Magzoid Magazine - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | November 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 November issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Nick Sider, an artist based in New York City. The magazine features An Exclusive Interview with Bruno Monnier and Gianfranco Iannuzzi - Infinity Des Lumières and Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2021. The Aldar Headquarters Building and Cayan Tower 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 Walt Disney and Lacoste.

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 November issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Nick Sider, an artist based in New York City. The magazine features An Exclusive Interview with Bruno Monnier and Gianfranco Iannuzzi - Infinity Des Lumières and Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2021.

The Aldar Headquarters Building and Cayan Tower 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 Walt Disney and Lacoste.


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with artists who have shared <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g and empower<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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Contents<br />

Inspire & Empower<br />

Artist Stories<br />

Philipp Weber | 12-13<br />

Sujith Puthran | 18-19<br />

Kelly Edelman | 32-33<br />

Katy Lipscomb | 42-43<br />

Luc Mora | 50-51<br />

Izabel Mozombite | 54-55<br />

20<br />

Inf<strong>in</strong>ity Des Lumières<br />

Bruno Monnier<br />

Gianfranco Iannuzzi<br />

12<br />

18<br />

32<br />

42<br />

16 26<br />

Art Of<br />

Animation<br />

50<br />

54<br />


Nick Sider<br />

67-75<br />

Designer's<br />

Corner"<br />

34<br />

Qasr Al Watan<br />

Featured Photographs 40<br />

Art News 24|29|41|45<br />

Picture Story 8|15|25|37|64<br />

Art <strong>in</strong> Focus 46|47<br />

Art Facts 56|57<br />

Artist Exhibition 58|59<br />

Games 61<br />

Crossword 63<br />

Featured Artworks 60|62<br />

30<br />

The Mysterious<br />

Smile<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Mona Lisa<br />

Abu Dhabi International<br />

Boat Show<br />

ADIBS<br />

38<br />

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W I S H I N G<br />

10<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


Here's wish<strong>in</strong>g a safe and happy<br />

Diwali to all <strong>the</strong> readers<br />

of <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong>.<br />

Farah Khan<br />

Indian film director, producer, actress,<br />

dancer, and choreographer<br />

On behalf of Ajman Free Zone,<br />

I would like to wish all <strong>the</strong> readers<br />

of <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong> a very happy,<br />

prosperous<br />

and blessed Diwali<br />

H.E. Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi<br />

Director General of<br />

Ajman Free Zone<br />

Wish<strong>in</strong>g all <strong>the</strong> readers of <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

a very happy Diwali. Be safe,<br />

be happy and God bless<br />

Sajid Khan<br />

Indian film director, television<br />

presenter, comedian, and actor<br />

An occasion to celebrate victory over defeat,<br />

light over darkness, awareness over ignorance,<br />

an occasion to celebrate life.<br />

The last few months has been a trial on <strong>the</strong> entire<br />

mank<strong>in</strong>d, this year due to <strong>the</strong> strong leadership <strong>in</strong> our<br />

nation, we have seen so much of normalcy return.<br />

I hope and wish this Diwali is special to everyone<br />

celebrat<strong>in</strong>g and also may this auspicious occasion<br />

lighten up everyones life with happ<strong>in</strong>ess,<br />

joy and peace. Happy Diwali!<br />

Rizwan Sajan<br />

Chairman and Founder, Danube Group<br />

By celebrat<strong>in</strong>g festivals and cultures from around<br />

<strong>the</strong> world, <strong>the</strong> UAE embraces multiculturalism and<br />

ethnic diversity. May this festival of lights br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

prosperity, good health, and happ<strong>in</strong>ess to everyone<br />

as we rega<strong>in</strong> normalcy after all <strong>the</strong> challenges<br />

posed by <strong>the</strong> pandemic. I wish a very Happy Diwali<br />

to all <strong>the</strong> Indian families <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> country and urge<br />

all of you to stay safe, stay hydrated and enjoy <strong>the</strong><br />

celebrations to <strong>the</strong> fullest.<br />

Alexander van ’t Riet<br />

CEO<br />

Mai Dubai<br />

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Hyperrealism<br />

By Philipp Weber<br />

12<br />

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"My pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are about look<strong>in</strong>g beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong><br />

facade: super-realism for me is not about<br />

maximum detail, but maximum feel<strong>in</strong>g,” says<br />

Philipp Weber<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Philipp Weber is a German<br />

artist who specializes <strong>in</strong><br />

hyper-realistic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

of women. Born <strong>in</strong> 1974<br />

<strong>in</strong> Rostock, Germany, he<br />

lives and works <strong>in</strong> Kassel and Berl<strong>in</strong>.<br />

He was only three years old when<br />

he became <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong> art and has<br />

only progressed s<strong>in</strong>ce. The artist<br />

takes <strong>in</strong>spiration from books, movies,<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r fellow artists, and creative<br />

people, as well as <strong>the</strong>ir life stories,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir dreams, and aspirations.<br />

Us<strong>in</strong>g super-realistic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

techniques, Philip presents<br />

beautiful young women <strong>in</strong> a<br />

variety of contexts. The physical<br />

expressiveness of <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>ted - <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

posture and facial expressions - is<br />

expanded by motifs from art history<br />

and popular culture, <strong>the</strong> symbolism<br />

of Christianity, but also by elementary<br />

carriers of mean<strong>in</strong>g such as water as<br />

a symbol of life par excellence. Thus,<br />

Philipp’s pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs open up wide<br />

spaces of thought and perception for<br />

existential questions.<br />

Philip has developed <strong>in</strong> terms<br />

of content and technique an<br />

impressive, very <strong>in</strong>dividual unique<br />

signature style. One can’t tell his<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs apart from a photograph<br />

at first glance. However, even<br />

though <strong>the</strong> artist’s works look like<br />

<strong>the</strong>y’re taken straight from a fashion<br />

magaz<strong>in</strong>e, <strong>the</strong> portraits are actually<br />

full of t<strong>in</strong>y details and imperfections<br />

that make <strong>the</strong>m much more realistic<br />

and human.<br />

Literature and film work by fellow<br />

artists, very personal experiences,<br />

wishes, and dreams of people close<br />

Even though <strong>the</strong> artist’s<br />

works look like <strong>the</strong>y’re<br />

taken straight from a<br />

fashion magaz<strong>in</strong>e, <strong>the</strong><br />

portraits are actually<br />

full of t<strong>in</strong>y details and<br />

imperfections that make<br />

<strong>the</strong>m much more realistic<br />

and human.<br />

to him are his sources of <strong>in</strong>spiration.<br />

Look<strong>in</strong>g beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> facade he<br />

creates landscapes of soul which are<br />

of - <strong>in</strong> both senses of <strong>the</strong> word - multilayered<br />

brilliance. Philipp creates<br />

only 1-2 pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs per year as his<br />

technique is very delicate and f<strong>in</strong>e,<br />

so every pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g takes a lot of time<br />

to create.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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World<br />

Children’s<br />

Day<br />

First established <strong>in</strong> 1954 as<br />

Universal Children’s Day,<br />

this global observance<br />

which is now known as<br />

World Children’s Day, is<br />

celebrated on 20 <strong>November</strong> every<br />

year to promote awareness among<br />

<strong>the</strong> children and to improve child<br />

welfare globally. 20th <strong>November</strong><br />

holds importance for children's<br />

rights as it was on this day <strong>in</strong> 1959<br />

when <strong>the</strong> UN General Assembly<br />

adopted <strong>the</strong> Declaration of <strong>the</strong><br />

Rights of <strong>the</strong> Child. It is also on this<br />

same date that <strong>the</strong> UN General<br />

Assembly adopted <strong>the</strong> Convention<br />

on <strong>the</strong> Rights of <strong>the</strong> Child.<br />

What significance does it hold?<br />

World Children’s Day provides a<br />

platform to raise voices aga<strong>in</strong>st <strong>the</strong><br />

maltreatment of children, all over<br />

<strong>the</strong> world. Along with that, this day<br />

can also be taken as an opportunity<br />

to get <strong>in</strong>spired and work toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

to build a better and safe world for<br />

children.<br />

How is it celebrated?<br />

Educational <strong>in</strong>stitutions carry out<br />

various efforts to <strong>in</strong>form children<br />

about <strong>the</strong> importance of World<br />

Children’s Day and make <strong>the</strong>m<br />

aware of <strong>the</strong>ir rights accord<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

<strong>the</strong> Declaration of <strong>the</strong> Rights of <strong>the</strong><br />

Child and Convention on <strong>the</strong> Rights<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Child.<br />

In many places, certa<strong>in</strong> events are<br />

held to attract attention towards <strong>the</strong><br />

benefits of children. These events<br />

also prove to be beneficial for<br />

attract<strong>in</strong>g media attention towards<br />

this global subject s<strong>in</strong>ce media<br />

has a broader reach among <strong>the</strong><br />

population and <strong>in</strong>spires most of <strong>the</strong><br />

population.<br />

How can we participate?<br />

To participate <strong>in</strong> this Global<br />

observance day for children, one<br />

must be aware of <strong>the</strong> rights that<br />

children hold. Our children must<br />

realize <strong>the</strong>ir value and recognize<br />

what is best for <strong>the</strong>m. So, it<br />

becomes our duty to make <strong>the</strong>m<br />

aware of <strong>the</strong>ir importance and come<br />

forward <strong>in</strong> reimag<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g a better world<br />

for <strong>the</strong>m.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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ART<br />

A<br />

N<br />

I<br />

OF<br />

M O N<br />

A<br />

TI<br />

16<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />


The word “Animation”<br />

comes from <strong>the</strong> Lat<strong>in</strong><br />

word "animare" which<br />

means to give life to<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g. Animation<br />

is a series of still pictures that<br />

are shown <strong>in</strong> rapid succession<br />

creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> illusion of movement.<br />

If we see many images (24 a sec)<br />

<strong>the</strong>y will all l<strong>in</strong>k up.<br />

Cartoons, feature-length films,<br />

stop-motion are all vastly different<br />

ways animation can be created,<br />

produced, and presented,<br />

yet an astound<strong>in</strong>g amount of<br />

people are still under <strong>the</strong> belief<br />

that it is strictly for younger<br />

audiences. Animation can be<br />

achieved us<strong>in</strong>g methods such<br />

as <strong>in</strong>dividually drawn frames,<br />

computer-generated images,<br />

cut-out animation, and many<br />

more. Although <strong>the</strong> process is<br />

meticulous and tir<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong> result<br />

is usually gratify<strong>in</strong>g and worth <strong>the</strong><br />

hard work.<br />

The first development of<br />

animation dates back to <strong>the</strong><br />

late n<strong>in</strong>eteenth century, where it<br />

was created ma<strong>in</strong>ly us<strong>in</strong>g clay,<br />

puppet, frame-by-frame draw<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

and cut-out techniques. O<strong>the</strong>r<br />

techniques and devices used to<br />

create animated works around<br />

<strong>the</strong> time were prax<strong>in</strong>oscope,<br />

which is a device that utilized<br />

mirrors to project a sequence of<br />

images onto a fixed screen and<br />

rotoscope: A technique <strong>in</strong> which<br />

an animator traces and draws,<br />

frame-by-frame, directly onto film.<br />

Although animation had come<br />

to fruition as a feasible way to<br />

create art many years before, it<br />

was not until Walt Disney released<br />

“Steamboat Willie”, one of <strong>the</strong><br />

first animated pieces to have<br />

audio, that it was perceived as a<br />

plausible form of enterta<strong>in</strong>ment <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> western hemisphere.<br />

There are different types of<br />

animation but most of <strong>the</strong>m<br />

settle <strong>in</strong>to five major categories<br />

which are:<br />

• Traditional Animation<br />

• 2D Animation<br />

• 3D Animation<br />

• Motion Graphics<br />

• Stop motion<br />

Animation is a series<br />

of still pictures that<br />

are shown <strong>in</strong> rapid<br />

succession creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

illusion of movement.<br />

If we see many images<br />

(24 a sec) <strong>the</strong>y will<br />

all l<strong>in</strong>k up.<br />

Animation can also fit any<br />

genre and can appeal to any<br />

age group, someth<strong>in</strong>g many<br />

people tend to overlook. The<br />

assumption that generally all<br />

animated works are vapid and<br />

childish harshly compromises<br />

<strong>the</strong> animation <strong>in</strong>dustry and those<br />

who participate <strong>in</strong> it. Animation<br />

should be considered a credible<br />

form of media and, essentially, be<br />

recognized as an art.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Charcoal Art<br />

By Sujith Puthran<br />

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“Be unique and f<strong>in</strong>d<br />

your own styles,” says<br />

Sujith Puthran<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Throughout art history,<br />

people have been us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

various materials to<br />

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

Artists have always<br />

chosen concepts and techniques<br />

that fit <strong>the</strong>ir skills and artistic<br />

expression. Sujith Puthran is an artist<br />

based <strong>in</strong> India who specializes <strong>in</strong> a<br />

variety of art forms such as graphite,<br />

charcoal, pastel, colored pencils,<br />

watercolor, acrylic, and oil.<br />

Sujith is a sensitive and<br />

<strong>in</strong>trospective artist with a<br />

penchant for <strong>the</strong> unusual and<br />

thought-provok<strong>in</strong>g image.<br />

With<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> apparent calm and<br />

stillness of his repertoire lie<br />

hidden complex psychological<br />

elements of perfection, different<br />

facial expressions, variety of<br />

feel<strong>in</strong>gs. Such is <strong>the</strong> depth of his<br />

understand<strong>in</strong>g, both of sketch<strong>in</strong>g as<br />

well as pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Sujith carves out his<br />

private artistic temperament with<strong>in</strong><br />

his figurative art.<br />

Sujith is a self-taught artist. With an<br />

eagerness to learn art, he learned<br />

<strong>the</strong> techniques of sketch<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

basic draw<strong>in</strong>g. Then, be<strong>in</strong>g amazed<br />

by portraits made from charcoal<br />

he realized that <strong>the</strong> portraits made<br />

from rich dark shades looked better<br />

than pencil portraits which led<br />

him to learn to make portraits from<br />

charcoal.<br />

He developed his career by<br />

practic<strong>in</strong>g and learn<strong>in</strong>g more.<br />

Through constant practice, he<br />

explores <strong>the</strong> world of art and <strong>the</strong><br />

challenges he faces while creat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

it. With every piece of art he creates,<br />

his style changes and grows. Each<br />

art piece that he creates has a<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>g of its own. Each piece<br />

bears <strong>the</strong> imprimatur of its maker, yet<br />

all art spr<strong>in</strong>gs from <strong>the</strong> same shared<br />

Be<strong>in</strong>g amazed by portraits<br />

made from charcoal he<br />

realized that <strong>the</strong> portraits<br />

made from rich dark<br />

shades looked better than<br />

pencil portraits which<br />

led him to learn to make<br />

portraits from charcoal.<br />

creative impetus. There’s a special<br />

mental side to mak<strong>in</strong>g art that deals<br />

with voice, style, orig<strong>in</strong>ality, and<br />

au<strong>the</strong>nticity. His message to o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

artists is to not imitate each o<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

Be unique and f<strong>in</strong>d your own style<br />

and mean<strong>in</strong>g through which you will<br />

flourish as an artist.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Bruno Monnier &<br />

Gianfranco Iannuzzi<br />

<strong>the</strong> creative m<strong>in</strong>ds beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

exhibitions at Inf<strong>in</strong>ity Des Lumières<br />

Bruno Monnier is <strong>the</strong> CEO of Culturespaces, a company that oversees <strong>the</strong> management of historical monuments,<br />

museums, and art centers. Gianfranco Iannuzzi is <strong>the</strong> Digital Artist and <strong>Creative</strong> Director of Immersive Art<br />

Exhibitions. In his 30 years career span, he has held numerous digital art exhibitions not just <strong>in</strong> France but around<br />

<strong>the</strong> globe. The latest addition to <strong>the</strong>ir digital art center is Inf<strong>in</strong>ity Des Lumières at Dubai Mall. Here is an excerpt<br />

from <strong>Magzoid</strong>’s conversation with Bruno and Gianfranco about <strong>the</strong>ir journey through immersive art.<br />

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- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Q1. You have prom<strong>in</strong>ently established<br />

yourselves as successful designers<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g your mark <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry. We would like to know about<br />

your very first step <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world?<br />

Gianfranco: I was born <strong>in</strong> Venice;<br />

Italy which is a town where art is<br />

everywhere. As a kid, whenever I<br />

looked at <strong>the</strong> reflection of <strong>the</strong> city <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> water, I saw <strong>the</strong> image change<br />

every time. Back <strong>the</strong>n, I felt it was<br />

no less than magic. That was <strong>the</strong><br />

first nudge that pushed me <strong>in</strong>to this<br />

world; to do someth<strong>in</strong>g new with<br />

image and put it out <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world<br />

for <strong>the</strong> people to see. Whenever<br />

anyone asked me what I wanted<br />

as a present, <strong>the</strong> answer would<br />

be a camera. I used to take lots<br />

of photos back <strong>the</strong>n. However, I<br />

wanted someth<strong>in</strong>g more than to<br />

just frame <strong>the</strong> photos, just like <strong>the</strong><br />

water <strong>in</strong> Venice. I wanted <strong>the</strong> world<br />

to see someth<strong>in</strong>g different. Maybe<br />

immersive art as I know it started<br />

from <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

Bruno: Art had a strong presence<br />

<strong>in</strong> my family. I studied art and<br />

management and after I jo<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>the</strong><br />

French M<strong>in</strong>istry of Culture, I would<br />

see how museums and historical<br />

monuments were managed <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

modern world. When I started, I<br />

created a space to br<strong>in</strong>g new ways<br />

to showcase historical monuments<br />

<strong>in</strong> museums. It all started with a<br />

cave where some people were<br />

project<strong>in</strong>g images on <strong>the</strong> walls<br />

Bruno Monnier<br />

and Gianfranco had participated<br />

too. The Municipality Le Baux<br />

de Provence <strong>in</strong> France created<br />

a competition and we ended up<br />

w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g it. Gianfranco helped us<br />

create a completely new space.<br />

It was my first step <strong>in</strong>to this world<br />

and <strong>in</strong> France, it led to Lumière. A<br />

new concept of a digital art center,<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g different from a classic<br />

exhibition. We grew <strong>in</strong>to this art<br />

niche with <strong>the</strong> help of Gianfranco.<br />

Gianfranco Iannuzzi<br />

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Q2. Please tell us about your educational<br />

background and how it <strong>in</strong>fluences<br />

your growth and actions now?<br />

Gianfranco: My education is not<br />

related to art, per se. However, I<br />

was quite passionate about art.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> end, although unrelated,<br />

my education does play a role <strong>in</strong><br />

what I do because subjects like<br />

geometry and sociology are vital<br />

<strong>in</strong> understand<strong>in</strong>g society as we<br />

know it. In <strong>the</strong> digital art exhibition,<br />

people are experienc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

artwork <strong>in</strong>dividually but <strong>the</strong>y are<br />

all toge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> same space.<br />

This is where sociology comes <strong>in</strong><br />

as it focuses on people and how<br />

<strong>the</strong>y <strong>in</strong>teract with each o<strong>the</strong>r. The<br />

world is too much to experience<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividually.<br />

Bruno: When I was <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> French<br />

M<strong>in</strong>istry of Culture, I realized that<br />

30% of <strong>the</strong> French population<br />

are <strong>in</strong>volved with art but 70% of<br />

<strong>the</strong>m do not know much about it.<br />

This br<strong>in</strong>gs us to digital art and its<br />

purpose. We aim to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a new<br />

set of audience and <strong>in</strong>troduce <strong>the</strong>m<br />

to art. I also created a foundation<br />

whereby we could br<strong>in</strong>g access to<br />

arts and culture to underprivileged<br />

and sick children.<br />

Q3. What were your motivations to hop<br />

<strong>in</strong>to what you do today?<br />

Gianfranco: We aim to create<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g unique and share it with<br />

<strong>the</strong> world, to br<strong>in</strong>g people toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

to experience immersive art and<br />

actively participate <strong>in</strong> what <strong>the</strong>y<br />

see. Bruno and <strong>the</strong> company have<br />

created an opportunity where we<br />

can implement it. It is excit<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

me to create new spaces to present<br />

to people.<br />

Bruno: Exhibitions created by<br />

Gianfranco make this a wonderful<br />

experience. It is unlike anyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

out <strong>the</strong>re <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> market. We spark<br />

emotions with<strong>in</strong> our visitors as <strong>the</strong>y<br />

get immersed <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> artwork, <strong>the</strong><br />

artist, and <strong>the</strong> story.<br />

We aim to create<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g unique and<br />

share it with <strong>the</strong> world, to<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g people toge<strong>the</strong>r to<br />

experience immersive art<br />

and actively participate <strong>in</strong><br />

what <strong>the</strong>y see.<br />

Q4. Do you th<strong>in</strong>k Culturespaces has<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired o<strong>the</strong>r museums and cultural<br />

<strong>in</strong>stitutions to stage more digital<br />

exhibits?<br />

Bruno: I th<strong>in</strong>k it is perfectly<br />

complementary. The purpose of<br />

digital art centers is to br<strong>in</strong>g art to<br />

people albeit <strong>in</strong> a different way, a<br />

way we have never seen art before.<br />

It is for people who have not had<br />

much <strong>in</strong>teraction with art as well<br />

as for those who have but can now<br />

experience it digitally. I th<strong>in</strong>k people<br />

who discover art here get to learn<br />

about <strong>the</strong> art and <strong>the</strong> artists, for<br />

example, Van Gogh. Museums will<br />

always be classic but <strong>the</strong>y are not<br />

accessible to everyone. We bridge<br />

that gap by provid<strong>in</strong>g access to<br />

classic artworks halfway across <strong>the</strong><br />

world.<br />

Q5. Do you th<strong>in</strong>k <strong>the</strong> future of<br />

museums is digital?<br />

Gianfranco: No, I personally don’t<br />

th<strong>in</strong>k so. Digital museums are a<br />

completely separate th<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

museums. It opens a new medium.<br />

As Bruno said, we can project Van<br />

Gogh’s artwork through technology<br />

but museums are still a classic.<br />

Bruno: Let’s put it this way; digital<br />

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The purpose of digital<br />

art centers is to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

art to people albeit <strong>in</strong><br />

a different way, a way<br />

we have never seen art<br />

before.<br />

art is a museum for everybody and<br />

museums are for people to see <strong>the</strong><br />

orig<strong>in</strong>al artwork.<br />

Q6. How has digital art evolved s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

you first started?<br />

Bruno: I would say <strong>the</strong><br />

development process has<br />

changed. With <strong>the</strong> availability of<br />

up-to-date technology, <strong>the</strong>re have<br />

been new animations. We have<br />

decided to create quality spaces<br />

with a french touch- this has been<br />

our strategy and we believe it<br />

applies <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> com<strong>in</strong>g years as well.<br />

To be more concise, our evolution<br />

comes with technological evolution.<br />

Q7 What do you look for when you are<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> plann<strong>in</strong>g stage of creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

immersive artistic <strong>in</strong>stallation?<br />

Gianfranco: The first th<strong>in</strong>g I focus<br />

on is <strong>the</strong> space. For me, it is about<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g an empty space and see<strong>in</strong>g<br />

how it is molded <strong>in</strong>to someth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

else, what k<strong>in</strong>d of th<strong>in</strong>gs can be<br />

done with <strong>the</strong> space. Moreover,<br />

how do people make sense of my<br />

work and what can <strong>the</strong>y learn<br />

from it.<br />

Q8. What are your current projects for<br />

<strong>the</strong> Inf<strong>in</strong>ity Des Lumières <strong>in</strong> particular?<br />

For <strong>the</strong> upcom<strong>in</strong>g year, we are<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spiration from France to<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g it to Dubai, keep<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d<br />

<strong>the</strong> difference <strong>in</strong> audience. Noth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

has been set <strong>in</strong> stone so far, which<br />

makes it quite <strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Q9. What message do you have for our<br />

readers?<br />

It is important to dream. Keep<br />

dream<strong>in</strong>g and try to make it a<br />

reality. Experience immersive<br />

art for yourself with Inf<strong>in</strong>ity Des<br />

Lumières.<br />

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

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Bronze statue of anonymous<br />

Bitco<strong>in</strong> founder uncovered <strong>in</strong> Hungary<br />

A<br />

bronze statue was<br />

unveiled <strong>in</strong> Hungary’s<br />

capital which its<br />

creators say is <strong>the</strong> first<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world to pay<br />

homage to <strong>the</strong> anonymous creator<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Bitco<strong>in</strong> digital currency.<br />

The sculpture sits on a stone<br />

pl<strong>in</strong>th <strong>in</strong> a bus<strong>in</strong>ess park near <strong>the</strong><br />

Danube River <strong>in</strong> Budapest and<br />

has <strong>the</strong> name Satoshi Nakamoto,<br />

<strong>the</strong> pseudonym of <strong>the</strong> mysterious<br />

developer of Bitco<strong>in</strong> whose true<br />

identity is unknown, engraved on it.<br />

The featureless face of <strong>the</strong><br />

bust, wrapped <strong>in</strong> a bronze hoodie<br />

emblazoned with <strong>the</strong> Bitco<strong>in</strong><br />

logo, is heavily polished to make<br />

it reflective like a mirror <strong>in</strong> which<br />

viewers can see <strong>the</strong>mselves. Its<br />

creators, sculptors Reka Gergely<br />

The featureless face of <strong>the</strong> bust, wrapped <strong>in</strong> a bronze<br />

hoodie emblazoned with <strong>the</strong> Bitco<strong>in</strong> logo, is heavily<br />

polished to make it reflective like a mirror <strong>in</strong> which<br />

viewers can see <strong>the</strong>mselves.<br />

and Tamas Gilly, sought to portray<br />

a human form while stay<strong>in</strong>g true to<br />

<strong>the</strong> anonymity of Nakamoto.<br />

Nakamoto was <strong>in</strong>vited to <strong>the</strong><br />

unveil<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> statue <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> hopes<br />

of f<strong>in</strong>ally learn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> true identity<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Bitco<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>ventor. But no one<br />

came forward to claim responsibility<br />

for develop<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> cryptocurrency<br />

that has attracted tens of millions<br />

of <strong>in</strong>vestors and was adopted this<br />

month as legal currency <strong>in</strong><br />

El Salvador.<br />

Gyorfi said <strong>the</strong> statue is a token<br />

of respect to Nakamoto, and an<br />

effort to “raise awareness toward<br />

blockcha<strong>in</strong> and cryptocurrencies”.<br />

Along with o<strong>the</strong>r Hungarian<br />

Bitco<strong>in</strong> enthusiasts, he collected<br />

around $10,000 <strong>in</strong> cryptocurrency<br />

donations to f<strong>in</strong>ance <strong>the</strong> creation of<br />

<strong>the</strong> bust.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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Stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

beauty<br />

of <strong>the</strong> wild<br />

By Nick Sider<br />

"My favorite moment while pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

when a subject on my canvas beg<strong>in</strong>s to come<br />

alive," says Nick Sider<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Internationally known artist, Nick<br />

Sider, is a self-taught acrylic<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ter based out of New York<br />

City. S<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong> age of 5, Sider<br />

knew he wanted to be a pa<strong>in</strong>ter.<br />

He grew up with a love and passion<br />

for art but decided to pursue o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

<strong>in</strong>terests after leav<strong>in</strong>g high school.<br />

At <strong>the</strong> age of 25, Sider decided<br />

to quit his job and began to pursue<br />

his childhood dream of becom<strong>in</strong>g<br />

an artist. He relocated to New York<br />

City and had his first NYC solo<br />

show. With <strong>the</strong> help of several viral<br />

videos on social media, Sider has<br />

ga<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>in</strong>ternational recognition for<br />

his hyperrealistic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs and has<br />

been fortunate to sell his artwork to<br />

collectors worldwide. ​<br />

While experiment<strong>in</strong>g with a<br />

multitude of subject matter, Sider has<br />

always ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong>ed a hyperrealistic<br />

style, attempt<strong>in</strong>g to create pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

that extend beyond what a<br />

photograph could ever capture. The<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>s that Sider takes<br />

to br<strong>in</strong>g out <strong>the</strong> details of his<br />

fierce subjects make his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

comparable to photographs or go<br />

beyond <strong>the</strong> details that photographs<br />

provide. Some of <strong>the</strong>m are so<br />

realistic that <strong>the</strong>y appear to leap<br />

out of <strong>the</strong>ir canvases. His <strong>in</strong>credibly<br />

detailed wild animal creations<br />

capture both <strong>the</strong>ir stunn<strong>in</strong>g beauty<br />

and wild ferociousness. "My favorite<br />

moment while pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is when a<br />

subject on my canvas beg<strong>in</strong>s to<br />

come alive," he says.<br />

His ma<strong>in</strong> goal for <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

is to use detail and color to create<br />

<strong>the</strong> illusion of life spawn<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong><br />

canvas. More recently, Nick Sider<br />

has been work<strong>in</strong>g on a series of<br />

large-scale lion and tiger pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

as an ode to his childhood and his<br />

obsession with draw<strong>in</strong>g big cats.<br />

It’s not always animals that Sider<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ts, he pa<strong>in</strong>ts humans too.<br />

He focuses on common people,<br />

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Nick Sider has<br />

been work<strong>in</strong>g on a<br />

series of large-scale lion<br />

and tiger pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs as<br />

an ode to his childhood<br />

and his obsession with<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g big cats.<br />

captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>nocent expressions<br />

and emotions on canvas <strong>in</strong> realistic<br />

colors. However, it’s his render<strong>in</strong>gs of<br />

animals, such as tigers, lions, bears,<br />

rh<strong>in</strong>os, and o<strong>the</strong>rs, that has made<br />

him famous. Nick Sider is currently<br />

show<strong>in</strong>g with Galerie Bartoux <strong>in</strong><br />

New York City and will have his first<br />

Museum Show <strong>in</strong> 2022 at Zillman Art<br />

Museum<br />

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

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Middle East Film &<br />

Comic Con set to return to <strong>the</strong> UAE <strong>in</strong> March 2022<br />

The tenth edition of <strong>the</strong><br />

Middle East Film & Comic<br />

Con is set to return to <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE <strong>in</strong> March 2022 and<br />

will take place <strong>in</strong><br />

Abu Dhabi.<br />

The event is organised by Informa<br />

and held with <strong>the</strong> support of <strong>the</strong><br />

Department of Culture and Tourism<br />

– Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). The<br />

event will run for three days from<br />

March 3 to March 5 2022 at Abu<br />

Dhabi National Exhibition Centre<br />

(ADNEC).<br />

Middle East Film & Comic Con will<br />

host A-lister meet and greets, talks<br />

from enterta<strong>in</strong>ment icons, <strong>the</strong>atre,<br />

workshops, comic and anime art<br />

galleries, eSports expositions, and<br />

even cosplay parades, along with<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r thrill<strong>in</strong>g event activations.<br />

Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive<br />

Director of Tourism and Market<strong>in</strong>g<br />

at DCT Abu Dhabi, said, “We are<br />

“We are thrilled to be<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g MEFCC to Abu<br />

Dhabi for <strong>the</strong> very first<br />

time, as it allows us to<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> fans up close<br />

and personal to all <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

favourite pop culture<br />

properties."<br />

thrilled to be br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g MEFCC to<br />

Abu Dhabi for <strong>the</strong> very first time,<br />

as it allows us to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> fans<br />

up close and personal to all <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

favourite pop culture properties.<br />

The event will no doubt provide<br />

awesome excitement to <strong>the</strong> wellestablished<br />

and loyal fanbase and<br />

will prove to be a great addition<br />

to Abu Dhabi’s ever-expand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

l<strong>in</strong>e-up of excit<strong>in</strong>g events for 2022.<br />

We regard it as a real honour for<br />

<strong>the</strong> emirate to become part of <strong>the</strong><br />

Comic Con global family, and we<br />

are very much look<strong>in</strong>g forward to<br />

welcom<strong>in</strong>g Comic Con’s crowd to<br />

explore Abu Dhabi for <strong>the</strong> very first<br />

time.”<br />

In <strong>the</strong> 2020 edition, <strong>the</strong> event has<br />

seen Jason Momoa, Zachary Levi,<br />

Benedict Wong, Nikolaj Coster-<br />

Waldau, Ezra Miller, Iwan Rheon,<br />

Tara Strong, Seth Green, Gillian<br />

Anderson and William Shatner flew<br />

<strong>in</strong> for <strong>the</strong> event.<br />

Even though <strong>the</strong> <strong>2021</strong> edition was<br />

cancelled due to travel restriction,<br />

2022 is set to be <strong>the</strong> best yet with<br />

superstar appearances soon to be<br />

announced.<br />

- news@magzoid.com<br />

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30<br />

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The Mysterious<br />

Smile<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Mona Lisa<br />

Mona Lisa, also known<br />

as La Gioconda, is <strong>the</strong><br />

wife of Francesco del<br />

Giocondo. This figure<br />

of a woman, dressed <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Florent<strong>in</strong>e fashion of her day and<br />

seated <strong>in</strong> a visionary, mounta<strong>in</strong>ous<br />

landscape, is a remarkable <strong>in</strong>stance<br />

of Leonardo da V<strong>in</strong>ci’s sfumato<br />

technique of soft, heavily shaded<br />

model<strong>in</strong>g. The orig<strong>in</strong>al pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

owned by <strong>the</strong> Government of France<br />

and is on <strong>the</strong> wall <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Louvre <strong>in</strong><br />

Paris, France.<br />

For Mona Lisa, Leonardo used a<br />

th<strong>in</strong>-gra<strong>in</strong>ed piece of popular tree<br />

and applied an undercoat of lead<br />

white. Leonardo pa<strong>in</strong>ted with glazes<br />

that had a very small amount of<br />

pigment mixed with <strong>the</strong> oil. He used<br />

t<strong>in</strong>y or almost <strong>in</strong>visible brushstrokes,<br />

applied slowly over months, or <strong>in</strong><br />

Mona Lisa’s case, years. By contrast<br />

on her sk<strong>in</strong>, brush strokes were<br />

applied irregularly which makes <strong>the</strong><br />

gra<strong>in</strong> of <strong>the</strong> sk<strong>in</strong> look more life-like.<br />

The magic of <strong>the</strong> Mona Lisa’s<br />

smile is that it seems to react to our<br />

gaze. She smiles back mysteriously<br />

and when we glance away, <strong>the</strong><br />

enigmatic smile l<strong>in</strong>gers <strong>in</strong> our m<strong>in</strong>ds.<br />

In no o<strong>the</strong>r pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g are motion and<br />

emotion, <strong>the</strong> paired touchstones of<br />

Leonardo’s art, so <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong>ed.<br />

Leonardo uses <strong>the</strong> traditional<br />

pyramid-shaped composition<br />

that provides stability but most<br />

importantly a clear center of focus<br />

that directs your gaze. In Mona<br />

Lisa’s case, it is dragg<strong>in</strong>g us <strong>in</strong>to<br />

her face. Today if we see a Mona<br />

Lisa photo it seems normal but back<br />

<strong>the</strong>n it was <strong>in</strong>novative. Previously,<br />

subjects were strong and upright<br />

aristocrats, but Mona Lisa was<br />

relaxed, her hands rest<strong>in</strong>g gently<br />

on <strong>the</strong> arm of her chair as she<br />

turns towards us almost as if it’s<br />

a snapshot. The pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g seems<br />

like we are directly look<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to her<br />

eyes and she is look<strong>in</strong>g directly at<br />

us. Women <strong>in</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs just didn’t<br />

do that. They didn’t look boldly<br />

and directly at <strong>the</strong> viewer. The<br />

entire pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g deviated from <strong>the</strong><br />

The magic of <strong>the</strong><br />

Mona Lisa’s smile is that<br />

it seems to react to our<br />

gaze. She smiles back<br />

mysteriously and when<br />

we glance away, <strong>the</strong><br />

enigmatic smile l<strong>in</strong>gers<br />

<strong>in</strong> our m<strong>in</strong>ds.<br />

traditional way women were pa<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

<strong>in</strong> Italy.<br />

When Leonardo was perfect<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Mona Lisa’s smile he became<br />

fasc<strong>in</strong>ated by how a smile works<br />

and analyzed every possible<br />

movement of each part of <strong>the</strong> face.<br />

Work<strong>in</strong>g out <strong>the</strong> orig<strong>in</strong>s of every<br />

nerve that controls every facial<br />

muscle, <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>e l<strong>in</strong>es at <strong>the</strong> end turn<br />

down slowly, lead<strong>in</strong>g us to believe<br />

<strong>the</strong> lips are smil<strong>in</strong>g. This simple<br />

anatomical draw<strong>in</strong>g is <strong>the</strong> beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Mona Lisa’s smile. Leonardo<br />

knows from <strong>the</strong> optic studies that<br />

light rays do not come to a s<strong>in</strong>gle<br />

po<strong>in</strong>t <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> eye but <strong>in</strong>stead, hit <strong>the</strong><br />

world area of <strong>the</strong> ret<strong>in</strong>a and this is<br />

<strong>the</strong> key to her enigmatic smile.<br />

The delicately pa<strong>in</strong>ted veil, <strong>the</strong><br />

f<strong>in</strong>ely wrought tresses, and <strong>the</strong><br />

careful render<strong>in</strong>g of folded fabric<br />

demonstrate Leonardo’s studied<br />

observations and <strong>in</strong>exhaustible<br />

patience. The sense of overall<br />

harmony achieved <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g—<br />

especially apparent <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> sitter’s<br />

fa<strong>in</strong>t smile—reflects Leonardo’s<br />

idea of <strong>the</strong> cosmic l<strong>in</strong>k connect<strong>in</strong>g<br />

humanity and nature, mak<strong>in</strong>g this<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g an endur<strong>in</strong>g record of<br />

Leonardo’s vision.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Portraiture<br />

By Kelly Edelman<br />

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“As an artist, I am <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong> creat<strong>in</strong>g work that connects<br />

<strong>the</strong> audience to <strong>the</strong> subject through color and emotion,” says<br />

Kelly Edelman<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Kelly Edelman is a famous<br />

social media artist based<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United States who<br />

specializes <strong>in</strong> portraiture<br />

and process artwork that<br />

captures movement and emotions.<br />

Kelly’s passion for art began when<br />

she was little. She spent long hours<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g every day and developed<br />

a love for creat<strong>in</strong>g. As an adult, she<br />

worked as a children’s art <strong>the</strong>rapist<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g creativity to help o<strong>the</strong>rs heal<br />

from trauma and abuse.<br />

Kelly’s nature of work is an<br />

exploration of process, emotion,<br />

and color. She uses a variety of<br />

watercolor, acrylic, and alcohol<br />

markers for her work to create. To<br />

expla<strong>in</strong> her story about her creation<br />

she uses female subjects and<br />

portraiture.<br />

Her most famous works focus on<br />

how <strong>the</strong> artwork is created, allow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

viewers a glimpse <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

journey through short film process<br />

videos. She wanted to expand her<br />

artistic reach and <strong>in</strong> June 2017<br />

Her most famous<br />

works focus on how<br />

<strong>the</strong> artwork is created,<br />

allow<strong>in</strong>g viewers a<br />

glimpse <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

journey through short<br />

film process videos.<br />

created her social media brand<br />

named Eye<strong>in</strong>spired Art.<br />

Despite work<strong>in</strong>g as a full-time<br />

<strong>the</strong>rapist, Kelly was keen on build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her brand such that by <strong>the</strong> end of<br />

2019 Eye<strong>in</strong>spired Art has amassed<br />

a large follow<strong>in</strong>g allow<strong>in</strong>g Kelly <strong>the</strong><br />

freedom to be a full-time creator.<br />

Kelly became committed to shar<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her art process videos every day with<br />

her followers. This allowed viewers<br />

to get a beh<strong>in</strong>d-<strong>the</strong>-scenes look at<br />

how she creates her art. These small<br />

process videos earned millions of<br />

views speedily grow<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> brand<br />

result<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> around 5 million followers<br />

on TikTok.<br />

Kelly’s passion to create has<br />

blossomed. She spends her day<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and plann<strong>in</strong>g new creative<br />

projects to help heal and <strong>in</strong>spire<br />

<strong>the</strong> world and cont<strong>in</strong>ue to grow her<br />

brand.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Qasr Al Watan<br />

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1It took<br />

150-millionman<br />

hours<br />

to build <strong>the</strong><br />

palace<br />

2Each door<br />

took 350<br />

hours to<br />

make<br />

3The<br />

Central<br />

Dome,<br />

located <strong>in</strong><br />

The Great<br />

Hall, stands<br />

60 meters<br />

above <strong>the</strong><br />

ground<br />

4 5<br />

The Qasr Al<br />

Watan Library<br />

is home to<br />

50,000 books<br />

and a total<br />

of 16 million<br />

digital items<br />

The<br />

chandelier<br />

<strong>in</strong>side <strong>the</strong><br />

Spirit of<br />

Collaboration<br />

weighs 12<br />

tonnes and<br />

is made up<br />

of 350,000<br />

crystals<br />

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Al Watan’ or<br />

<strong>the</strong> ‘Palace of <strong>the</strong><br />

Nation’ is a work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Presidential palace<br />

‘Qasr<br />

and a majestic<br />

cultural landmark that <strong>in</strong>vites <strong>the</strong><br />

world to discover <strong>the</strong> rich legacy of<br />

knowledge and tradition that has<br />

shaped <strong>the</strong> UAE's journey.<br />

Qasr Al Watan is more than just<br />

a palace, it is an enrich<strong>in</strong>g journey<br />

<strong>in</strong> a contemporary sett<strong>in</strong>g that<br />

reveals and reflects on governance,<br />

knowledge, and craftsmanship. It<br />

is <strong>the</strong> current meet<strong>in</strong>g place for <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE Cab<strong>in</strong>et and Federal Supreme<br />

Council — <strong>the</strong> highest constitutional<br />

authority <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE — where official<br />

state visits and global leaders are<br />

hosted.<br />

The Great Hall is an exquisitely<br />

crafted photo-worthy space<br />

boast<strong>in</strong>g a central dome, archways,<br />

mosaic patterns and mirrored<br />

cubes. The Spirit of Collaboration<br />

area sees entities such as <strong>the</strong><br />

Federal Supreme Council, <strong>the</strong> Arab<br />

League and <strong>the</strong> Gulf Cooperation<br />

Council com<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r to express<br />

ambitions, set agendas, and map<br />

<strong>the</strong> way forward.<br />

The ‘Power of Words’ art<br />

<strong>in</strong>stallation, designed by local artist<br />

Mattar B<strong>in</strong> Lahej features <strong>in</strong>terlaced<br />

words from an Arabic quote by H.H.<br />

Sheikh Zayed b<strong>in</strong> Sultan Al Nahyan<br />

that says, “Wealth is not money or<br />

oil, wealth lies <strong>in</strong> people, and it is<br />

worthless if not dedicated to serv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> people”<br />

The key colors of <strong>the</strong> palace are<br />

white, blue, and yellow. Its granite<br />

and lime façade is colored white<br />

to symbolize purity and peace, <strong>the</strong><br />

yellow echoes <strong>the</strong> Arabian desert<br />

sands, and <strong>the</strong> blue stands for <strong>the</strong><br />

waters of <strong>the</strong> Arabian Gulf.<br />

The palace houses <strong>the</strong> Qasr<br />

Al Watan Library and House of<br />

Knowledge where history and<br />

culture buffs as well as scholars,<br />

can explore a vast collection of<br />

books, manuscripts, and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

resources about <strong>the</strong> UAE, and<br />

learn about <strong>the</strong> nation's progressive<br />

journey.<br />

One of <strong>the</strong> palace's most<br />

impressive and unmissable<br />

attractions is <strong>the</strong> family-friendly<br />

Palace In Motion event, a<br />

spectacular light and sound show<br />

that celebrates <strong>the</strong> UAE's journey <strong>in</strong><br />

three breathtak<strong>in</strong>g acts that unfold<br />

<strong>in</strong> front of <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> palace every 30<br />

m<strong>in</strong>utes after sundown.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Abu Dhabi International<br />

Boat Show, <strong>2021</strong><br />

The third edition of <strong>the</strong> Abu<br />

Dhabi International Boat Show<br />

(ADIBS) saw <strong>the</strong> participation<br />

of 353 exhibitors and brands,<br />

reflect<strong>in</strong>g a 24% <strong>in</strong>crease<br />

compared to <strong>the</strong> previous edition held <strong>in</strong><br />

2019. The event was held from 13 to 16<br />

October, <strong>2021</strong> at <strong>the</strong> Abu Dhabi National<br />

Exhibitions Centre.<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> patronage of H.H. Sheikh<br />

Nahyan b<strong>in</strong> Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Board of Trustees of <strong>the</strong> Zayed<br />

B<strong>in</strong> Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable &<br />

Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Abu Dhabi Sports Council, ADIBS<br />

was <strong>in</strong>augurated by Sheikh Sultan<br />

b<strong>in</strong> Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Board of Directors of <strong>the</strong> Frontl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

Heroes Office.<br />

The event was organised by<br />

ADNEC <strong>in</strong> strategic partnership with<br />

Abu Dhabi Maritime and a plethora of<br />

companies specialis<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> vital mar<strong>in</strong>e<br />

sectors. Saeed Al Mansoori, Executive<br />

Director of Capital Events, said: "ADIBS<br />

is <strong>the</strong> ideal platform for learn<strong>in</strong>g about<br />

<strong>the</strong> latest <strong>in</strong>novations <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> boat<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

fish<strong>in</strong>g, and mar<strong>in</strong>e sports and leisure<br />

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<strong>in</strong>dustries. In addition, <strong>the</strong> show is an<br />

ideal opportunity for mar<strong>in</strong>e companies<br />

to make deals, discuss cooperation,<br />

and f<strong>in</strong>d partnerships to help boost <strong>the</strong><br />

growth of this vital sector."<br />

This year’s <strong>in</strong>credible range<br />

of mar<strong>in</strong>e activities <strong>in</strong>cluded boat<br />

charter<strong>in</strong>g and affordable boat<strong>in</strong>g for<br />

<strong>the</strong> first time <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> event’s history. The<br />

outdoor event was <strong>the</strong> perfect central<br />

hub to discover <strong>the</strong> latest accessible<br />

and affordable ways to get <strong>in</strong>to boat<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

watersports and fish<strong>in</strong>g whilst enjoy<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> enterta<strong>in</strong>ment and attractions.<br />

ADIBS boasted a variety of excit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>teractive activities, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

Desert Shield Challenge, live shows<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Seafood Market, and enjoy<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a game of golf and feed<strong>in</strong>g fish at <strong>the</strong><br />

same time. The most prom<strong>in</strong>ent event<br />

was <strong>the</strong> UAE Flyboard<strong>in</strong>g Championship<br />

organized by Abu Dhabi International<br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>e Sports Club on <strong>the</strong> sidel<strong>in</strong>e of <strong>the</strong><br />

show.<br />

We at <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong> exhibited<br />

two amaz<strong>in</strong>g artworks by Dasha<br />

Lapushka, one named ‘My Lockdown’<br />

and <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r which focused on <strong>the</strong><br />

pollution <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> bottom of <strong>the</strong> oceans.<br />

The show provided an opportunity for<br />

visitors to meet some of <strong>the</strong> top experts<br />

and companies responsible for build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> biggest houseboats <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi,<br />

as well as <strong>in</strong>troduc<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m to local and<br />

regional fish<strong>in</strong>g equipment companies<br />

so that <strong>the</strong>y can purchase <strong>the</strong>ir latest<br />

products. In addition, those <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong><br />

upgrad<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir boats were able to get<br />

<strong>in</strong> touch with a wide range of exhibitors<br />

that can provide <strong>the</strong>m with advice on<br />

navigation equipment, high-performance<br />

eng<strong>in</strong>es, and much more.<br />

- event@magzoid.com<br />

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ART | NEWS<br />

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Amsterdam’s Van Gogh<br />

Museum showcases <strong>the</strong> artist’s newly<br />

discovered pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

A<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g that has been<br />

recently attributed<br />

to V<strong>in</strong>cent van<br />

Gogh has gone on<br />

display publicly for<br />

<strong>the</strong> first time ever. The van Gogh<br />

Museum <strong>in</strong> Amsterdam will put <strong>the</strong><br />

work—a rarity, given that new van<br />

Gogh pieces <strong>in</strong>frequently come to<br />

light—on view this week.<br />

The work, titled Study for Worn<br />

Out, is dated <strong>November</strong> 1882. It<br />

depicts an elderly male worker<br />

sitt<strong>in</strong>g on a wooden chair, hunched<br />

over with his face <strong>in</strong> his hands.<br />

Van Gogh made it as a prelim<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

sketch for his 1882 draw<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong><br />

same title dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> early part of<br />

his career when he was work<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

The Hague.<br />

“It’s quite rare<br />

for a new work to<br />

be attributed to<br />

Van Gogh,” <strong>the</strong><br />

museum’s director<br />

Emilie Gordenker<br />

said <strong>in</strong> a statement.<br />

“It’s quite rare for a new work<br />

to be attributed to Van Gogh,”<br />

<strong>the</strong> museum’s director Emilie<br />

Gordenker said <strong>in</strong> a statement.<br />

“We’re proud to be able to share<br />

this early draw<strong>in</strong>g and its story with<br />

our visitors.”<br />

The study belongs to a Dutch<br />

collector who was not named by<br />

<strong>the</strong> museum <strong>in</strong> its announcement.<br />

The owner approached <strong>the</strong><br />

museum to have <strong>the</strong> work<br />

<strong>in</strong>spected for its attribution, and<br />

is loan<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> work for display <strong>in</strong><br />

Amsterdam until January 2022.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> van Gogh<br />

Museum, <strong>the</strong> artist detailed<br />

ideas that led him to make <strong>the</strong><br />

f<strong>in</strong>al draw<strong>in</strong>g—1882’s Worn Out,<br />

which is currently owned by <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>stitution—<strong>in</strong> letters to his bro<strong>the</strong>r<br />

Theo and to his friend Anthon van<br />

Rappard.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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The<br />

Natural<br />

World<br />

By Katy Lipscomb<br />

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“Whe<strong>the</strong>r f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g color <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> most<br />

unexpected places or f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g magic <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

smallest of moments, <strong>the</strong> world blooms<br />

around me, driv<strong>in</strong>g my perpetual desire to<br />

create,” says Katy Lipscomb<br />

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Katy Lipscomb, born <strong>in</strong><br />

Dallas, Texas, is an author,<br />

illustrator, and designer<br />

whose work has been<br />

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

Act<strong>in</strong>g as <strong>the</strong> head of her own design<br />

firm, Katy has accomplished work<br />

for clients both large and small with<br />

projects rang<strong>in</strong>g from Children’s<br />

Books to Augmented Reality. Katy<br />

Lipscomb LLC works to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> joy<br />

of Katy’s pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong>to as many lives<br />

as possible, hop<strong>in</strong>g to spread her<br />

contagious curiosity and cont<strong>in</strong>uous<br />

passion.<br />

From <strong>the</strong> first moments of her<br />

life, Katy has been always been<br />

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

“Whe<strong>the</strong>r f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g color <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> most<br />

unexpected places or f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g magic<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> smallest of moments, <strong>the</strong><br />

world blooms around me, driv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

my perpetual desire to create,” says<br />

Katy. Start<strong>in</strong>g with an unfiltered and<br />

accelerated sketch, Katy builds her<br />

Start<strong>in</strong>g with an<br />

unfiltered and<br />

accelerated sketch, Katy<br />

builds her compositions<br />

layer by layer <strong>in</strong>to lush<br />

landscapes of flora and<br />

fauna.<br />

compositions layer by layer <strong>in</strong>to<br />

lush landscapes of flora and fauna.<br />

Usually, her work radiates around<br />

a central focal po<strong>in</strong>t allow<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

narrative to unfold from one po<strong>in</strong>t<br />

to <strong>the</strong> next, often tangl<strong>in</strong>g itself with<br />

counter-oppos<strong>in</strong>g forces.<br />

Inks and watercolor are often<br />

thought of as untamed media but<br />

Katy captures this unpredictable<br />

nature, turn<strong>in</strong>g turbulence <strong>in</strong>to<br />

swirl<strong>in</strong>g textures and volatility <strong>in</strong>to<br />

vibrancy. The organized chaos<br />

is def<strong>in</strong>ed by quick strokes and<br />

<strong>in</strong>formed l<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>gs, build<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

reduc<strong>in</strong>g this environment <strong>in</strong>to f<strong>in</strong>al<br />

crescendos of tone and energy.<br />

Katy has mastered her craft,<br />

hav<strong>in</strong>g ref<strong>in</strong>ed her processes over<br />

years of daily study, practice, failures,<br />

and, overwhelm<strong>in</strong>gly, successes.<br />

Her portfolio is an unh<strong>in</strong>dered<br />

joy to experience and, luckily for<br />

her audience, it is an oeuvre that<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ues to build and evolve with<br />

every new piece. Be<strong>in</strong>g one of <strong>the</strong><br />

most prolific and passionate creators<br />

around, Katy shares her work across<br />

<strong>the</strong> globe, allow<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> creatures she<br />

creates to leap, soar, and shuffle <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

way <strong>in</strong>to every platform <strong>the</strong>y can.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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International<br />

Students’ Day<br />

International Students’ Day is<br />

celebrated every year to focus<br />

on avail<strong>in</strong>g education for all<br />

students. The day aims to ensure<br />

that every student has access to<br />

education around <strong>the</strong> globe.<br />

The date of 17th <strong>November</strong> was<br />

chosen to be International Students’<br />

Day due to <strong>the</strong> events that unfolded<br />

<strong>in</strong> Prague dur<strong>in</strong>g World War II. N<strong>in</strong>e<br />

students were executed without<br />

trial <strong>in</strong> concentration camps on<br />

<strong>the</strong> 17th of <strong>November</strong> 1939. In<br />

1941, <strong>November</strong> 17 was declared<br />

International Students’ Day by <strong>the</strong><br />

International Students Council<br />

<strong>in</strong> London, which became <strong>the</strong><br />

start<strong>in</strong>g po<strong>in</strong>t of <strong>the</strong> found<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong><br />

International Union of Students.<br />

Today, International Students'<br />

Day is treated as an <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

observance of student activism, <strong>in</strong><br />

a manner different than its orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>g. Several universities<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world observe it as<br />

a nonpolitical celebration of <strong>the</strong><br />

multiculturalism of <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

students.<br />

This day is <strong>the</strong> perfect opportunity<br />

for us to pay honor to students<br />

around <strong>the</strong> world. From all corners<br />

of <strong>the</strong> globe, students are work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

hard to achieve <strong>the</strong>ir career goals<br />

and make a difference. Some<br />

students leave <strong>the</strong>ir families and<br />

travel far and wide to have a place<br />

<strong>in</strong> a university that will help <strong>the</strong>m to<br />

have a better life and provide for<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir loved ones.<br />

Several universities across<br />

<strong>the</strong> world observe this day as a<br />

chance to display multiculturalism<br />

and diversity. A number of <strong>the</strong><br />

schools organize many events<br />

on International Students Day to<br />

encourage youth engagement.<br />

Many student organizations also<br />

conjo<strong>in</strong>tly conduct numerous<br />

events on International Students’<br />

Day. Students can extend <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

This day is <strong>the</strong> perfect<br />

opportunity for us to<br />

pay honor to students<br />

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

Several universities<br />

across <strong>the</strong> world observe<br />

this day as a chance to<br />

display multiculturalism<br />

and diversity.<br />

support by collaborat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> events<br />

and rais<strong>in</strong>g awareness on <strong>the</strong><br />

importance of <strong>the</strong> day by shar<strong>in</strong>g it<br />

on social media.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

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

Alicja Kwade to unveil a<br />

permanent sculpture <strong>in</strong> New York next year<br />

A<br />

permanent sculpture<br />

titled Solid Sky by <strong>the</strong><br />

German-Polish artist<br />

Alicja Kwade will be<br />

unveiled <strong>in</strong> New York<br />

early next year.<br />

The commissioned work,<br />

which has been produced for an<br />

undisclosed amount, is part of<br />

<strong>the</strong> revitalization project of <strong>the</strong><br />

Philip Johnson and John Burgeedesigned<br />

corporate tower 550<br />

Madison <strong>in</strong> Manhattan, whose<br />

previous tenants <strong>in</strong>cluded AT&T<br />

and Sony Music. The 37-storey<br />

Midtown skyscraper was<br />

completed <strong>in</strong> 1984 and has been<br />

under renovation s<strong>in</strong>ce 2016, after<br />

it was purchased by <strong>the</strong> Saudi<br />

<strong>in</strong>vestment firm Olayan Group. In<br />

2018, it became designated a city<br />

landmark.<br />

The work comprises of 22,000<br />

kilograms polished spherical stone<br />

suspended from <strong>the</strong> ceil<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

<strong>the</strong> glassbox lobby with sta<strong>in</strong>less<br />

steel cha<strong>in</strong>s. It is made from a rare<br />

quartzite called Azul do Macaúbas<br />

that was quarried <strong>in</strong> nor<strong>the</strong>astern<br />

Brazil (and only exists o<strong>the</strong>rwise<br />

<strong>in</strong> few parts of Africa) and<br />

conta<strong>in</strong>s various <strong>in</strong>tensities of blue<br />

del<strong>in</strong>eated by white ve<strong>in</strong>s.<br />

The work follows <strong>the</strong> Polish-<br />

German artist’s acclaimed<br />

sculptural project ParaPivot (2019)<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Metropolitan Museum of<br />

Art, which engulfed <strong>the</strong> museum’s<br />

rooftop with a constellation of stone<br />

spheres <strong>in</strong>stalled on <strong>in</strong>tersect<strong>in</strong>g<br />

steel grids. The constellation,<br />

Kwade said, evoked <strong>the</strong> solar<br />

system.<br />

“This rock is <strong>the</strong> result of a<br />

metamorphosis that took place<br />

over one billion years ago, and<br />

The work comprises<br />

of 22,000 kilograms<br />

polished spherical<br />

stone suspended<br />

from <strong>the</strong> ceil<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

<strong>the</strong> glassbox lobby<br />

with sta<strong>in</strong>less steel<br />

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

a metamorphosis always has<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g metaphysical and<br />

magical about it,” Kwade tells. “We<br />

cannot fathom such a period of<br />

time at all—it makes us feel small<br />

and unimportant and fills us with<br />

awe.”<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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Pierre Abboud<br />

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Pierre Abboud, born <strong>in</strong><br />

1973, is an artist and<br />

<strong>in</strong>terior designer by<br />

profession whose work<br />

spans two decades <strong>in</strong> art<br />

and design. In <strong>the</strong> early years, his<br />

work was focused on mural pa<strong>in</strong>t<br />

for which he became well-known<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> region, before mov<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

Dubai <strong>in</strong> 2005. He established his<br />

own company, Trompe l’oeil, which<br />

specialized <strong>in</strong> events, exhibitions,<br />

and <strong>in</strong>terior design.<br />

Pierre has become successful<br />

as a street artist with <strong>the</strong> many<br />

trash art sculptures that he has<br />

recently built <strong>in</strong> Lebanon. His<br />

fulfillment always stemmed from his<br />

passion for art, and <strong>the</strong> diversity<br />

he works with, be it <strong>the</strong> vast range<br />

of media he uses, <strong>the</strong> diverse art<br />

styles he creates, or <strong>the</strong> wide array<br />

of projects he handles, rang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from sculptures and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs to<br />

<strong>in</strong>stallations and <strong>in</strong>terior design.<br />

Pierre has to his credit <strong>the</strong> iconic<br />

“The Dome” that he created for Abu<br />

Dhabi municipality and <strong>the</strong> stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and enigmatic “Falcon’s Nest” that<br />

stood proud <strong>in</strong> Downtown Dubai.<br />

In 2016, he was chosen to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

his talents to set <strong>the</strong> design of Al<br />

Faris, a grand <strong>the</strong>atrical production<br />

based on <strong>the</strong> poems of His<br />

Highness Sheikh Mohammad b<strong>in</strong><br />

Rashid Al Maktoum.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Aysha Alnuaimi<br />

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Aysha Alnuaimi is a<br />

21-year old self-taught<br />

Emirati artist whose art<br />

is usually <strong>in</strong>spired by<br />

nature and emotions.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce a young age, she has been<br />

fasc<strong>in</strong>ated by art, but only officially<br />

started her art journey <strong>in</strong> 2018, by<br />

shar<strong>in</strong>g her pieces with <strong>the</strong> world<br />

via social media platforms.<br />

Every artist has a unique way of<br />

present<strong>in</strong>g a piece. Be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

by <strong>the</strong> lively bright-colored nature,<br />

Aysha uses bright and attractive<br />

colors <strong>in</strong> her artworks. Challeng<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist's notions, she pa<strong>in</strong>ts on<br />

unusual surfaces such as coconut<br />

shells, cassettes, seashells,<br />

keys, teabags, and many o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

extraord<strong>in</strong>ary surfaces mak<strong>in</strong>g her<br />

art different from <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong>stream<br />

creations.<br />

She presented her first-ever<br />

public workshop for “pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g on<br />

coconut shells” <strong>in</strong> august <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

where she taught and gave tips<br />

to <strong>the</strong> learners on how to pa<strong>in</strong>t on<br />

coconut shell surfaces. It was a<br />

huge success and s<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong>n she<br />

has started work<strong>in</strong>g on many o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

workshops.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 47


The Ancient Art of<br />

Paper Fold<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Origami<br />

Paper was first <strong>in</strong>vented<br />

and manufactured <strong>in</strong><br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>a around 105 A.D. <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Han Dynasty. It was<br />

<strong>the</strong>n brought to Japan<br />

by monks, who <strong>in</strong>tended to use it<br />

to document religious texts or for<br />

ceremonial purposes. As paper<br />

became more accessible to <strong>the</strong><br />

general public, people began to<br />

fold it for leisure, particularly dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

celebrations and festivals. One of<br />

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

this is <strong>the</strong> paper crane – a symbol<br />

of best wishes <strong>in</strong> Japan and <strong>the</strong> art<br />

of paper fold<strong>in</strong>g is called Origami.<br />

Origami derives its name from<br />

<strong>the</strong> Japanese words ori (“fold<strong>in</strong>g”)<br />

and kami (“paper”). Traditional<br />

origami consists of fold<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

s<strong>in</strong>gle sheet of square paper <strong>in</strong>to<br />

a sculpture without cutt<strong>in</strong>g, glu<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

tap<strong>in</strong>g, or even mark<strong>in</strong>g it.<br />

Origami is <strong>the</strong> art that can create<br />

both two- dimensional and threedimensional<br />

subjects. Most origami<br />

is doubled from a square paper of a<br />

s<strong>in</strong>gle sheet. Rectangles and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

nonsquare sheets may also be used<br />

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and <strong>the</strong> mixed and modular styles<br />

of origami use multiple sheets.<br />

Traditional stationary origami<br />

pieces are <strong>the</strong> most well-known<br />

type, but with origami’s popularity<br />

flourish<strong>in</strong>g, designs have become<br />

more and more elaborate. Action<br />

origami <strong>in</strong>cludes those designed<br />

to move. A good example is<br />

<strong>the</strong> classic frog origami, which<br />

is supposed to hop when its<br />

h<strong>in</strong>d legs are compressed<br />

and released. Modular or unit<br />

origami creates sculptures out<br />

of multiple <strong>in</strong>dividually folded<br />

pieces, while Kirigami, of course,<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes those which require a<br />

cut to be completed. In addition,<br />

Akira Yoshizawa pioneered <strong>the</strong> art<br />

of wet-fold<strong>in</strong>g origami; by us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

damp paper, <strong>the</strong> craftsperson can<br />

achieve a more textured, realistic<br />

appearance.<br />

Origami derives its<br />

name from <strong>the</strong> Japanese<br />

words ori (“fold<strong>in</strong>g”)<br />

and kami (“paper”). Traditional<br />

origami consists of fold<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

s<strong>in</strong>gle sheet of square paper<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a sculpture without<br />

cutt<strong>in</strong>g, glu<strong>in</strong>g, tap<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

or even mark<strong>in</strong>g it.<br />

Origami has been a form of<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment and games for a<br />

variety of ages, as it was taught <strong>in</strong><br />

schools. It has applications <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

modern-day classroom for teach<strong>in</strong>g<br />

geometry, th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g skills, fractions,<br />

problem-solv<strong>in</strong>g, and fun science. It<br />

has been shown to improve spatial<br />

visualization skills us<strong>in</strong>g hands-on<br />

learn<strong>in</strong>g. Such skills allow children<br />

to comprehend, characterize, and<br />

construct <strong>the</strong>ir own vernacular<br />

for <strong>the</strong> world around <strong>the</strong>m. Today,<br />

origami has become a huge<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration for a variety of fields<br />

such as medical appliances, and<br />

for architecture and aeronautical<br />

eng<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

-feature@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 49


Abstract art<br />

By Luc Mora<br />

“I prefer that each<br />

person f<strong>in</strong>ds his<br />

happ<strong>in</strong>ess and his<br />

own <strong>in</strong>terpretation<br />

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

Luc Mora<br />

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- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Luc Mora is an artist based<br />

<strong>in</strong> Portugal who specializes<br />

<strong>in</strong> abstract art. His pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

started with watercolor,<br />

which proved to be magical<br />

and creative, but as time went by<br />

his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g took ano<strong>the</strong>r dimension<br />

and turned to abstract art. He has<br />

developed his artistic career through<br />

numerous exhibitions and shar<strong>in</strong>g his<br />

artwork with many collectors, as well<br />

as social networks and virtual sales.<br />

Luc Mora is never limited to <strong>the</strong><br />

dimensions of his canvas as he<br />

disrupts volumes and symmetries<br />

until contours no longer exist. His<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g goes beyond <strong>the</strong> canvas.<br />

Luc is always curious about all<br />

creations and trends. “As soon as an<br />

artistic creation catches my eye, I try<br />

to discover its secrets, its mysteries,<br />

and its existence,” he says.<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> artworks, he aims to<br />

welcome his audience <strong>in</strong>to a world<br />

filled with <strong>in</strong>tense color and beautiful<br />

mixtures that will always enthrall <strong>the</strong><br />

viewer. Shar<strong>in</strong>g his artworks with <strong>the</strong><br />

world and <strong>the</strong> satisfaction he sees on<br />

people’s faces after view<strong>in</strong>g it as well<br />

as know<strong>in</strong>g that his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are <strong>in</strong><br />

many private collections <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> four<br />

corners of <strong>the</strong> world are <strong>the</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

that fill Luc Mora with immense joy.<br />

Dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> pandemic, Luc<br />

has <strong>in</strong>itiated <strong>the</strong> search for new<br />

sensations of color. He says “It is<br />

always difficult to expla<strong>in</strong> one's<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. I prefer that each<br />

person f<strong>in</strong>ds his happ<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

and his <strong>in</strong>terpretation.<br />

You don't have to expla<strong>in</strong><br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g. Let yourself<br />

be guided by <strong>the</strong> color and<br />

your own eyes. The answers<br />

are <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> heart of my colors<br />

and my pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.” The<br />

concept of art is hard to<br />

def<strong>in</strong>e; not because it is<br />

vague or abstract, but<br />

because it has had many<br />

different reasons for be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

created. It takes us on a<br />

journey to <strong>the</strong> past, <strong>the</strong><br />

present, and <strong>the</strong> future.<br />

To Luc, art is a<br />

dimension on its own.<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> artworks,<br />

he aims to welcome his<br />

audience <strong>in</strong>to a world<br />

filled with <strong>in</strong>tense<br />

color and beautiful<br />

mixtures that will<br />

always enthrall <strong>the</strong><br />

viewer.<br />

It is a real value and a colorful<br />

universe <strong>in</strong> which black does<br />

not exist. His message to artists<br />

is, “I hope we can share our<br />

experiences, our techniques,<br />

and our emotions with real<br />

s<strong>in</strong>cerity”.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Bottom of <strong>the</strong> Ocean<br />

By Dasha Lapushka<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

What is <strong>the</strong> most needed,<br />

but least valued resource<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world?<br />

It’s def<strong>in</strong>itely Water and Air.<br />

Have you ever thought about how<br />

it would be to live at <strong>the</strong> bottom of <strong>the</strong><br />

sea? How it would be to live without<br />

oxygen? Def<strong>in</strong>itely not. Human be<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

are irresponsible and unfortunately,<br />

<strong>the</strong> only th<strong>in</strong>g we th<strong>in</strong>k about is how<br />

to live today and noth<strong>in</strong>g about what<br />

will happen <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> future. We are sad<br />

about what all have happened <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

past but do not bo<strong>the</strong>r about what will<br />

be <strong>the</strong> consequences <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> future. We<br />

all wish <strong>the</strong> best for our families but<br />

are not do<strong>in</strong>g anyth<strong>in</strong>g much about<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir future <strong>in</strong> this world. But, Dasha<br />

decided to be someone who will not<br />

turn a bl<strong>in</strong>d eye to this issue. The<br />

pandemic has shown us what it feels<br />

like to not be able to brea<strong>the</strong> properly.<br />

It showed us that nature requires<br />

k<strong>in</strong>dness and it is time for us to pay<br />

back mo<strong>the</strong>r nature.<br />

The art showcases how harmful<br />

The artwork is up for<br />

auction till <strong>the</strong> end of<br />

<strong>2021</strong> and <strong>the</strong> funds raised<br />

will go to help <strong>the</strong> various<br />

organizations <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world<br />

that deal with clean<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

plastic wastes from<br />

<strong>the</strong> ocean.<br />

<strong>the</strong> accumulation of plastic is for <strong>the</strong> water<br />

bodies. It will be on display from 24-27<br />

<strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong> at Dubai Harbour. The<br />

artwork is up for auction till <strong>the</strong> end of<br />

<strong>2021</strong> and <strong>the</strong> funds raised will go to help<br />

<strong>the</strong> various organizations <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world that<br />

deal with clean<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> plastic wastes from<br />

<strong>the</strong> ocean.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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www.zdegreetech.com<br />



Digital<br />

Visual<br />

Art<br />

By Isabel Mozombite<br />

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“Life always has<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g plans for<br />

a great artist,” says<br />

Isabel Mozombite<br />

- Exclusive to <strong>Magzoid</strong><br />

Isabel Mozombite is an artist<br />

based <strong>in</strong> Peru who specializes <strong>in</strong><br />

digital visual art. Digital art is an<br />

artistic work or practice that uses<br />

digital technology as part of <strong>the</strong><br />

creative or presentation process.<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong> 1960s, various names<br />

have been used to describe <strong>the</strong><br />

process, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g computer art and<br />

multimedia art.<br />

Art is not someth<strong>in</strong>g she does<br />

professionally and so Isabel<br />

believes she still has a long way to<br />

go while develop<strong>in</strong>g her career. So<br />

far, whatever she has developed<br />

and achieved is through sheer<br />

perseverance and passion. Through<br />

practice and perseverance, Isabel<br />

has made beautiful artworks and<br />

formed a community of her own. She<br />

is proud of <strong>the</strong> small community she<br />

has formed and has even begun<br />

publish<strong>in</strong>g and sell<strong>in</strong>g her artworks<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

In general, Isabel does not always<br />

aim for a particular message through<br />

her art. There are many possible<br />

An art piece is not always<br />

viewed <strong>the</strong> same way by<br />

everyone. She says each of<br />

her artwork has a little<br />

message of its own for<br />

whoever sees it and how<br />

<strong>the</strong> viewer perceives it.<br />

<strong>in</strong>terpretations of an artwork s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

everyone has <strong>the</strong>ir own perspective.<br />

An art piece is not always viewed<br />

<strong>the</strong> same way by everyone. She<br />

says each of her artwork has a little<br />

message of its own for whoever sees<br />

it and how <strong>the</strong> viewer perceives it.<br />

Through <strong>the</strong> community she has built,<br />

she ga<strong>in</strong>s <strong>in</strong>spiration and confidence<br />

<strong>in</strong> her artwork. She believes music<br />

also plays a huge role <strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her daily and without <strong>the</strong> support<br />

of <strong>the</strong> people who follow her work,<br />

she wouldn’t be motivated enough<br />

to create new artworks. The artists<br />

who she admires are @kimrjee, @<br />

YapuraMeri, and @bluebescuits on<br />

Instagram.<br />

When asked what her message<br />

to o<strong>the</strong>r artists is she says, “be very<br />

constant and make <strong>the</strong> artworks with<br />

<strong>the</strong> greatest love and be patient.”<br />

Perseverance and patience are<br />

always key to f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g yourself <strong>in</strong> your<br />

artwork.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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Though <strong>the</strong><br />

notoriously plucky<br />

artist Salvador Dali sought<br />

to never expla<strong>in</strong> his own work,<br />

he has said that <strong>the</strong> idea for his<br />

iconic melt<strong>in</strong>g clocks came from<br />

chunks of Camembert cheese he<br />

observed melt<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> sun—<br />

although he may have<br />

been jok<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Claude<br />

Monet was told to<br />

be a grocer <strong>in</strong>stead of<br />

an artist.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> top<br />

25 of most<br />

expensive<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, 5 are<br />

by Picasso!<br />

Monet’s fa<strong>the</strong>r did not approve of<br />

him grow<strong>in</strong>g to become an artist.<br />

Instead, he was told to become a<br />

grocer to f<strong>in</strong>d a stable source of<br />

<strong>in</strong>come. Monet’s work is ma<strong>in</strong>ly<br />

known for his water lily<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong>spired by his<br />

garden.<br />

Jackson Pollock<br />

is famous for his drip<br />

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

All of Pollock’s pieces deliver<br />

movement, vitality, and flow.<br />

Pollock was also seen as <strong>the</strong> chief<br />

<strong>in</strong>novator responsible for <strong>the</strong><br />

new American style of art,<br />

abstract expressionism.<br />

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The Charg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Bull statue near Wall<br />

Street was made by sculptor<br />

Arturo Di Modica who paid <strong>the</strong><br />

product cost of US$350,000 out of<br />

his own pocket. The statue weighs<br />

7,000 pound (3,175 kg) statue was<br />

placed on a New York City street <strong>in</strong><br />

1987 without city permits but was<br />

eventually moved to <strong>the</strong> F<strong>in</strong>ancial<br />

District, steps away<br />

from Wall Street.<br />

John James Audubon<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ted 435 watercolors<br />

of birds <strong>in</strong> his lifetime. Born<br />

on <strong>the</strong> Caribbean island of Santo<br />

Dom<strong>in</strong>go <strong>in</strong> 1784, Audubon moved to<br />

<strong>the</strong> United States <strong>in</strong> 1802, where he<br />

fell <strong>in</strong> love with birds and made it<br />

his life’s work to pa<strong>in</strong>t a picture<br />

of every species of bird <strong>in</strong><br />

America.<br />

Sandy Skoglund<br />

Once Filled an Entire Room<br />

with Raw Bacon<br />

Skoglund is probably best known for her<br />

Radioactive Cats, but she has been do<strong>in</strong>g<br />

some <strong>in</strong>credible <strong>in</strong>stallations for almost<br />

40 years. They are usually brilliantly planned<br />

and orchestrated over <strong>the</strong> course of months.<br />

Sometimes you just need to break with tradition,<br />

though, and create an <strong>in</strong>stallation <strong>in</strong> just one<br />

day because your material is uncooked<br />

bacon or raw ground beef and those<br />

happen to start smell<strong>in</strong>g pretty rank<br />

<strong>in</strong> short order.<br />

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Art Exhibitions<br />

and Events to look out for!<br />

Grow<strong>in</strong>g Like A Tree: Static In The Air<br />

Ishara Art Foundation is pleased to present Grow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Like A Tree: Static In The Air, <strong>the</strong> second iteration of<br />

Sohrab Hura’s debut curation Grow<strong>in</strong>g Like A Tree. The<br />

exhibition presents Hura’s navigation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> fields of<br />

photography and contemporary art through a tun<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

sonic frequencies spann<strong>in</strong>g South Asia and beyond.<br />

Resembl<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> act of switch<strong>in</strong>g radio-stations, Static In<br />

The Air takes a dynamic approach to exhibition-mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

through a series of curatorial <strong>in</strong>terventions with 15 artists<br />

and collectives from Bangladesh, Germany, India,<br />

Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.<br />

Date: Until 09 December <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Ishara Art Foundation<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: https://www.ishara.org/<br />

Dubai Design Week<br />

Dubai Design Week is <strong>the</strong> region's<br />

largest creative festival, reflect<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Dubai's position as design capital of <strong>the</strong><br />

Middle East featur<strong>in</strong>g various sections<br />

and participat<strong>in</strong>g brands. Alongside<br />

an extensive collateral programme that<br />

will <strong>in</strong>clude conceptual showcases<br />

by regional architects and <strong>in</strong>terior<br />

designers, Downtown Design’s talks<br />

programme and onsite network<strong>in</strong>g<br />

events, Connect Programme, <strong>the</strong> fair’s<br />

B2B platform will offer brands direct<br />

access to key design professionals<br />

with relevant project pipel<strong>in</strong>es as it<br />

attracts over 19,000 visitors <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> region's top design firms, <strong>in</strong>dustry<br />

decision-makers and <strong>in</strong>fluencers<br />

Date: 8 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong> to 13 <strong>November</strong><br />

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

Location: Dubai Design District<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: https://www.<br />

dubaidesignweek.ae/<br />

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The Signal and <strong>the</strong> Noise<br />

Titled after Nate Silver’s book of <strong>the</strong> same<br />

name, Bernhard Buhmann’s exhibition The<br />

Signal and The Noise cont<strong>in</strong>ues his <strong>in</strong>-depth<br />

study of <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>dividual with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Information<br />

Age. In today’s highly-digitalized society, <strong>the</strong><br />

ease of access to an overwhelm<strong>in</strong>gly large<br />

amount of data, and its rapid distribution<br />

proves easier for people to extract what<br />

supports <strong>the</strong>ir pre-exist<strong>in</strong>g views. In a world<br />

perpetually flooded by technology, Buhmann’s<br />

new works scrut<strong>in</strong>ize its affective ability to limit<br />

our own perceptions or beliefs<br />

Date: 15 <strong>November</strong>, <strong>2021</strong> to 1 January, 2022<br />

Location: Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: https://www.<br />

carbon12.art/<br />

DIFC Art Nights<br />

Return<strong>in</strong>g for <strong>the</strong> second time this year, <strong>the</strong> 12th edition of DIFC<br />

Art Nights will explore <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me of ‘Regeneration’ from 6-10pm<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> three-day (15–17 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2021</strong>) event at Gate<br />

Village. 30 emerg<strong>in</strong>g and established artists from around <strong>the</strong> world<br />

will showcase <strong>the</strong>ir work promot<strong>in</strong>g susta<strong>in</strong>ability, technology and<br />

<strong>in</strong>novation that will aim to help visitors thrive <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> post-pandemic<br />

world. The three-day event will offer visitors an exclusive look at<br />

brand new art pieces, sculptures, <strong>in</strong>stallations and performances.<br />

There will also be an opportunity to see some of <strong>the</strong> latest NFTs<br />

from around <strong>the</strong> world on display, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Chimera and UAE.NFT.<br />

Date: 15 to 17 <strong>November</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Gate Village, DIFC<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>fo, visit https://www.difc.ae/events/difc-art-nights-<strong>2021</strong>/<br />

The Fairytales Come True: Worlds From <strong>the</strong><br />

Imag<strong>in</strong>ation of Hans Christian Andersen<br />

The Fairytales Come True: Worlds<br />

From <strong>the</strong> Imag<strong>in</strong>ation of Hans<br />

Christian Andersen is an <strong>in</strong>teractive<br />

and experiential celebration of <strong>the</strong><br />

writer’s life and work. It is composed<br />

of display rooms that mix <strong>the</strong> analog<br />

with <strong>the</strong> digital <strong>the</strong> same way<br />

Andersen <strong>in</strong>fused <strong>the</strong> magical <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

real. The exhibition displays dedicated<br />

to fairytales and <strong>the</strong>mes that he<br />

used <strong>in</strong> his stories. The exhibition is<br />

a comb<strong>in</strong>ation of <strong>in</strong>teractive items,<br />

props, and technological solutions to<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g his works to life; <strong>in</strong> addition to<br />

high resolution copies and replicas<br />

of his portraits, draw<strong>in</strong>gs, papercuts,<br />

and more. The fairytales exhibited are<br />

a mix of his worldwide famous ones,<br />

as well as <strong>the</strong> lesser known but just as<br />

whimsical.<br />

Date: Until 31 December, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Location: Sharjah Art Museum<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: https://<br />

www.sharjahmuseums.ae/<br />

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"Oryx-Fight for Survival"<br />

The iconic wildlife<br />

spectacle <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> African<br />

landscape, show off <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

magnificent horns dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a territorial combat.<br />

Henna Ranjit<br />

"A Glimpse to my World"<br />

Hope Pacia<br />

Life complexity. The<br />

more we know <strong>the</strong> world<br />

makes believe we know<br />

noth<strong>in</strong>g and <strong>the</strong> deeper<br />

we go <strong>the</strong> complexity<br />

<strong>in</strong>creases.<br />

Dr. Marwa Abdulwahid<br />

Alalwani<br />

A wall confronts<br />

me, forbidd<strong>in</strong>g;<br />

menac<strong>in</strong>g. I stood<br />

unfl<strong>in</strong>ch<strong>in</strong>g feel<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> wall aga<strong>in</strong>, my<br />

fears at bay, fists<br />

clench<strong>in</strong>g. You are<br />

stronger than ever,<br />

to me my heart said<br />

believ<strong>in</strong>g courage<br />

coursed through<br />

me, my m<strong>in</strong>d clear,<br />

with no misgiv<strong>in</strong>gs I<br />

broke <strong>the</strong> wall.<br />

Jumana Huzefa<br />

Khambati<br />

Arabic Anatomic<br />

Calligraphy of HH<br />

Sheikh Hamdan.<br />

Ismail Pachambala<br />

To get featured send your artworks to<br />

artworks@magzoid.com<br />

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Spot The Difference<br />

GAMES<br />

Easy Sudoku Puzzles 1<br />

www.pr<strong>in</strong>tablesudoku99.com<br />

Sudoku<br />

Sudoku<br />

Puzzle<br />

5<br />

8 1 4 7 6 9 5<br />

2 1 6 3<br />

5 1<br />

1 5 9 3 4<br />

8 6 2 3<br />

9 3 4 8 6<br />

3 2 9 5 6<br />

8<br />

7 8 6 3 2 4 9<br />

F<strong>in</strong>d Me Out<br />

Sudoku<br />

Puzzle<br />

6<br />

5 4 1 8<br />

4 6 2 7 9<br />

7 3 1 6<br />

5 3 6 7 1 9 2<br />

8 4 7<br />

2 7 9<br />

6 2 1 5 4 3<br />

2 6<br />

9 3 7 8 2 1<br />

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kids<br />

I chose oil pa<strong>in</strong>ts to do<br />

this because I felt that<br />

it would best contrast<br />

<strong>the</strong> hyper realism of<br />

<strong>the</strong> details and <strong>the</strong><br />

surrealism aspect of <strong>the</strong><br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. There are so<br />

many th<strong>in</strong>gs to discover <strong>in</strong> this pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

you’ll f<strong>in</strong>d yourself jump<strong>in</strong>g from one<br />

th<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r, and you’ll never get<br />

bored from look<strong>in</strong>g at it!<br />

Year 13, Sunmarke School<br />

Hana Fayez<br />

This piece is called “Disenthrall<strong>in</strong>g”. This is an artwork about<br />

feel<strong>in</strong>g free from <strong>the</strong> capture of life. This artwork represents <strong>the</strong><br />

emotion Liberosis that is <strong>the</strong> rush of emotion when we are free<br />

and liberated.<br />

Grade 11, Dubai International Academy, Emirates Hills<br />

Harshita Kakkar<br />

Year 8<br />

Emirates International<br />

School, Jumeirah<br />

Madhavi S<strong>in</strong>ha<br />

My art revolves around how<br />

I feel and how I absorb my<br />

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

Year 3<br />

Heriot Watt University, Dubai<br />

Kalopsia Wiz<br />

To get featured send your artworks to<br />

kids@magzoid.com<br />

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C<br />

R<br />

O<br />

ACROSS<br />

1. Pop art orig<strong>in</strong>ated <strong>in</strong> this city<br />

2. The art of paper fold<strong>in</strong>g is known as<br />

5. Kand<strong>in</strong>sky is known for this form of art<br />

7. The art term for color<br />

8. The artist who was struck <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> face<br />

with a mallet by an envious rival,<br />

disfigur<strong>in</strong>g him for life<br />

9. Actor James Franco once sold a<br />

sculpture made of<br />

SS<br />

W<br />

DOWN<br />

1. The court sculptor of Alexander<br />

<strong>the</strong> Great<br />

3. Salvador Dali is associated with this<br />

art movement<br />

4. The French sculptor who created <strong>the</strong><br />

Statue of Liberty<br />

D<br />

6. English artist Andy Brown created a<br />

portrait of Queen Elizabeth II us<strong>in</strong>g this<br />

O<br />

1<br />

R<br />


1 London, Lysippus<br />

2 Origami<br />

3 Surrealism<br />

4 Bartholdi<br />

5 Abstract<br />

6 Teabags<br />

7 Hue<br />

8 Michelangelo<br />

9 Air<br />

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Unite<br />


Listen us on:

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Arabia's first<br />

circular build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Set on an<br />

elevated<br />

pen<strong>in</strong>sula with<br />

spectacular city<br />

and sea views<br />

23-storey,<br />

110-metrehigh<br />

structure<br />

Named as one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> World's<br />

Most Dazzl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Corporate Offices<br />

by International<br />

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

Organisation,<br />

Emporis<br />

The Aldar<br />

Headquarters<br />

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

Comprises two<br />

circular convexshaped<br />

facades<br />

l<strong>in</strong>ked by a<br />

narrow band of<br />

<strong>in</strong>dented glaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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Dubai’s twist<strong>in</strong>g Cayan Tower is an<br />

iconic element of <strong>the</strong> Dubai Mar<strong>in</strong>a<br />

skyl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

It is a 75-story, 1,010-foot-tall<br />

structure<br />

Cayan<br />

Tower<br />

Rotates a full 90 degrees from base<br />

to top<br />

Each floor was carefully designed<br />

to be rotated 1.2 degrees <strong>in</strong><br />

comparison to <strong>the</strong> previous floor<br />

The rooms of <strong>the</strong> tower are<br />

designed to not be affected by<br />

direct sunlight thanks to titaniumcoloured<br />

metal panels, with<br />

concrete columns and staggered<br />

screen panels.<br />

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Cartier<br />

Strik<strong>in</strong>g brilliance with each m<strong>in</strong>ute. Ballon Blanc,<br />

<strong>the</strong> ultra-fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e counterpart to Ballon Bleu to<br />

wear day or night. It has 26 mm, quartz movement.<br />

18K rose gold case. Brilliant-cut diamond at 4<br />

o'clock. Silvered sunray-brushed dial. Goldenf<strong>in</strong>ish<br />

sword-shaped hands. Sapphire crystal.<br />

Semi-matte light gray alligator-sk<strong>in</strong> strap, ardillon<br />

buckle <strong>in</strong> 18K rose gold. Case thickness: 7.85 mm.<br />

Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 meters).<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Mont Blanc<br />

This limited-edition Montblanc Summit Lite<br />

smartwatch showcases <strong>the</strong> new Montblanc pattern<br />

on <strong>the</strong> watches’ lea<strong>the</strong>r strap as well as on <strong>the</strong><br />

watch face. The way <strong>the</strong> black-on-black pattern is<br />

seamlessly transition<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> strap to <strong>the</strong> watch<br />

face gives this Montblanc Summit Lite watch a<br />

sleek modern look, while keep<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Montblanc<br />

elegance.<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Fendi<br />

The luxurious Palazzo has a polished sta<strong>in</strong>less steel<br />

case, crown set with white mo<strong>the</strong>r-of-pear cabochon.<br />

White opal<strong>in</strong> dial, central lum<strong>in</strong>escent pattern recall<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana and <strong>the</strong> FF logo, silver<br />

colored Roman and Arabic numerals, silver colored<br />

hands. Polished sta<strong>in</strong>less steel mesh bracelet, clasp<br />

with engraved FENDI signature.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

Cartier<br />

Incorporat<strong>in</strong>g Roman numerals, blue apple-shaped<br />

hands, a w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g mechanism crowned with a<br />

sapphire and a rail-track m<strong>in</strong>ute circle: <strong>the</strong> Ronde<br />

Louis Cartier watch is a classic timepiece by Cartier.<br />

The alligator-sk<strong>in</strong> strap may be paired with a choice<br />

of p<strong>in</strong>k gold or white gold or with diamonds.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Chopard<br />

The L.U.C Time Traveler One Black <strong>in</strong>troduces<br />

a versatile, monochrome style ideal for <strong>the</strong> fastpaced<br />

lives of today’s global citizens featur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> renowned Chronometer certified Chopard<br />

caliber L.U.C 01.05-L. It is <strong>the</strong> world’s first travel<br />

watch made of ceramised titanium, a material that<br />

is both ultra-light on <strong>the</strong> wrist and exceptionally<br />

hard-wear<strong>in</strong>g. This stunn<strong>in</strong>g fusion of <strong>in</strong>novative<br />

technology and traditional hand-craft<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

<strong>the</strong> ultimate timepiece for a new generation of<br />

gentleman travelers.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

Fendi<br />

The glamorous Fendimania has a 24X20 mm<br />

polished, vertical brushed and sandblasted<br />

sta<strong>in</strong>less steel case with p<strong>in</strong>k gold FF logo bezel<br />

and crown. P<strong>in</strong>k gold lacquered dial with FF<br />

Karligraphy pattern, 2 diamonds <strong>in</strong>dexes, approx.<br />

0.01 carats. Brass / P<strong>in</strong>k Gold (5N) plat<strong>in</strong>g / Radius<br />

cut hands. Polished sta<strong>in</strong>less steel bracelet with<br />

sat<strong>in</strong>-brushed central l<strong>in</strong>ks,fold<strong>in</strong>g buckle.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

Mont Blanc<br />

The Montblanc 1858 Geosphere UltraBlack<br />

is dedicated to <strong>the</strong> world’s Seven Summit<br />

mounta<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g challenge, <strong>the</strong> holy grail of<br />

mounta<strong>in</strong>eer<strong>in</strong>g adventures. It comes <strong>in</strong> a 42 mm<br />

distressed sta<strong>in</strong>less steel case comb<strong>in</strong>ed with black<br />

and contrast<strong>in</strong>g white design details. The timepiece<br />

features two domed globes, turn<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> opposite<br />

directions, that complete a full rotation <strong>in</strong> 24 hours.<br />

Chopard<br />

Happy Diamonds watches assert a playful, airy<br />

spirit of <strong>in</strong>dependence which lends itself to <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ite<br />

metamorphoses. Whirl<strong>in</strong>g between two sapphire<br />

crystals, Happy Diamonds dance around <strong>the</strong> dial <strong>in</strong><br />

an utterly elegant expression of mischief.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

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Audemars Piguet<br />

Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold<br />

Aventur<strong>in</strong>e Dial has deep blue aventur<strong>in</strong>e dial<br />

which evokes a star-lit sky. This h<strong>in</strong>t of outer space<br />

is conta<strong>in</strong>ed by an 18-carat white gold case with<br />

Frosted Gold f<strong>in</strong>ish on <strong>the</strong> case sides, bezel, <strong>in</strong>ner<br />

bezel and lugs and complemented by an 18-carat<br />

white gold “Polish” mesh bracelet.<br />

www.audemarspiguet.com<br />

Patek Phillipe<br />

Aquanaut Luce Quartz <strong>in</strong> sta<strong>in</strong>less steel with its<br />

<strong>in</strong>imitable pair<strong>in</strong>g of steel and diamonds – <strong>the</strong><br />

octagonal bezel with polished chamfers is set with<br />

48 flawless Top Wesselton brilliant-cut diamonds –<br />

is a sh<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g example of contemporary sportive chic.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

Rolex<br />

This elegant Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 <strong>in</strong><br />

Oystersteel features an olive green, palm motif<br />

dial and an Oyster bracelet. The light reflections<br />

on <strong>the</strong> case sides and lugs highlight <strong>the</strong> elegant<br />

profile of <strong>the</strong> 36 mm Oyster case, which is fitted<br />

with a domed bezel. Aes<strong>the</strong>tically, <strong>the</strong> Datejust has<br />

spanned eras, while reta<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> endur<strong>in</strong>g codes<br />

that make it, notably <strong>in</strong> its traditional versions,<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> most recognized and recognizable of<br />

watches.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

Audemars Piguet<br />

This beautiful Code 11.59 by Audemars<br />

Piguet Selfw<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g Chronograph is a two-tone<br />

contemporary timepiece that br<strong>in</strong>gs toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

18-carat p<strong>in</strong>k gold, black ceramics and a smoked<br />

grey dial f<strong>in</strong>ished with vertical sat<strong>in</strong>-brush<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.audemarspiguet.com<br />

Omega<br />

The De Ville Tresor Quartz slim 36 mm case is<br />

made from sta<strong>in</strong>less steel and features diamond<br />

pav<strong>in</strong>g that curves along each side, as well as a<br />

crown that is polished with red "HyCeram" and<br />

set with a s<strong>in</strong>gle diamond. The lacquered blue dial<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes unique transferred Roman numerals and<br />

rhodium-plated hands.<br />

www.omega.com<br />

Patek Phillipe<br />

The Patek Philippe Celestial 5106R-001 is a unique<br />

piece created for <strong>the</strong> 2009 Only Watch auction. It<br />

features an elaborate, notched bezel. It was <strong>the</strong> first<br />

celestial to <strong>in</strong>dicate <strong>the</strong> date, a feature also found<br />

on <strong>the</strong> 6002.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

Rolex<br />

This Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona <strong>in</strong> 18<br />

ct white gold with a meteorite and black dial and<br />

an Oysterflex bracelet, features a Black Cerachrom<br />

bezel with tachymetric scale. This chronograph<br />

was designed to be <strong>the</strong> ultimate tim<strong>in</strong>g tool for<br />

endurance rac<strong>in</strong>g drivers. More than 50 years after<br />

its creation, <strong>the</strong> Cosmograph Daytona rema<strong>in</strong>s <strong>in</strong><br />

a class of its own among sport chronographs and<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ues to transcend time.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

Omega<br />

Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Deep Black explores<br />

<strong>the</strong> dark side of <strong>the</strong> ocean. This remarkable 45.5<br />

mm timepiece is <strong>the</strong> comb<strong>in</strong>ation of a GMT model<br />

and a div<strong>in</strong>g watch. It is coloured totally black to<br />

represent <strong>the</strong> ocean at a depth of 300 m. The glossy<br />

and brushed casebody has been crafted from a<br />

s<strong>in</strong>gle block of ceramic, <strong>the</strong> same material used for<br />

<strong>the</strong> unidirectional bezel.<br />

www.omega.com<br />

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Van Cleef & Arpels'<br />

Van Cleef & Arpels' High Jewelry creations from <strong>the</strong> Palmyre<br />

collection stream with diamonds like glitter<strong>in</strong>g drops of water.<br />

Their openwork structure accentuates plays of light with<br />

exquisite fluidity.<br />

Hermes<br />

Tiffany & Co.<br />

Tiffany Metro Five-row<br />

H<strong>in</strong>ged Bangle tw<strong>in</strong>kles<br />

like a nighttime city<br />

skyl<strong>in</strong>e. Rows of diamonds<br />

effortlessly enhance this<br />

strik<strong>in</strong>g bangle.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

The creative director of Hermes<br />

takes <strong>the</strong> Kelly bag and its functional<br />

components – <strong>the</strong> side straps, <strong>the</strong><br />

elemental turnlock clasp, <strong>the</strong> plate<br />

and four studs – and turns it <strong>in</strong>to<br />

a precious diamond-studded Kelly<br />

Gavroche necklace <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> latest<br />

Kellymorphose collection.<br />

www.hermes.com<br />

Piaget<br />

The subtle Possession open bangle bracelet <strong>in</strong><br />

18K white gold set with 32 brilliant-cut diamonds<br />

(approx. 0.52 ct) and decorated with 2 black<br />

ceramic cabochons.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Piaget<br />

The beautiful Possession bangle<br />

bracelet <strong>in</strong> 18K white gold, set<br />

with 1,222 brilliant-cut diamonds<br />

(approx. 10.00 ct)<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

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Harry W<strong>in</strong>ston<br />

Eagle Yellow Diamond Necklace is a 5.87 carat<br />

pear-shaped fancy yellow diamond center stone set<br />

as a necklace with 250 pear-shaped, marquise and<br />

round brilliant diamonds weigh<strong>in</strong>g a total of 27.55<br />

carats, set <strong>in</strong> plat<strong>in</strong>um and 18K yellow gold.<br />

www.harryw<strong>in</strong>ston.com<br />

Piaget<br />

The glamorous Piaget Elegance earr<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> 18K<br />

white gold. Each earr<strong>in</strong>g is set with one brilliant-cut<br />

central diamond (approx. 0.30 ct) and 5 brilliant-cut<br />

diamonds (approx. 0.06 ct).<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Tiffany & Co.<br />

Paloma's Groove Wide Cuff, with its handsome,<br />

graphic l<strong>in</strong>es, <strong>the</strong> collection honors <strong>the</strong> power of au<strong>the</strong>ntic<br />

connections. This sleek cuff makes a bold statement.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Cartier<br />

Designed <strong>in</strong> 1970s New York,<br />

<strong>the</strong> first Juste un Clou bracelet<br />

reflected a wild, freewheel<strong>in</strong>g<br />

era. Bold, modern, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>novative, Juste un Clou is<br />

a creative twist on a familiar<br />

object. This jewelry collection<br />

transcends <strong>the</strong> everyday,<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> ord<strong>in</strong>ary exquisite,<br />

for him and for her.<br />

Cartier<br />

A child of 1970s New York, <strong>the</strong> LOVE collection<br />

rema<strong>in</strong>s today an iconic symbol of love that<br />

transgresses convention. The screw motifs, ideal<br />

oval shape and undeniable elegance establish <strong>the</strong><br />

piece as a timeless tribute to passionate romance.<br />

Cartier<br />

Et<strong>in</strong>celle de Cartier delicate collection exudes<br />

elegance and ref<strong>in</strong>ed simplicity. Clean l<strong>in</strong>es of<br />

paved diamonds create a look of timeless radiance -<br />

a pure, fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e style.<br />

Cartier<br />

Cartier Dest<strong>in</strong>ée is enhanced by a halo of diamonds<br />

which bestow an exceptional radiance. This<br />

collection unfolds <strong>in</strong> harmonious curves and<br />

encapsulates <strong>the</strong> promise of a lifetime toge<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

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YSL<br />

SAINT LAURENT's 'Niki Baby' bag has been made<br />

<strong>in</strong> Italy from tweed woven with vibrant purple, green<br />

and blue threads. The flap silhouette is trimmed<br />

with black cr<strong>in</strong>kled lea<strong>the</strong>r and topped with a goldtone<br />

logo plaque.<br />

www.ysl.com<br />

Balma<strong>in</strong><br />

Balma<strong>in</strong>'s blazer is designed with dramatic<br />

sculptural shoulders - an Olivier Rouste<strong>in</strong>g<br />

signature. It's tailored from tactile g<strong>in</strong>gham cottonblend<br />

tweed for a slightly loose fit and has white<br />

logo-crested buttons that feel more contemporary<br />

than gold or silver would. Wear it with bodycon<br />

dresses or a turtleneck sweater.<br />

www.balma<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

The Attico<br />

You can't help but<br />

fall <strong>in</strong> love with The<br />

Attico's 'Venus' pumps - <strong>the</strong>y'll<br />

make you smile every time you look<br />

down. This po<strong>in</strong>ty pair is made from<br />

midnight-blue sat<strong>in</strong> and has sl<strong>in</strong>ky<br />

straps. They're l<strong>in</strong>ed with smooth<br />

lea<strong>the</strong>r for comfort.<br />

www.<strong>the</strong>attico.com<br />

Gucci<br />

Gucci's shoulder bag is named after an archival<br />

style from 1955. Made <strong>in</strong> Italy from <strong>the</strong> house's<br />

monogrammed coated-canvas, it's outl<strong>in</strong>ed by<br />

smooth lea<strong>the</strong>r and punctuated with iconic gold<br />

'Horsebits'. It comes with two adjustable shoulder<br />

straps - wear <strong>the</strong> striped webb<strong>in</strong>g one with more<br />

casual outfits.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

Dolce &<br />

Gabbana<br />

Dolce & Gabbana's sweater is jacquard-knitted<br />

with leopard spots that feel more realistic due to<br />

<strong>the</strong> brushed handle of <strong>the</strong> material. Blended with<br />

tactile mohair and wool, it has a slightly loose<br />

silhouette def<strong>in</strong>ed by contrast<strong>in</strong>g ribbed trims.<br />

Wear it with lea<strong>the</strong>r separates.<br />

www.dolcegabbana.com<br />

Chloe<br />

Susta<strong>in</strong>ability is an important part of Chloé's brand<br />

ethos, which is why styles like this 'Woody' tote are<br />

crafted us<strong>in</strong>g waste-m<strong>in</strong>imiz<strong>in</strong>g processes. Made <strong>in</strong><br />

Italy from tactile orange wool-felt, it has a spacious,<br />

rectangular silhouette trimmed with lea<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

logo-pr<strong>in</strong>ted webb<strong>in</strong>g. The top handles are long<br />

enough to carry comfortably over your shoulder.<br />

www.chloe.com<br />

Chanel<br />

N°5 is <strong>the</strong> very<br />

essence of<br />

fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>ity. An<br />

aldehyde floral<br />

bouquet housed<br />

<strong>in</strong> an iconic bottle<br />

with a m<strong>in</strong>imalist<br />

design, it is<br />

a timeless,<br />

legendary<br />

fragrance.<br />

www.chanel.com<br />

Fendi<br />

Fendi debuted <strong>the</strong>se cat-eye sunglasses on <strong>the</strong> Fall '21 runway. Made <strong>in</strong> Italy from tortoiseshell acetate, <strong>the</strong>y<br />

have green mirrored lenses with graphic cutouts traced by fuchsia enamel. The arms are detailed with <strong>the</strong><br />

label's logo and moniker.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

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Balenciaga's<br />

Balenciaga's 'Reverse' sunglasses are named for<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir dist<strong>in</strong>ctive, upside-down arms that are subtly<br />

debossed with <strong>the</strong> label's logo. They're made from<br />

silver-tone metal and have sleek, cat-eye frames<br />

fitted with t<strong>in</strong>ted lavender lenses. Adjust <strong>the</strong> nose<br />

pads to your ideal fit.<br />

www.balenciaga.com<br />

Chloe<br />

Chloé's 'Franky' sunglasses are made from glossy<br />

acetate <strong>in</strong> a tonal-brown colorway with a cool,<br />

ombré effect. They're designed with oversized<br />

square frames fitted with p<strong>in</strong>k gradient lenses and<br />

have gold-tone details, like <strong>the</strong> bridge and logo<br />

plaque at <strong>the</strong> slim arm.<br />

www.chloe.com<br />

BottegaVeneta<br />

Bottega Veneta's 'Cassette' style cont<strong>in</strong>ues to be<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> most desirable bags. Crafted <strong>in</strong> Italy<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g padded strips of lea<strong>the</strong>r to create a puffy<br />

silhouette, it unfastens to reveal a spacious <strong>in</strong>terior<br />

with a zipped pocket. The chunky cha<strong>in</strong> strap is<br />

made through a seven-step mechanical process<br />

that ensures it reaches <strong>the</strong> perfect length and is<br />

galvanized for a sh<strong>in</strong>y f<strong>in</strong>ish - it's covered with a<br />

protective layer, too.<br />

www.bottegaveneta.com<br />

Gianvito Rossi's<br />

Gianvito Rossi's 'Levy' ankle boots are so chic<br />

and versatile - it's no wonder Rosie Hunt<strong>in</strong>gton-<br />

Whiteley and Alessandra Ambrosio keep <strong>the</strong>m on<br />

rotation. Set on 85mm heels, this pair has been<br />

crafted <strong>in</strong> Italy from soft black suede and has<br />

po<strong>in</strong>ted toes and curved cuffs.<br />

www.gianvitorossi.com<br />

Loewe's<br />

Loewe's sunglasses are designed with oversized<br />

round frames with dist<strong>in</strong>ct flat edges. Fitted with<br />

gradient lenses, <strong>the</strong>y're made from polished<br />

gold-tone metal and feature <strong>the</strong> house's <strong>in</strong>tricate<br />

'Anagram' logo on both slim arms. Slip a cha<strong>in</strong><br />

through <strong>the</strong> holes on <strong>the</strong> temple tips and adjust <strong>the</strong><br />

nose pads to your perfect fit.<br />

www.loewe.com<br />

Altuzarra's<br />

Altuzarra's 'Swift' top is tie-dyed <strong>in</strong> earthy shades<br />

of blue, beige and green that resemble a landscape.<br />

It's cut from fluid crepe that's <strong>in</strong>tricately pleated<br />

through <strong>the</strong> bodice for beautiful texture and is<br />

suspended from th<strong>in</strong> straps.<br />

www.altuzarra.com<br />

Versace<br />

Crystal Noir is a rare essence, sensual and delicate.<br />

The central note of <strong>the</strong> composition is mysterious<br />

gardenia, fresh, sensual, lum<strong>in</strong>ous and creamy.<br />

Amber and musk <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> base make <strong>the</strong> scent dark<br />

and mysterious, very sensual and dist<strong>in</strong>ct. The<br />

fragrance was created by Anto<strong>in</strong>e Lie.<br />

www.versace.com<br />

Dior<br />

Freesia and Jasm<strong>in</strong>e petals<br />

blended with Bulgarian Rose<br />

make Forever and Ever Dior a tender<br />

and delicate fragrance. Because Christian Dior<br />

felt as much a Perfumer as a Couturier, he wanted<br />

to create fragrances so he could see each of his<br />

dresses emerge one by one from <strong>the</strong> bottles.<br />

www.dior.com<br />

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Walt Disney is all<br />

about art and creation; <strong>the</strong>refore,<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir logo represents <strong>the</strong> same.<br />

In an ode to childhood, fun and<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment, <strong>the</strong> Disney logo<br />

rem<strong>in</strong>ds us of <strong>the</strong> magic envisioned<br />

by founder Walt Disney. The<br />

iconic Disney logo has a castle,<br />

which represents magic for kids<br />

and adults alike. The elaborate<br />

animated logo is said to showcase<br />

a detailed image of C<strong>in</strong>derella’s<br />

castle, which is known to all,<br />

represent<strong>in</strong>g magic. By hav<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir logo and <strong>the</strong> entrance to<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir <strong>the</strong>me parks look <strong>in</strong>credibly<br />

similar, <strong>the</strong> Disney logo is also able<br />

to serve as an advertisement for<br />

Disneyland and Disneyworld. S<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

every Disney movie starts with an<br />

animation of <strong>the</strong> logo, people who<br />

enter <strong>in</strong>to one of <strong>the</strong> Disney <strong>the</strong>me<br />

parks feel like <strong>the</strong>y are stepp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a real-life Disney movie.<br />

Lacoste is one of <strong>the</strong><br />

iconic casual and sports brands,<br />

which started from <strong>the</strong> production<br />

of tennis apparel, as its founder,<br />

Rene Lacoste, was one of <strong>the</strong><br />

brightest stars <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of tennis<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1920s, who was nicknamed<br />

"<strong>the</strong> Crocodile." One says it is<br />

a reference to his play<strong>in</strong>g style,<br />

while <strong>the</strong> more popular <strong>the</strong>ory<br />

is that it stems from a bet <strong>the</strong><br />

player made over <strong>the</strong> outcome<br />

of a match, where<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> w<strong>in</strong>ner<br />

would get a suitcase made of<br />

crocodile (or alligator) lea<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

Lacoste later cofounded a cloth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

company with André Gillier that<br />

made tennis (or polo) shirts with<br />

a crocodile embroidered on <strong>the</strong><br />

chest — and <strong>the</strong> rest is history. The<br />

<strong>in</strong>stantly recognizable today green<br />

crocodile, <strong>the</strong> emblem of <strong>the</strong> brand,<br />

was first placed on a tennis polo<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1926, and s<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong>n became<br />

an <strong>in</strong>evitable part of <strong>the</strong> Lacoste<br />

visual identity.<br />

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TRIVIA<br />

When is World Children’s Day celebrated?<br />

What form of art does Isabel Mozombite specialize <strong>in</strong>?<br />

What is <strong>the</strong> art of paper fold<strong>in</strong>g called?<br />

Where is Luc Mora from?<br />

Where was <strong>the</strong> bronze statue of <strong>the</strong> anonymous bitco<strong>in</strong> founder uncovered?<br />

What does Philip Weber specialize <strong>in</strong>?<br />

When is <strong>the</strong> Middle East Film and Comic Con com<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> UAE?<br />

Which artist is famous for his drip pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs?<br />

Where is <strong>the</strong> Charg<strong>in</strong>g Bull statue placed?<br />

WIN<br />



Answers of October edition:<br />

• Pop art<br />

• Texture graphic impressionism<br />

• USA<br />

• 1950s<br />

• Relationship with nature<br />

• Photorealistic art<br />

• October 4<br />

• Ch<strong>in</strong>a<br />

• 1994<br />

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Under <strong>the</strong> patronage of Her Highness<br />

Sheikha Latifa B<strong>in</strong>t Mohammed B<strong>in</strong> Rashid Al Maktoum<br />

Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority<br />

24TH - 28TH NOVEMBER <strong>2021</strong><br />


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