Mounir FATMI

Art Dubai, Mar 19 – 22

19 March 2014

The eighth edition of international art fair Art Dubai is running at the UAE city’s Madinat Jumeirah, from March 19 to 22.

Going over the three days, the globalised programme will feature commissioned projects and performances, residences and films, along with 70+ galleries across 30+ countries.

Galleries and artists to look out for include Carroll/Fletcher and Paradise Row from London, representing Michael Najjar and Mounir Fatmi respectively, Hajra Waheed from Kolkata’s ExperimenterYoung Jin Jo from 313 ART PROJECT, Yayoi Kusama from Ota Fine ArtsShilpa Gupta from Galleria Continua and more.

Locally, keep an eye on The Third Line, Grey Noise and Gallery Etemad from the Al Quoz district.

Read an overview of Dubai’s Al Quoz art district and see the Art Dubai website for details. **

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Ennemi public @ Magda Gallery review

25 January 2013

There are plenty of bad guys in society. They come in the form of the individual, the collective, even a construct or an action…the bad guy wears numerous hats. Of course, it sometimes depends on what side of the wall you’re on as to whether he is a hero or villain…or fellow inmate.

Because the wall that universally marks you out as the bad guy, as an enemy of the public, is the prison wall.

Parisian gallery Magda Danysz and Barbara Polla have taken on the controversy that surrounds the notion of imprisonment with the collective exhibition “Ennemi public”, raising questions about creativity in prison: What does the prisoner dream about? How does he express himself in confinement? What becomes of the man locked in his little box?

Zhang Dali, AK-47, 80x100 cm, 2010, courtesy galerie Magda Danysz
Zhang Dali, AK-47, 80×100 cm, 2010, courtesy galerie Magda Danysz

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