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Marina Iordan (My Velvet Instant)
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Founder of My Velvet Instant: Contemporary art blog
Founder of My Velvet Instant: Contemporary art blog

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Hassan Hajjaj | La Salle de Gym des Femmes Arabes
In Morocco, gyms have women-only hours during which the ladies can be seen assorting their hijabs with pairs of Nikes. In London, where workout rooms are mixed, furnished with fancier equipment, and filled with scantily clad subscribers,  such sightings are...
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My interview with Peter Zimmermann is now online! 

The German painter talks about his first show in the Middle East, artificial accidents, and lickable paintings. 

Happy reading! 
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Private Tour | Mea Culpa by Ghazel
Born in Tehran in 1966, Iranian artist Ghazel studied in France, where she is currently based. In her solo exhibition Mea Culpa, currently on view at Carbon 12 Gallery in Dubai, world maps are covered with her ballpoint pen drawings of trees, hearts, and ot...
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Artists to Watch Out for at Art Dubai 2016
Just around the corner, the tenth edition of Art Dubai promises a zestful line-up of over 90 exhibitors, with booths spread between three sections: Contemporary; Modern—dedicated to masters from the MENASA region; and Marker, which this year highlights arti...
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Spotlight on: French artist Laurent Bahanag

His enigmatic portraits emerge from a palette of dark hues and display undecipherable expressions.

Read more on http://www.myvelvetinstant.com/2016/02/laurent-bahanag-portraits.html 
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Spotlight on: French artist Laurent Bahanag

His enigmatic portraits emerge from a palette of dark hues and display undecipherable expressions.

Read more on http://www.myvelvetinstant.com/2016/02/laurent-bahanag-portraits.html 
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Alfonso Alzamora | Meninas
Zooming on the brushstrokes of Diego Velazquez’s Las Meninas (c. 1656), one gets catapulted into Barcelona circa now—the time and place in which Alfonso Alzamora deconstructs the Baroque masterpiece into abstracted stacks of geometrical shapes. Structurally...
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Keke Vilabelda | Brand New Ruins
Highways, tunnels, towers, airports. Customary getaway symbols alluding to freedom and yet exuding extreme solitude as the absence of human characters becomes an evidence. The screaming desertification of surroundings is what contributes to a perceptible ti...
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Globally Speaking: 1:54 African Contemporary Art Fair Preview
Overlapping Frieze as well as a number of African art shows taking place in London this fall, the third iteration of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair promises a distinguished roster of artists, newcoming galleries, and special projects by Fondation Zinsou...
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