Harper's Bazaar Art x Art Week 2016

BY Nada Bokhowa / Apr 28 2016 / 18:29 PM

Your behind-the-scenes pass to the annual event

Harper's Bazaar Art x Art Week 2016
Art Dubai

THE SCENE

The editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art, Rebecca Anne Proctor and the Publishing Director of Harper’s Bazaar, Lisa Rokny unveil the rise of the Middle Eastern Art Scene. Interviews with notable art connoisseurs include Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art; Hamza Serafi of Athr Gallery; Yasmin Atassi, Director of Green Art Gallery; Ramin Salsali, Director of Salsali Private Museum and Dina Nasser Khadivi – who provide perspectives on the evolution of the dynamic art scene in the region. 

THE ARTIST

The editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art, Rebecca Anne Proctor discovers how the Middle East has influenced the artistic practices of influential artists in the region. From Athier Mousawi’s humanistic perspective on warfare and Y.Z. Kami’s debut exhibition in Dubai to Hassan Hajjaj’s multi-cultural influences from London to Morocco. Patricia Millns illustrates her incorporation of female figures and Sufism in her art work and Reza Aramesh demonstrates the manifestations of identity and the fictionalisation of history in his practice. 

THE AUCTION HOUSE

Uncover the milestones of auction houses in the Middle East. Isabelle de La Bruyère, Head of Client Advisory and Senior Director of Christie's demonstrates the growing passion for art collecting in the Middle East and the importance of limiting forgery in the art market. Bibi Naz Zavieh, Christie’s specialist in Post War and Contemporary Art reveals her selection of the most in demand artists in the art market, including an insight into the immense collector base in Dubai. Roxane Zand, Sotheby’s Deputy Chairman, Middle East and Gulf Region, reflects on the importance of collecting art and the entrance of Middle Eastern artists into the global art market. 

THE COLLECTOR

The editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art, Rebecca Anne Proctor and the Publishing Director of Harper’s Bazaar, Lisa Rokny delve into the repertoire of influential art collectors in the Middle East. Ramzi Dalloul, Basel Dalloul, Dana Farouki and Sho Choudhury all provide a fascinating insight into what propels them to collect art and how their art collection has evolved over the years.