Tag Archives: Saudi Arabia

London Design Biennale 2016

fullsizerender-3537 countries have come together at Somerset House with designs inspired by utopia. Scattered throughout the venue, each country responded to utopia differently – some focused on utopia’s political ideals, some created ways to provide aid and equality while one immerses you in a virtual reality. With 37 countries explaining their concepts, there is a lot of information to absorb. Not to worry. Cooper Hewitt’s technology pen allows you to tap the icon on each information didactic. Once you have tapped each wall label you want to remember, you can log on to the website and find the information you wanted to save ready to download to your computer. Pretty cool.

fullsizerender-28Daalaan // Pakistan


Otium and Acedia // South Africa


Shenzhen: New Peak // Shenzhen, China


Cooper Hewitt // United States of America


Water Machine // Saudi Arabia


Chakraview // India


VR Polis, Diving into the Future // Spain


Human. Touch // Israel


Human. Touch // Israel

Islamic Art Now

FullSizeRender 23God is Alive, He Shall Not Die (blue) // Nasser Al Salem, Saudi Arabia // 2012 // Neon in infinity box

As LACMA continues to grow, so does their Islamic art collection. The exhibition Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East showcases LACMA’s newest contemporary art acquisitions. In this two part exhibition, LACMA displays works by artists such as Nasser Al Salem and Hassan Hajjaj. These works are from Part 1. Be sure to check out Part 2 which is currently on display.

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Caravane Edition: 2/5 // Hassan Hajjaj // 2011 // Photographs, Chromogenic print with wood frame and found tins