Abu Dhabi Art 2012 a royal affair – media round up

Many galleries at Abu Dhabi Art 2012 reported sales, with the media noting a strong presence from the royal family and a well-organised fair with high-quality artwork.

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Middle East heads West: Ayyam Gallery opens in London, Jeddah

Renowned Middle Eastern art space Ayyam Gallery recently announced that they will open new branches in London and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the winter of 2012.

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Rose Issa Projects’ larger space means more artists

Rose Issa Projects, one of the few exhibition spaces in London to specialise in contemporary Arab art, is moving to a larger location, a decision that they hope will allow them to represent more artists.

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Top Middle Eastern art commentator breaks down Western clichés – The National

Journalist and art commentator Anthony Haden-Guest recently sat down with The National to reveal some of his insights into what makes the region’s cultural scene so unique.

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Important ArtInsight conference on Middle Eastern art market in London – event alert

MIDDLE EAST CONTEMPORARY ART LONDON CONFERENCES ArtInsight, the events partner of leading art market research firm, ArtTactic, has organised what we think looks to be a very important conference for early October in London. State of the Art – Middle East … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi Art – a major new art calendar event just announced

MIDDLE EAST CONTEMPORARY ART What promises to be an important new art date to add to your art calendar has just been announced in Abu Dhabi: the first Abu Dhabi Art event, “a major new annual event featuring international contemporary art and design” … Continue reading