No. 7

Image courtesy of Neda Dana-Haeri: Close up on Red Forest, 2014, Collagraph, 210 x 295


With June upon us, our thoughts turn of course to Art Basel and all the other fairs taking place in the city at that time - will you be going?

This month, we welcome Yemeni artist Yasser Al Aswadi to our roster. Inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, daily realities, rural landscapes, architecture, and public crowds on the streets, Yasser uses calligraphy to transport us to his world. Take a look at his work here

Look out too for the new feature in our newsletter where we cover a different topic relating to the art market and collecting.  For our inaugural issue, we focus on the hot topic of the rise of buying art on-line.

Enjoy your reading and best wishes as always from all our team


Neda Dana-Haeri Biography
"Neda's art is inspired by Persian poetry and Sufi philosophy, exploring the concept of cultural memory. She creates layers of colours and textures which reflect and refract the mythological, philosophical, and emotional worlds of the Sufi poets..." Read full biography

Interview with Neda Dana-Haeri
by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman
All that I Like About You
A closeup on All that I like about you, 2014, Acrylic on gesso paper, 45 x 45 cm
Prior to becoming a full-time artist, you initially trained as a Psychologist. Has this formal education in the field of Psychology inspired your work? How?

"It has indeed influenced my work. I am interested in the personal and collective unconscious and in the ways that they influence our life.  Most of my work shows layers of colour and texture, representing the layers of memory coming and surging to the conscious mind..." Read full interview 

Video of Neda Dana-Haeri
International Artist-In-Residence GAC 2014

Extract from Testimonials
"Neda Dana-Haeri's art is inspired by Persian poetry and Sufi philosophy. Her work reflects narratives of the past, myths and stories that change with time, and yet carry with them the unconscious emotions affecting our daily life." Ren?e Pfister
Contemporary Art in the Middle East
Contemporary Art
in the Middle East

Unbound Expressions
Unbound Expressions
Painting the Persion Book of the Kings Today
Painting the Persion Book
of the Kings Today


The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF)
6 - 14 June 2015, The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool.  
More here . Additional information
Prix Pictet Prix Pictet, Consumption
Beirut Exhibition Center, 10 June - 12 July 2015,
Beirut Waterfront, Lebanon
More here
?nci Eviner ?nci Eviner: Runaway Girls
The Drawing Center, 29 May - 28 June 2015, Manhattan.  
More here 
8 May - 5 July 2015, ifa Gallery Stuttgart. More here 
Art Represent Beyond The Veil
A Decontextualisation by Malina Suliman 
Art Represent, 28 May - 27 August 2015, 264 Globe Road, London. More here
Art Represent is the only platform dedicated to empowering artists who are affected or displaced by conflict and social upheaval.
Heaven and Hell
Boghossian Foundation, 6 March - 6 September 2015, Villa Empain, Brussels. More here 
Shirin Neshat
The Hirshhorn, 18 May - 20 September 2015, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC. More here 
Yto Barrada Salon Marocain
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art,
10 June - 20 September 2015,
Serralves Villa, Porto, Portugal. More here


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