|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on May 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM|
A new review on Syrian artist Ammar al-Beik's recent solo show at Ayyam Gallery is out now: http://www.artasiapacific.com/Magazine/WebExclusives/BoyaBoyaBoyaAmmarAlBeik
|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on April 22, 2013 at 8:40 AM|
New review I wrote on Palestinian artist Shadi Habib Allah's solo show at Dubai's Green Art Gallery is out now: http://www.ibraaz.org/reviews/16
|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on April 17, 2013 at 7:05 AM|
I was delighted to attend the reception for the Palestinian Museum during Art Dubai and cover it for ArtAsiaPacific, wishing this new museum all the success!
|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on April 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM|
Out in print. the March/April 2013 ArtAsiaPacific is a profile piece I've written on Arab art historian and curator extrodinaire, Salwa Mikdadi. A PDF copy courtesy of ArtAsiaPacific is also available under my "writing" section.
|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on March 9, 2013 at 6:45 AM|
Mobile Art Gallery
In an effort to take contemporary art to a broader audience, Art Dubai Projects 2013 includes a nomadic, pop-up gallery that operates from a peripatetic truck, the Mobile Art Gallery (M.A.G). The travelling gallery titled 'The Nonfictional Fantasy' showcases contemporary works by UAE-based artists, including Azim Al Ghussein, Shamsa Al Omaira, Rami Farook, Rania Jishi, Karim Mortada, Sharmeen Syed and Sara Al Haddad. M.A.G will visit different neighborhoods each day of Art Week.
March 14-17: Sikka Art Fair/Al Fahidi, 4pm-9:30 pm
March 18: Alserkal Avenue, 5-9:30 pm
March 19-20: Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah 11-9pm
March 21: American University of Dubai 1-9 pm
March 22-23: Sikka Art Fair/Al Fahidi 4-9:30pm
M.A.G is initiated and curated by the Dubai-based independent curators Isabella Ellaheh Hughes and Angelle Siyang-Le and is supported by Aramex, Al Benaya and HotCold Studio.
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|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on January 15, 2013 at 1:55 AM|
The MAG site is up and running and will be periodically updated announcing participating artists, locations and associated programs: http://mobileartgallery.tumblr.com/
|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on January 8, 2013 at 1:20 AM|
2013 sees the fruition of a variety of curtorial projects and new inititatives that I will be announcing throughout the year. The first one taking place in March 2013 is the Mobile Art Gallery (MAG). More details below!
The Mobile Art Gallery (MAG)
Co-founder, co-curator, the Mobile Art Gallery (MAG)
Supported by Aramex
The MAG is a new initiative that brings contemporary art to a broad audience via its mobile existence that allows it to visit a myriad of neighborhoods throughout Dubai, often moving beyond the confines of more traditional commercial and institutional arts spaces. A nomadic, pop-up gallery, the MAG is housed within a moving truck and showcases contemporary artworks featuring emerging, UAE-based artists, thus simultaneously supporting the emerging artist community. Embarking on a 10 day tour of Dubai and debuting to coincide with Art Dubai, the MAG was initiated in late 2012 by Dubai-Honolulu-based independent curators Isabella Ellaheh Hughes and Dubai-Hong Kong-based Angelle Siyang-Le. Launching in 2013 as part of Art Week and a roaming Art Dubai Project, the MAG’s first exhibition, The Nonfictional Fantasy, also offers complimentary educational didactics and programming to support its exhibition program.
The Nonfictional Fantasy
The Nonfictional Fantasy features work from emerging, Dubai-based artistsand creatives. Working in a variety of mediums and exhibited in amicro-gallery, mobile art space, the artists rework humble materials intoout-of-the-ordinary objects of virtuosity and rumination. Reconsideringroutines, histories, social and cultural truths and the way we view thefamiliar, the works presented thematicallypropound a plan addressing the role of escapism, fantasy and need for reexaminationin our everyday lives.
|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on January 7, 2013 at 3:10 AM|
Out now on Ibraaz.org, a piece on the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art's Artist Residency Programme in Honolulu, Hawai'i: http://www.ibraaz.org/news/44
|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on October 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM|
Out now for ArtAsiaPacific, web exclusive review of Dubai gallery Lawrie Shabibi's current Pakistani contemporary art show, "Stop, Play, Pause, Repeat"
|Posted by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes on September 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM|
A profile piece I wrote on sound artist Tarek Atoui is out now in print and online in the Sept/Oct issue of ArtAsiaPacific: