April 2012
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Cindy Sherman at MoMA | "My Favorite Cindy Sherman"
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Art Calendar
News Highlights
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Whitney Biennial 2012



Selected works from the
38th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
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Art Escape
QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS
VISITS 25th EDITION OF TEFAF MAASTRICHT

THE TRILOGY OF THE MODERNS
by Gérard Rancinan & Caroline Gaudriault
Showcased for the first time in its entirety at the
Museo della Triennale di Milano
from 28 April -
27 May
PHOTOCOLLAGE/
MONTAGE -
AN INTRODUCTION

A workshop led by
Camille Zakharia
Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Center for Culture and Research
RASHID JOHNSON:
MESSAGE TO OUR FOLKS
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago
14 April - 5 August
American Dreamers
Reality and Imagination in Contemporary American Art
Palazzo Strozzi Florence
until 15 July
JOHAN ZOFFANY RA: SOCIETY OBSERVED
The Sackler Wing of Galleries,
Royal Academy of Arts, London, until 10 June
John James Audubon:  Fur and Feather
The American Museum in Britain
until 28 October
Fondation Pierre Bergé -
Yves Saint Laurent
Paris
until 15 July
Damien Hirst
Tate Modern, London
Sponsored by the Qatar Museums Authority
4 April - 9 September
Khaled Jarrar:
Docile Soldier





Galerie Polaris
Paris
until 28 April
Brute Ornament
Curated by Murtaza Vali
Green Art Gallery Dubai
until 5 May
Afro Burri Fontana
Haunch of Venison, New York
until 12 May
Giuseppe Cavalli: 
Master of Light
Estorick Collection, London
18 April - 17 June
Works of Kamrooz Aram
and Seher Shah
ART MOROCCO
Mohammed Melehi, Ahmed Cherkaoui
and Jilali Gharbaoui

MEEM GALLERY, Dubai
12 March - 30 April
Workshop
Dutch
Gauguin and
Van Gogh,
the colour painters
17th-century
floral splendour
Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol until 25 June
Close
encounter
Paul Graham 2012 Hasselblad Award Winner
Award
Gothenburg. The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce British photographer Paul Graham as the recipient of the 2012 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in
Photography for SEK 1,000,000 (approximately GBP 95,000, US$150,000), The award ceremony took place in London on March 8.
Photo essay by
Modhir Ahmed
with the
Sicilian
‘artfather’
multimedia show at “Carrières de Lumières”
Energising the Nation
Bapco's First Annual
Arts Competition

artBahrain goes to Art Dubai 1/2
News, interviews and reviews by Laura Stewart
ART DUBAI 2012 OPENS FOR VIPS ON TUESDAY EVENING, 20 MARCH
ART DUBAI was opened by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and visited by Art Dubai’s patron, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurating the fair’s Ladies’ Day.
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ALEXANDER GRAY OF ALEXANDER GRAY GALLERY, NEW YORK
AT ART DUBAI

Yasmin Atassi
Director/Green Gallery

The whippet-thin, fast-talking, beautiful young gallerist, Yasmin Atassi sits down
to talk to me at the Green Gallery in the warehouse gallery district of Al Serkal Avenue during Art Dubai.

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ART DUBAI 2012:
WRAP-UP

As the last champagne lost its bubbles, and the last torches were extinguished on the parapets surrounding Jumeirah Medinat, the venue for Art Dubai 2012, art world pundits had already begun their post-mortem discussions. Differing opinions are flying around the world on the successes, failures, high and low points of this event -- now a firmly established happening on international  art world calendar, yet the bottom line seems to be that it has come a long way.

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Armani Swiss Art Gate UAE Event
The exquisite, minimalist Armani Hotel Dubai was the setting for the exhibition of Swedish artist, Fabian Edelstam’s “The Emirates Re-Visited” on March 19th. On the pre-preview evening of Art Dubai, elegant guests from around the world sipped champagne READ ON


Photography
Flowers
EXHIBITION OF WORK BY LUIS CAMNITZER AND HASSAN SHARIF
WINS “JOHN JONES PRIZE FOR
WORKS ON PAPER” (2012)
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H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Arif Naqvi, CEO Abraaj Capital are escorted through the exhibits at Art Dubai 2012 by Antonia Carver, fair director. Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE on Tuesday March 20, 2012.   photo by Siddharth Siva/Art Dubai H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai with Arif Naqvi, CEO Abraaj Capital at Art Dubai 2012, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE on Tuesday March 20, 2012.photo by Siddharth Siva/Art Dubai
March 20, 2012 - Dubai - His Highnes Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum is given a tour of Art Dubai by fair Director Antonia Carver. (not pictured) photo by Sylvain Dumais/Art Dubai March 20, 2012 - Dubai - (left)  His Highnes Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum is given a tour of Art Dubai by (right)  fair Director Antonia Carver.   photo by Sylvain Dumais/Art Dubai
March 21, 2012 - Dubai - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai viewing the work of Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais March 21, 2012 - Dubai - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is given a tour of Art Dubai by fair Director Antonia Carver
Interviews
Reviews

In the next issue of ArtBahrain, Laura Stewart talks to Leila Heller, the dynamic dealer of Middle Eastern art based in New York City. The chic and savvy Heller has two galleries -- one in Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side -- and one recently opened for more cutting-edge work in Chelsea.
Heller, who has been way ahead of the curve, showing art from the GCC region in NY since 1982, has become the international doyenne of the high-end marketing of art from the ME.NA.SA region.
Also interviews the San Francisco dealer, Wendy Norris, of the San Francisco contemporary and modern art gallery, Frey Norris. Norris, who has a background in technology and finance, teamed up with art-dealing partner Ramen Frey in 2003, and the duo have had great success scouring the world for talent and clients.
Coming up
March 21, 2012 - Dubai - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is given a tour of Art Dubai by fair Director Antonia Carver

March 21, 2012 - Dubai - H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai is given a tour of Art Dubai by fair Director Antonia Carver