…Saudi authorities opened their borders fully for several hours, partially clearing a backlog of stranded truckers that snaked back nearly 40 km into the UAE… [read more]
Lamees Hamdan Gergash, the commissioner for the UAE’s first pavilion at the Venice Biennale, spoke with Al Manakh shortly before the pavilion opened to a curious public. She gives some insight on what the UAE would like to achieve at one of the world’s most famous art events.
On Friday June 5th, 2009 Al Manakh’s series of international Debates on Tour took place at the ADACH Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale of Art. For this occasion architect Rem Koolhaas and curator of the ADACH Pavilion Catherine David engaged in a conversation with Ole Bouman on the curiosities and conditions that has drawn their practice and vision to the Gulf cities such as Abu Dhabi.
… The first movie in thirty years was screened in Riyadh, despite disruption from fifteen audience members. The director made known his 20-year-plan for cinema in Saudi Arabia … [read more]
Rem Koolhaas and curator of the ADACH Pavilion Catherine David engaged in a conversation with Ole Bouman on the curiosities and conditions that has drawn their practice and vision to the Gulf
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