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.
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.
George Awde is Assistant Professor of Photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Doha, Qatar and co-director of marra.tein, a residency and research initiative in Beirut. Hosting researchers, artists, writers and musicians this space is not about photography rather than the conversations that happens in different ways. Being interested in many artistic media, Awde believes that this space works when people exchange ideas and views. We had the pleasure to talk with Awde during his visit to Kuwait for his exhibition at Sultan Gallery. The exhibition continues until January the 5th, 2017.
BMW Art Journey winner Abigail Reynolds (represented by ROKEBY, London) has begun the first leg of her journey along the Silk Road, which sees her travel by motorbike to visit the sites of ‘lost libraries’ she has come across in her research.