October 17 – October 31, 2018
The Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) and Selections Magazine are proud to present Cultural Narratives, a collection of works showcasing more than 200 artists from the Middle East.
ABOUT CULTURAL NARRATIVES
Mapping the Art World of the MENA region with an extensive travelling art show by established and emerging talents, Cultural Narratives is a foundation with big motivations set to small parameters. The collection started in 2015 commissioning artworks of 20*20cm in dimension, from Lebanese and Syrian artists. This was to be exhibited for the first time at the 2015 Beirut Art Fair. .
The success of the show led to the expansion of the collection and introduced the participation of most of Lebanon and Syria’s neighboring countries. Since then Cultural Narratives has collected more than 200 works from emerging talents and established artists. The aim is to stimulate the interest of regional and international audiences and inform the collective consciousness about the copious creative activity in the region as well as drawing attention to the dynamism existing amongst these neighboring countries. Cultural Narratives is a foundation that celebrates diversity and community equally.
The collection includes Artists from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon Palestine, Tunisia, UAE, Syria, Sudan and has recently opened the channel for artists from Turkey, Africa and India. Most importantly, this project is a platform for free artistic expression. It is a strictly non-commercial project hence all art works are strictly exhibited for none-commercial purposes. The artists donating works benefit from media exposure in Selections Magazine and Selections online platforms. Moreover Cultural Narratives takes full responsibility of exhibiting the collection in numerous art institutions around the world. Each exhibition is accompanied with the latest Cultural Narratives edition: a catalogue comprising of all the artworks on display.
Beirut Art Fair September 2015
The display consisted of 30 works by Syrian artists and 30 artists from Lebanon hung on wooden shipping crates at the entrance of the fair.
AlSerkal Avenue pop up show 21 Feb – 24 March 2018
The exhibition contained within the confound of a provisional showroom focused on the concept of “no borders” displaying Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon Palestine, Tunisia, UAE, Syria and Sudan in consecutive formation.
ABOUT SELECTIONS MAGAZINE
Published 4 times a year, Selections Magazine is a publications focusing on contemporary outlooks and cultural testimonies in the Arab world and beyond. 25,000 copies per issue are distributed internationally through a selective mailing system and dispersed in most bookstore regionally. Founded in Beirut in 2006 as the brainchild of Rima Nasser, Selections gained its popularity amongst the local art community and the general public for its innovative content and iconic look. It traces the currents of contemporary culture by featuring articles, interviews, and conversations documenting the vivid voices of influential critics, artists, collectors, curators and art lovers. Focusing on key figures in the cultural landscape, Selections Magazine’s mission is to evolve with the creative movements of our times.
ONLINE SUPPORT & PARTICIPATION
A link to “Cultural Narratives” can be found on the website www.selectionsarts.com. The online platform archives the entire collection including information about the artists by region. An online application is available for artist submissions. Interested participants must also submit by email: Name, biography, country of citizenship, a self-portrait (photo or other) to the following address: to receive further information and requirements. Email subject title: “CN submission+ name + country of citizenship”
Aly Said, Aly Sirry, Asmaa Genidi, Emam Hussein, Guirguis Lotfy, Hady Boraey, Hakeem Aboukila, Hayam Abdel Baky, Hossam Dirar, Klay Kassem, Mohamed Khedr, Mutaz Eleman, Nehad Saeed, Perryhan El Ashmawi, Rawda Nour, Rifky El Razzaz, Riham El Sadany, Sahar El Amir, Tayseer Hamed, Yasser Rostom
Ahmed Al Bahrani, Ali Neema, Athier Mousawi, Dia Azzawi, Fathel Neema, Hanaa Malallah, Leila Kubba, Mahmoud Obeidi, Mahmood Shubbar, Maysaloun Faraj, Nadim Kufi, Nawal Alsadon, Omar Alshahabi, Resmi Al Kafaji, Saddam Jumaily, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Serwan Baran, Sinan Hussein
Abbas Shahsavar, Afsaneh Modiramani, Afshan Daneshvar, Ahoo Maher, Aidin Xankeshipour, Ali Kaeini, Ali Shaysteh, Alidad Jalali, Amin Akbari, Amin Montazeri, Amir Kasra Golrang, Amir Soghrati, Amirhossein Akbari Alavijeh, Arshin Agashteh, Ashkan Sanei, Atefeh Majidi Nezhad, Atefeh Namavar, Atousa Jannesari, Ava Rasti, Azadeh Ghotbi, Azadeh Madani, Babak Kaboud, Bahrareh Navabi, Bita Fayyazi, Dariush Gharahzad, Dariush Zandi, Davood Dorra, Elmira Mirmiran, Elnaz Bandegi, Elnaz Salehi, Farbod Elkaee, Farrokh Nooroney, Farsam Sangini, Fatameh Bahman, Fereydoun Ave, Ghasemi Brothers, Habib Farajabadi, Haider Ali Jan, Hasan Soltani, Haydeh Ayazi, Kaveh Irani, Kourosh Salehi, Leily Derakhshani, Maeyam Aeein, Mahmoud Saki, Mahsa Karimi, Marjan Saeidi, Mahshid Rahim Tabrizi, Maryam Espandi, Masoumeh Mozafari, Mehrdad Emrani, Mir Mohammad Fattahi, Mohsen Ahmadvand, Mostafa Sarabi, Nargess Hashemi, Nariman Farokhi, Nasim Taghipoor, Navid Azimi Sajadi, Nazanin Avani, Niaz Babatabar, Omid Masoumi, Pouya Parsamagham, Raana Dehghan, Rosita Sharafjahan, Sadaf Hesamiyan, Sadra Baniasadi, Sadra Mirsharifi, Samaneh Motalebi, Sara Abbasian, Sara Rahmanian, Sepideh Sakhaei, Sepideh Zamani, Shaghayegh Ahmadian, Shaqayeq Arabi, Shirin Mellat Gohar, Sina Choopani, Sogol Kashani, Soheil Mokhtar, Vahid Danaeifar, Yasaman Nozari, Yashar Salahi, Zahra Navaei, Zahra Noori Zenooz
Abed El Kadiri, Abir Tabbara Tukan, Afaf Zurayk, Ayman Baalbaki, Carla Salem, Chaouki Chamoun, Charles Khoury, Elie Bourgely, Fathallah Zamroud, Ghassan Zard, Ginane Maki Bacho, Hala Choucair, Hanibal Srouji, Hiba Kalache, Jacques Rizkallah, Jad El Khoury, Jamil Molaeb, Jean Boghossian, Jean Marc Nahas, Joseph Harb, Julie Bou Farah, Katya Traboulsi, Laure Ghorayeb, Layal Khawly, Leila Jureidini, Liane Mathes Rabbath, Mahmoud Merjan, Mansour El Habre, Manuella Guiragossian, Marwan Chamaa, Marwan Sahmarani, Mohammad El Rawas, Nada Rizk, Nadim Karam, Naji Chalhoub, Omar Zeidan, Oussama Baalbaki, Rached Bohsali, Raffi Yedalian, Raouf Rifai, Raya Farhat, Rim El Jundi, Salwa Zeidan, Samia Osseiran Jumblatt, Semaan Khawam, Simone Fattal, Tagreed Darghouth, Yasmina Nysten, Zeina Badran
Fares Rizk, Ghada Dahdaleh, Hind Nasser, Leena Baker, Mahan Abu Samaan, Mohanna Durra, Ruba Abushousheh, Ufemia Rizk, Zaid Shawwa
Adnene Hadj Sassi, Ekram Tira, Feryel Lakhdar, Imed Jemaiel, Khaled Ben Slimane, Nabil Saouabi, Nadia Jelassi, Nadya Zarroughi, Nja Mahdaoui, Omar Bey, Slimen Elkamel, Thameur Mejri, Ymen Berhouma
Abdul Rahman Katanani, Amer Shomali, Ayman Essa, Bashar Alhroub, Dena Matar, Hani Zurob, Hazem Harb, Joanna Barakat, Mohamed Abusal, Mohammed Al Hawajri, Mohammed Joha, Monther Jawabre, Nabil Anani, Raed Issa, Samia Halaby, Sliman Mansour, Tayseer Barakat
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Al Anood Al Obaidly, Ayesha Hadhir, Azza Al Qubaisi, Fatima Al Mazrouei, Hamdan Buti Al Shamsi, Hussein Sharif, Salama Al Mazrouei, Saoud Al Dhaheri, Shaikha Al Ketbi
F160, Ghadah Alkandari, Sami Mohammed
Ali Hassan, Amal Al Aathem, Yasser Al Mulla, Yusef Ahmad
Tahar Ben Jelloun
Mohammad Omer Khalil