In our second Cutting Edge issue we revamp to give Canvas a fresh look and become more environmentally friendly. The Abu Dhabi Sculpture Symposium gears up to become one of the UAE art calendar’s star events. Meanwhile, in North America, the first major exhibition of Lebanese contemporary art opens in Washington DC. Jetting across the globe, Canvas Editor Myrna Ayad is invited to Boghossian’s Villa Empain, at Parasol Unit we speak to founder Zida Ardalan and in Paris we visit Galerie Chantal Crousel while our museum section takes a look at the Pera Museum in Turkey. Featured artists include Rashid Al-Khalifa, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Shoja Azari, Latifa Echkach, Mounir Fatmi and Jananne Al-Ani.