Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

December 2014

AS MUSEUMS THINK “EXPERIENTIAL” in their tireless quest for greater footfall and art fairs steadily concoct unexpected “live” attractions and “project” components, all my top shows for 2014 were almost conspicuously understated.… READ ON

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Steve Sabella

Meem Gallery

November 2014

If Steve Sabella’s 2013 series “Independence” were music, it would be trip-hop—a suave, steady beat wrapped in a sullen, ethereal pall, at once spirited and weighty. The eighteen photographs mounted on Diasec-coated panels in this … READ ON

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Kamrooz Aram

Green Art Gallery

April 2014

For his first solo show in Dubai, painter Kamrooz Aram has taken his ongoing interest in erasure up a notch. Adding to his reductionist repertoire of wiping off, sanding down, and scraping away the surfaces of his large canvases, Aram, in … READ ON

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Fahd Burki

Grey Noise

April 2014

What makes it so challenging to write about Fahd Burki’s work is that no piece can be considered in isolation: Each contributes to an overall sensation—one of lingering unease. “Yield,” the young Lahore-based artist’s third show in… READ ON

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Mona Hatoum

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

April 2014

More than seventy pieces, including videos of politicized performances and sculptural installations, make up “Turbulence,” Mona Hatoum’s largest solo exhibition in the Arab world. Hatoum’s work is organized nonchronologically within… READ ON

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“Black Rainbow”

Carbon 12

February 2014

At first glance, “Black Rainbow”—a show confronting the universe of Portuguese sculptor Rui Chafes and of German artist Ralf Ziervogel—seems like a Minimalist affair. Chafes’s sleek black sculptures parsimoniously dot the space, … READ ON

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Asad Faulwell

Lawrie Shabibi

January 2014

Asad Faulwell’s current exhibition, “Bed of Broken Mirrors,” expands his ongoing, ornamentation-fueled series “Les Femmes d’Alger” (Women of Algiers), 2010–, which spotlights Algerian freedom fighters who struggled to wrest … READ ON

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