Who says end of summer says September, who says September says go back to work and who says go back to work says… The purchase of the new agenda !! About eight years ago, or so, every year, I fall for my Ben Vautier agenda. “Who is Ben Vautier?” they’ll tell me. Ben Vautier is … More The Agenda by Ben Vautier
Daffa kindly welcomed me into her universe of African influences in the heart of Istanbul. French of Malian and Senegalese origins, Daffa arrived in Turkey six years ago, as a result of her husband’s expatriation. Until then, she had worked for prestigious NGOs in Paris, linked to Africa. It is therefore quite natural that she … More Wind from Africa
This article was originally published in French, on the 29th December 2018. At that time, Brazil had just elected its new president: the conservative Jair Bolsonaro. Considering the political position of the 38th President of the country, at that time, I wanted to know more about how contemporary artists were feeling about their future towards … More Presidential elections in Brazil: What future for Brazilian Contemporary Art?
I discovered Sarah Al Agroobi’s work a few months ago at the Versus Group Exhibition, a famous art gallery in Istanbul. As you probably already guessed, for some time now, following my experience in the Gulf countries, I am interested in Arabic artists and the way they question the mutations of the world we live … More Between West & East: Sarah Al Agroobi, the experience of a cosmopolitan life
I arrived in Qatar in November 2017 in a relatively complex geopolitical context since the country had just been embargoed by the neighbouring kingdoms. If the fear of the food shortage seemed to be definitively far behind, Qatari identity appeared everytime stronger as a result of this exclusion feeling. Ghada Al Khater, a Qatari artist … More An involved ARToonist: Ghada Al Kather
Fatima Mohammed is a contemporary Qatari artist I met in Doha, a few months ago. At that time, I was working for a French media and was in charge of weekly chronicles about cultural & artistic news in Doha. I met her during a meeting organized to showcase the artists in residence at the DOHA … More In private with Fatima Mohammed