Issue 4-3

2008

Understanding collectors’ trends is undoubtedly one of the most important issues in the emerging art markets. In this edition, we delve into the minds of these future movers and shakers on the Middle Eastern art scene. Also inside is a symphony of talent from North Africa as Canvas examines the prolific careers of Rachid Koraïchi, Nja Mahdaoui and Hassan Hajjaj. Dubai recently hosted the second edition of its international Contemporary art fair, Art Dubai and more of the region’s artistic talent stepped into the spotlight at the Creek Art Fair. Galerie Sfeir-Semler (Beirut) and Darat Al-Funun (Amman) present the inaugural edition of Art Now in Lebanon with works by over 14 artists. In addition, Picasso comes to Jordan and Abu Dhabi, Doha opens the cultural quarter of Souq Al-Waqif and Europe opens its arms to the region as Paris hosts the Pierre Bergé – Yves St Laurent Foundation’s Une Passion Morocaine exhibition. Youssef Nabil’s show captures the first generation of Yemeni settlers to the UK and the 39th edition of Art Basel is set to turn heads yet again with an exciting itinerary.

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