impenetrable, refracting metaphor or intimacy. Exposing rather than building up, its economical materiality favored the truly elemental, ruling out the human, or even the organic, as frill. So what to... continue reading
View of Mounir Fatmi's "Inside the Fire Circle," Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, 2017.
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Kevin Jones

“I don’t know what it’s like to be black in America,”(1) wrote the artist Dana Schutz in her protracted defense against calls for the removal and destruction of her painting Open Casket (2016). She was responding to mounting fervor over her rendition, included in the Whitney Biennial, of the mangled... continue reading
Sophia Al Maria, Black Friday, 2016.
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Anna Wallace-Thompson

Qatari-American artist Sophia Al Maria has long examined the architecture, urban planning, and customs of what she calls “Gulf Futurism,” including the phenomenon of mall culture. Her solo show in Dubai presents a new iteration of works exhibited last year at the Whitney Museum, New York, which further that investigation. The... continue reading
Art Dubai

MADINAT JUMEIRAH, Dubai

Šejla Kamerić, 30 Years After, 2006.
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Astrid Mania

The adage that culture follows trade is something like globalization’s subtitle. When it comes to art fairs, however, trade follows culture. Art Dubai, now in its seventh year, seems to be a prime example of this reciprocal development. Among its participating seventy-five galleries, the fair is attracting a rising number... continue reading
Athier Mousawi, Mercedes Benz, 2010.
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Dina Ibrahim

“Domination, Hegemony, and the Panopticon” is the fourth installment of “The State,” a series of exhibitions at Traffic, curated by the gallery-library-design studio’s founder Rami Farook. “The State” also includes a socio-historical journal and forum, a platform for dialogue and exchange about the state of the world today. The current... continue reading

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