Last week, the international art crowd arrived from near and far for Paris’ Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC). Art fairs can often be a rather dull enterprise with long days spent inside window-less convention halls and a steady stream of mostly average and sometimes engaging art. But this fair was pulsing with energy and – according to many dealers – actual sales. Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and Frieze London are arguably the most important art fairs in the world but it seems Paris is carving out a place for itself in the contemporary art arena. The city of lights isn’t just about dead artists anymore.
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LA-based artist Dawn Kasper has been receiving attention for This Could Be Something If I Let It, her studio-within-a-museum installation at this year’s Whitney Biennale. The exhibition is up for just one more week so this is the last chance to view a performance that stands out as one of the most compelling pieces at the Biennale.
Born in Egypt and based in Los Angeles, Sherin Guirguis’ work is as much informed by her Eastern roots as it is by Western influences.
Asad Faulwell’s painterly style draws from traditional Islamic art but his treatment of the canvas and the subject matter is rooted in a contemporary context.