MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | October 2021

Magzoid Magazine is a luxury magazine leading the creative space of the MENA region. The different genres covered by Magzoid Magazine include exceptional designs, arts & culture, interviews of influential business leaders and industry veterans, various creative and design aspects across different industry verticals, luxury lifestyle, fashion and jewelry brands, creative branding highlights from corporates, and many others. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment. The October issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork named ‘Determination’ by wildlife artist Amber Tyldesley celebrating World Animal Day. It also features an exclusive interview of H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams) and the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, ADIHEX 2021. Ain Dubai and Museum of the Future have been featured in the Architectural Wonders. Editorial picks of luxury watches, jewelry, and lifestyle products have been featured in the designer’s corner along with an exclusive featured story of the logos of Amazon and Google.

Magzoid Magazine is a luxury magazine leading the creative space of the MENA region. The different genres covered by Magzoid Magazine include exceptional designs, arts & culture, interviews of influential business leaders and industry veterans, various creative and design aspects across different industry verticals, luxury lifestyle, fashion and jewelry brands, creative branding highlights from corporates, and many others. Magzoid Magazine is a leading media platform in the creative segment.

The October issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork named ‘Determination’ by wildlife artist Amber Tyldesley celebrating World Animal Day. It also features an exclusive interview of H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams) and the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, ADIHEX 2021.

Ain Dubai and Museum of the Future have been featured in the Architectural Wonders. Editorial picks of luxury watches, jewelry, and lifestyle products have been featured in the designer’s corner along with an exclusive featured story of the logos of Amazon and Google.


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Contents<br />

14-15<br />

World<br />

Animal Day<br />

16-19<br />

Cover Story<br />

22-25<br />

10-11<br />

20-21<br />

30-31<br />

38-39<br />

46-47<br />

52-53<br />

Animal Art<br />

By Amber Tyldesley<br />

Leadership Talks<br />

H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa<br />

Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams)<br />

Inspire & Empower - Artist Stories<br />

Gillie and Mark | 10-11<br />

Elyasaf Maymon | 20-21<br />

Jess Bell | 30-31<br />

Manasse Ramp<strong>in</strong>o | 38-39<br />

Anastasia Trusova | 46-47<br />

Mignon Zakuga | 52-53<br />

34-37<br />

Grand Open<strong>in</strong>g<br />

28-29<br />

Architecture<br />

65-73<br />

The<br />

Designer's<br />

Corner"<br />

ADIHEX <strong>2021</strong><br />

48-49<br />

Art News 12|27|55|62<br />

Picture Story 13|19|26|54|76<br />

Artists <strong>in</strong> Focus 44|45<br />

Artist Exhibition 50|51<br />

Art Facts 56|57<br />

Featured Artworks 58|60<br />

Games 59<br />

Featured Photographs 61<br />

Crossword 63<br />

Brand Logos 74<br />

Trivia 77<br />

43<br />

World<br />

Teacher's Day<br />

Art and<br />

Children<br />

32|33<br />

Pop Art 40|41<br />

World Post Day 42<br />

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The<br />

Artistic Duo -<br />

By Gillie and Mark<br />

10<br />

<strong>October</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


“We are two people work<strong>in</strong>g as one, with<br />

a s<strong>in</strong>gle vision — someth<strong>in</strong>g no one else is<br />

do<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> art,” says Gillie and Marc<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Creat<strong>in</strong>g some of <strong>the</strong><br />

world’s most <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

public sculptures,<br />

Gillie and Marc are<br />

redesign<strong>in</strong>g what public<br />

art should be, spread<strong>in</strong>g messages<br />

of love, equality, and conservation<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world. Referred to by <strong>the</strong><br />

media as “<strong>the</strong> world’s most lov<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists”, this artistic duo has worked<br />

side by side for over 28 years.<br />

The artists are best known<br />

for <strong>the</strong>ir beloved characters,<br />

Rabbitwoman and Dogman, who<br />

tell <strong>the</strong> autobiographical tale of<br />

two opposites com<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

to become best friends and soul<br />

mates. Gillie and Marc believe that<br />

art is a powerful platform to speak<br />

about love and diversity, and hence,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Rabbit and <strong>the</strong> Dog, which is<br />

an unlikely relationship, stand for<br />

diversity and acceptance through<br />

love. Their art is multi-discipl<strong>in</strong>ary,<br />

pay<strong>in</strong>g homage to <strong>the</strong> importance<br />

of toge<strong>the</strong>rness, as well as <strong>the</strong><br />

magnificence of <strong>the</strong> natural world,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> necessity of preserv<strong>in</strong>g it –<br />

for we are it, and it is us.<br />

They are eco-warriors<br />

and use <strong>the</strong>ir artistic<br />

creativity and carvedout<br />

sculptures to raise<br />

awareness and promote<br />

conservation for <strong>the</strong> wellbe<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of <strong>the</strong> environment<br />

around us.<br />

Gillie and Marc are eco-warriors<br />

and use <strong>the</strong>ir artistic creativity<br />

and carved-out sculptures to<br />

raise awareness and promote<br />

conservation for <strong>the</strong> well-be<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

<strong>the</strong> natural environment around<br />

us. They have created <strong>the</strong> world's<br />

largest animal sculptures of some<br />

of <strong>the</strong> most endangered animals <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> world and have played an active<br />

part <strong>in</strong> celebrat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spirational<br />

women around <strong>the</strong> world, reach<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for gender equality through art. With<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>ternational project Statues For<br />

Equality, <strong>the</strong>y <strong>in</strong>creased <strong>the</strong> number<br />

of female faces <strong>in</strong> public sculptures<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world, elevat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

success of <strong>the</strong>se women and<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g tangible change for gender<br />

equality.<br />

Their magnificent sculptures<br />

and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are present <strong>in</strong> art<br />

galleries and public sites <strong>in</strong> over<br />

250 cities. They have won <strong>the</strong><br />

Allens People’s Choice Award<br />

at Sydney’s iconic Sculpture by<br />

<strong>the</strong> Sea on two occasions as well<br />

as <strong>the</strong> Kids’ Choice Award <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

same year. They’re Archibald Prize<br />

f<strong>in</strong>alists and have won <strong>the</strong> Biennale<br />

di Chianciano <strong>in</strong> Italy, among o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

notable awards and accolades.<br />

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ART | NEWS<br />

Read more at www.magzoid.com<br />

Abu Dhabi Art launches<br />

an <strong>in</strong>itiative to support <strong>the</strong> evolv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

UAE art scene<br />

Abu Dhabi Art<br />

announced <strong>the</strong><br />

establishment of <strong>the</strong><br />

Friends of Abu Dhabi<br />

Arts-an <strong>in</strong>itiative to<br />

promote a new model of public<br />

cultural philanthropy and help<br />

support <strong>the</strong> vibrant arts ecosystem<br />

of <strong>the</strong> UAE through Abu Dhabi<br />

Arts. The Friends of Abu Dhabi<br />

Art, <strong>the</strong> first group of more than 40<br />

professional art enthusiasts started<br />

this year and will support <strong>the</strong><br />

Abu Dhabi Art Beyond: Emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Artists, which is curated by guest<br />

curators Sam Bardaouil and Till<br />

Fellrath.<br />

Anyone look<strong>in</strong>g to actively<br />

support artists and <strong>the</strong> art<br />

ecosystem <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE can<br />

apply to jo<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>itiative via <strong>the</strong><br />

webpage as well. All members<br />

are required to pay an annual fee<br />

for membership, with funds raised<br />

enabl<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> commission<strong>in</strong>g of new<br />

artworks through Abu Dhabi Art.<br />

Keystone members will act as an<br />

advisory group for Friends of Abu<br />

Dhabi Art, overseen by co-heads,<br />

Nad<strong>in</strong>e Maalouf, Co-Founder of 81<br />

Designs and Nadia Sehweil, CEO<br />

of Bodytree Wellness.<br />

Benefits for membership <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

opportunities to attend private talks<br />

by appo<strong>in</strong>ted curators and artists,<br />

as well as artist studio visits and<br />

events, private tours at <strong>the</strong> Abu<br />

Dhabi Art Fair <strong>in</strong> November and <strong>the</strong><br />

commission<strong>in</strong>g of new work <strong>in</strong> Abu<br />

Dhabi.<br />

Abu Dhabi Art announced that<br />

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath<br />

will commission emerg<strong>in</strong>g UAE<br />

artists to create three new works;<br />

Hashel Al Lamki, Maitha Abdalla<br />

and Christopher Benton’s Beyond:<br />

Emerg<strong>in</strong>g Artists will be exhibited<br />

at <strong>the</strong> exhibition <strong>in</strong> November.<br />

Anyone look<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

actively support artists<br />

and <strong>the</strong> art ecosystem<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE can apply to<br />

jo<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>itiative via<br />

<strong>the</strong> webpage as well.<br />

The annual Abu Dhabi Art Project<br />

was selected as <strong>the</strong> first <strong>in</strong>itiative<br />

supported by <strong>the</strong> Friends of Art <strong>in</strong><br />

Abu Dhabi this year, mark<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

future cooperation with emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and established artists <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE.<br />

The upcom<strong>in</strong>g exhibition will<br />

be open to <strong>the</strong> public <strong>in</strong> Manarat<br />

Al Saadiyat from Wednesday,<br />

November 17 to Sunday,<br />

November 21, <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

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14<br />

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World<br />

Animal<br />

Day<br />

World Animal Day is<br />

globally celebrated<br />

on <strong>October</strong> 4 as <strong>the</strong><br />

celebration day of<br />

Francis of Assisi,<br />

<strong>the</strong> patron sa<strong>in</strong>t of animals. It is a<br />

global social movement that seeks<br />

to raise <strong>the</strong> status of animals to<br />

improve welfare standards. Animal<br />

lovers from across <strong>the</strong> world show<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir compassion on <strong>the</strong> day for<br />

<strong>the</strong> animals who cannot speak for<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves by giv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m a voice.<br />

Celebrat<strong>in</strong>g world animal day<br />

embraces <strong>the</strong> animals’ welfare<br />

movement, and makes <strong>the</strong><br />

world a better place for <strong>the</strong>m to<br />

survive. Increased education and<br />

awareness can create a change<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world where animals are<br />

recognized as sensitive be<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

and full respect and love is always<br />

paid to <strong>the</strong>ir welfare. It is dedicated<br />

to educat<strong>in</strong>g humans on how <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

actions make an impact on <strong>the</strong><br />

animals and create awareness on<br />

World animal day<br />

was first celebrated<br />

by cytologist He<strong>in</strong>rich<br />

Zimmermann on 24<br />

March 1925 <strong>in</strong> Berl<strong>in</strong>,<br />

Germany. Then it was<br />

shifted to 4th <strong>October</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong> 1929.<br />

<strong>the</strong> protection of animals all over<br />

<strong>the</strong> world.<br />

World animal day was first<br />

celebrated by cytologist He<strong>in</strong>rich<br />

Zimmermann on 24 March 1925<br />

<strong>in</strong> Berl<strong>in</strong>, Germany. Then it was<br />

shifted to 4th <strong>October</strong> <strong>in</strong> 1929.<br />

World Animal Day <strong>2021</strong> <strong>the</strong>me is<br />

forest and livelihoods: susta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

people and <strong>the</strong> planet.<br />

Animals help us to keep a natural<br />

balance and accompany us <strong>in</strong><br />

both work and play. By <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

awareness and education we can<br />

<strong>in</strong>crease <strong>the</strong> standards of animal<br />

welfare all over <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

All animals play an important<br />

part <strong>in</strong> environmental protection<br />

and human wellness. Schools<br />

and colleges arrange visual<br />

displays with wildlife <strong>in</strong>formation.<br />

Organizations and supporters<br />

connect and organize events to<br />

raise funds for animals.<br />

Here are some ideas on how we<br />

can celebrate world animal day:<br />

1. Donate anyth<strong>in</strong>g for animals to<br />

non-profit organizations<br />

2. Make your time at a local shelter<br />

or animal sanctuary.<br />

3. Educate yourself about animals.<br />

4. Show concern to animals.<br />

5. Avoid harmful products to<br />

animals.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Animal Art<br />

By Amber Tyldesley<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

"I want my pieces<br />

to be bold, capable<br />

of celebrat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>credible beauty of<br />

<strong>the</strong> natural world,” says<br />

Amber Tyldesley<br />

Amber Tyldesley is a<br />

27-year-old wildlife artist<br />

from Warr<strong>in</strong>gton <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

UK. She graduated from<br />

<strong>the</strong> University of Liverpool <strong>in</strong> 2015<br />

with first-class honours <strong>in</strong> English,<br />

and has s<strong>in</strong>ce begun to pursue her<br />

passion for <strong>the</strong> arts professionally.<br />

Work<strong>in</strong>g predom<strong>in</strong>antly <strong>in</strong> acrylics,<br />

her artwork derives from a<br />

fasc<strong>in</strong>ation with <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tricate details,<br />

textures and colours found with<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> natural world.<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g received no formal art<br />

tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g, her work has evolved<br />

<strong>in</strong> an entirely self-taught manner<br />

s<strong>in</strong>ce launch<strong>in</strong>g her career. Her<br />

high-impact sections highlight a<br />

surpris<strong>in</strong>g level of detail and show<br />

a special <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>teraction<br />

between light and dark. Amber<br />

often <strong>in</strong>corporates high-gloss res<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>to her work as <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>al step <strong>in</strong><br />

her process. She f<strong>in</strong>ds that res<strong>in</strong><br />

heightens <strong>the</strong> colours and contrasts<br />

of <strong>the</strong> artwork <strong>in</strong> addition to giv<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

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dist<strong>in</strong>ctive contemporary f<strong>in</strong>ish.<br />

“Acrylics are my chosen medium.<br />

Despite rema<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g curious and<br />

experiment<strong>in</strong>g with new techniques,<br />

I have yet to f<strong>in</strong>d ano<strong>the</strong>r medium<br />

that lends itself quite as well to <strong>the</strong><br />

detailed, layered approach to my<br />

wildlife work. The animal k<strong>in</strong>gdom<br />

offers unlimited <strong>in</strong>spiration. From<br />

familiar favourites such as tigers and<br />

lions to less-represented species<br />

like pangol<strong>in</strong>s and okapis, I f<strong>in</strong>d<br />

every species has a story to tell<br />

and <strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g set of behaviours<br />

to reveal. Whatever <strong>the</strong> subject<br />

may be, I want my pieces to be<br />

bold- capable of celebrat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>credible beauty of <strong>the</strong> natural<br />

world,” says Amber.<br />

Amber has been a f<strong>in</strong>alist <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> David Shepherd Wildlife<br />

Foundation ‘Wildlife Artist of <strong>the</strong><br />

Year’ competition for <strong>the</strong> past<br />

“I f<strong>in</strong>d every species has a story to<br />

tell and <strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g set of behaviours<br />

to reveal.<br />

three consecutive years, receiv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

highly-commended awards from <strong>the</strong><br />

judg<strong>in</strong>g panel on each occasion.<br />

Her jaguar piece ‘Clos<strong>in</strong>g In’ was<br />

also voted <strong>the</strong> ‘People’s Choice’<br />

w<strong>in</strong>ner <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2019 competition.<br />

Amber was selected as <strong>the</strong> David<br />

Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s<br />

first ‘Artist of <strong>the</strong> Month’ dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

July 2020, with sales rais<strong>in</strong>g over<br />

£2000.00 for <strong>the</strong> charity dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

this time.<br />

Support<strong>in</strong>g conservation efforts<br />

rema<strong>in</strong>s at <strong>the</strong> heart of her work,<br />

and over <strong>the</strong> past three years<br />

artwork sales have raised over<br />

£9000.00 for projects across Africa<br />

and Asia. She views her art as a<br />

way to connect with unfamiliar and<br />

endangered species, and to <strong>in</strong> turn<br />

raise awareness for <strong>the</strong>ir precarious<br />

position with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Nature <strong>in</strong><br />

art<br />

By Elyasaf Maymon<br />

20<br />

<strong>October</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


“Our creations are <strong>in</strong>fluential, so keep<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g,” says Elyasaf Maymon<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Elyasaf Maymon is an<br />

artist based <strong>in</strong> Israel who<br />

specializes <strong>in</strong> realistic<br />

acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. His<br />

work aims to exam<strong>in</strong>e our<br />

relationship with nature. Nature <strong>in</strong><br />

art can take many visual forms,<br />

from photorealism to abstraction.<br />

Art can mimic nature, by seek<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to visually replicate objects as<br />

<strong>the</strong>y actually appear <strong>in</strong> real life.<br />

There are many different ways to<br />

approach <strong>the</strong> subject of nature <strong>in</strong><br />

art. Art can open our eyes to <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>tricacy and beauty of <strong>the</strong> natural<br />

world. It can be a challeng<strong>in</strong>g<br />

His greatest <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

is nature that he f<strong>in</strong>ds<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Currently he is work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on a series of beautiful<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs from India<br />

and Nepal where he<br />

has toured.<br />

piece express<strong>in</strong>g our complex<br />

human connection to nature but<br />

that is <strong>the</strong> beauty of it.<br />

In <strong>the</strong>se hyperreal, digital times,<br />

it is easy to forget that we are<br />

susceptible to natural forces.<br />

Art can help us become more<br />

conscious of our true relationship<br />

with nature. Elyasaf studied for a<br />

period of time at Bezalel <strong>in</strong>stitution<br />

but his big development began<br />

from his own <strong>in</strong>dependent learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and research.<br />

His greatest <strong>in</strong>spiration is nature<br />

that he f<strong>in</strong>ds around <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Currently he is work<strong>in</strong>g on a series<br />

of beautiful pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs from India<br />

and Nepal where he has toured.<br />

Elyasaf is most proud of <strong>the</strong> fact<br />

that he is able to touch people<br />

with his art. Creat<strong>in</strong>g art requires<br />

us to open our own hearts, be<br />

vulnerable and share <strong>the</strong> truth of<br />

who we are but once someone<br />

connects to this art, <strong>the</strong> feel<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

immensely reward<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Most of us know <strong>the</strong> feel<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

be<strong>in</strong>g moved by a work of art,<br />

whe<strong>the</strong>r it is a song, a play, a<br />

poem, a novel or a pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. When<br />

we are touched, we are moved; we<br />

are transported to a new place that<br />

is, never<strong>the</strong>less, strongly rooted<br />

<strong>in</strong> a physical experience, <strong>in</strong> our<br />

bodies. Elyasaf’s message to o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

artist is that “our creations are<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluential, so keep creat<strong>in</strong>g”.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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22<br />

<strong>October</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa<br />

Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams)<br />

has targeted at creat<strong>in</strong>g Sharjah as <strong>the</strong> first media hub for <strong>in</strong>novative facilities and<br />

services and to help small bus<strong>in</strong>esses set up <strong>in</strong> a very cost-efficient manner. Under<br />

his leadership, Shams has become <strong>the</strong> quickest grow<strong>in</strong>g media free zone <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE.<br />

They also provide support and opportunities across 120 bus<strong>in</strong>ess license activities<br />

with facilities, legal framework, general and logistical services to <strong>in</strong>vestors. Here is<br />

H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa’s <strong>in</strong>terview with Magzoid where he talks about <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>itiatives of Shams and what all we can look out for from <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

You have prom<strong>in</strong>ently<br />

established yourself as a<br />

successful executive. We<br />

would like to know about<br />

your very first step <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

corporate world.<br />

As an entrepreneur, I tried many<br />

different ventures of which some of<br />

<strong>the</strong>m succeeded and some didn’t.<br />

But it was only after complet<strong>in</strong>g<br />

my studies <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UK that I got a<br />

lot of ideas that could be applied<br />

to <strong>the</strong> UAE. It was <strong>the</strong> time that <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>ternet had started to boom and<br />

<strong>the</strong>re were a lot of new companies<br />

which were succeed<strong>in</strong>g and gett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

good publicity. From <strong>the</strong>re, I came<br />

back to <strong>the</strong> UAE and tried to venture<br />

<strong>in</strong>to bus<strong>in</strong>esses but it was also <strong>the</strong><br />

time f<strong>in</strong>ancial crisis hit us due to<br />

which I had to move to Abu Dhabi<br />

to jo<strong>in</strong> ano<strong>the</strong>r company. While I<br />

was <strong>the</strong>re, I was approached by<br />

Sharjah to head <strong>the</strong> Sharjah TV<br />

Station under <strong>the</strong> Sharjah Media<br />

Corporation. So I returned and got<br />

my ideas implemented. Sharjah<br />

TV got a lot of support from <strong>the</strong><br />

leadership and <strong>the</strong> teams work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Sharjah Media Corporation. While<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>re, I met new people and<br />

new companies <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> media and<br />

creative sector and learned about<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. That’s when I realized that we<br />

need to create a platform <strong>in</strong> Sharjah<br />

for companies who have ideas and<br />

abilities for <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry. This took<br />

me back to my entrepreneurial<br />

ambitions where I wanted to create<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g new for <strong>the</strong> people.<br />

The risk tak<strong>in</strong>g spirit has helped<br />

me come so far, and now I am <strong>in</strong>to<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g more calculated risks.<br />

Would you like to talk a bit about<br />

your educational background?<br />

I got my Ph.D. <strong>in</strong><br />

Telecommunications Eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and a Master’s degree <strong>in</strong><br />

Communication Systems and Signal<br />

Process<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> University of<br />

Bristol <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United K<strong>in</strong>gdom and<br />

also obta<strong>in</strong>ed my Bachelor’s degree<br />

<strong>in</strong> Telecommunications Eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from Khalifa University <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE.<br />

What k<strong>in</strong>d of companies do you<br />

plan on host<strong>in</strong>g with Shams?<br />

When we started, we were look<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>to how technology has affected<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry. We never thought about<br />

hav<strong>in</strong>g anchor tenants; we wanted<br />

to target <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dividual and creative<br />

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person. A person can be a good<br />

talker but not a good marketer, and<br />

support<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m with <strong>the</strong> necessary<br />

services so that <strong>the</strong>y can excel was<br />

our ma<strong>in</strong> focus. For <strong>the</strong> creative and<br />

hardwork<strong>in</strong>g people, we wanted to<br />

create a platform. Jo<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g hands<br />

with people from different fields<br />

who don’t have to start from scratch<br />

and become <strong>the</strong> launch<strong>in</strong>g platform<br />

for <strong>the</strong> companies was our ma<strong>in</strong><br />

goal. As we always promoted<br />

go<strong>in</strong>g digital, we were ready for<br />

<strong>the</strong> pandemic before it came. By<br />

be<strong>in</strong>g adaptive we didn’t face many<br />

issues <strong>in</strong> 2020. S<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong> rise <strong>in</strong><br />

competition, th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g differently was<br />

our prime focus<br />

What are <strong>the</strong> new <strong>in</strong>itiatives and<br />

projects com<strong>in</strong>g up from Shams<br />

to boost <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>com<strong>in</strong>g wave of<br />

entrepreneurship?<br />

Our goals at Shams have<br />

always revolved around mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

entrepreneurship accessible and<br />

<strong>in</strong>spire bus<strong>in</strong>ess development. We<br />

aim to be a catalyst for <strong>the</strong> success<br />

of bus<strong>in</strong>ess ventures <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> emirate<br />













– with a particular focus on media<br />

and creative <strong>in</strong>dustries, but also<br />

beyond. We have seen <strong>the</strong> vast<br />

potential and tremendous room for<br />

growth that entrepreneurs have <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Emirate of Sharjah. Indeed, our<br />

own member companies <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

many ambitious ventures that<br />

were set up by new entrepreneurs<br />

and bus<strong>in</strong>ess owners, supported<br />

by <strong>the</strong> affordable, efficient, and<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>ability-driven licens<strong>in</strong>g<br />

model we have created. Shams<br />

offers aspir<strong>in</strong>g entrepreneurs<br />

affordable company setup options;<br />

a streaml<strong>in</strong>ed, quick, and simple<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e registration process; 100%<br />

foreign ownership; 100% repatriation<br />

of capital and profits; and 0%<br />

corporate or personal <strong>in</strong>come tax.<br />

Tak<strong>in</strong>g it a step fur<strong>the</strong>r, Shams<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduced a ground-break<strong>in</strong>g<br />

service <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> bus<strong>in</strong>ess sector –<br />

<strong>the</strong> Virtual Office, which allows<br />

startups and small and medium<br />

enterprises (SMEs) to launch <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>esses without need<strong>in</strong>g to rent<br />

a physical office. The new service<br />

allows for cutt<strong>in</strong>g costs significantly,<br />

encourag<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>novators and<br />

creators to provide <strong>the</strong>ir service and<br />

easily operate <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> market.<br />

What challenges do you feel is<br />

<strong>the</strong> current SME segment fac<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and how is Shams committed to<br />

facilitat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m?<br />

As with every sector, <strong>the</strong><br />

COVID-19 pandemic accounts for<br />

a large portion of <strong>the</strong> challenges<br />

fac<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> startup and SMEs<br />

sector. The pandemic has brought<br />

restrictions on everyth<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

travel and network<strong>in</strong>g, to fund<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> some cases. And now as <strong>the</strong><br />

world emerges from <strong>the</strong> crisis and<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs slowly get back to normal,<br />

a new normal has taken shape,<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g it necessary for all of us to<br />

adapt – and startups and SMEs<br />

are uniquely agile and equipped to<br />

handle change. For <strong>the</strong> media and<br />

creative <strong>in</strong>dustries, <strong>in</strong> particular, <strong>the</strong><br />

pandemic has pushed <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a direction where digital media<br />

is dom<strong>in</strong>ant.<br />

How does Shams facilitate and<br />

plan of promot<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustries of arts, culture, music,<br />

film<strong>in</strong>g, etc?<br />

Shams has launched many<br />

<strong>in</strong>itiatives over <strong>the</strong> years that<br />

sought to support <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustries <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> emirate. Our<br />

most notable partnerships and<br />

collaborations <strong>in</strong> that regard <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

our sponsorship of Sharjah Art<br />

Foundation’s Sharjah Film Platform,<br />

which Shams supported as <strong>the</strong> film<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry partner. Our partnership<br />

with <strong>the</strong> platform aims to provide<br />

opportunities for Emirati youth to<br />

nurture <strong>the</strong>ir creative talents and<br />

skills. We also took part <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Sharjah International Film Festival<br />

for Children and Youth to support<br />

young and budd<strong>in</strong>g talents with<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> media <strong>in</strong>dustry. On a different<br />

note, Shams has launched bold<br />

and often ground-break<strong>in</strong>g creative<br />

and media projects, most recent of<br />

which was <strong>the</strong> film ‘218’, produced<br />

as part of <strong>the</strong> UAE Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment<br />

Experience <strong>in</strong>itiative, which<br />

allowed <strong>the</strong> audience to take part<br />

<strong>in</strong> mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> film. ‘218’ is <strong>the</strong> first<br />

crowdsourced film <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Arab<br />

world.<br />

Would you like to comment upon<br />

<strong>the</strong> technological <strong>in</strong>frastructure<br />

and Shams’s <strong>in</strong>volvement<br />

<strong>in</strong> promot<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>novation <strong>in</strong><br />

technology?<br />

There is no doubt that technology<br />

plays a prom<strong>in</strong>ent role <strong>in</strong> various<br />

sectors, and this is especially true<br />

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for media. Shams provides an<br />

<strong>in</strong>tegrated electronic platform where<br />

all of its services can be availed,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g mak<strong>in</strong>g cash deposits and<br />

conduct<strong>in</strong>g all transactions from <strong>the</strong><br />

convenience of users’ homes.<br />

We are also thoroughly <strong>in</strong>vested<br />

<strong>in</strong> upskill<strong>in</strong>g media professionals<br />

to hone <strong>the</strong>ir technological<br />

capacities and know-how. Shams<br />

Media Services, our commercial<br />

arm, entered <strong>in</strong>to a strategic<br />

partnership with Omnis Media,<br />

which specializes <strong>in</strong> develop<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and manag<strong>in</strong>g digital media and<br />

market<strong>in</strong>g solutions, to develop<br />

and operate <strong>the</strong> Omnis Influencers<br />

digital platform for <strong>the</strong> UAE and<br />

<strong>the</strong> world. Shams Media Services<br />

is still work<strong>in</strong>g with Omnis Media<br />

to develop <strong>the</strong> platform with <strong>the</strong><br />

help of some of <strong>the</strong> best local and<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational experts <strong>in</strong> this field.<br />

We aim to coach a new generation<br />

of social media <strong>in</strong>fluencers, offer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>m accredited academic, tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g,<br />

and professional programs. Our<br />

participation <strong>in</strong> Seamless 2020<br />

as an official sponsor allowed 12<br />

companies registered with Shams<br />

to showcase <strong>the</strong>ir technological and<br />

digital products and services. In<br />

<strong>the</strong> same ve<strong>in</strong>, Shams recently<br />

launched a virtual series titled<br />

Shams Talks – an <strong>in</strong>teractive digital<br />

<strong>in</strong>itiative that aims to tackle many<br />

important topics for discussion to<br />

develop <strong>the</strong> bus<strong>in</strong>ess and media<br />

environment. We have made<br />

tangible progress <strong>in</strong> our efforts to<br />

streng<strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> video game sector <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE, where we have partnered<br />

with <strong>in</strong>fluential stakeholders to<br />

promote this promis<strong>in</strong>g sector <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE and <strong>the</strong> region <strong>in</strong> partnership<br />

with various stakeholders.<br />

A major strength of UAE is its<br />

vivid and diversified form of<br />

partnerships that it holds both<br />

locally and <strong>in</strong>ternationally. Would<br />

you like to comment upon a few<br />

of your remarkable bus<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

partnerships?<br />

Shams is committed to work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with our many and diverse<br />

partners to drive our mission<br />

to position Sharjah Media City<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Emirate of Sharjah<br />

as a whole at <strong>the</strong> fore of <strong>the</strong><br />

national, regional, and global<br />

media <strong>in</strong>dustry. Shams has<br />

also signed an MoU with <strong>the</strong><br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of F<strong>in</strong>ance to facilitate<br />

<strong>the</strong> exchange of <strong>in</strong>formation<br />

for tax purposes, as part of <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE's tax agreements. Mov<strong>in</strong>g<br />

forward, Sharjah Media City<br />

will consistently provide tax<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation to <strong>the</strong> M<strong>in</strong>istry of<br />

F<strong>in</strong>ance to support <strong>the</strong> UAE’s<br />

efforts to avoid double taxation.<br />

We are committed to cooperat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with m<strong>in</strong>istries and government<br />

entities <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE to drive<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able development and help<br />

grow <strong>the</strong> national economy. While<br />

we’re on <strong>the</strong> subject of f<strong>in</strong>ance,<br />

Shams also entered <strong>in</strong>to an<br />

agreement with Mashreq Bank<br />

to support small and medium<br />

enterprises (SMEs) <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Emirate<br />

of Sharjah.<br />

Mashreq Bank has pledged<br />

to help tackle one of <strong>the</strong> biggest<br />

challenges fac<strong>in</strong>g SMEs – open<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a bus<strong>in</strong>ess account for <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

companies. The MoU allows<br />

SMEs located <strong>in</strong> Sharjah Media<br />

City to open an account <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

digital bank NEOBiz to start <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess. Shams has also built<br />

academic partnerships, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

our agreement with Skyl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

University College to offer more than<br />

AED 2 million <strong>in</strong> scholarships.<br />

What are your plans on behalf of<br />

Shams for <strong>the</strong> much-awaited Expo<br />

2020?<br />

We always f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> best <strong>in</strong> class<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir respective fields. At <strong>the</strong><br />

Expo, we are go<strong>in</strong>g to look <strong>in</strong>to<br />

what each country is go<strong>in</strong>g to offer<br />

and present. We want to utilize and<br />

adopt <strong>the</strong> creative ones that have<br />

already got results proven, here <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> media and creative sector.<br />

What message do you have for<br />

our readers?<br />

I hope people enjoy read<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>terview and let’s all meet at<br />

Expo 2020.<br />

- <strong>in</strong>terview@magzoid.com<br />

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ART | NEWS<br />

Read more at www.magzoid.com<br />

Brooklyn Museum<br />

to showcase The Obama Portrait<br />

The portraits of former<br />

President Barack Obama<br />

by Keh<strong>in</strong>de Wiley<br />

and former First Lady<br />

Michelle Obama by<br />

Amy Sherald have arrived at <strong>the</strong><br />

Brooklyn Museum. The museum<br />

will now open an exhibition titled<br />

The Obama Portraits for public.<br />

The exhibition will run for eight<br />

weeks <strong>in</strong> New York as part of a<br />

five-city US tour organised by <strong>the</strong><br />

Smithsonian’s National Portrait<br />

Gallery <strong>in</strong> Wash<strong>in</strong>gton, DC,<br />

provid<strong>in</strong>g communities across <strong>the</strong><br />

nation <strong>the</strong> chance to view <strong>the</strong>se<br />

popular works.<br />

“The Obama portraits are<br />

significant from both a cultural and<br />

artistic po<strong>in</strong>t of view,” says Eugenie<br />

Tsai, <strong>the</strong> Brooklyn Museum’s senior<br />

curator for contemporary art. “These<br />

representations commemorate <strong>the</strong><br />

“These representations<br />

commemorate <strong>the</strong><br />

first Black President<br />

and First Lady with<br />

likenesses by two of<br />

<strong>the</strong> most <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ters practic<strong>in</strong>g<br />

today, who are also<br />

<strong>the</strong> first Black artists<br />

to be commissioned by<br />

<strong>the</strong> National Portrait<br />

Gallery”<br />

first Black President and First Lady<br />

with likenesses by two of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

<strong>in</strong>novative pa<strong>in</strong>ters practic<strong>in</strong>g today,<br />

who are also <strong>the</strong> first Black artists to<br />

be commissioned by <strong>the</strong> National<br />

Portrait Gallery to pa<strong>in</strong>t presidential<br />

portraits.”<br />

Presidential portraits are<br />

traditionally laden with symbols to<br />

suggest <strong>the</strong> character and values<br />

of <strong>the</strong> sitter. Wiley and Sherald<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ued this tradition, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir subjects with less formality than<br />

previous portraits.<br />

Wiley also referenced <strong>the</strong><br />

former president’s heritage with<br />

chrysan<strong>the</strong>mums (<strong>the</strong> official flower<br />

of Obama’s hometown of Chicago),<br />

jasm<strong>in</strong>e (a nod to his childhood <strong>in</strong><br />

Hawaii), and African blue lilies <strong>in</strong><br />

honor of his Kenyan fa<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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Architecture<br />

The Art of<br />

Design<strong>in</strong>g & Build<strong>in</strong>g<br />


28<br />

<strong>October</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


Architecture is an art form<br />

that reflects how we<br />

present ourselves across<br />

<strong>the</strong> earth’s landscape,<br />

and, like o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

expressive mediums, it changes<br />

with styles, technologies, and<br />

cultural adaptations. Architecture<br />

not only provides worldly needs of<br />

shelter, workspace, and storage<br />

but also represents human ideals<br />

<strong>in</strong> build<strong>in</strong>gs like courthouses,<br />

government build<strong>in</strong>gs, and places<br />

of worship.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> past, architects were<br />

always seen as <strong>the</strong> ultimate artists,<br />

visualiz<strong>in</strong>g imag<strong>in</strong>ary build<strong>in</strong>gs and<br />

places deep with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> recesses<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir imag<strong>in</strong>ation and teas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>m out <strong>in</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t or pencil. Only<br />

<strong>the</strong>n could <strong>the</strong>y beg<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> process<br />

of draw<strong>in</strong>g how <strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

could be assembled and brought<br />

to reality through an elaborate<br />

collaboration with craftsmen. They<br />

drew upon <strong>the</strong>ir visual experiences,<br />

knowledge of human nature, and<br />

understand<strong>in</strong>g of physics to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to fruition wondrous places: places<br />

that impacted not only <strong>the</strong> way we<br />

lived our daily lives but <strong>the</strong> very<br />

development of our culture—and<br />

ultimately our civilization.<br />

Traditional architecture has<br />

survived thousands of years <strong>in</strong> one<br />

form or ano<strong>the</strong>r, while contemporary<br />

design offers new approaches<br />

<strong>in</strong> how we use materials and<br />

technology to shape <strong>the</strong> look of our<br />

environment.<br />

Art and architecture have a<br />

deep connection that unites<br />

<strong>the</strong>m through <strong>the</strong>ir design, <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

Art and architecture<br />

have a deep<br />

connection that<br />

unites <strong>the</strong>m through<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir design, <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

designer, and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

designer, and <strong>the</strong>ir mean<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Both are created us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> same<br />

organiz<strong>in</strong>g pr<strong>in</strong>ciples, <strong>the</strong> same<br />

visual elements, and <strong>the</strong> same<br />

engagement of <strong>the</strong> senses. Art and<br />

architecture both have mean<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

They are simultaneously expressive<br />

and communicative. The artist<br />

shapes an object to visually express<br />

a complex set of ideas, and <strong>the</strong><br />

audience receives that expression.<br />

Architects create livable or usable<br />

spaces, but <strong>the</strong>ir architectural<br />

structures are also significant<br />

beyond <strong>the</strong>ir functionality.<br />

Today, an architectural office is<br />

a scene of flicker<strong>in</strong>g screens and<br />

humm<strong>in</strong>g computers, endlessly<br />

energetic tools for <strong>the</strong> creation of<br />

build<strong>in</strong>gs. Though technology aids<br />

<strong>the</strong> progress and efficiency of a<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong> art <strong>in</strong> architecture still<br />

rema<strong>in</strong>s.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Photorealistic<br />

art<br />

By Jess Bell<br />

30<br />

<strong>October</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


“Even if it is only<br />

15-20 m<strong>in</strong>utes a day,<br />

keep pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g”, says<br />

Jess Bell.<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Jess Bell is an American<br />

artist who follows <strong>the</strong><br />

trends of photo realistic<br />

art. She enjoys pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

realistic seascapes and<br />

has been practic<strong>in</strong>g art s<strong>in</strong>ce she<br />

could remember.<br />

Jess took every art class <strong>in</strong> high<br />

school that built her foundation<br />

and propelled her to go on to a<br />

university specializ<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> art. It<br />

was <strong>in</strong> her f<strong>in</strong>al year of graduation<br />

that she was able to rediscover<br />

her passion through oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Later, she decided to become<br />

a teacher and only got <strong>the</strong><br />

time to pa<strong>in</strong>t <strong>in</strong> her free time.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> follow<strong>in</strong>g years art had<br />

“It always makes me<br />

feel extremely proud<br />

that somebody else sees<br />

value <strong>in</strong> what I am<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g and wants to<br />

hang it on <strong>the</strong>ir walls<br />

and look at it<br />

every day!”.<br />

taken a backseat for Jess<br />

as she attended to her o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

responsibilities of look<strong>in</strong>g after her<br />

very young children. However, <strong>in</strong><br />

2019 she f<strong>in</strong>ally decided to get<br />

back to her passion and started<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g aga<strong>in</strong>. She presented her<br />

artwork <strong>in</strong> two art walks <strong>in</strong> shore<br />

towns which was a pleasant new<br />

experience. Now her work hangs<br />

<strong>in</strong> a beautifully curated shore<br />

town gallery that has many local<br />

coastal seemed artists.<br />

Jess loves <strong>the</strong> fact that people<br />

choose her art to hang <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

homes out of <strong>the</strong> numerous<br />

beautiful pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world. “It<br />

always makes me feel extremely<br />

proud that somebody else sees<br />

value <strong>in</strong> what I am<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g and wants<br />

to hang it on <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

walls and look at<br />

it every day!”,<br />

she says.<br />

Art has a lot<br />

of scientific<br />

elements of<br />

cause and<br />

effect. Jess<br />

specifically<br />

observes<br />

this as she<br />

watches her<br />

kids create<br />

with little<br />

directions<br />

and f<strong>in</strong>ds it<br />

amaz<strong>in</strong>g how<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are able<br />

to create such different pieces<br />

with <strong>the</strong> same <strong>the</strong>me or tools. It's<br />

truly phenomenal how <strong>the</strong> same<br />

medium can produce widely<br />

contrast<strong>in</strong>g products through art.<br />

It is vital to f<strong>in</strong>d an audience that<br />

genu<strong>in</strong>ely enjoys your artwork.<br />

Her greatest <strong>in</strong>spiration is her<br />

family and nature. Her message<br />

to o<strong>the</strong>r artists is to always keep<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g or creat<strong>in</strong>g! “Even if it is<br />

only 15-20 m<strong>in</strong>utes a day, keep<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g”, she says.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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How important<br />

is Art for<br />

CHILDREN'S education?<br />

Society functions <strong>in</strong> such a<br />

way now, that majority of<br />

<strong>the</strong> manual and technical<br />

jobs that were done<br />

by people before can<br />

be done by mach<strong>in</strong>es. The ma<strong>in</strong><br />

demand nowadays lies <strong>in</strong> creativity<br />

and <strong>in</strong>novation which is vital <strong>in</strong><br />

today’s world. Just like ma<strong>the</strong>matics<br />

or science teaches problem-solv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

skills, art teaches children to th<strong>in</strong>k<br />

outside of <strong>the</strong> box.<br />

Art creates different ways for<br />

children to experience <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

It is a way <strong>in</strong> which <strong>the</strong>y can<br />

express <strong>the</strong>mselves vibrantly<br />

and colorfully. It helps to process<br />

emotions and experiences. When<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a piece, <strong>the</strong> decision of<br />

what medium to use or what colors<br />

to mix is entirely upon one’s own<br />

choice and preference. There<br />

is no right and wrong <strong>in</strong> art. Art<br />

education helps improve decisionmak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and boosts self-confidence<br />

which makes children feel more<br />

self-assured as <strong>the</strong>y learn about<br />

what appeals to <strong>the</strong>m which<br />

directly <strong>in</strong>fluences how <strong>the</strong>ir f<strong>in</strong>al<br />

product looks. It is a way <strong>in</strong> which<br />

<strong>the</strong>y can constantly challenge<br />

and understand <strong>the</strong>mselves<br />

better lead<strong>in</strong>g to children be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

outstand<strong>in</strong>g self-learners.<br />

There may be a lot of effort and<br />

patience <strong>in</strong>volved <strong>in</strong> creat<strong>in</strong>g art<br />

which improves <strong>the</strong>ir focus and<br />

perseverance. There are many<br />

<strong>in</strong>stances when quitt<strong>in</strong>g seems<br />

much easier but practic<strong>in</strong>g<br />

art makes <strong>the</strong>m realize that<br />

perseverance pays off. This<br />

m<strong>in</strong>dset will certa<strong>in</strong>ly matter as <strong>the</strong>y<br />

Art helps<br />

children to develop<br />

knowledge, skills,<br />

understand<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

<strong>the</strong> basics, through<br />

which <strong>the</strong>y can extend<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir imag<strong>in</strong>ation and<br />

<strong>in</strong>novatively create <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

<strong>in</strong>terpretation of <strong>the</strong><br />

world.<br />

grow, especially while develop<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

career where <strong>the</strong>y are more likely to<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ually develop new skills and<br />

work through difficult projects.<br />

Study<strong>in</strong>g arts also helps<br />

improve academic performance,<br />

not just through creativity, but<br />

improves learn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> areas like<br />

math and science as well as <strong>the</strong><br />

literary field. Art helps children to<br />

develop knowledge, skills, and<br />

an understand<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> basics,<br />

through which <strong>the</strong>y can extend<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir imag<strong>in</strong>ation and <strong>in</strong>novatively<br />

create <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>terpretation of <strong>the</strong><br />

world. Art <strong>in</strong>deed helps children<br />

with <strong>the</strong> development of motor<br />

skills, language skills, social skills,<br />

decision mak<strong>in</strong>g, risk-tak<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

creativity and so much more<br />

which positively impacts <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

development.<br />

Art education also fosters<br />

collaboration and group learn<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

As students work toge<strong>the</strong>r, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

learn to understand differences and<br />

diversity and realize <strong>the</strong> ways that<br />

teamwork contributes to a great<br />

performance. By also teach<strong>in</strong>g<br />

students how to live and work<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r, art contributes to mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

schools safer and a more peaceful<br />

learn<strong>in</strong>g environment.<br />

Arts <strong>in</strong>tegration <strong>in</strong> schools can<br />

revive <strong>the</strong> golden learn<strong>in</strong>g era<br />

and improve students’ lives for<br />

<strong>the</strong> better as <strong>the</strong>y develop a much<br />

stronger sense of self-identity and<br />

confidence <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir ability to grow <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> world around <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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EXPO 2020<br />

EXPO 2020<br />




A glitter<strong>in</strong>g l<strong>in</strong>e-up of stars helped welcome<br />

<strong>the</strong> world to Expo 2020 Dubai, decorat<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

Open<strong>in</strong>g Ceremony that will be remembered<br />

forever by <strong>the</strong> 3,000-strong audience, as well<br />

as <strong>the</strong> millions across <strong>the</strong> globe who tuned <strong>in</strong> to<br />

virtually view <strong>the</strong> eagerly awaited event.<br />

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Image Courtesy: Emirates News Agency<br />

With <strong>the</strong> golden r<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of connectivity – <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration for <strong>the</strong><br />

Expo 2020 Dubai<br />

logo – raised to <strong>the</strong><br />

trellis of <strong>the</strong> magnificent Al Wasl<br />

Plaza, <strong>the</strong> beat<strong>in</strong>g heart of <strong>the</strong> Expo<br />

site and <strong>the</strong> spectacular sett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for <strong>the</strong> captivat<strong>in</strong>g ceremony, <strong>the</strong><br />

most <strong>in</strong>clusive World Expo ever was<br />

officially underway.<br />

In addition to music from some<br />

of <strong>the</strong> most <strong>in</strong>fluential artists on <strong>the</strong><br />

planet and a beautiful live orchestra,<br />

a sensory overload of powerful<br />

visuals was beamed across Al Wasl<br />

Plaza’s dome, <strong>the</strong> world’s largest<br />

360-degree projection screen. More<br />

than 3,000 light<strong>in</strong>g fixtures, 1,000<br />

speakers, 1,300 costumes and<br />

buckets of passion and emotion<br />

from every one of <strong>the</strong> 1,000-plus<br />

participat<strong>in</strong>g performers and<br />

volunteers also contributed to a<br />

one-of-a-k<strong>in</strong>d spectacle of masterful<br />

artistic collaboration.<br />

The flags of Expo’s 192<br />

participat<strong>in</strong>g nations, revealed via a<br />

dom<strong>in</strong>o effect as flags were opened<br />

one by one, was a proud and<br />

visually stunn<strong>in</strong>g moment that also<br />

signified a reawaken<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

It was celebrated tenor Andrea<br />

Bocelli who brought <strong>the</strong> house<br />

down, round<strong>in</strong>g off <strong>the</strong> night’s<br />

electrify<strong>in</strong>g proceed<strong>in</strong>gs with one<br />

of his all-time classics, The Prayer,<br />

its lyrics of human connection<br />

crescendo<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> grand f<strong>in</strong>ale.<br />

Before that, chart-topp<strong>in</strong>g British<br />

vocalist Ellie Gould<strong>in</strong>g belted out<br />

a resound<strong>in</strong>g, uplift<strong>in</strong>g version of<br />

Anyth<strong>in</strong>g Can Happen; Andra Day<br />

enraptured <strong>the</strong> audience with Rise<br />

Up; Ch<strong>in</strong>ese concert pianist Lang<br />

Lang wowed with his wizardry;<br />

and four-time Grammy w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

s<strong>in</strong>ger-songwriter Angelique Kidjo,<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r with renowned Saudi<br />

s<strong>in</strong>ger Mohammed Abdu, sang<br />

John Legend’s powerful If You’re<br />

Out There? with its potent lyrics<br />

implor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world to jo<strong>in</strong> toge<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

O<strong>the</strong>r highlights <strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>the</strong><br />

official Expo song, This Is Our Time,<br />

sung by Arab artists Hussa<strong>in</strong> Al<br />

Jassmi, Almas and Mayssa Karaa,<br />

while Emirati s<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g sensation<br />

Ahlam Alshamsi completed <strong>the</strong><br />

formidable regional l<strong>in</strong>e-up. The<br />

artistic prowess of Oscar-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

composer A.R. Rahman’s all-women<br />

ensemble, <strong>the</strong> Firdaus Orchestra,<br />

compris<strong>in</strong>g 50 musicians from<br />

across <strong>the</strong> Arab world, also proved<br />

a pivotal part of <strong>the</strong> ceremony’s<br />

<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g journey.<br />

A feel<strong>in</strong>g of warmth, respect,<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>rness and camaraderie was<br />

palpable throughout <strong>the</strong> celebration,<br />

which also demonstrated that<br />

<strong>the</strong> world is primed and ready to<br />

re-embrace live events. The stage is<br />

now set for Expo 2020 Dubai to host<br />

<strong>the</strong> biggest cultural ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world, present<strong>in</strong>g a visually strik<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and emotionally <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g 182 days,<br />

as more than 200 participants<br />

– <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g nations, multilateral<br />

organisations, bus<strong>in</strong>esses, and<br />

educational <strong>in</strong>stitutions, as well<br />

as millions of visitors – create <strong>the</strong><br />

largest and most diverse World<br />

Expo ever.<br />

- news@magzoid.com<br />

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POP<br />

art<br />

By Manasse<br />

Ramp<strong>in</strong>o<br />

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“Be patient with<br />

yourself and your<br />

time will come,” says<br />

Manasse Ramp<strong>in</strong>o<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Manasse Ramp<strong>in</strong>o is<br />

an Italian artist based<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE who<br />

specializes <strong>in</strong> Pop<br />

artistry. Pop art got its<br />

name from Lawrence Alloway, who<br />

was a British critic <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1950s. The<br />

form was well-liked for its dar<strong>in</strong>g<br />

easy appearance and its bright and<br />

vivacious colors.<br />

Manasse developed his artistic<br />

career <strong>in</strong> Dubai with an exhibition<br />

which was a turn<strong>in</strong>g po<strong>in</strong>t <strong>in</strong> his<br />

career. The exhibition led him<br />

to receive some proposals for<br />

galleries, collaborations with clubs<br />

and restaurants, master classes, live<br />

performances, and commissions.<br />

The appreciation and love he<br />

received from <strong>the</strong> people were his<br />

push to not give up and motivated<br />

him to keep go<strong>in</strong>g fur<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

It all started dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> pandemic<br />

or ra<strong>the</strong>r restarted dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

pandemic. He wanted to create<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g funny and so changed<br />

his style and started creat<strong>in</strong>g pop<br />

art with vibrant and fluorescent<br />

colors. “I like to take <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

from classical art. I love <strong>the</strong> plastic<br />

and <strong>the</strong>atrical poses of renaissance<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g; I f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong>m fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and mysterious. I try to explore <strong>the</strong><br />

different <strong>the</strong>mes <strong>in</strong> my pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

which range from fashion, cartoon,<br />

c<strong>in</strong>ema, nature and classic icons,”<br />

he says.<br />

His pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs portray a pleasant<br />

nostalgia. Through his artworks, he<br />

wishes to rem<strong>in</strong>d people that we<br />

can be happy and carefree just like<br />

how were dur<strong>in</strong>g our childhood. He<br />

feels most exhilarated when he sees<br />

people happy and satisfied with his<br />

works.<br />

He follows <strong>the</strong> trends of fashion<br />

icons, cartoons, and graffiti.<br />

His pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs portray<br />

a pleasant nostalgia.<br />

Through his artworks,<br />

he wishes to rem<strong>in</strong>d<br />

people that we can be<br />

happy and carefree just<br />

like how were dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

our childhood.<br />

Manasse's message to his fellow<br />

artists is, “Live your dream, <strong>the</strong><br />

people around you will appreciate<br />

it.” He believes art is someth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

no one ever should give up on.<br />

Be patient with yourself and your<br />

time will come. To know more<br />

about his latest works, visit www.<br />

manasseramp<strong>in</strong>o.com<br />

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Pop Art<br />

Movement<br />

Pop art is an art<br />

movement that emerged<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United K<strong>in</strong>gdom and<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> 1950s. The movement<br />

presented a challenge to traditions<br />

of f<strong>in</strong>e art by <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g visuals<br />

from popular and mass culture, such<br />

as comic books, advertis<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

mundane mass-produced objects.<br />

One of its aims is to use images of<br />

popular culture <strong>in</strong> art, emphasiz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> banal or kitschy elements of<br />

any culture, most often through <strong>the</strong><br />

use of irony. It is also associated<br />

with <strong>the</strong> artists' use of mechanical<br />

means of reproduction or render<strong>in</strong>g<br />

techniques.<br />

The importance of pop art is that it<br />

made art accessible to <strong>the</strong> masses,<br />

not just to <strong>the</strong> elite. As <strong>the</strong> style<br />

drew <strong>in</strong>spiration from commercial<br />

figures and cultural moments, <strong>the</strong><br />

work was recognized and respected<br />

among <strong>the</strong> general public. F<strong>in</strong>ally,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re was an art form that felt not<br />

only pert<strong>in</strong>ent but accessible to<br />

everyone. In some respects, Pop Art<br />

was ‘art for <strong>the</strong> people’.<br />

Pop art is widely <strong>in</strong>terpreted as<br />

a reaction to <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>n-dom<strong>in</strong>ant<br />

ideas of abstract expressionism,<br />

as well as an expansion of those<br />

ideas. Pop art and m<strong>in</strong>imalism are<br />

considered to be art movements<br />

that precede postmodern art, or are<br />

some of <strong>the</strong> earliest examples of<br />

postmodern art <strong>the</strong>mselves.<br />

Follow<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> popularity of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Abstract Expressionists, Pop's<br />

re<strong>in</strong>troduction of identifiable imagery<br />

was a major shift for <strong>the</strong> direction<br />

of modernism. The subject matter<br />

became far from traditional "high<br />

Perhaps ow<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>corporation of<br />

commercial images, Pop<br />

art has become one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> most recognizable<br />

styles of modern art.<br />

art" <strong>the</strong>mes of morality, mythology,<br />

and classic history; ra<strong>the</strong>r, Pop<br />

artists celebrated commonplace<br />

objects and people of everyday<br />

life, <strong>in</strong> this way seek<strong>in</strong>g to elevate<br />

popular culture to <strong>the</strong> level of<br />

f<strong>in</strong>e art. Perhaps ow<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>corporation of commercial images,<br />

Pop art has become one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

recognizable styles of modern art.<br />

Pop Art is often characterized<br />

by bold colours, particularly <strong>the</strong><br />

primary colours: red, blue and<br />

yellow. The colours were usually<br />

bright and similar to your typical<br />

comic strip palette. These colours<br />

weren’t used to represent <strong>the</strong> artist’s<br />

<strong>in</strong>ner world or self as <strong>the</strong>y so often<br />

did <strong>in</strong> previous, classical art forms,<br />

but reflected <strong>the</strong> vibrant, popular<br />

culture around <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs that made Pop<br />

Art so unique was <strong>the</strong> fact that it<br />

chose to focus on such ‘real’ and<br />

relevant subject matter, a decision<br />

which Modernist critics openly<br />

abhorred. Pop Artists blurred <strong>the</strong><br />

l<strong>in</strong>es between ‘low’ and ‘high’ art by<br />

bridg<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> gap between popular<br />

culture and classical art, redef<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> traditional parameters of what<br />

constitutes art and what it means to<br />

be an artist.<br />

Popular Pop artists today <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

<strong>the</strong> likes of Neo-Pop artist Jeff<br />

Koons, <strong>the</strong> iconic Alex Katz and <strong>the</strong><br />

immersive, Japanese visual artist<br />

Yayoi Kusama. Many contemporary<br />

Pop Artists cont<strong>in</strong>ue to keep <strong>the</strong><br />

movement not just alive but<br />

thriv<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

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World Post Day is<br />

celebrated on 9th<br />

<strong>October</strong> to signify<br />

<strong>the</strong> anniversary of<br />

<strong>the</strong> establishment of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Universal Postal Union <strong>in</strong> 1874.<br />

The ma<strong>in</strong> motive beh<strong>in</strong>d World<br />

Post Day was to create awareness<br />

about <strong>the</strong> use of <strong>the</strong> postal sector<br />

<strong>in</strong> people’s lives and bus<strong>in</strong>esses<br />

every day and <strong>the</strong>ir participation<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> social and economic<br />

development of countries. The<br />

celebration <strong>in</strong>spires members<br />

of <strong>the</strong> community to manage<br />

programs and activities focused on<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a wider awareness of <strong>the</strong><br />

post’s position among <strong>the</strong> public<br />

and media on a nationwide scale.<br />

More than 150 countries admire<br />

this day <strong>in</strong> a variety of ways every<br />

year. In certa<strong>in</strong> countries, world<br />

post day is mentioned as a<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g holiday. Events are<br />

organized to <strong>in</strong>troduce or support<br />

new postal products and services<br />

by many posts.<br />

Many activities <strong>in</strong>volve <strong>the</strong><br />

display of world post day posters <strong>in</strong><br />

post offices and at public places,<br />

free days at post offices, mail<br />

centers, and postal museums,<br />

valuable conferences, sem<strong>in</strong>ars,<br />

and workshops, as well as cultural,<br />

sport, and o<strong>the</strong>r enterta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

activities. Many postal authorities<br />

publish special remembrances<br />

such as T-shirts and badges.<br />

Here are some world post day<br />

activities to do:<br />

Surprise someone with a letter:<br />

It is an old-fashioned way to<br />

honor our shared postal heritage<br />

It is an old-fashioned<br />

way to honor our<br />

shared postal heritage<br />

nowadays. As of now<br />

we mostly communicate<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e, and send<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

letter surpris<strong>in</strong>gly will<br />

be a unique way.<br />

nowadays. As of now we mostly<br />

communicate onl<strong>in</strong>e, and send<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a letter surpris<strong>in</strong>gly will be a unique<br />

way. An <strong>in</strong>dividual will have a<br />

surprise letter <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> mail.<br />

Thank a mail carrier: Mail<br />

carriers come to our houses nearby<br />

every day. We shall take some time<br />

to <strong>in</strong>troduce ourselves and thank<br />

<strong>the</strong>m for <strong>the</strong> services <strong>the</strong>y are<br />

provid<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Postal services all over <strong>the</strong><br />

world played an essential role <strong>in</strong><br />

spread<strong>in</strong>g out to people dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

pandemic. Life-sav<strong>in</strong>g medic<strong>in</strong>es<br />

and protective equipment were<br />

delivered on time <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> faraway<br />

areas. World Post Day is a big<br />

event to honor postal operators,<br />

workers, and everyone who is<br />

help<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> deliver<strong>in</strong>g mail.<br />

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World<br />

Teacher's Day<br />


World Teachers'<br />

Day presents an<br />

opportunity to elevate<br />

teachers <strong>in</strong> ways that<br />

build respect for<br />

<strong>the</strong> people and<br />

profession.<br />

No matter where you are<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world, chances<br />

are that you’ve had<br />

a teacher that you<br />

still remember for <strong>the</strong><br />

positive impact that <strong>the</strong>y made <strong>in</strong><br />

your life—someone that helped you<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ally grasp a challeng<strong>in</strong>g concept<br />

or experience a learn<strong>in</strong>g moment<br />

that def<strong>in</strong>ed your classroom<br />

experience.<br />

World Teacher’s Day is celebrated<br />

on 5th <strong>October</strong> every year to<br />

admire <strong>the</strong> adoption of <strong>the</strong> 1966<br />

International Labour Organization<br />

and <strong>the</strong> United Nations Educational,<br />

Scientific and Cultural Organization<br />

support regard<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> rights and<br />

responsibilities of teachers as<br />

well as <strong>in</strong>ternational standards<br />

for <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>itial preparation and<br />

fur<strong>the</strong>r education, recruitment,<br />

employment, teach<strong>in</strong>g and learn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

conditions. The suggestion sets a<br />

standard regard<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> rights and<br />

responsibilities of teachers. This<br />

will result <strong>in</strong> improv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> quality of<br />

education.<br />

The <strong>the</strong>me of World Teachers Day<br />

<strong>2021</strong> is Teachers: Lead<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Crisis,<br />

re-imag<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> future. This <strong>the</strong>me<br />

is presented by <strong>the</strong> United Nations<br />

concern<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir strong-m<strong>in</strong>ded<br />

and hard-work<strong>in</strong>g efforts <strong>in</strong> crucial<br />

stages of <strong>the</strong> covid-19 pandemic.<br />

Teachers uplift <strong>the</strong> next<br />

generation of global citizens by<br />

pass<strong>in</strong>g on knowledge, values,<br />

and ethics — vital <strong>in</strong>gredients of a<br />

healthy function<strong>in</strong>g society.<br />

World Teachers' Day presents<br />

an opportunity to elevate teachers<br />

<strong>in</strong> ways that build respect for <strong>the</strong><br />

people and profession. The day<br />

highlights <strong>the</strong> need to support,<br />

provide for, and empower teachers<br />

as <strong>the</strong> world community works<br />

toward susta<strong>in</strong>able societies and<br />

quality education for all.<br />

Teacher’s day is an occasion<br />

that pays tribute to teachers and<br />

tends to resolve some of <strong>the</strong><br />

issues regard<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> profession<br />

and to attract <strong>the</strong> brightest young<br />

m<strong>in</strong>ds towards <strong>the</strong>ir profession.<br />

Everyone can help by celebrat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> profession, by generat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

awareness about teacher issues,<br />

by ensur<strong>in</strong>g that teacher respect is<br />

part of <strong>the</strong> natural order of th<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Take <strong>the</strong> opportunity to discuss,<br />

compare, learn, argue, share<br />

and improve.<br />

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Tarsila Schubert<br />

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Tarsila Schubert is a<br />

Brazilian-born street<br />

artist who has committed<br />

her life to art, draw<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration from <strong>the</strong> spirit<br />

of her multi-cultural upbr<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Her goal is to blend all <strong>in</strong>puts that<br />

we are exposed to daily <strong>in</strong>to a<br />

seem<strong>in</strong>gly chaotic yet precisely<br />

structured framework, that<br />

symbolize her personality and<br />

traditions.<br />

Tarsila was <strong>the</strong> first woman to<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t a wall <strong>in</strong> Amman, Jordan, <strong>in</strong><br />

honor of <strong>the</strong> FIFA World Women's<br />

Cup, and has been <strong>in</strong>vited to adorn<br />

<strong>the</strong> Dorsey Park area <strong>in</strong> Miami<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g Art Basel Week. A six-month<br />

project <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> visual arts brought<br />

her to Dubai and eight years later,<br />

Tarsila is one of <strong>the</strong> most soughtafter<br />

artists <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE, specifically<br />

for art <strong>in</strong> public spaces.<br />

Her most significant takeaway<br />

from be<strong>in</strong>g an artist and an<br />

entrepreneur is a lesson that many<br />

creatives acquire far too late <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

careers- <strong>the</strong> ability to appreciate<br />

one's own creative work. She has<br />

collaborated with brands such as<br />

Audi, Adidas, Red Bull, Unilever,<br />

Dell, and many more and her<br />

artworks have been exhibited<br />

worldwide <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> UAE, <strong>the</strong><br />

USA, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Spa<strong>in</strong>,<br />

France, UK, Cambodia, Lebanon,<br />

Kuwait, and Jordan.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Ca<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>e Nunez<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Ca<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>e Nunez is<br />

known for her pursuit of<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> events<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry which began<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2015 and cont<strong>in</strong>ues<br />

even today. She is a self-taught<br />

Dubai-based artist from <strong>the</strong><br />

Philipp<strong>in</strong>es who is <strong>in</strong>spired by her<br />

family’s long historical tradition of<br />

hand pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g handicrafts, wooden<br />

sculptors, and designed furniture.<br />

Her artistry and style <strong>in</strong>volve life<br />

and <strong>the</strong> beauty of <strong>the</strong> creations<br />

and it fills her m<strong>in</strong>d and heart<br />

with appreciation. It moves her<br />

emotionally and spiritually to feel <strong>the</strong><br />

beauty of little th<strong>in</strong>gs we often take<br />

for granted. The beauty of <strong>the</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

around us is like an artwork that<br />

she believes isn't purposeless or<br />

accidental which enriches our lives.<br />

The nature of her work is<br />

on-<strong>the</strong>-spot artwork, showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

talent <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> crowd as part of<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment booked by various<br />

events companies, government,<br />

or private entities. Her imag<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

and critical th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g help generate<br />

new ideas with value. With any<br />

resolution, she is committed<br />

to compel and propel change<br />

and deliver excellent visual art<br />

accord<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> client’s needs<br />

Ca<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>e has exhibited at RAK<br />

F<strong>in</strong>e Arts Festival, <strong>2021</strong>, School<br />

and Children Show DWTC, 2019,<br />

and some galleries and private<br />

events <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE. She has also<br />

conducted workshops at different<br />

private sectors<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Texture<br />

Graphic<br />

Impressionism<br />

By Anastasia Trusova<br />

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“Creativity is freedom as well as a way of<br />

self-expression,” says Anastasia Trusova<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

“In nature, each branch,<br />

each leaf, each flower<br />

is unique. It is very<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g to exam<strong>in</strong>e<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir bends and <strong>the</strong>n try<br />

to pa<strong>in</strong>t on <strong>the</strong> sheet,”<br />

Anastasia Trusova is an<br />

artist who specializes<br />

<strong>in</strong> acrylic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

which revolves around<br />

her ma<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>me of<br />

nature. She has chosen to work<br />

with acrylic colors as she feels it is<br />

a real treasure for those who like to<br />

experiment and <strong>the</strong>re are no limits to<br />

it due to its quick dry<strong>in</strong>g time.<br />

Always be<strong>in</strong>g surrounded by<br />

trees, fields, and forests, watch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> dawn, <strong>in</strong>hal<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> smell of wet<br />

grass, and listen<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> sound<br />

of <strong>the</strong> w<strong>in</strong>d is what she considers<br />

as real happ<strong>in</strong>ess. “In nature, each<br />

branch, each leaf, each flower<br />

is unique. It is very <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

exam<strong>in</strong>e <strong>the</strong>ir bends and <strong>the</strong>n try to<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t on <strong>the</strong> sheet,” says Anastasia.<br />

She has been pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g for as<br />

long as she can remember. Always<br />

know<strong>in</strong>g that she wanted to be<br />

an artist, she received her higher<br />

education <strong>in</strong> art. Anastasia also<br />

believes that creativity is freedom<br />

as well as a way of self-expression.<br />

“I love graphics, sculpture, and<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. I could not refuse anyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and so began to pa<strong>in</strong>t as I liked,<br />

and named my style texture-graphic<br />

impressionism,” she says.<br />

Anastasia’s message to o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

artists is “I th<strong>in</strong>k everyone should<br />

have <strong>the</strong> right to free education! I<br />

can't help everyone, but I'm<br />

try<strong>in</strong>g really hard! I would advise<br />

everyone not to lose heart. Life is an<br />

adventure and an <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g road,<br />

so be happy!” She even organizes<br />

art marathons and records tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

videos for free access to o<strong>the</strong>r artists<br />

want<strong>in</strong>g to learn. She is happy to be<br />

support<strong>in</strong>g o<strong>the</strong>r artists.<br />

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ADIHEX <strong>2021</strong><br />

Abu Dhabi International Hunt<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

Equestrian Exhibition - ADIHEX <strong>2021</strong><br />

Image Courtesy: Emirates News Agency<br />

The 18th edition of <strong>the</strong><br />

Abu Dhabi International<br />

Hunt<strong>in</strong>g and Equestrian<br />

Exhibition (ADIHEX <strong>2021</strong>)<br />

held under <strong>the</strong> patronage<br />

of Sheikh Hamdan b<strong>in</strong> Zayed Al<br />

Nahyan, Ruler's Representative <strong>in</strong><br />

Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Emirates Falconers’ Club (EFC)<br />

took place from 27 September <strong>2021</strong><br />

to 3 <strong>October</strong> <strong>2021</strong> at Abu Dhabi<br />

National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)<br />

which saw <strong>the</strong> participation of 680<br />

companies and brands from 44<br />

countries.<br />

Held under <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me<br />

"Susta<strong>in</strong>ability and Heritage... A<br />

Reborn Aspiration", this year's<br />

edition featured 319 local exhibitors;<br />

as well as, 32 governmental and<br />

official entities, and more than 20<br />

local and <strong>in</strong>ternational falconry<br />

clubs, associations, and <strong>in</strong>stitutions,<br />

across 11 sections cover<strong>in</strong>g an area<br />

of approximately 50,000 square<br />

meters, <strong>the</strong> largest <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> history of<br />

<strong>the</strong> event.<br />

The richness and<br />

comprehensiveness of Adihex<br />

were represented through 11<br />

different sectors, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g arts<br />

and crafts, equestrian, falconry,<br />

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hunt<strong>in</strong>g and safari trips, hunt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and camp<strong>in</strong>g equipment, hunt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

weapons, projects to enhance<br />

and preserve cultural heritage,<br />

outdoor recreational vehicles and<br />

equipment, veter<strong>in</strong>ary products and<br />

services, Fish<strong>in</strong>g and mar<strong>in</strong>e sports<br />

equipment, and professional media.<br />

Majid Ali Al Mansoori, President<br />

of ADIHEX's Supreme Organis<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Committee and Secretary-General<br />

of <strong>the</strong> EFC, welcomed <strong>the</strong> event’s<br />

guests from <strong>in</strong>side and outside<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE, which <strong>in</strong>cluded heads of<br />

companies, exhibitors, sponsors,<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess leaders, and visitors<br />

worldwide. In his speech, he<br />

stressed that <strong>the</strong> event’s 18th edition<br />

took place as part of <strong>the</strong> club’s<br />

support for <strong>the</strong> UAE’s strategy to<br />

plan for <strong>the</strong> next 50 years.<br />

The live performances arena<br />

was <strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>the</strong> event which<br />

<strong>in</strong>cluded musical and heritage<br />

equestrian shows, horse tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

workshops, Arabian camel auctions,<br />

archery with a bow and arrow on<br />

horseback, and workshops on<br />

<strong>the</strong> basics of driv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> land<br />

and adventures, as well as an<br />

educational journey about <strong>the</strong><br />

roots of Arabian falconry and its<br />

unique characteristics presented by<br />

Mohammed b<strong>in</strong> Zayed Falconry and<br />

Desert Physiognomy School.<br />

We at Magzoid <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong><br />

selected some stunn<strong>in</strong>g artworks<br />

by amaz<strong>in</strong>g artists namely Dasha<br />

Lapushka, Varsha Sureka, Mahfuzur<br />

Rahman, and Advay Sureka(one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> youngest exhibit<strong>in</strong>g artists<br />

at ADIHEX <strong>2021</strong>) for our exhibit<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> show. The exhibition was<br />

held for <strong>the</strong> first time <strong>in</strong> its history<br />

for 7 cont<strong>in</strong>uous days, reflect<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>g public turnout, and<br />

respond<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> aspirations of<br />

exhibitors participat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

event of its k<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Middle East<br />

and Africa region.<br />

- events@magzoid.com<br />

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Art Exhibitions<br />

and Events to look out for!<br />

A W<strong>in</strong>dow to <strong>the</strong><br />

Soul: Gibran Khalil<br />

Gibran at Sharjah’s<br />

House of Wisdom<br />

Sharjah’s House of Wisdom<br />

opens an exhibition<br />

dedicated to renowned<br />

Lebanese poet and artist<br />

Gibran Khalil Gibran. The<br />

show titled A W<strong>in</strong>dow to <strong>the</strong><br />

Soul: Gibran Khalil Gibran<br />

was <strong>in</strong>augurated by Sheikh<br />

Dr. Sultan b<strong>in</strong> Muhammad<br />

Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah.<br />

The show features 34 of<br />

his orig<strong>in</strong>al works and<br />

celebrates <strong>the</strong> artist’s<br />

practice. The exhibition<br />

is divided <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong>matic<br />

categories: A W<strong>in</strong>dow;<br />

Connections: Roots and<br />

Branches; Formation; Study:<br />

Faces; Medium: Red Chalk;<br />

Method: Perspective; and,<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ally, The Soul.<br />

Date: Until Thursday,<br />

January 6, 2022<br />

Location: House of Wisdom,<br />

Sharjah<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit:<br />

www.houseofwisdom.ae<br />

Dragon and Phoenix<br />

– Centuries of<br />

Exchange between<br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>ese and Islamic<br />

Worlds at Louvre<br />

Abu Dhabi<br />

Dragon and Phoenix –<br />

Centuries of Exchange<br />

between Ch<strong>in</strong>ese and<br />

Islamic Worlds is organized<br />

by Louvre Abu Dhabi <strong>in</strong><br />

collaboration with <strong>the</strong> Musee<br />

national des arts asiatiques<br />

– Guimet, popularly known<br />

as <strong>the</strong> Musee Guimet, <strong>in</strong><br />

Paris. The collaboration<br />

is part of <strong>the</strong> agreement<br />

between French museums<br />

and Louvre Abu Dhabi. It<br />

will br<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r a series<br />

of exhibitions draw<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

<strong>the</strong> 17 major museums <strong>in</strong><br />

France to <strong>the</strong> UAE <strong>in</strong>stitution.<br />

The exhibition will showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong> Islamic worlds of Central<br />

Asia and along <strong>the</strong> trade<br />

routes to Ch<strong>in</strong>a. The show<br />

will showcase <strong>the</strong> layered<br />

histories that lie between <strong>the</strong><br />

Arabian Gulf and East Asia,<br />

via <strong>the</strong> empires, economic<br />

trade, and religious exchange<br />

that took place between <strong>the</strong><br />

8th and 18th centuries.<br />

Date: <strong>October</strong> 6 - February<br />

12, 2022<br />

Location: Louvre Abu Dhabi<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit:<br />

www.louvreabudhabi.ae<br />

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M<strong>in</strong>dful Mak<strong>in</strong>g | Punch Needle<br />

Embroidery at Art Jameel<br />

Jameel Arts Centre’s M<strong>in</strong>dful Mak<strong>in</strong>g sessions are<br />

designed to br<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> forefront <strong>the</strong> art of oldfashioned<br />

hands-on mak<strong>in</strong>g, with benefits rang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from a slow-down <strong>in</strong> pace and <strong>the</strong> s<strong>in</strong>gle po<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

concentration characteristic of meditation, to <strong>the</strong><br />

creative and now-rare sensory stimulation our daily<br />

lives often lack. Inspired by Pacita Abad’s work,<br />

specifically her vibrant underwater abstract scenes,<br />

<strong>the</strong> session tak<strong>in</strong>g place on Saturday <strong>October</strong> 16,<br />

is centered around <strong>the</strong> meditative craft and art form<br />

of punch needle embroidery, offer<strong>in</strong>g participants<br />

<strong>the</strong> opportunity to experiment and create a study<br />

of colour us<strong>in</strong>g an Oxford punch needle tool and a<br />

variety of colourful yarns.<br />

Date: 16 <strong>October</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Jaddaf Waterfront<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: www.jameelartscentre.org<br />

Lum<strong>in</strong>ous Letters by<br />

Mohammed Mandi at Sharjah<br />

Calligraphy Museum<br />

A solo exhibition by Emirati artist and<br />

calligrapher Mohammed Mandi is be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

showcased at Sharjah Calligraphy<br />

Museum. The show titled Lum<strong>in</strong>ous<br />

Letters presents more than 60 artworks by<br />

Mandi, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g a work where<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> artist<br />

<strong>in</strong>scribed <strong>the</strong> word "Sharjah" <strong>in</strong> 42 different<br />

forms. The show traces Mandi’s decadeslong<br />

career, from his studies at <strong>the</strong> Arabic<br />

Calligraphy Improvement School <strong>in</strong> Cairo<br />

to his tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g under renowned Turkish<br />

calligrapher Hassan Chalabi <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1970s.<br />

Date: Till December 4, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Sharjah Calligraphy Museum<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: www.<br />

sharjahmuseums.ae<br />

MENASA – Emirati Design Platform<br />

at Expo 2020 Dubai<br />

Expo 2020 Dubai’s Design and Crafts Programme<br />

launched MENASA – Emirati Design Platform. It<br />

will showcase more than 40 local and <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

designers, tell<strong>in</strong>g stories of <strong>the</strong> UAE through exclusive<br />

curated design collections. Visitors of Expo 2020<br />

will be provided <strong>the</strong> opportunity to explore and<br />

experience traditional Emirati crafts and traditions<br />

through a contemporary lens, with MENASA featur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

seven excit<strong>in</strong>g design collaborations between local<br />

and <strong>in</strong>ternational artisans and designers under <strong>the</strong><br />

title of Craft Stories, and Designer of <strong>the</strong> Week – a<br />

showcase of 24 designers and organizations from<br />

across <strong>the</strong> UAE, highlight<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> breadth and vibrancy<br />

of <strong>the</strong> country’s contemporary design scene.<br />

Date: Until 31 March, 2022<br />

Location: Expo 2020, Dubai<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: www.expo2020dubai.com<br />

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Digital<br />

art<br />

By Mignon Zakuga<br />

52<br />

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“Draw beyond <strong>the</strong> norm,” says<br />

Mignon Zakuga<br />

- Exclusive to Magzoid<br />

Mignon Zakuga is a<br />

Russian artist based<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United States<br />

who specializes<br />

<strong>in</strong> anatomy and<br />

landscapes through ma<strong>in</strong>ly digital<br />

art. Although, she still prefers<br />

traditional mediums and has done<br />

a number of pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> gouache<br />

and sketches with charcoal, she<br />

f<strong>in</strong>ds digital art to be most costeffective.<br />

Mignon wants her artwork to be<br />

powerful and impactful and asks<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r artists to draw to create an<br />

impact. When you put your work<br />

out <strong>the</strong>re <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world, <strong>the</strong>re is an<br />

<strong>in</strong>herent vulnerability, but that’s<br />

what makes you more satisfied<br />

with <strong>the</strong> outcome. Mignon,<br />

through her efforts <strong>in</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, has<br />

exceeded <strong>in</strong> creat<strong>in</strong>g dark and<br />

powerful art. Dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> pandemic,<br />

she has begun work<strong>in</strong>g on a comic<br />

which she aims to release. She<br />

hopes for it to give some <strong>in</strong>sight to<br />

<strong>the</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d of a child go<strong>in</strong>g through<br />

abuse and just try<strong>in</strong>g to exist with<br />

it. She aims to open a charity one<br />

day for long term mental health<br />

to aid children who have suffered<br />

extreme abuse.<br />

In recent years, she has<br />

been draw<strong>in</strong>g even more which<br />

has undoubtedly sided <strong>in</strong><br />

streng<strong>the</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g her art skills. Her<br />

favourite artist who she absolutely<br />

adores is Iumazark and her<br />

greatest <strong>in</strong>spiration is Vash <strong>the</strong><br />

stampede who is one of <strong>the</strong><br />

characters from a manga series,<br />

Trigun. Ano<strong>the</strong>r favourite artist is<br />

Artimisia, who has been relevant<br />

thought history as <strong>the</strong> greatest<br />

female artist of <strong>the</strong> baroque age.<br />

Art helps people make sense of<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir world and engage <strong>in</strong> activities<br />

that encompass many aspects<br />

of <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>quisitive motivation to<br />

develop mean<strong>in</strong>g. Draw<strong>in</strong>g what<br />

we truly connect with helps shape<br />

our growth and f<strong>in</strong>d purpose.<br />

“You don’t always have to do<br />

Meta. Draw beyond <strong>the</strong> norm,”<br />

says Mignon. She believes that<br />

we must experiment with different<br />

shapes and designs that go<br />

for all genders. Every person is<br />

unique with diverse anatomy. It is<br />

important to learn more than what<br />

is common. That is how you grow<br />

as an artist.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

Mignon wants<br />

her artwork to<br />

be powerful and<br />

impactful and asks<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r artists to<br />

draw to create an<br />

impact.<br />

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ART | NEWS<br />

Read more at www.magzoid.com<br />

Tiffany's campaign shows<br />

Beyoncé and Jay-Z pos<strong>in</strong>g with a Basquiat pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Tiffany & Co. has launched<br />

a campaign about<br />

modern love featur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Beyoncé and Jay-Z with<br />

a Basquiat pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g as<br />

a backdrop. The long-unseen<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g titled Equals Pi (1982) is<br />

meant to recall <strong>the</strong> luxury retailer’s<br />

signature shade of blue.<br />

The pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g features <strong>the</strong> artist’s<br />

recognizable skulls and scrawled<br />

text with phrases such as such<br />

as “AMORITE”, “TEN YEN” and<br />

“DUNCE”. Before appear<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

new Tiffany campaign, <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

was previously owned by two o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

jewelry moguls: Italian designers<br />

Alberto and Stefania Sabbad<strong>in</strong>i. It<br />

had been spotted <strong>in</strong>side <strong>the</strong>ir Milan<br />

apartment, alongside o<strong>the</strong>r works<br />

by Andy Warhol, George Condo,<br />

In <strong>the</strong> Tiffany ad,<br />

Beyoncé wears an allblack<br />

diamond-studded<br />

Balma<strong>in</strong> look that is<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by Audrey<br />

Hepburn’s dress <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

1961 film Breakfast at<br />

Tiffany’s.<br />

Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst, C<strong>in</strong>dy<br />

Sherman, and René Magritte.<br />

The family purchased it <strong>in</strong><br />

1996 dur<strong>in</strong>g a So<strong>the</strong>by’s London<br />

auction for nearly $253,000. In <strong>the</strong><br />

Tiffany ad, Beyoncé wears an allblack<br />

diamond-studded Balma<strong>in</strong><br />

look that is <strong>in</strong>spired by Audrey<br />

Hepburn’s dress <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1961<br />

film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Jay-Z,<br />

meanwhile, dons clo<strong>the</strong>s <strong>in</strong>tended<br />

to mimic Basquiat’s outfit when he<br />

appeared on <strong>the</strong> cover of New York<br />

<strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong> <strong>in</strong> 1985.<br />

The advertisement is part of a<br />

larger Tiffany campaign explor<strong>in</strong>g<br />

modern love. For <strong>the</strong> project,<br />

Beyoncé and Jay-Z collaborated<br />

with Emmanuel Adjei, a director<br />

who worked on Beyoncé’s visual<br />

album Black Is K<strong>in</strong>g, to produce a<br />

short film.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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Auguste Rod<strong>in</strong>’s work, The Age Of<br />

Bronze, was so realistic people<br />

thought he sacrificed a real person<br />

<strong>in</strong>side <strong>the</strong> cast<br />

The colour wheel predates<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States<br />

Consider<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> US is<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> oldest modern<br />

democracies, this is<br />

pretty amaz<strong>in</strong>g. Sir Isaac<br />

Newton <strong>in</strong>vented <strong>the</strong><br />

colour wheel <strong>in</strong> 1706 by<br />

refract<strong>in</strong>g white sunlight<br />

<strong>in</strong>to its six colours. The<br />

realisation that light<br />

alone was responsible for<br />

colour was radical, and <strong>the</strong><br />

wheel proved especially<br />

useful for artists, who<br />

could now easily observe<br />

<strong>the</strong> most effective colour<br />

complementation.<br />

Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is<br />

based on an all-night coffee stand.<br />

“I simplified <strong>the</strong> scene a great deal<br />

and made <strong>the</strong> restaurant bigger,”<br />

he said. “Unconsciously, probably,<br />

I was pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> lonel<strong>in</strong>ess of a<br />

large city.”<br />

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Dutch artist Piet Mondrian moved to New<br />

York City <strong>in</strong> 1940, and would base his famous<br />

work Broadway Boogie Woogie on <strong>the</strong> iconic<br />

grid layout of <strong>the</strong> city’s streets<br />

The Lover’s eye accessory was<br />

popular dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> 18th and 19th<br />

centuries. At <strong>the</strong> time, this was<br />

considered a secret romantic gesture<br />

that orig<strong>in</strong>ated from Pr<strong>in</strong>ce Wales<br />

who fell <strong>in</strong> love with a widow. He<br />

proposed by giv<strong>in</strong>g her a locket with<br />

a pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g of his eye <strong>in</strong>side. Wear<strong>in</strong>g<br />

this locket would symbolize <strong>the</strong> love<br />

you have for your partner and soon<br />

enough it became a trend.<br />

Andy Warhol’s 1962 Pop Art<br />

depiction of a Campbell’s Soup<br />

can actually comes <strong>in</strong> a set of<br />

32 silkscreened canvases, each<br />

represent<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> 32 separate<br />

soup varieties that <strong>the</strong> company<br />

sold at <strong>the</strong> time. Warhol never<br />

gave <strong>in</strong>structions on how to<br />

display <strong>the</strong>m, so <strong>the</strong> Museum<br />

of Modern Art arranged <strong>the</strong>m<br />

chronologically <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> order<br />

<strong>in</strong> which <strong>the</strong> soups were<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduced by <strong>the</strong> Campbell's.<br />

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Free Art<br />

Ali Taherifard<br />

Desert of dubai<br />

Abeer Rantissi<br />

Float<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

An abstract portrait of<br />

a woman at peace with<br />

herself and <strong>the</strong> calm of<br />

<strong>the</strong> ocean.<br />

Acrylics on Canvas. 28x22".<br />

Christ<strong>in</strong>e Dessa<br />

Look <strong>in</strong>to her eyes<br />

and know what is <strong>in</strong><br />

her heart<br />

Akshaya<br />

Balakrishnan<br />

Seascape, waves<br />

splash<br />

Ahmed Mohamed<br />

Abdulla Al Saadi<br />

It is a pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, display<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> mo<strong>the</strong>rhood between<br />

a giraffe and her calf.<br />

Avril Mendonca<br />


ARTWORKS@<strong>MAGZOID</strong>.COM<br />

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GAMES<br />

Spot The Difference<br />

F<strong>in</strong>d Me Out<br />

Easy Sudoku Puzzles 1<br />

www.pr<strong>in</strong>tablesudoku99.com<br />

Sudoku<br />

Sudoku<br />

Puzzle<br />

7<br />

9 4 5 7<br />

2 3<br />

7 2<br />

6 8 2 3 5 7 1<br />

7 3 5 9 1 2 6<br />

2 5 4 3 9<br />

9 1 3 4 6 7<br />

4 2 5 1<br />

3 8 6<br />

Sudoku<br />

Puzzle<br />

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8<br />

9 5 4 2 8 3<br />

6 4 3 8 7


kids<br />

A beautiful scenery<br />

GEMS Sharjah<br />

Christ<strong>in</strong>a Mary Rajan<br />

The night sky<br />

Bhoomika Sham Sunder<br />

Jasm<strong>in</strong>e<br />

Miranda<br />

Graphite pencil artwork<br />

of a construction site<br />

<strong>in</strong> middle east done on<br />

paper. Time taken- 2<br />

months<br />

Aasim Fawwad<br />

Dubai Gem<br />

Private School<br />

Diya Yogesh<br />

Advani<br />


KIDS@<strong>MAGZOID</strong>.COM<br />

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@ab_frame<br />

@abdulaziz_photos<br />

@alphaspott<strong>in</strong>g<br />

@annashtraus<br />

@boho.sundari<br />

@chippy_chips08<br />

@djflore<br />

@drone.globe<br />

@dronedodia<br />

@dubai__4567<br />

@dubaiangle<br />

@emarati.83<br />

@fayez_photos<br />

@jam_explore<br />

@jeromerafael<br />

@jonathan_sent<strong>in</strong><br />

@photoshamaa<br />

@sakipix_<br />

@tgfromdubai<br />

@jruzz<br />

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ART | NEWS<br />

Read more at www.magzoid.com<br />

World's largest astronomy<br />

museum opens <strong>in</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>a<br />

The Shanghai Astronomy<br />

Museum, <strong>the</strong> world's<br />

largest astronomy<br />

museum, has opened<br />

<strong>in</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>a. The museum<br />

is designed by <strong>the</strong> U.S. firm<br />

Ennead Architects and boasts<br />

an observatory, a planetarium,<br />

and a 78-foot-tall solar telescope.<br />

<strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g span over an area of<br />

420000 square feet and yet <strong>the</strong><br />

visitors won't f<strong>in</strong>d any straight l<strong>in</strong>es<br />

or right angles <strong>in</strong> it.<br />

From certa<strong>in</strong> angles on <strong>the</strong><br />

ground, <strong>the</strong> venue resembles<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g like a deconstructed<br />

spaceship. The entrance opens<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a broad oculus that doubles<br />

as a sundial, project<strong>in</strong>g shapes of<br />

natural light across <strong>the</strong> ground to<br />

<strong>in</strong>dicate <strong>the</strong> time and season.<br />

Pathways <strong>the</strong>n lead viewers<br />

across <strong>the</strong> campus to a<br />

gigantic suspended sphere: <strong>the</strong><br />

planetarium. F<strong>in</strong>ally, museumgoers<br />

are brought to <strong>the</strong> top of <strong>the</strong><br />

build<strong>in</strong>g, where an <strong>in</strong>verted glass<br />

dome opens up to <strong>the</strong> night sky.<br />

The museum looks more like<br />

a swirl<strong>in</strong>g celestial vortex from<br />

above. It was <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong><br />

organic geometry of <strong>the</strong> universe<br />

and <strong>the</strong> “three-body problem,” an<br />

unsolved ma<strong>the</strong>matical mystery<br />

about how to determ<strong>in</strong>e <strong>the</strong> orbital<br />

paths of planets and o<strong>the</strong>r galactic<br />

bodies <strong>in</strong> relation to one ano<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

The oculus, sphere, and <strong>in</strong>verted<br />

dome take on new symbolic<br />

relevance from a bird’s eye view,<br />

F<strong>in</strong>ally, museumgoers<br />

are brought<br />

to <strong>the</strong> top of <strong>the</strong><br />

build<strong>in</strong>g, where an<br />

<strong>in</strong>verted glass dome<br />

opens up to <strong>the</strong><br />

night sky.<br />

too: <strong>the</strong>y represent <strong>the</strong> sun, moon,<br />

and stars, respectively.<br />

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1<br />


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3<br />

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2<br />

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DOWN<br />

1. Color you get by mix<strong>in</strong>g blue and<br />

yellow.<br />

2. Pablo Picasso's daughter's name.<br />

4. After giv<strong>in</strong>g up mural pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, Gustav<br />

Klimt designed for this <strong>in</strong>dustry.<br />

6. Andy Warhol's "Factory" was located<br />

<strong>in</strong> what large eastern American city.<br />

7. Country where Leonardo da V<strong>in</strong>ci<br />

was born.<br />

9<br />

SS<br />

4 5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

W<br />

ACROSS<br />

2. Moved by a desire to help people,<br />

V<strong>in</strong>cent van Gogh left art <strong>in</strong> 1876 to<br />

become this.<br />

3. Artists jo<strong>in</strong> two pieces of steel when<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g a sculpture by which method.<br />

5. Artist who pa<strong>in</strong>ted "The Gleaners".<br />

D<br />

8. Ma<strong>in</strong> substance used to make a crayon.<br />

9. Artist who pa<strong>in</strong>ted <strong>the</strong> "Le<br />

Demoiselles D'Avignon".<br />

O<br />

R<br />


1.Green<br />

2.Priest, Paloma<br />

3.Weld<strong>in</strong>g<br />

4.Fashion<br />

5.Jean<br />

6.New York<br />

7.Italy<br />

8.Wax<br />

9.Picasso<br />

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A<strong>in</strong> Dubai is <strong>the</strong><br />

world’s largest and<br />

tallest observation<br />

wheel located<br />

on Bluewaters Island,<br />

near <strong>the</strong> Dubai<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a <strong>in</strong> Dubai.<br />

It is<br />

250 m<br />

(820 ft)<br />

high.<br />

A<strong>in</strong> Dubai is 42.5 m<br />

(139 ft) taller than<br />

<strong>the</strong> current world's<br />

tallest observation<br />

wheel, <strong>the</strong> 167.6 m<br />

(550 ft) High Roller,<br />

<strong>in</strong> Las Vegas.<br />

48 cab<strong>in</strong>s on<br />

<strong>the</strong> wheel, with<br />

each cab<strong>in</strong><br />

allow<strong>in</strong>g 10<br />

people at a time.<br />

It provides views<br />

of Dubai Mar<strong>in</strong>a<br />

and landmarks<br />

such as Burj<br />

Al Arab, Palm<br />

Jumeirah, and<br />

Burj Khalifa.<br />

A<strong>in</strong> Dubai<br />

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The<br />

Museum<br />

of <strong>the</strong><br />

Future<br />

The Museum of <strong>the</strong> Future is a<br />

technology-<strong>the</strong>med museum.<br />

The calligraphy that adorns <strong>the</strong><br />

façade <strong>in</strong>clude quotes by His<br />

Highness Sheikh Mohammed b<strong>in</strong><br />

Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President<br />

and Prime M<strong>in</strong>ister of <strong>the</strong> United<br />

Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.<br />

The 78-metre-high build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

accommodates 6 exhibition and<br />

1 adm<strong>in</strong>istration floor above a<br />

3-storey podium and a F+B deck,<br />

with auditorium, retail, park<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

services.<br />

The four floors focus on <strong>the</strong><br />

possible futures of outer space<br />

resource development, ecosystems<br />

and bioeng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g, health,<br />

wellness, and spirituality.<br />

A floor will showcase near future<br />

technologies which will transform<br />

our world by address<strong>in</strong>g challenges<br />

<strong>in</strong> areas such as health, water, food,<br />

transportation, and energy.<br />

The f<strong>in</strong>al floor will give children<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir own world to explore, and<br />

challenges to complete, on <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

way to becom<strong>in</strong>g “future heroes”.<br />

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Montblanc<br />

The Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph Day<br />

& Date boasts classic watchmak<strong>in</strong>g along with<br />

a stylish, yet casual look. It comes <strong>in</strong> a 43 mm<br />

sta<strong>in</strong>less steel case and features an anthracite dial<br />

with black, rhodium-coated, lum<strong>in</strong>escent Roman<br />

numerals, <strong>in</strong>dexes and hands.<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Montblanc<br />

The Montblanc Summit 2+ smartwatch is a cellular<br />

luxury smartwatch based on Wear OS by Google.<br />

It consists of a sta<strong>in</strong>less-steel case with black DLC<br />

coat<strong>in</strong>g, black m<strong>in</strong>uterie, rotat<strong>in</strong>g crown and three<br />

pushers with a 1.3" full circle AMOLED display.<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Hublot<br />

With <strong>the</strong> Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Gold Crystal<br />

Watch, <strong>the</strong> renowned Horlogerie adds master<br />

alchemist to its resume. The Spirit of Big Bang<br />

Gold Crystal features a 42mm sat<strong>in</strong>-f<strong>in</strong>ished and<br />

polished black ceramic case, which draws <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>tended attention to <strong>the</strong> elegant dial. The dial takes<br />

on a simplistic design us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> unique 24K Gold<br />

Crystal to ga<strong>in</strong> eye appeal from collectors and<br />

enthusiasts.<br />

www.hublot.com<br />

Piaget<br />

Piaget's Polo Skeleton, <strong>in</strong>fuses <strong>the</strong> brand's sport-chic<br />

collection with two of its long-practiced specialties:<br />

ultra-th<strong>in</strong> watchmak<strong>in</strong>g and skeletonization. At just<br />

6.5mm thick, <strong>the</strong> Piaget Polo Skeleton is 30 percent<br />

th<strong>in</strong>ner than o<strong>the</strong>r Polos.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Omega<br />

Identical to 007's watch <strong>in</strong> No Time To Die, this<br />

42mm Seamaster, <strong>in</strong> strong yet lightweight Grade 2<br />

Titanium, sports a brown tropical alum<strong>in</strong>ium bezel<br />

r<strong>in</strong>g and dial. The 007-edition Diver is powered<br />

by OMEGA's Co-Axial Master Chronometer 8806,<br />

which has achieved <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dustry’s highest standards<br />

of precision, chronometric performance - and of<br />

course - magnetic resistance.<br />

www.omega.com<br />

Hublot<br />

A piece of art on <strong>the</strong> wrist, <strong>the</strong> Classic Fusion<br />

Aerofusion Chronograph Orl<strong>in</strong>ski K<strong>in</strong>g Gold Blue<br />

is where art and technology fuse to shape time.<br />

Master of fusion and alchemist of precious metals,<br />

Hublot has developed a new gold color that features<br />

a warmer hue than traditional 18K 5N gold. It<br />

is a 45 mm case with a polished 18k k<strong>in</strong>g gold,<br />

sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment.<br />

www.hublot.com<br />

Piaget<br />

A never-end<strong>in</strong>g spiral of brilliant and baguette-cut<br />

diamonds encircl<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> limited-edition watch, <strong>the</strong><br />

Altiplano tourbillon high jewelry watch for men<br />

comes with an ultra-th<strong>in</strong> 670P manual-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

movement <strong>in</strong> white gold and diamonds. The<br />

tourbillon carriage and hour counter are positioned<br />

to create this limitless loop of diamonds.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Omega<br />

The Seamaster is designed especially for divers<br />

and professionals who worked underwater and this<br />

special model is created <strong>in</strong> OMEGA’s own bronze<br />

alloy. The 41 mm case and bezel are crafted from<br />

9K Bronze Gold, while <strong>the</strong> brown ceramic bezel r<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes a div<strong>in</strong>g scale <strong>in</strong> v<strong>in</strong>tage Super-LumiNova.<br />

www.omega.com<br />

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Rolex<br />

With <strong>the</strong> President bracelet, <strong>the</strong> Rolex Day-Date<br />

embodies <strong>the</strong> essence of Rolex prestige and<br />

excellence. The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 <strong>in</strong><br />

18 ct white gold with an olive green dial, fluted<br />

bezel and a President bracelet is characterized by<br />

hour markers fashioned from 18 kt gold to prevent<br />

tarnish<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

Rolex<br />

The Rolex Air-K<strong>in</strong>g pays tribute to <strong>the</strong> pioneers<br />

of flight and <strong>the</strong> Oyster’s roles <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> epic story<br />

of aviation. With its 40 mm case <strong>in</strong> Oystersteel,<br />

solid-l<strong>in</strong>k Oyster bracelet with Oysterclasp, and<br />

dist<strong>in</strong>ctive Black dial, <strong>the</strong> Air-K<strong>in</strong>g perpetuates <strong>the</strong><br />

aeronautical heritage of <strong>the</strong> orig<strong>in</strong>al Rolex Oyster.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

Patek Phillipe<br />

A miracle of transparency, <strong>the</strong> 5304 self-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Grand Complication with m<strong>in</strong>ute repeater and<br />

retrograde perpetual calendar is re<strong>in</strong>terpreted <strong>in</strong> a<br />

new rose gold version on which <strong>the</strong> bezel, lugs and<br />

fold-over clasp are enhanced with 80 baguettecut<br />

diamonds (~6.22 cts). This sparkl<strong>in</strong>g touch<br />

highlights <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>genious calendar display system<br />

with sapphire disks.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

Audemars Piguet<br />

The sleek aes<strong>the</strong>tics of this 34 mm timepiece <strong>in</strong><br />

black ceramics—<strong>the</strong> first dedicated to <strong>the</strong> slenderest<br />

wrists—is enhanced with p<strong>in</strong>k gold accents for<br />

a ref<strong>in</strong>ed two-tone contrast. It comes with a black<br />

ceramic case, 18-carat p<strong>in</strong>k gold screws, glareproofed<br />

sapphire crystal and titanium caseback.<br />

www.audermarspiaget.com<br />

Fendi<br />

Polished rose gold coloured sta<strong>in</strong>less steel case<br />

with a magnificient rose gold coloured sta<strong>in</strong>less<br />

steel F <strong>in</strong>sert. Curved off-centred black opal<strong>in</strong> dial,<br />

grey m<strong>in</strong>ute track and rose gold coloured <strong>in</strong>dexes,<br />

rose gold coloured hands. Black Fendi Dolce T.<br />

calfsk<strong>in</strong> lea<strong>the</strong>r strap, rose gold coloured sta<strong>in</strong>less<br />

steel p<strong>in</strong> buckle.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

Patek Phillipe<br />

The timeless design of <strong>the</strong> Golden Ellipse is<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>ed with rare handcrafts <strong>in</strong> a new white gold<br />

timepiece featur<strong>in</strong>g a highly orig<strong>in</strong>al face. It is an<br />

ultra-th<strong>in</strong> self-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g mechanical movement.<br />

Caliber 240 with a hand-engraved and black<br />

enameled 18K gold dial plate dial.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

Audemars Piguet<br />

Audemars Piguet <strong>in</strong>troduces new 42 mm Royal<br />

Oak Offshore Selfw<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g Chronograph models<br />

<strong>in</strong> sta<strong>in</strong>less steel, titanium or 18-carat p<strong>in</strong>k gold,<br />

sport<strong>in</strong>g a new dial design enhanced by a “Petite”<br />

or “Méga Tapisserie” motif <strong>in</strong> different hues.<br />

www.auderarspiguet.com<br />

Fendi<br />

This beautiful black lacquered dial set comes with<br />

two diamonds at 12 and 6 o'clock, approx. 0.01<br />

carat, silver-colored hands. Polished sta<strong>in</strong>less-steel<br />

bracelet with sat<strong>in</strong>-brushed central l<strong>in</strong>ks, sta<strong>in</strong>less<br />

steel clasp.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

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Swarovski<br />

Like a swan on a lake: This delicate bracelet by Swarovski<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>es timeless elegance with modern design. With its<br />

numerous f<strong>in</strong>e details, like double layers of fea<strong>the</strong>rs, this<br />

graceful pair of swans with shimmer<strong>in</strong>g stones and rhodium<br />

plat<strong>in</strong>g reflects and refracts <strong>in</strong>com<strong>in</strong>g light for <strong>the</strong> unique<br />

Swarovski sparkle.<br />

www.swarovski.com<br />

Tiffany & Co.<br />

The lyrical Paloma's Melody<br />

collection is crafted from<br />

<strong>in</strong>terlock<strong>in</strong>g bands that gently<br />

shift shape as <strong>the</strong>y glide with<br />

<strong>the</strong> body, always fall<strong>in</strong>g back<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r as a whole. Set <strong>in</strong><br />

sterl<strong>in</strong>g ailver, <strong>the</strong> bangle fits<br />

wrists up to 6.75”<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Bucherer<br />

These 18 carat white gold pendant earr<strong>in</strong>gs add<br />

a strik<strong>in</strong>g touch to any look. The two sea-blue<br />

pear-shaped aquamar<strong>in</strong>es (1.88 carat <strong>in</strong> total) are<br />

<strong>the</strong> centrepiece of <strong>the</strong>se earr<strong>in</strong>gs. 10 brilliant-cut<br />

diamonds (0.22 carat <strong>in</strong> total) give <strong>the</strong> coloured<br />

gemstones added sparkle.<br />

www.bucherer.com<br />

Tiffany & Co.<br />

Peretti's elliptical form presents an <strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g<br />

figure on her Mesh bracelet. Mesh bracelet<br />

with Sevillana toggle <strong>in</strong> sterl<strong>in</strong>g silver<br />

that fits wrists up to 6.25". Orig<strong>in</strong>al designs<br />

copyrighted by Elsa Peretti.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Cartier<br />

With its center stone<br />

wrapped by two ribbons<br />

of diamonds, <strong>the</strong> unique<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> Tr<strong>in</strong>ity Ruban<br />

is <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> bridal<br />

tradition of handfast<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

when <strong>the</strong> bride and groom’s<br />

hands are tied toge<strong>the</strong>r. A<br />

masterful symbol of unity for<br />

years to come.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Cartier<br />

The Dest<strong>in</strong>ée sett<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

easily recognized by its<br />

delicate halo of brilliant cut<br />

diamonds, with a powerful<br />

center stone ris<strong>in</strong>g up above<br />

this magnetic constellation.<br />

Unparalleled craftsmanship<br />

that makes for an effortless<br />

celebration of love.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

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Cartier<br />

Inspired by ballet, <strong>the</strong> emblematic<br />

Baller<strong>in</strong>e sett<strong>in</strong>g evokes a sense of grace,<br />

harmony and balance. The center stone is<br />

nestled between a bloom<strong>in</strong>g bouquet of<br />

precious stones, provid<strong>in</strong>g a delicate and<br />

fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e backdrop for Cartier diamonds.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Cartier<br />

Boucheron<br />

While it is normal <strong>in</strong> High Jewelry for a piece to<br />

be created around a selected stone, this process is<br />

<strong>in</strong>verted for this Laser set. This set has a batch of<br />

pear-cut aquamar<strong>in</strong>es <strong>in</strong> clear lagoon hues.<br />

www.boucheron.com<br />

Cartier Dest<strong>in</strong>ée is enhanced by a halo of diamonds<br />

which bestow an exceptional radiance. This collection<br />

unfolds <strong>in</strong> harmonious curves and encapsulates <strong>the</strong><br />

promise of a lifetime toge<strong>the</strong>r. It is a 950‰ plat<strong>in</strong>um,<br />

set with a brilliant-cut diamond available from 0.50 to<br />

4.99 carats and paved with brilliant-cut diamonds.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

The dazzl<strong>in</strong>g Divas' Dream 18 kt white gold<br />

openwork earr<strong>in</strong>gs set with two pear-shaped<br />

diamonds (1.40 ct), two round brilliant-cut<br />

diamonds (0.30 ct) and pavé diamonds.<br />

Bucherer<br />

These earr<strong>in</strong>gs from <strong>the</strong> B Dimension collection<br />

are <strong>the</strong> perfect f<strong>in</strong>ish<strong>in</strong>g touch for your special<br />

occasion. They are made from 18 carat white<br />

gold and are decorated with 178 brilliant<br />

diamonds (0.95 carat <strong>in</strong> total).<br />

www.bucherer.com<br />

Louis Vuitton<br />

La Royaume Necklace, <strong>the</strong> centerpiece of<br />

Amfi<strong>the</strong>atrof’s Riders of <strong>the</strong> Knights collection,<br />

is anchored by an enormous sapphire and has a<br />

collar of diamonds that drops <strong>in</strong>to lattice work that<br />

is almost like a drawbridge.<br />

www.louisvuitton.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

The exquisite Serpenti earr<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>in</strong> 18 kt white gold, set with pavé<br />

diamonds.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

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Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong><br />

Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong>'s pumps are named after Kate<br />

Moss, who <strong>in</strong>spired <strong>the</strong> elongated, sharply po<strong>in</strong>ted toes.<br />

They've been made <strong>in</strong> Italy from leopard-pr<strong>in</strong>t pony hair<br />

and grounded by <strong>the</strong> brand's iconic lacquered red soles.<br />

www.christianloubout<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

Versace<br />

Dylan blue pour femme’s classic fragrance portrays<br />

strength and sensuality through allur<strong>in</strong>g notes of<br />

wild blooms and a warm base of patchouli coeur,<br />

styrax and white woods. A twist on brand heritage,<br />

<strong>the</strong> elegant bottle has curved l<strong>in</strong>es rem<strong>in</strong>iscent of<br />

a Greek amphora <strong>in</strong> deep blue with tone gold-tone<br />

accents.<br />

www.versace.com<br />

Marc Jacobs<br />

From <strong>the</strong> first h<strong>in</strong>ts of blackberry, fresh grapefruit<br />

and succulent pear, Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs<br />

draws you <strong>in</strong> with her easy charm and an irresistibly<br />

fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e mix of jasm<strong>in</strong>e flower, lychee and blue<br />

wisteria.<br />

www.marcjacobs.com<br />

Louis Vuitton<br />

The Dauph<strong>in</strong>e MM handbag is made from <strong>the</strong><br />

House’s new Jacquard S<strong>in</strong>ce 1854 textile, with a<br />

woven pattern of Monogram Flowers, LV Initials<br />

and 1854s, a reference to <strong>the</strong> year of Louis<br />

Vuitton’s found<strong>in</strong>g. Its elegant design, numerous<br />

<strong>in</strong>side compartments and removable strap make it<br />

a great everyday bag.<br />

www.louisvuitton.com<br />

Gucci<br />

The small GG Marmont cha<strong>in</strong> shoulder bag has<br />

a softly structured shape and an oversized flap<br />

closure with Double G hardware. The slid<strong>in</strong>g<br />

cha<strong>in</strong> strap can be worn multiple ways, chang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

between a shoulder and a top handle bag. Made <strong>in</strong><br />

matelassé chevron lea<strong>the</strong>r with a heart on <strong>the</strong> back.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

Prada<br />

Prada's iconic triangle appears <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> stitched<br />

perforated motif of this shoulder bag <strong>in</strong> soft lea<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g a patchwork pattern. A removable m<strong>in</strong>ipouch,<br />

a dist<strong>in</strong>ctive element among <strong>the</strong> brand's<br />

accessories, completes <strong>the</strong> shoulder bag and adds<br />

a contemporary, versatile note to <strong>the</strong> style.<br />

www.prada.com<br />

Chanel<br />

The Paris – Venise<br />

frangrance is a<br />

fresh, oriental trail<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> exotic<br />

and enchant<strong>in</strong>g city<br />

of Venice, one of<br />

Gabrielle Chanel's<br />

favourite places.<br />

A composition of<br />

shadow and light,<br />

between freshness and<br />

sensuality.<br />

www.chanel.com<br />

Persol<br />

When it comes to hidden identity, this is <strong>the</strong> mask El Profesor chooses. With a detail under <strong>the</strong> bridge that<br />

def<strong>in</strong>ed Persol <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> ‘30s and Meflecto temples for unique comfort, this frame comes <strong>in</strong> two classic Persol<br />

acetates: Black with polar blue lenses and Caffè with light green lenses.<br />

www.persol.com<br />

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Ray-Ban<br />

The Erika sunglasses <strong>in</strong> a cool transparent and<br />

silver color comb<strong>in</strong>ation with blue gradient lenses.<br />

This style will blend <strong>in</strong> with any look and let your<br />

true personality sh<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

www.rayban.com<br />

Tom Ford<br />

River v<strong>in</strong>tage square sunglasses with metal<br />

'T' temple decoration<br />

www.tomford.com<br />

Dior<br />

Sauvage Elixir is an extraord<strong>in</strong>arily concentrated<br />

fragrance steeped <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> emblematic freshness<br />

of Sauvage with an <strong>in</strong>toxicat<strong>in</strong>g heart of spices, a<br />

"tailor-made" lavender essence and a blend of rich<br />

woods form<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> signature of its powerful, lavish<br />

and captivat<strong>in</strong>g trail.<br />

www.dior.com<br />

Mauijim<br />

Kalani has heavenly appeal befitt<strong>in</strong>g anyone<br />

look<strong>in</strong>g to appeal to <strong>the</strong>ir regal nature. This small,<br />

acetate frame conveys classic elegance, while <strong>the</strong><br />

SuperTh<strong>in</strong> Glass lenses transport your views to<br />

those that <strong>in</strong>spire poetry.<br />

www.mauijim.com<br />

Rolandmouret<br />

Devotees to <strong>the</strong> brand will recognize <strong>the</strong> origami<strong>in</strong>spired<br />

fold on this dress as a Roland Mouret<br />

signature. It's cut from crepe and has a crew<br />

neckl<strong>in</strong>e and flutter<strong>in</strong>g skirt that moves wonderfully.<br />

www.rolandmouret.com<br />

Victoria Beckham<br />

For Victoria Beckham, her Fall '21 collection is<br />

about perfect<strong>in</strong>g, ra<strong>the</strong>r than creat<strong>in</strong>g someth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

new - her tried-and-tested silhouettes have been<br />

simplified and feel more confident as a result. Worn<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> presentation, this dress has a pleated blush<br />

silk-sat<strong>in</strong> skirt and twill bodice with crisscrossed<br />

ties at <strong>the</strong> open back.<br />

www.victoriabeckham.com<br />

Versace<br />

Versace's collection is all about self-expression,<br />

and <strong>the</strong>se loafers speak to <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me. Detailed<br />

with <strong>the</strong> house's 'Medusa' emblem, <strong>the</strong>y've been<br />

made <strong>in</strong> Italy from supple black lea<strong>the</strong>r and set on<br />

tower<strong>in</strong>g block heels.<br />

www.versace.com<br />

Emiliawickstead<br />

Emilia Wickstead's 'Dasha' gown is from <strong>the</strong> label's<br />

Fall '21 collection - <strong>in</strong>spired by Alfred Hitchcock's<br />

Rear W<strong>in</strong>dow - so naturally, has drama <strong>in</strong> spades.<br />

An elegant option for special events, it's made from<br />

lustrous black cloqué woven with florals.<br />

www.emiliawickstead.com<br />

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Amazon<br />

was first founded <strong>in</strong> Bellevue,<br />

Wash<strong>in</strong>gton, <strong>in</strong> July 1994 by Jeff<br />

Bezos. The journey from a regular<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e bookstore to one of <strong>the</strong><br />

world’s biggest onl<strong>in</strong>e stores where<br />

you can buy absolutely everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

was long and not easy. Amazon has<br />

used several logos over <strong>the</strong> years.<br />

The current Amazon logo depicts<br />

<strong>the</strong> absolute message that <strong>the</strong>y<br />

sell everyth<strong>in</strong>g. The orange smile<br />

connected to <strong>the</strong> letters “A” and<br />

“Z”, implies that you can f<strong>in</strong>d all<br />

<strong>the</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs you need on Amazon –<br />

from A to Z. The smile added more<br />

confidence to <strong>the</strong> brand. If you look<br />

at <strong>the</strong> bit deformed “Z”, you may<br />

see a cheek. It was a confident yet<br />

warm smile, welcom<strong>in</strong>g customers.<br />

Or, you may consider it a smirk of a<br />

w<strong>in</strong>ner or a satisfied smirk of a glad<br />

customer who has found whatever<br />

<strong>the</strong>y needed. The logo has become<br />

so synonymous with Amazon that<br />

<strong>the</strong> company feels comfortable<br />

enough putt<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> smile (or smirk)<br />

by itself on some of <strong>the</strong> sides of its<br />

packages.<br />

Google<br />

is famous for frequently chang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> logo on <strong>the</strong> website’s<br />

homepage to reflect current events<br />

and important days <strong>in</strong> history, <strong>the</strong><br />

web giant’s primary Google logo<br />

has changed very little over <strong>the</strong><br />

years. With its simple but brightly<br />

colored letters, <strong>the</strong> colorful Google<br />

logo is one of <strong>the</strong> most <strong>in</strong>stantly<br />

recognizable symbols anywhere<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world. And after <strong>the</strong> 2015<br />

rebrand<strong>in</strong>g effort, Google’s brand<br />

image now feels more polished<br />

and user-friendly than ever before.<br />

Google’s current logo uses its<br />

traditional and familiar colors: red,<br />

yellow, blue, and green. “Google”,<br />

a misspell<strong>in</strong>g of "googol" is a Lat<strong>in</strong><br />

term that means 10 to <strong>the</strong> 100th<br />

power. The whole idea beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong><br />

name was that <strong>the</strong> search eng<strong>in</strong>e<br />

could serve up to 100s of results, or<br />

googols, for <strong>the</strong>ir search terms.<br />

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TRIVIA<br />

What does Manasse Ramp<strong>in</strong>o specialize <strong>in</strong>?<br />

What did Anastasia Trusova name her style of art?<br />

Where is Mignon Zakuga from?<br />

When did Pop Art Movement emerge <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> US and UK?<br />

What does Elyasaf Maymon’s art aim for?<br />

What artistic trend does Jess Bell follow?<br />

When is World Animal Day?<br />

Where is <strong>the</strong> world’s largest astronomy museum?<br />

When was Amazon founded?<br />

WIN<br />



Answers of September Edition:<br />

Banksy<br />

Spa<strong>in</strong><br />

Denmark<br />

Altered thrift art<br />

Texture graphic impressionism<br />

The Boonji <strong>Space</strong>man<br />

Open impressionism<br />

1978<br />

Ukra<strong>in</strong>e<br />

September 27<br />

Rules:<br />

F<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> answers for <strong>the</strong> above questions with<strong>in</strong> <strong>October</strong> edition of Magzoid and stand a chance to w<strong>in</strong><br />

amaz<strong>in</strong>g headphones!<br />

All you have to do is write down <strong>the</strong> answers, take a picture, post it as a story on Instagram and tag @<br />

magzoid.global<br />

W<strong>in</strong>ner will be announced <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> November edition of Magzoid<br />

Subject to terms and conditions<br />

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