Jean Boghossian, a Brussels-based Lebanese artist, sculptor, and painter of Armenian descent, has been chosen to represent Armenia at its National Pavilion at the 57th Art Biennale in Venice.
KRM is a couple of Franco-German artists Chérif Zerdoumi and Geza Jäger who create imaginary walls on wood. The spirit of the Wall reveals a portrait of city life and expresses freely inner contradictions, suffering and joy.
“Art can act as a hedge against inflation, because of it being a store of value and wealth preservation. It is a real, tangible asset that often draws comparison with the highly intangible stock market”, says Salma Shaheem – Joint Venture Partner and Head of Middle Eastern Markets at The Fine Art Group.
His extensive catalogue of theatre credits may belie his relative youth, but it pays testament to a wealth of experience. Having spent his formative years in the United Kingdom, he was brought up on a diet of English literature and passionate performances. From the land of Shakespeare, he’s bringing those same influences into play in the world of the theatrical arts in Kuwait. We spoke to Hamad not long after he stepped out of the stage door, fresh from his success with December’s production of ‘Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’.
After crossing the Sahara from North to South, walking for hours and spending days Jean-Marc Dallanegra had a sudden and intense sensation of the energy of the Earth. It was at this very moment that he wanted to resonate what appeared to be empty; a journey from one place to another –where the road, the ground and the sky draw the point of destination where everything conjoins at the horizon to become reality, as he says: “what pleases me most is the existence of infinity.” Dar Al Funoon hosted Dallanegra’s work for the first time in Kuwait, and we had this special one-on-one with the artist.