An Art Blog
To celebrate her appointment as guest curator of The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2014, we invited Nada Raza to compile a selection of her favorite tunes for Art Dubai Blog’s weekly mixtape. In Nada’s own words, this fairly eclectic list includes some Gems. We hope you’ll enjoy them.
For the second year, FN Designs at Al Serkal Avenue hosts Conversations 2013, an initiative helping children with special needs to voice their ideas and reflections through their art works.
Colombian writer, dancer, philosopher, art critic and Global Art Forum_7 contributor, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, shares ten classics from The Cure, to Pink Floyd– and some great mood-setting tunes to take you to the Latin America of the 1960′s and 70′s.
The Thomas Crown Lists: watch interviews with seven figures from the art world about the one art work they would steal from Art Dubai 2013.
We decided to go for an Exotica/Tropical mix to go with all the lovely weather we’ve been having – that kind of perfect heat just before it gets unbearable. The sounds range from rare Brazilian jazz to Ghanian highlife, surf classics and obscure Japanese gems to go with that summer heat.
We invited New York-based photographer Amanda Vincelli to Art Dubai this year to capture intimate and fleeting moments during the fair. Combining visually striking aesthetics and a whimsical gaze, Vincelli shares with us the first in a series of carefully-selected images on the Art Dubai blog.
This week on the Art Dubai Blog, check out what our team listens and/or listened to in the office, at home, in the lead-up to the fair, during the last concert of Soviet rockstar Viktor Tsoi, or on-repeat driving to work in the morning.
New York-based design firm Project Projects were commissioned by Guest Curator Murtaza Vali to design the accompanying publication to the exhibition ‘extra | ordinary’, which showcased the works of the 2013 Abraaj Group Art Prize winners, Vartan Avakian, Iman Issa, Huma Mulji, Hrair Sarkissian and Rayyane Tabet.
Global Art Forum_7 contributor and author of In Ramallah, Running, Guy Mannes-Abbott shares a mix of songs invoking memories and a lifted spirit, including Gil Scott Heron, Gertrude Stein, and The Damned.
In this week’s Mixtape, we feature two playlists from Dubai-based DJs Megadon Betamax and James Locksmith, part of the DJ collective ‘Dust.’