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  • Exhibition: “Contemporary Ruins: Resistance to the Spectacular Image,” Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery
    Exhibition: “Contemporary Ruins: Resistance to the Spectacular Image,” Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery

    Date: Apr 20, 2016 - Jun 04, 2016

    Three digital media works from Tammam Azzam’s Syrian Museum series will be included in Contemporary Ruins: Resistance to the Spectacular Image; a group show curated by Leah Hartman. Taking place at Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery in New York, the exhibition will focus on the aestheticization of cultural heritage destruction and its reception by the global media in which mediated images of violence and destruction often fall within the intersection of art, propaganda, and documentary.

  • Exhibition: “Binary is a False Idol,” Gypsum Gallery
    Exhibition: “Binary is a False Idol,” Gypsum Gallery

    Date: Apr 20, 2016 - May 24, 2016

    Gypsum is thrilled to present Berlin-based Setareh Shahbazi’s second solo show at Gypsum Gallery. Her new works deconstruct photographs by cutting, peeling, bending and un-layering them in Photoshop until she hits the core of the medium, the background layer, thus setting free an invisible pattern. Through a formal reflection on the medium, the photographic subject breaks off from presentation towards more abstracted twins and duplicates, dot.tiff dot.jpg dot.pdf., without losing the ghostly trace of its origin.

  • Exhibition: “The Mapping Journey,” MoMa
    Exhibition: “The Mapping Journey,” MoMa

    Date: Apr 18, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

    This exhibition presents, in its entirety, Bouchra Khalili’s The Mapping Journey Project (2008–11), a series of videos that details the stories of eight individuals who have been forced by political and economic circumstances to travel illegally and whose covert journeys have taken them throughout the Mediterranean basin.

  • Workshop: “You Don’t Talk About Fight Club,” by Artist Aya Tarek, Medrar
    Workshop: “You Don’t Talk About Fight Club,” by Artist Aya Tarek, Medrar

    Date: Apr 17, 2016 - May 08, 2016

    Aiming at radically stimulating one’s creative side through mental games and tactics, overcoming the difficulties of working as a collective, challenging the egocentric mind, and unveiling the adventurous side of the creative approach, this workshop is fully experiential and we are not expecting any definitive forms or results (just like life).The workshop is an attempt at redefining/breaking and reshuffling the classic/academic norms and definitions of art, beauty, aesthetics, and approach, and discovering what’s beyond through intensive exercises, readings and reversed psychology based schemes.

  • Exhibition: “Bricks,” Taymour Grahne Gallery
    Exhibition: “Bricks,” Taymour Grahne Gallery

    Date: Mar 10, 2016 - May 07, 2016

    Taymour Grahne Gallery is proud to present Bricks, a solo exhibition of new thick oil paintings, watercolors, and sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist Nadia Ayari.

  • Seminar: “Denormalizing Bodies. Rehearsing Citizenship,” Ashkal Alwan
    Seminar: “Denormalizing Bodies. Rehearsing Citizenship,” Ashkal Alwan

    Date: Feb 01, 2016 - Mar 02, 2016

    Relating to the ongoing debate on the interconnections between art, society and the public, Denormalizing Bodies. Rehearsing Citizenship will focus on the body’s capacity for action whithin these dynamics.

  • Meeting: March Meeting 2016: Education, Engagement and Participation

    Date: Mar 12, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016

    March Meeting 2016 (MM 2016) will consider how institutions, initiatives, curators and artists have increasingly prioritised their relationships with audiences and communities through current thinking around ideas of education, engagement and participation.

  • Art Fair: Art Dubai 2016
    Art Fair: Art Dubai 2016

    Date: Mar 16, 2016 - Mar 19, 2016

    Art Dubai is the leading inter­national art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The tenth edition of the fair takes place March 16-19, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Taking place each year in March, Art Dubai 2016 features the largest and most internationally diverse line up to date, hosting 94 galleries from 40 countries.

  • Biennale: Marrakesh Biennale
    Biennale: Marrakesh Biennale

    Date: Feb 24, 2016 - May 08, 2016

    The Marrakech Biennale is a festival with the mission to build bridges between the cultures through the arts. 
We inspire outstanding artists from all over the world to create work that responds to the the magical environment of Marrakech.

  • Exhibition: “Winter Selections,” Sharjah Art Foundation
    Exhibition: “Winter Selections,” Sharjah Art Foundation

    Date: Jan 01, 2016 - Feb 15, 2016

    This winter's Selections looks at works in the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection acquired from Sharjah Biennials or Sharjah Biennial artists. The works on view include Lara Almarcegui's work shown in SB8, Basma Alsharif's experimental-documentary video and installation, as well as works from SB9 and SB10 by Iman Issa and Slavs and Tatars and a sculptural work by Adrián Villar Rojas.

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