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Magzoid Magazine - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | January 2022

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 January 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Debbie Wingham, an artist based in the UAE. The magazine features the New Year celebrations in the UAE and the Artoze Art Competition 2021. J One Tower and Opus 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 Nike and FedEx.

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 January 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Debbie Wingham, an artist based in the UAE. The magazine features the New Year celebrations in the UAE and the Artoze Art Competition 2021.

J One Tower and Opus 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 Nike and FedEx.

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JANUARY <strong>2022</strong><br />

New Year <strong>2022</strong><br />

New Year Celebrations <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE<br />

Artoze Art Competition 2021<br />

Look<strong>in</strong>g back at 2021<br />

Art News<br />

Artists <strong>in</strong> Focus<br />

Art FACTS<br />

The Designer's Corner<br />

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We are thrilled to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> first magaz<strong>in</strong>e of <strong>2022</strong> to our readers!<br />

On <strong>the</strong> cover, we have UAE-based artist Debbie W<strong>in</strong>gham’s<br />

‘Diamond Clock’ which is dubbed as <strong>the</strong> World’s Most Expensive<br />

frame. There are some <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g stories from artists all over <strong>the</strong><br />

world as we move forward along with some exceptional works by local artists<br />

based <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE. We have a special section on <strong>the</strong> events tak<strong>in</strong>g place <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE for <strong>the</strong> New Year and have highlighted some of <strong>the</strong> important milestones<br />

and features that have happened <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> past year for <strong>Magzoid</strong>.<br />

The Designer’s Corner displays some luxurious watches, jewelry, fashion &<br />

lifestyle, and brand logos. The photography section showcases some pictureperfect<br />

moments. Keep<strong>in</strong>g you updated on <strong>the</strong> latest happen<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

world, we have art facts and games like crossword, trivia to engage our readers<br />

and provide an opportunity to w<strong>in</strong> amaz<strong>in</strong>g gifts.<br />

Art encourages us to cherish <strong>in</strong>tuition, uncerta<strong>in</strong>ty, and creativity and to search<br />

constantly for new ideas. We look forward to our readers jo<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g us <strong>in</strong> our passion<br />

for art and creativity. Let art feed your soul and br<strong>in</strong>g joy to your world!<br />

Happy New Year <strong>2022</strong> to all of you!<br />

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE...<br />

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Art News 11|15|33|43<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Hyperrealism<br />

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“It is important is to grow every day, as a person, as an artist, and be<br />

open for improvement,” says Marissa Oosterlee<br />

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

Dutch artists Marissa<br />

Oosterlee is recognized<br />

for her hyperrealistic<br />

figurative pieces that<br />

captivate <strong>the</strong> viewer with<br />

not only <strong>the</strong>ir technical detail but also<br />

<strong>the</strong> narratives that she br<strong>in</strong>gs to life.<br />

Marissa started as an aspir<strong>in</strong>g<br />

semi-professional cyclist, but a heavy<br />

accident at age 20 ended her career<br />

early. One year after recover<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

<strong>the</strong> accident and pick<strong>in</strong>g up brushes<br />

and pencils aga<strong>in</strong>, she became a<br />

professional artist.<br />

Her works always conta<strong>in</strong> a deeper<br />

personal or social message, as well<br />

as her great love for nature. Marissa<br />

now enjoys worldwide attention with<br />

her hyperrealistic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. She has<br />

undisputedly established her name<br />

with her photorealistic pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. She<br />

creates her own reality <strong>in</strong> her artwork,<br />

hyperrealistically and conv<strong>in</strong>c<strong>in</strong>gly<br />

conveyed on canvas. In addition to<br />

various pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g techniques, she also<br />

uses airbrush and her work often<br />

consists of acrylic and oil pa<strong>in</strong>t.<br />

Marissa teaches her students<br />

that as an artist, self-confidence<br />

is an essential requirement. Art is<br />

subjective, so not everyone will<br />

like what you create. We need to<br />

create what our heart desires and<br />

steer away from hypes, trends, and<br />

op<strong>in</strong>ions of o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

The art series Wash<strong>in</strong>g Away My<br />

Sorrows, with different numerals<br />

and subtitles—are about “<strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>n,<br />

now and later,” she expla<strong>in</strong>s. “Life<br />

without water is not possible. Water<br />

symbolizes purity, clarity, tranquility.<br />

It rem<strong>in</strong>ds us that we need to clear<br />

our thoughts every now and <strong>the</strong>n<br />

and that we must strive for a state of<br />

purity.”<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

Art is subjective, so not<br />

everyone will like what<br />

you create. We need to<br />

create what our heart<br />

desires and steer away<br />

from hypes, trends, and<br />

op<strong>in</strong>ions of o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

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PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY JLING TANG ON UNSPLASH<br />

10<br />

<strong>January</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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ART NEWS<br />

READ MORE AT WWW.MAGZOID.COM<br />

Pantone reveals <strong>2022</strong> Color<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Year: Very Peri, a symbol of creativity<br />

and <strong>the</strong> metaverse<br />

Pantone is often called<br />

<strong>the</strong> global authority when<br />

it comes to color, and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y’ve unveiled <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

pick for <strong>the</strong> color of <strong>2022</strong>;<br />

“Very Peri.” The company says<br />

<strong>the</strong> periw<strong>in</strong>kle hue comb<strong>in</strong>es “<strong>the</strong><br />

steady tranquility of blue with an<br />

energetic <strong>in</strong>fusion of red.”<br />

But “purplish” may be a limited<br />

descriptor for what Pantone labels<br />

“a dynamic periw<strong>in</strong>kle blue hue with<br />

a vivify<strong>in</strong>g violet red undertone.”<br />

Number 17-3938 <strong>in</strong> Pantone’s<br />

catalogue, Very Peri is meant to<br />

carry with it a sense of livel<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

and vigor.<br />

The company says<br />

<strong>the</strong> periw<strong>in</strong>kle hue<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>es “<strong>the</strong> steady<br />

tranquility of blue<br />

with an energetic<br />

<strong>in</strong>fusion of red.<br />

“Blend<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> faithfulness and<br />

constancy of blue with <strong>the</strong> energy<br />

and excitement of red, this happiest<br />

and warmest of all <strong>the</strong> blue hues<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduces an empower<strong>in</strong>g mix<br />

of newness,” Pantone said <strong>in</strong> its<br />

announcement.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to Pantone, Very Peri’s<br />

selection was also a response to<br />

a burgeon<strong>in</strong>g sector of <strong>the</strong> digital<br />

sphere <strong>in</strong> which hues such as<br />

this one can be seen with some<br />

degree of frequency. Its statement<br />

referred to <strong>the</strong> metaverse, a catchall<br />

phrase for a world <strong>in</strong> which <strong>the</strong><br />

boundaries between digital and<br />

physical have fully imploded. In<br />

recent months, <strong>the</strong> term has been<br />

popularized by Facebook and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

tech companies.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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COVER ARTIST<br />

IMAGE CREDITS: UTHMAN STUDIO<br />

12<br />

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The World’s Most Expensives<br />

By Debbie W<strong>in</strong>gham<br />

"I have worked on so many mediums over <strong>the</strong> years. Fabric used to be my canvas and scissors my<br />

pencil. I have sculpted 6 foot edible <strong>in</strong>stallations, curated delicate diamond creations but I never<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ed I'd become a seasoned pa<strong>in</strong>ter. There is someth<strong>in</strong>g tranquil about pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. My first love was<br />

fashion but I th<strong>in</strong>k pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g will be my last....," says Debbie W<strong>in</strong>gham<br />

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

Break<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> barriers of<br />

conventional artistry,<br />

Debbie W<strong>in</strong>gham has<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduced to <strong>the</strong> world an<br />

entirely new perception of<br />

what art is. W<strong>in</strong>gham has experience<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world of Haute Couture;<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g for big fashion houses as<br />

a designer, her designs have been<br />

worn by celebrities like Kate W<strong>in</strong>slet.<br />

W<strong>in</strong>gham decided to take her talent<br />

to a new level by th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g out of <strong>the</strong><br />

box- which led to what is dubbed<br />

as <strong>the</strong> world’s most expensive black<br />

diamond dress. It was <strong>the</strong> start of<br />

what would become W<strong>in</strong>gham’s<br />

signature <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art world; diamonds<br />

and lots of it.<br />

W<strong>in</strong>gham has released an art<br />

collection around <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me of<br />

‘Time’ that pays homage to Dubai<br />

and co<strong>in</strong>cides with <strong>the</strong> UAE’s<br />

50th anniversary. The oil-pa<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

collection, named ‘Dubai Through <strong>the</strong><br />

W<strong>in</strong>gham has<br />

experience <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world<br />

of Haute Couture;<br />

work<strong>in</strong>g for big fashion<br />

houses as a designer,<br />

her designs have been<br />

worn by celebrities like<br />

Kate W<strong>in</strong>slet.<br />

Years’ features Dubai’s architecture<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g, Dubai Frame, <strong>the</strong> Burj<br />

Khalifa, and <strong>the</strong> current contender<br />

for <strong>the</strong> world’s tallest build<strong>in</strong>g Dubai<br />

Creek Tower, represent<strong>in</strong>g Dubai's<br />

past present, and future. She took<br />

<strong>the</strong> circular artwork one step fur<strong>the</strong>r<br />

with <strong>the</strong> exquisite frame that is<br />

dubbed <strong>the</strong> most expensive picture<br />

frame <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world currently. Studded<br />

with more than 10,000 <strong>in</strong>dividual<br />

diamonds, <strong>the</strong> frame <strong>in</strong>cludes po<strong>in</strong>ter<br />

diamonds, white diamonds, and<br />

sapphire, mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> frame itself<br />

1.5M pounds.<br />

The British designer debuted her<br />

first creation, <strong>the</strong> stunn<strong>in</strong>g Black<br />

Diamond dress, <strong>in</strong> Monte Carlo, <strong>in</strong><br />

2012. The exceptionally designed<br />

dress broke records, hailed as <strong>the</strong><br />

world’s most expensive dress at <strong>the</strong><br />

time. At a price po<strong>in</strong>t of £3.5M or<br />

Dhs 20M, <strong>the</strong> dress is adorned with<br />

50 two-carat black diamonds on <strong>the</strong><br />

peplum and <strong>the</strong> shoulder shrug, with<br />

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COVER ARTIST<br />

W<strong>in</strong>gham’s portfolio<br />

centerpiece black diamonds used to<br />

goes beyond dresses and decorate <strong>the</strong> upper front of <strong>the</strong> dress.<br />

expands to creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> W<strong>in</strong>gham broke her own record<br />

world’s most expensive later by design<strong>in</strong>g a red diamond<br />

shoes <strong>in</strong> 2017, unveiled at Abaya style dress that she was<br />

Raffles Dubai. Worth <strong>in</strong>spired to do so when she launched<br />

Dhs 55M, <strong>the</strong> diamonds her black diamond dress <strong>in</strong> Dubai<br />

used are quite rare. and saw Emirati women. The red<br />

diamond dress is currently said to be<br />

<strong>the</strong> world’s most expensive dress. In 2013,<br />

<strong>the</strong> $17M dress made its debut. It is a loose<br />

black gown, pay<strong>in</strong>g homage to Abaya that<br />

Arabic and North African women wear.<br />

W<strong>in</strong>gham’s portfolio goes beyond dresses and<br />

expands to creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world’s most expensive shoes<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2017, unveiled at Raffles Dubai. Worth Dhs 55M,<br />

<strong>the</strong> diamonds used are quite rare. W<strong>in</strong>gham aims<br />

to take valuable pieces of jewelry and <strong>in</strong>corporate<br />

<strong>the</strong>m <strong>in</strong>to someth<strong>in</strong>g that can be cherished regularly.<br />

Additionally, she has designed, what is dubbed<br />

to be <strong>the</strong> world’s most expensive Christmas tree,<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g cake, and so much more. She has proved<br />

to be a diverse artist who can make <strong>the</strong> ord<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

<strong>in</strong>to extraord<strong>in</strong>ary while push<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> boundaries of<br />

conventional art.<br />

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Arabic calligraphy added to<br />

UNESCO’s heritage list<br />

UNESCO has added<br />

Arabic calligraphy to<br />

its Intangible Cultural<br />

Heritage of Humanity list.<br />

The proposal was put<br />

forward by a coalition of 16 Arabic<br />

speak<strong>in</strong>g countries, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g Saudi<br />

Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, and Palest<strong>in</strong>e.<br />

The proposal was led by Saudi<br />

Arabia, which had declared <strong>the</strong><br />

years of 2020 and 2021 <strong>the</strong> “Year of<br />

Arabic Calligraphy,” which <strong>in</strong>cluded<br />

<strong>the</strong> push for Arabic calligraphy to<br />

be <strong>in</strong>cluded on <strong>the</strong> UNESCO list.<br />

In a statement published by <strong>the</strong><br />

government of Saudi Arabia, Pr<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

Badr b<strong>in</strong> Abdullah b<strong>in</strong> Farhan, <strong>the</strong><br />

country’s M<strong>in</strong>ister of Culture, said,<br />

“We welcome <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>scription of<br />

Arabic calligraphy, which is <strong>the</strong> result<br />

The proposal was led<br />

by Saudi Arabia, which<br />

had declared <strong>the</strong> years<br />

of 2020 and 2021<br />

<strong>the</strong> “Year of Arabic<br />

Calligraphy,” which<br />

<strong>in</strong>cluded <strong>the</strong> push for<br />

Arabic calligraphy to be<br />

<strong>in</strong>cluded on <strong>the</strong><br />

UNESCO list.<br />

of <strong>the</strong> K<strong>in</strong>gdom champion<strong>in</strong>g this<br />

treasured aspect of au<strong>the</strong>ntic Arabic<br />

culture.”<br />

The UNESCO statement describes<br />

Arabic calligraphy as “<strong>the</strong> artistic<br />

practice of handwrit<strong>in</strong>g Arabic<br />

script <strong>in</strong> a fluid manner to convey<br />

harmony, grace and beauty.”<br />

Orig<strong>in</strong>ally <strong>in</strong>vented to improve<br />

legibility of Arabic script, <strong>the</strong> writ<strong>in</strong>g<br />

form became more complicated<br />

as artists found that by shap<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

letters <strong>in</strong> different ways <strong>the</strong>y could<br />

create unique motifs. The form has<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>ued to evolve as artists have<br />

used different media to create <strong>the</strong><br />

calligraphy, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g honey, black<br />

soot, saffron, and even spray pa<strong>in</strong>t.<br />

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NEW YEAR <strong>2022</strong><br />

New Year <strong>2022</strong><br />

New Year celebration is<br />

a global phenomenon,<br />

where everyone unites<br />

with <strong>the</strong>ir friends and<br />

families and welcome<br />

<strong>the</strong> new year toge<strong>the</strong>r. New Year<br />

celebrations evoke lots of emotions<br />

<strong>in</strong> people; nostalgia for <strong>the</strong> past<br />

year and hopefulness for <strong>the</strong><br />

upcom<strong>in</strong>g one. It is <strong>the</strong> one time <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> year people can put down <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

responsibilities and ga<strong>the</strong>r around<br />

to enjoy all <strong>the</strong> festivities associated<br />

with <strong>the</strong> event.<br />

All around <strong>the</strong> world, <strong>the</strong><br />

anticipation for end-of-<strong>the</strong>-year<br />

festivities is high as people gear<br />

up to enjoy Christmas, followed<br />

by New Year celebrations. Once<br />

Christmas is over, <strong>the</strong> spirits are not<br />

dampened as New Year’s Eve is<br />

just around <strong>the</strong> corner. Celebrated<br />

on <strong>the</strong> 31st of December, New<br />

Year’s eve is when people go out<br />

to avail various retail discounts and<br />

offer go<strong>in</strong>g on as part of <strong>the</strong> Dubai<br />

Shopp<strong>in</strong>g Festival, d<strong>in</strong>e out with<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir friends and families, do lastm<strong>in</strong>ute<br />

preparations for <strong>the</strong> next<br />

day if <strong>the</strong>y are plann<strong>in</strong>g on tak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a trip, and so much more. Most<br />

important of all are <strong>the</strong> fireworks<br />

that mark <strong>the</strong> beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g of a new<br />

blessed year. Dubai is renowned<br />

for hav<strong>in</strong>g stunn<strong>in</strong>g firework shows,<br />

especially <strong>the</strong> one that takes place<br />

at Burj Khalifa; it is one of <strong>the</strong> sights<br />

you should watch live at least once<br />

<strong>in</strong> your life. O<strong>the</strong>r popular locations<br />

for New Year fireworks are Palm<br />

Jumeirah, The Beach at JBR, Burj<br />

Al Arab, etc. This year, Expo 2020<br />

had a firework display as well,<br />

enchant<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> visitors who availed<br />

<strong>the</strong> holidays to visit <strong>the</strong> famous<br />

Expo 2020.<br />

Celebrations aside, many people<br />

make resolutions for <strong>the</strong> new year;<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>the</strong>y want to do, places <strong>the</strong>y<br />

want to visit. New Year resolutions<br />

could be as grand as plann<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to take a vacation or it could be<br />

as simple as reorganis<strong>in</strong>g your<br />

bedroom. Spirits should not be<br />

dampened if you were not able to<br />

fulfill your resolution for this year.<br />

Just remember, you have <strong>the</strong> next<br />

year to achieve your dreams.<br />

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NEW YEAR <strong>2022</strong><br />

New Year<br />

Celebrations<br />

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

New Year's Eve sets <strong>the</strong> scene<br />

for epic celebrations <strong>in</strong> Dubai. From<br />

record-break<strong>in</strong>g fireworks displays<br />

by <strong>the</strong> world's tallest build<strong>in</strong>g, to<br />

glamorous galas on <strong>the</strong> beach and<br />

star-studded performances by<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational artists, this city<br />

has it all.<br />

1<br />

Fireworks<br />

R<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>2022</strong> with your loved<br />

ones by tak<strong>in</strong>g your pick of all <strong>the</strong><br />

festivities that Dubai has to offer.<br />

Make <strong>the</strong> most of <strong>the</strong> amaz<strong>in</strong>g<br />

w<strong>in</strong>ter wea<strong>the</strong>r at rooftop lounges,<br />

explore family-friendly ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

with activities for <strong>the</strong> little ones, or<br />

camp out <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> open desert – <strong>the</strong>re<br />

at midnight<br />

As <strong>the</strong> clock strikes midnight,<br />

all eyes will be on Downtown<br />

Dubai's spectacular<br />

pyrotechnics, light and laser<br />

extravaganza <strong>the</strong>med as <strong>the</strong> Eve<br />

of Wonders. Visitors who want to<br />

be right by <strong>the</strong> action need to preregister<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> U by Emaar app<br />

to receive <strong>in</strong>dividual QR codes that<br />

will allow access on New Year's Eve.<br />

Alternatively, head to The Dubai Mall<br />

to watch <strong>the</strong> The Dubai Founta<strong>in</strong>'s<br />

spectacular light and water show<br />

as it builds up to a grand f<strong>in</strong>ale<br />

is someth<strong>in</strong>g for everyone to enjoy,<br />

complete with front-row views to<br />

Dubai's famous fireworks displays<br />

when <strong>the</strong> clock strikes 12.<br />

Whe<strong>the</strong>r it's a gourmet d<strong>in</strong>ner<br />

for two or a party with non-stop<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment, Dubai has got<br />

you covered.<br />

at midnight, complete with a new<br />

laser feature that will debut <strong>in</strong> sync<br />

with Burj Khalifa's programme.<br />

Fireworks will also be <strong>the</strong>re at Al<br />

Seef, La Mer, The Beach opposite<br />

JBR, Bluewaters, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al<br />

Arab, Dubai Festival City Mall.<br />

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DJ 2David<br />

Guetta to<br />

perform at<br />

Louvre<br />

Abu Dhabi<br />

on New<br />

Year’s Eve<br />

DJ and producer David Guetta<br />

will be head<strong>in</strong>g to UAE<br />

to deliver state-of-<strong>the</strong>-art<br />

performance at <strong>the</strong> Louvre Abu<br />

Dhabi on New Year’s Eve. He’s<br />

expected to provide audiences with<br />

a spectacular show on December 31<br />

to bid goodbye to 2021 and welcome<br />

<strong>2022</strong> after <strong>the</strong> great success of <strong>the</strong><br />

third edition of his show United at<br />

Home at <strong>the</strong> Musee du Louvre <strong>in</strong><br />

Paris on New Year’s last year. His<br />

show <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE will be played onl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

on <strong>January</strong> 1, <strong>2022</strong>, at midnight.<br />

3<br />

New<br />

Year’s Eve<br />

at The<br />

London<br />

Project<br />

W<br />

elcome <strong>2022</strong> on Bluewaters<br />

Island<br />

If you are look<strong>in</strong>g for a<br />

decadent start to your new year<br />

<strong>the</strong>n The London Project has just <strong>the</strong><br />

event for you. Perched at <strong>the</strong> foot of<br />

<strong>the</strong> magnificent A<strong>in</strong> Dubai, this eatery<br />

offers strik<strong>in</strong>g views of <strong>the</strong> city’s<br />

sparkl<strong>in</strong>g skyl<strong>in</strong>e and impressive<br />

fireworks while DJ Lunga provides<br />

<strong>the</strong> party hits, jo<strong>in</strong>ed by a jazz s<strong>in</strong>ger<br />

and saxophonist.<br />

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NEW YEAR <strong>2022</strong><br />

4<br />

New Year’s<br />

Eve at<br />

Atlantis<br />

The Palm:<br />

Rouge<br />

Edition<br />

Bid farewell to 2021 with<br />

fireworks and festivities<br />

at this iconic resort for an<br />

opulent start to <strong>2022</strong>, opt for<br />

<strong>the</strong> New Year’s Eve Gala D<strong>in</strong>ner<br />

with a Rogue Edition <strong>the</strong>me at<br />

Atlantis The Palm which comes<br />

complete with a performance by<br />

a 30-piece band, lavish buffet<br />

spread, fresh delicacies from livecook<strong>in</strong>g<br />

stations – and that's just<br />

for starters. As <strong>the</strong> clock strikes<br />

midnight, watch <strong>the</strong> sky light up<br />

with a breathtak<strong>in</strong>g display of one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> most highly anticipated and<br />

impressive fireworks shows <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world. Fancy a table right <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

middle of <strong>the</strong> action? Upgrade to<br />

<strong>the</strong> Golden Circle and you can<br />

secure a prime d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g spot along<br />

with a decadent box of caviar and<br />

unlimited white truffles spr<strong>in</strong>kled<br />

liberally on your meal.<br />

5New Year’s<br />

Eve at<br />

Barasti<br />

Beach<br />

Dubai’s iconic waterside<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment and d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

hotspot Barasti Beach is all<br />

set for an excit<strong>in</strong>g celebration to<br />

r<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> new year. International<br />

DJ Roger Sanchez will be<br />

headl<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> night, so you can<br />

expect an electrify<strong>in</strong>g start to<br />

<strong>2022</strong>. Sanchez will take over <strong>the</strong><br />

decks and keep you on your<br />

toes with his house hits like Hella<br />

Good and Ano<strong>the</strong>r Chance all night.<br />

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6New<br />

Year’s Eve<br />

at Dubai<br />

Opera<br />

Make your way to Dubai<br />

Opera for a Roar<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Twenties <strong>the</strong>med<br />

extravaganza featur<strong>in</strong>g music,<br />

feast<strong>in</strong>g, festivities and fireworks.<br />

Watch <strong>in</strong>ternationally acclaimed<br />

dance duo Jasm<strong>in</strong>e and Aaron<br />

of Brita<strong>in</strong>'s Got Talent fame light<br />

up <strong>the</strong> stage with a spectacular<br />

rout<strong>in</strong>e. Popular DJ Chris Wright<br />

will take over <strong>the</strong> decks and sp<strong>in</strong><br />

upbeat party tunes all night until<br />

2am. While <strong>the</strong>re, you can enjoy<br />

a lavish three-course set menu<br />

for d<strong>in</strong>ner featur<strong>in</strong>g a delectable<br />

Australian fillet steak and flavourful<br />

wild mushroom risotto with<br />

pecor<strong>in</strong>o cheese.<br />

7New Year’s<br />

Eve at Zero<br />

Gravity<br />

Dubai<br />

Bid goodbye to 2021 at <strong>the</strong><br />

city’s favourite beachfront<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment dest<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

Zero Gravity Dubai. World-class<br />

musicians like DJ MK and <strong>the</strong><br />

Disciples will be on hand to provide<br />

<strong>the</strong> upbeat tempo as you <strong>in</strong>dulge<br />

<strong>in</strong> a lavish buffet laid out under<br />

<strong>the</strong> fireworks-filled sky. Groove<br />

to American record producer<br />

Marc K<strong>in</strong>chen a.k.a MK’s remixes<br />

like Look Right Through by Storm<br />

Queen which topped <strong>the</strong> UK<br />

s<strong>in</strong>gles chart along with Time<br />

Mach<strong>in</strong>e by Alicia Keys, Camila<br />

Cabello’s F<strong>in</strong>d You Aga<strong>in</strong> and Katy<br />

Perry’s Daisies. Proof of vacc<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

or a negative PCR test result taken<br />

with<strong>in</strong> 48 hours from <strong>the</strong> event must<br />

be presented at <strong>the</strong> door.<br />

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8<br />

Fireworks<br />

extravaganza<br />

awaits mar<strong>in</strong>e<br />

riders<br />

You can catch <strong>the</strong> fireworks<br />

and more from <strong>the</strong> sea as<br />

Dubai r<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>2022</strong>. Dubai’s<br />

Roads and Transport Authority<br />

(RTA) has announced special offers<br />

and "premium services" to watch<br />

<strong>the</strong> grand spectacle from mar<strong>in</strong>e<br />

transit modes like <strong>the</strong> Dubai Ferry,<br />

waterbus and <strong>the</strong> abra.<br />

Tim<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

The Dubai Ferry will start cruis<strong>in</strong>g<br />

from 10pm on New Year's Eve,<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>u<strong>in</strong>g up to 1.30am. The<br />

waterbus and abra journeys will start<br />

at 10.30pm and end at 1.30am.<br />

Fares<br />

Abra: It will commence from <strong>the</strong><br />

Mar<strong>in</strong>a Mall station (Dubai Mar<strong>in</strong>a)<br />

at a fare of Dh125 for adults, with<br />

children under <strong>the</strong> age of two go<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for free.<br />

Dubai Ferry: Journeys will start<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Mar<strong>in</strong>a Mall (Dubai Mar<strong>in</strong>a),<br />

Al Ghubaiba and Al Seef stations<br />

(Dubai Creek). The fare is Dh300 for<br />

<strong>the</strong> silver class and Dh450 for <strong>the</strong><br />

gold one. Children aged between<br />

two and 10 will get a 50 per cent<br />

discount on ticket fares, while those<br />

aged less than two go aboard for<br />

free.<br />

Abra: Journeys will start from Al<br />

Jadaf, Dubai Festival City and Al<br />

Ghubaiba Mar<strong>in</strong>e stations at a fare<br />

of Dh125 for adults. The ride is free<br />

for children aged under two.<br />

9<br />

Fireworks<br />

at Ras Al<br />

Khaimah<br />

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah<br />

is gear<strong>in</strong>g up for two new<br />

Gu<strong>in</strong>ness World Recordbreak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

fireworks displays, which<br />

will feature drones, lights, and<br />

dazzl<strong>in</strong>g colours <strong>in</strong> celebration<br />

of <strong>the</strong> New Year. The first will be<br />

<strong>the</strong> 'largest number of drones<br />

used simultaneously <strong>in</strong> fireworks<br />

displays'. The second is <strong>the</strong> 'highest<br />

fireworks display featur<strong>in</strong>g drones'<br />

with a 12-m<strong>in</strong>ute spectacle that will<br />

open to <strong>the</strong> public from 4.00pm to<br />

cl<strong>in</strong>ch two Gu<strong>in</strong>ness World Records.<br />

The 4.7-kilometre area along <strong>the</strong><br />

waterfront between Al Marjan Island<br />

and Al Hamra Village is set to<br />

witness breathtak<strong>in</strong>g fireworks.<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Portraiture<br />

By Raoof Haghighi<br />

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"Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is like breath<strong>in</strong>g for me," says<br />

Raoof Haghighi<br />

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

Born <strong>in</strong> 1976 <strong>in</strong> Shiraz, a<br />

town to <strong>the</strong> southwest<br />

of Iran, Raoof Haghighi<br />

grew up <strong>in</strong> a family of<br />

artists. He is a self-taught<br />

versatile artist who has participated<br />

<strong>in</strong> over 70 groups and 40 solo<br />

shows <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United States, France,<br />

Iran, Spa<strong>in</strong>, <strong>the</strong> Czech Republic,<br />

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

His pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are mostly oil on<br />

canvas and built upon his strong<br />

cultural traditions as well as his<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> chang<strong>in</strong>g world<br />

of today. His work often comb<strong>in</strong>es<br />

contemporary ideas with traditional<br />

techniques. In his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, he has<br />

quite often questioned <strong>the</strong> attitudes,<br />

fears, conflicts, <strong>in</strong>compatibilities,<br />

and unwritten rules which have<br />

formed our environment and our<br />

behavior with<strong>in</strong> it.<br />

Before mov<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> UK, though<br />

Hagighi was already a celebrated<br />

creator <strong>in</strong> Iran, he had to form<br />

an excellent deal of changes to<br />

cope and grow familiar with <strong>the</strong><br />

new culture and language. With<br />

<strong>the</strong> conflicts that <strong>the</strong>se challenges<br />

led to <strong>in</strong> his m<strong>in</strong>d, he found that<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g was <strong>the</strong> most effective way<br />

to speak to o<strong>the</strong>rs efficiently.<br />

Raoof’s pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are <strong>in</strong> varied<br />

personal collections worldwide<br />

notably <strong>in</strong> Spa<strong>in</strong>, Ch<strong>in</strong>a, Denmark,<br />

Thailand, France, <strong>the</strong> United<br />

K<strong>in</strong>gdom, and <strong>the</strong> USA. In 2017,<br />

he was crowned <strong>the</strong> w<strong>in</strong>ner of <strong>the</strong><br />

Gold Memorial Bowl award for best<br />

m<strong>in</strong>iature work appo<strong>in</strong>tive by <strong>the</strong><br />

Royal Society of M<strong>in</strong>iature Pa<strong>in</strong>ters,<br />

w<strong>in</strong>ner of The Mundy Sovereign<br />

Portrait Award 2019 (Royal Society<br />

of M<strong>in</strong>iature Pa<strong>in</strong>ters), and also <strong>the</strong><br />

w<strong>in</strong>ner of two awards for best pure<br />

colored pencil and nice art award<br />

for <strong>the</strong> best different subject at<br />

Annual UK colored Pencil Society<br />

Open International Exhibition.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

His pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are mostly oil<br />

on canvas and built upon<br />

his strong cultural traditions<br />

as well as his <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

chang<strong>in</strong>g world of today.<br />

His work often comb<strong>in</strong>es<br />

contemporary ideas with<br />

traditional techniques.<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

“I believe that<br />

creativity unites<br />

people and makes<br />

<strong>the</strong> world a better<br />

place,” says Anastasia<br />

Kustova<br />

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Water Colours<br />

By Anastasia Kustova<br />

Anastasia Kustova is a<br />

watercolor artist based<br />

<strong>in</strong> Russia. Art is her<br />

love, life, and passion.<br />

Through her work, she<br />

wishes to portray <strong>the</strong> beautiful world<br />

around her and share with <strong>the</strong> world<br />

what she loves and feels.<br />

From 2006, Anastasia worked <strong>in</strong><br />

graphics us<strong>in</strong>g different materials.<br />

It was from 2014 that she moved to<br />

watercolor pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. The <strong>the</strong>mes she<br />

focuses ma<strong>in</strong>ly on <strong>in</strong> her artworks<br />

are sea and city landscapes as well<br />

as sketch<strong>in</strong>g people. She believes<br />

that creativity unites <strong>the</strong> people and<br />

makes <strong>the</strong> world a better place to<br />

live <strong>in</strong>.<br />

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The <strong>the</strong>mes she<br />

focuses ma<strong>in</strong>ly on<br />

<strong>in</strong> her artworks<br />

are sea and city<br />

landscapes as<br />

well as sketch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

people.<br />

Anastasia is a member of <strong>the</strong><br />

Union of Russian watercolorists and<br />

an IWS member. She has immense<br />

experience <strong>in</strong> outdoor pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. S<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

2017, she has been conduct<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

lot of master classes all over <strong>the</strong><br />

world and has several en ple<strong>in</strong> airs<br />

workshops <strong>in</strong> Russia and abroad.<br />

Works of Anastasia are <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> private<br />

collections <strong>in</strong> Slovenia, US, Ukra<strong>in</strong>e,<br />

and Russia. To view her watercolor<br />

art onl<strong>in</strong>e, visit her Instagram page @<br />

kustova_anastasia.<br />

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EDITORIAL<br />

Television<br />

as a mass medium<br />

Television is one of<br />

<strong>the</strong> most powerful<br />

and persuasive mass<br />

communication mediums.<br />

Amongst all <strong>the</strong> mass<br />

media options, even today,<br />

television stands on top, fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a large number of viewers. The<br />

large audience is <strong>the</strong> result of<br />

admiration that people of all<br />

ages and groups possess for this<br />

communication medium.<br />

Beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> idea of mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

television accessible to <strong>the</strong> general<br />

population stood a strong belief<br />

that this medium would widen<br />

<strong>the</strong> popular outlook and scientific<br />

th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g that would help <strong>the</strong><br />

common people get a much better<br />

overview of <strong>the</strong> happen<strong>in</strong>gs around<br />

<strong>the</strong>m. Right from <strong>the</strong> beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

it has been utilized greatly for<br />

<strong>in</strong>formational and educational<br />

purposes. Ever s<strong>in</strong>ce its availability<br />

to <strong>the</strong> general mass, people<br />

felt strongly attracted towards<br />

television as it offers content<br />

accord<strong>in</strong>g to everyone’s taste and<br />

likes.<br />

With <strong>the</strong> advancement <strong>in</strong><br />

technology and <strong>the</strong> reach<br />

of television, this tool of<br />

communication became accessible<br />

to a much larger population,<br />

whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> cities, villages, or<br />

tribal pockets. Television has been<br />

able to <strong>in</strong>fluence people liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

remote areas and is usher<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> an<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation explosion.<br />

The growth <strong>in</strong> television both<br />

<strong>in</strong> technology as well as reach <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> last three decades has been<br />

phenomenal. It was conceived as a<br />

mass medium and a mass educator<br />

because of its large viewership<br />

scattered <strong>in</strong> culturally diverse and<br />

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emote areas.<br />

Television is used as <strong>the</strong> prime<br />

tool to broadcast important<br />

messages to people. The prime<br />

reason beh<strong>in</strong>d us<strong>in</strong>g this tool is <strong>the</strong><br />

contact it ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong>s with its viewers.<br />

Be<strong>in</strong>g an audio-visual medium, it<br />

presents <strong>in</strong>formation <strong>in</strong> an excit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and simplified way, to which people<br />

can easily relate.<br />

Br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> eye and <strong>the</strong> ear to<br />

work toge<strong>the</strong>r television provides<br />

mov<strong>in</strong>g images with voices<br />

<strong>in</strong>corporated <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>m. This audiovisual<br />

makes a huge effect on one’s<br />

m<strong>in</strong>d and is made to easily absorb<br />

what is shown. This versatile tool<br />

makes <strong>the</strong> experience of grasp<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>formation much more concrete<br />

and real, mak<strong>in</strong>g a life-like impact<br />

on <strong>the</strong> viewers.<br />

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PICTURE STORY<br />

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Fotografiska aims to become <strong>the</strong><br />

largest private museum <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world by 2023<br />

Fotografiska, <strong>the</strong> for-profit<br />

Swedish museum, is<br />

add<strong>in</strong>g three new locations<br />

to its exist<strong>in</strong>g roster of sites<br />

<strong>in</strong> Stockholm, Tall<strong>in</strong>n, and<br />

New York. The private museum<br />

will expand to Miami, Berl<strong>in</strong>, and<br />

Shanghai throughout <strong>2022</strong> and<br />

2023. Once unveiled, <strong>the</strong>se six<br />

spaces will make Fotografiska <strong>the</strong><br />

largest private museum <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

Its Miami location will be next-door<br />

to <strong>the</strong> Rubell Museum.<br />

The non-collect<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>stitution<br />

aims to cash <strong>in</strong> on <strong>the</strong> experience<br />

economy with immersive exhibitions,<br />

curated shops, and high-end<br />

restaurants and cafes. It opened its<br />

first venture <strong>in</strong> 2010 <strong>in</strong> Stockholm,<br />

before expand<strong>in</strong>g to New York and<br />

“We couldn’t<br />

be more excited<br />

to welcome<br />

Fotografiska<br />

Miami to <strong>the</strong><br />

neighborhood,”<br />

Tall<strong>in</strong>n <strong>in</strong> 2019.<br />

The 42,000 square-foot Miami<br />

branch of Fotografiska, which is<br />

set to open <strong>in</strong> 2023, will be located<br />

<strong>in</strong> Allapattah <strong>in</strong> a Rockwell Grouprenovated<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustrial build<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Conveniently, <strong>the</strong> site is opposite<br />

Superblue, which specialises <strong>in</strong><br />

experiential art, and next-door to <strong>the</strong><br />

Rubell Museum.<br />

“Fotografiska’s expansion is a<br />

tremendous w<strong>in</strong> for Miami,” said<br />

Mera Rubell of <strong>the</strong> Rubell Collection<br />

and Museum <strong>in</strong> a statement. She<br />

called <strong>the</strong> museum “a perfect fit<br />

for <strong>the</strong> vibrant, multicultural nature”<br />

of <strong>the</strong> city. “We couldn’t be more<br />

excited to welcome Fotografiska<br />

Miami to <strong>the</strong> neighborhood,”<br />

she said. This announcement<br />

follows <strong>the</strong> company’s merger with<br />

<strong>the</strong> co-work<strong>in</strong>g members’ club<br />

NeueHouse and <strong>the</strong> subsequent<br />

formation of <strong>the</strong>ir parent company<br />

CultureWorks that took place earlier<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2021.<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Double Exposure 3D<br />

By Insane 51<br />

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I prefer it when people come up with <strong>the</strong>ir own message, <strong>the</strong>ir own idea<br />

and <strong>in</strong>terpretation, when <strong>the</strong>y look at my artworks, says Insane 51<br />

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Insane51 is an artist known for<br />

his <strong>in</strong>tricate and ever-<strong>in</strong>novative<br />

spray pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g that pushes <strong>the</strong><br />

ideas of graffiti. He is a Greek<br />

muralist liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> A<strong>the</strong>ns who is<br />

regarded as one of <strong>the</strong> pioneers of<br />

3D art.<br />

Insane51 did his formal school<strong>in</strong>g<br />

at <strong>the</strong> A<strong>the</strong>ns School of F<strong>in</strong>e Arts.<br />

He began as a graffiti artist <strong>in</strong> 2007,<br />

and has never stopped s<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong>n.<br />

His earlier works focused<br />

on us<strong>in</strong>g colour and form<br />

to experiment with different<br />

techniques; however, his current<br />

specialization revolves around<br />

<strong>the</strong> notions of photorealism and<br />

image overlay<strong>in</strong>g. He was not an<br />

His method is to add<br />

two images <strong>in</strong> both red<br />

and cyan and overlap <strong>the</strong><br />

two to produce a threedimensional<br />

illusionary<br />

effect. It will, <strong>in</strong>deed, be one<br />

of two figures depend<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on <strong>the</strong> hue of <strong>the</strong> light.<br />

ord<strong>in</strong>ary artist who played with an<br />

aerosol and scribbled walls. He is<br />

known for his street art <strong>in</strong> 3D, called<br />

"Double Exposure 3D".<br />

His method is to add two images<br />

<strong>in</strong> both red and cyan and overlap<br />

<strong>the</strong> two to produce a threedimensional<br />

illusionary effect. It<br />

will, <strong>in</strong>deed, be one of two figures<br />

depend<strong>in</strong>g on <strong>the</strong> hue of <strong>the</strong> light.<br />

A follower of photorealism and<br />

a f<strong>in</strong>e technician, Insane 51 adds<br />

complexity to his latest pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

It's about creat<strong>in</strong>g different optical<br />

illusions. He takes a new step<br />

by <strong>in</strong>sert<strong>in</strong>g sublim<strong>in</strong>al images<br />

revealed exclusively by wear<strong>in</strong>g 3D<br />

glasses. Cleverly comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g red<br />

and cyan, <strong>the</strong> artist superimposes<br />

several layers of pa<strong>in</strong>t to hide a<br />

sublim<strong>in</strong>al image.<br />

Interpersonal relationships are<br />

often someth<strong>in</strong>g he chooses to<br />

promote through his art. He loves<br />

depict<strong>in</strong>g important moments<br />

between <strong>the</strong> people. A moment can<br />

disappear <strong>in</strong> seconds, that’s why<br />

he loves to br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m back to life.<br />

He has taken part <strong>in</strong> a number of<br />

festivals <strong>in</strong> Europe and throughout<br />

<strong>the</strong> world, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g POW WOW<br />

WORCESTER, UPFEST, ROSKILDE,<br />

SPLASH, WALL TO WALL, STREET<br />

PRINTS<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

Ayah<br />

Dhafer<br />

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Ayah Dhafer is an Emirati<br />

artist based <strong>in</strong> Abu<br />

Dhabi. She is renowned<br />

for creat<strong>in</strong>g visual art<br />

and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. Her alma<br />

mater complements her career;<br />

Dhafer studied Visual Arts at <strong>the</strong><br />

College of Arts and Design, Zayed<br />

University. Upon complet<strong>in</strong>g her<br />

studies, Dhafer <strong>in</strong>troduced <strong>the</strong> Lest<br />

We Forget (LWF) <strong>in</strong>itiative toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

with her professor and colleagues.<br />

LWF is supported by and a part<br />

of The Salama b<strong>in</strong>t Hamdan Al<br />

Nahyan foundation, Abu Dhabi.<br />

Dhafer’s work is<br />

nostalgic of <strong>the</strong> Emirati<br />

culture and <strong>the</strong> olden<br />

days. The artworks are<br />

carefully created us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

specific colors and materials<br />

that do justice to <strong>the</strong> stories and<br />

emotions that she wants to convey<br />

through her pieces. Recently, she<br />

has started us<strong>in</strong>g certa<strong>in</strong> colors <strong>in</strong><br />

her artworks that portray particular<br />

human characteristics, giv<strong>in</strong>g her<br />

work an air of realism. Dhafer uses<br />

wood as her primary medium.<br />

She prefers pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g on wooden<br />

surfaces because, to her, wood is<br />

a material that is physically hard<br />

yet soft; a characteristic she f<strong>in</strong>ds<br />

common among <strong>the</strong> people of<br />

<strong>the</strong> stories she pa<strong>in</strong>ts. Moreover,<br />

to Dhafer, wood signifies her as<br />

a person and her<br />

The LWF<br />

<strong>in</strong>itiative was formed<br />

with <strong>the</strong> purpose of<br />

archiv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Emirati culture<br />

and heritage. Work<strong>in</strong>g with LWF<br />

gave Dhafer access to <strong>the</strong> deep,<br />

rich history of her homeland<br />

and serves as an<br />

country.<br />

The LWF<br />

<strong>in</strong>itiative was<br />

formed with<br />

<strong>the</strong> purpose<br />

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

<strong>the</strong> Emirati<br />

culture and<br />

heritage.<br />

Work<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

LWF gave Dhafer<br />

access to <strong>the</strong><br />

deep, rich history<br />

of her homeland and serves as an<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration beh<strong>in</strong>d her artworks.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to her, she translates<br />

nostalgic stories of <strong>the</strong> past of <strong>the</strong><br />

Emirati people <strong>in</strong>to visual art.<br />

<strong>in</strong>spiration beh<strong>in</strong>d<br />

her artworks.<br />

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

Jack Lee<br />

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Jack Lee is a renowned<br />

name <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art scene of<br />

<strong>the</strong> UAE. Orig<strong>in</strong>ally from<br />

Ch<strong>in</strong>a, Lee graduated<br />

from <strong>the</strong> prestigious Luxun<br />

Academy of F<strong>in</strong>e Art (LAFA) which<br />

is considered one of <strong>the</strong> top art<br />

academies <strong>in</strong> Ch<strong>in</strong>a.<br />

What <strong>in</strong>spired Lee to pick up a<br />

brush for <strong>the</strong> first time were flowers<br />

he saw back <strong>in</strong> his hometown when<br />

he was 12. S<strong>in</strong>ce he moved to <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE, his artworks feature Emiratis<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Emirati culture. He has<br />

admitted to be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>spired and<br />

mesmerized by <strong>the</strong> Emirati national<br />

attire. What sets his creation apart<br />

is <strong>the</strong> touch of modernity <strong>in</strong> his<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. He pays homage to<br />

<strong>the</strong> dignity of <strong>the</strong> Emirati culture,<br />

What sets<br />

his creation apart is<br />

<strong>the</strong> touch of modernity<br />

<strong>in</strong> his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. He pays<br />

homage to <strong>the</strong> dignity of <strong>the</strong><br />

Emirati culture, portray<strong>in</strong>g<br />

it through <strong>the</strong> lens of<br />

modernity.<br />

portray<strong>in</strong>g it through <strong>the</strong> lens of<br />

modernity.<br />

Lee has taught F<strong>in</strong>e Art at <strong>the</strong><br />

art workshop of <strong>the</strong> Abu Dhabi<br />

Cultural Foundation, been a private<br />

art <strong>in</strong>structor for many Royal<br />

families of <strong>the</strong> UAE as well as<br />

conducted workshops and lectures<br />

at schools and universities. He<br />

was also appo<strong>in</strong>ted as Market<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Ambassador of Abu Dhabi Tourism<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Department of Culture and<br />

Tourism<br />

He has achieved a lot <strong>in</strong> his<br />

career as an artist spann<strong>in</strong>g more<br />

than a decade. Lee has been<br />

awarded for his talent at numerous<br />

national and <strong>in</strong>ternational art<br />

competitions. Additionally, <strong>in</strong> 2020,<br />

he was <strong>in</strong> charge of design<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

large-scale fresco for Abu Dhabi<br />

municipality. His talent as an artist<br />

is exceptional but Lee is a great<br />

<strong>in</strong>structor as well, with his students<br />

be<strong>in</strong>g admitted to well-known art<br />

<strong>in</strong>stitutes.<br />

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

Cultural Drumm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

by Kodzo Miheso<br />

Kodzo Miheso is an<br />

exceptionally talented<br />

percussionist, facilitator,<br />

dancer, choreographer,<br />

drummer, and enterta<strong>in</strong>er<br />

hail<strong>in</strong>g from Ghana, West Africa.<br />

Before mov<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> UAE, Miheso<br />

worked as a dance and drumm<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>structor <strong>in</strong> his hometown. He has<br />

been <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> enterta<strong>in</strong>ment/music<br />

<strong>in</strong>dustry for over 20 years. In Dubai,<br />

he works with <strong>the</strong> Happy Drum and<br />

Dance Africa group. The group<br />

aims to give <strong>the</strong> world a glimpse of<br />

<strong>the</strong> rich African culture.<br />

Miheso as well as o<strong>the</strong>r members<br />

of <strong>the</strong> group are quite experienced<br />

with a career spann<strong>in</strong>g 15 years<br />

and more. Their mastery over<br />

drums is a skill unlike any o<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y can be booked to perform at<br />

any venue as <strong>the</strong>y want <strong>the</strong>ir guests<br />

and clients to have a great time and<br />

enrich <strong>the</strong>m with <strong>the</strong> experience of<br />

cultural drumm<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Some of Kodzo Miheso’s<br />

achievements <strong>in</strong>clude Best<br />

Choreographer (2005) - University<br />

of Ghana and simultaneously<br />

w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g Drummer of <strong>the</strong> Year and<br />

Dancer of <strong>the</strong> Year (2008) -<br />

African Cup.<br />

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Their mastery<br />

over drums is a skill<br />

unlike any o<strong>the</strong>r and <strong>the</strong>y<br />

can be booked to perform at<br />

any venue as <strong>the</strong>y want <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

guests and clients to have a<br />

great time and enrich <strong>the</strong>m<br />

with <strong>the</strong> experience of<br />

cultural drumm<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

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EVENT<br />

Artoze Art Competition 2021<br />

presented by Ajman Free Zone<br />

and Ajman Media City Free Zone<br />

celebrat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> 50 glorious years<br />

of <strong>the</strong> UAE<br />

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EVENT<br />

As part of <strong>the</strong> UAE’s 50th<br />

National Day celebration,<br />

Ajman Free Zone<br />

hosted <strong>the</strong> Artoze art<br />

competition 2021, <strong>in</strong><br />

cooperation with Ajman Media City<br />

Free Zone and <strong>Magzoid</strong> <strong>Magaz<strong>in</strong>e</strong>.<br />

The competition provided artists<br />

and creators a platform to showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir dist<strong>in</strong>guished artworks<br />

featur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> country’s 50 glorious<br />

years towards progress and<br />

development.<br />

More than 170 artists from 25<br />

countries submitted <strong>the</strong>ir visual<br />

arts, pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, sculptures and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r masterpieces. The artworks<br />

were exhibited for <strong>the</strong> public from<br />

2 December, 2021 to 6 December,<br />

2021 at Marsa, Ajman followed by<br />

an award ceremony on 7 December,<br />

2021.<br />

The artworks were admired by<br />

all and received high praises from<br />

<strong>the</strong> spectators. The panel of judges<br />

comprised Emirati artist Adel Ali<br />

Alblooshi, Development Services<br />

Executive at Ajman Free Zone; Khalil<br />

Abdulwahid, Director of F<strong>in</strong>e Arts<br />

Department at Dubai Culture and<br />

Arts Authority; and Atul Panase,<br />

Artist and Curator and holder of <strong>the</strong><br />

UAE golden visa.<br />

Egyptian artist Alia Medhat was<br />

declared <strong>the</strong> w<strong>in</strong>ner by <strong>the</strong> threemember<br />

jury for her artwork that<br />

narrates <strong>the</strong> UAE’s growth and<br />

progress over <strong>the</strong> past 50 years.<br />

She will receive full support to<br />

enable her to establish an art<br />

company at Ajman Free Zone. The<br />

Special Mention for Best Technique<br />

was won by three artists Dr. Ajit<br />

Gadekar, Nathalie Santa and Labiba<br />

Ferhat, for Best Storyl<strong>in</strong>e was won<br />

by Kar<strong>in</strong>a Sarkisova, Best Ideation<br />

was won by Shilpika Ponnappa,<br />

Expressive Brushwork was won<br />

by Clarisse Bautista, Best use of<br />

Iconology and Symbolism was won<br />

by Sanniya Adnan, Inspir<strong>in</strong>g Artist<br />

was won by Laitu AP and Critics<br />

Choice was won by Iti Sethi.<br />

The competition was supported by<br />

Ajman Tourism, Talabat, Radisson<br />

Blu, Barakat, American Aes<strong>the</strong>tic,<br />

Crown Private School, Ahmed Al<br />

Maghribi, Swiss Image Arabia and<br />

Epitome.<br />

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

General of Ajman Free Zone,<br />

commented: “Artoze 2021 enabled<br />

artists, creators and o<strong>the</strong>r talents<br />

to display <strong>the</strong>ir artworks <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

by <strong>the</strong> UAE’s unprecedented<br />

achievements over <strong>the</strong> past 50<br />

years under <strong>the</strong> guidance of our<br />

wise leadership. We were honored<br />

to celebrate <strong>the</strong> 50th National<br />

Day <strong>in</strong> a uniquely creative way.<br />

Through this art competition, we<br />

at Ajman Free Zone demonstrated<br />

anew our commitment to raise <strong>the</strong><br />

competitiveness of <strong>the</strong> arts and<br />

culture sector, which is an <strong>in</strong>tegral<br />

part of our cultural heritage and vital<br />

to our boom<strong>in</strong>g economy.”<br />

- events@magzoid.com<br />

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PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY JOSEF IVAN JIMENEA ON UNSPLASH<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

READ MORE AT WWW.MAGZOID.COM<br />

Abu Dhabi to welcome two<br />

new museums<br />

Mohamed Khalifa Al<br />

Mubarak, Chairman<br />

of Abu Dhabi’s<br />

Department of Culture<br />

and Tourism (DCT),<br />

announced that <strong>the</strong> emirate plans<br />

to create two new museums <strong>in</strong><br />

addition to <strong>the</strong> Frank Gehry–<br />

designed Guggenheim Abu<br />

Dhabi and <strong>the</strong> Norman Fosterdesigned<br />

Zayed National Museum,<br />

both of which are slated for<br />

completion by 2025.<br />

Though he offered few details, Al<br />

Mubarak confirmed that <strong>the</strong> new<br />

<strong>in</strong>stitutions were already under<br />

construction and that <strong>the</strong>y differ<br />

from two earlier planned projects,<br />

respectively designed by Tadao<br />

Ando and <strong>the</strong> late Zaha Hadid,<br />

The emirate made “a<br />

very clear and conscious<br />

decision to <strong>in</strong>vest <strong>in</strong><br />

culture, and <strong>in</strong>vest<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> culture does not just<br />

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

that were orig<strong>in</strong>ally planned for <strong>the</strong><br />

Saadiyat cultural district before<br />

be<strong>in</strong>g scuttled.<br />

Al Mubarak said, <strong>the</strong> emirate<br />

made “a very clear and conscious<br />

decision to <strong>in</strong>vest <strong>in</strong> culture, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>vest<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> culture does not just<br />

mean build<strong>in</strong>gs. We’re <strong>in</strong>vest<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>frastructure, both soft and<br />

hard—whe<strong>the</strong>r it’s <strong>in</strong>stitutions, music<br />

programs, or school curricula.”<br />

The new museums will jo<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> already completed Jean<br />

Nouvel–designed Louvre Abu<br />

Dhabi on Saadiyat Island. To<br />

date, construction of all three<br />

known museums—<strong>the</strong> Louvre,<br />

<strong>the</strong> Guggenheim, and <strong>the</strong> Zayed—<br />

has been fraught. However, <strong>the</strong><br />

region is poised to enjoy a global<br />

shift away from Western-centric<br />

collect<strong>in</strong>g; additionally, Abu Dhabi<br />

has worked to address its reputation<br />

as an expensive and socially<br />

conservative emirate that does not<br />

freely offer visas to artists.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

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LOOKING BACK AT 2021<br />

Look<strong>in</strong>g<br />

BACK at<br />

2021<br />

W<br />

orld's Largest Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, The<br />

Journey of Humanity, by Sacha<br />

Jafri sells for $62 Million<br />

Visit Ras Al Khaimah, see and<br />

experience first-hand <strong>the</strong> world-class,<br />

relaxed lifestyle <strong>the</strong> emirate offers, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>vestment opportunities that will help<br />

create long-term value."<br />

Abdulla Al Abdouli<br />

Chief Executive Officer of Marjan<br />

"As we deal with <strong>the</strong> impacts of climate<br />

change, it is our responsibility to adopt<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>able practices to ensure a clean<br />

environment and adequate resources<br />

for our future generations. I believe that<br />

every little action contributes to this<br />

bigger cause. That is why we reiterate<br />

<strong>the</strong> call to practice <strong>the</strong> 3R’s- Reduce,<br />

Reuse, Recycle."<br />

Alexander van ‘t Riet<br />

Chief Executive Officer of Mai Dubai<br />

"At Ajman Free Zone we believe <strong>in</strong><br />

convert<strong>in</strong>g every situation <strong>in</strong>to an<br />

opportunity and offer <strong>the</strong>se opportunities<br />

to our bus<strong>in</strong>ess partners to help <strong>the</strong>m<br />

flourish. The 3 pillars of AFZ are <strong>in</strong>dustry,<br />

<strong>in</strong>frastructure and regulation. We take<br />

constant efforts to understand <strong>the</strong><br />

problems faced by our partners and take<br />

immediate actions <strong>the</strong>reby creat<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

collaborative ecosystem <strong>in</strong> AFZ where<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>esses help each o<strong>the</strong>r grow.<br />

Whenever <strong>the</strong>y need help, our doors are<br />

always open."<br />

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

Director-General of Ajman Free Zone<br />

‘Qasr Al Watan’ or <strong>the</strong> ‘Palace of <strong>the</strong> Nation’<br />

is a work<strong>in</strong>g Presidential palace and a majestic<br />

cultural landmark that <strong>in</strong>vites <strong>the</strong> world to discover<br />

<strong>the</strong> rich legacy of knowledge and tradition that has<br />

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

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t is important to dream. Keep dream<strong>in</strong>g and try<br />

"Ito make it a reality. Experience immersive art for<br />

yourself with Inf<strong>in</strong>ity Des Lumières."<br />

Bruno Monnier and Gianfranco Iannuzzi <strong>the</strong> creative<br />

m<strong>in</strong>ds beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> mesmeriz<strong>in</strong>g exhibitions at Inf<strong>in</strong>ity<br />

Des Lumières<br />

"When <strong>in</strong> doubt, create. When <strong>in</strong> fear,<br />

create. A lot of beautiful creations comes<br />

out of your fear, it comes out of <strong>the</strong> th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

that traumatize you or it comes out of<br />

happy times."<br />

Elijah Long<br />

Producer, Actor<br />

"Our goals at Shams have<br />

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

entrepreneurship accessible and <strong>in</strong>spire<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess development. We aim to be<br />

a catalyst for <strong>the</strong> success of bus<strong>in</strong>ess<br />

ventures <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> emirate – with a particular<br />

focus on media and creative <strong>in</strong>dustries,<br />

but also beyond."<br />

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

Chairman of Sharjah Media City<br />

(Shams)<br />

"The world is chang<strong>in</strong>g and challeng<strong>in</strong>g<br />

but at <strong>the</strong> same time, <strong>the</strong>re are a lot of<br />

opportunities. So, keep your eyes and<br />

ears open and look for opportunities.<br />

Trust people, delegate <strong>the</strong>m, empower<br />

<strong>the</strong>m, tra<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>m and allow <strong>the</strong>m to do<br />

bus<strong>in</strong>ess. Success will be all yours."<br />

Rizwan Sajan<br />

Founder and Chairman, Danube Group<br />

Expo 2020 Dubai, <strong>the</strong> biggest cultural ga<strong>the</strong>r<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong><br />

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

<strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g 182 days, as more than 200 participants –<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g nations, multilateral organisations, bus<strong>in</strong>esses,<br />

and educational <strong>in</strong>stitutions, as well as millions of visitors<br />

– create <strong>the</strong> largest and most diverse World Expo ever,<br />

opened to <strong>the</strong> public on October 1, 2021.<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Human Nature<br />

By Will YU<br />

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“If you seriously th<strong>in</strong>k about all <strong>the</strong> problems <strong>in</strong> life, your artistic<br />

creation will naturally be strong...art must be ‘s<strong>in</strong>cere’,” says Will YU<br />

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

Will YU is a Taiwanese<br />

contemporary artist.<br />

The creation of<br />

human nature on<br />

<strong>the</strong> subject of life<br />

philosophy is his artistic work for<br />

many years. He th<strong>in</strong>ks that life is a<br />

very important matter, and art is a<br />

secondary issue.<br />

Evolv<strong>in</strong>g around <strong>the</strong> recurr<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>mes of “Research of <strong>the</strong><br />

Mascul<strong>in</strong>e” and “The Paradise<br />

Underneath <strong>the</strong> Horizontal L<strong>in</strong>e”<br />

his art seeks to portray <strong>the</strong><br />

psychological state of men and<br />

women. He believes that no matter<br />

men or women, tough or tender,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re is a completely different<br />

character ly<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> our unconscious.<br />

“When we are confronted with all<br />

k<strong>in</strong>ds of limitations, pressure, and<br />

oppression <strong>in</strong> our lives, some people<br />

demonstrate an attitude of tough,<br />

resistance and never stepp<strong>in</strong>g back,<br />

leav<strong>in</strong>g beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> fact that <strong>the</strong>re<br />

are parts of ourselves featur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

compromis<strong>in</strong>g, negotiat<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

consummation,” says Will YU.<br />

He is a prom<strong>in</strong>ent talent who<br />

touches on <strong>the</strong> important and<br />

profound <strong>the</strong>mes of <strong>the</strong> current<br />

context, wonderfully fresh but that<br />

historically we can f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> journey<br />

of each <strong>in</strong>dividual who heads<br />

towards <strong>the</strong> simple search for <strong>the</strong><br />

reason that echoes <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> m<strong>in</strong>ds,<br />

every day <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> path towards <strong>the</strong><br />

creative freedom, <strong>the</strong> fusion between<br />

<strong>the</strong> true be<strong>in</strong>g and our daily actions,<br />

<strong>the</strong> symbiotic reality between <strong>the</strong><br />

pass<strong>in</strong>g of days and that that<br />

perception that pervades <strong>the</strong> sense<br />

of time, that <strong>in</strong>tuition...that makes,<br />

<strong>in</strong> some way tangible, possible<br />

immortality.<br />

His pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are collected and<br />

exhibited <strong>in</strong> galleries and museums<br />

<strong>in</strong> various countries. From 2003<br />

to 2020 he has been a part of<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational exhibitions <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United<br />

States, Italy, Ch<strong>in</strong>a, Japan, Korea,<br />

Australia, S<strong>in</strong>gapore, Hong Kong,<br />

Thailand, Taiwan, Russia,<br />

and France.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

Evolv<strong>in</strong>g around <strong>the</strong><br />

recurr<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>mes of<br />

“Research of <strong>the</strong> Mascul<strong>in</strong>e”<br />

and “The Paradise<br />

Underneath <strong>the</strong> Horizontal<br />

L<strong>in</strong>e” his art seeks to<br />

portray <strong>the</strong> psychological<br />

state of men<br />

and women<br />

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

He<br />

searches<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> human<br />

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

subconscious and<br />

<strong>the</strong> pent-up desires<br />

with<strong>in</strong> humans<br />

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

Maged Makram<br />

Sheroubi is an<br />

Egyptian artist based<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE. He holds<br />

a Bachelor’s degree<br />

<strong>in</strong> Architectural/Interior Design and<br />

Arts, a Bachelor’s <strong>in</strong> Psychology<br />

and Philosophy, and a Post<br />

Graduate degree <strong>in</strong> F<strong>in</strong>e Arts. In his<br />

artworks, he portrays <strong>the</strong> elements<br />

of <strong>the</strong> human soul, attributed to his<br />

impressive educational background<br />

Maged<br />

Makram<br />

Sheroubi<br />

<strong>in</strong> Psychology and Arts comb<strong>in</strong>ed.<br />

Sheroubi’s career spans 25 years,<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g which he has achieved<br />

quite a lot. Based <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE, he<br />

works as a senior architect, <strong>in</strong>terior<br />

designer, and artist. Art for him is<br />

a sublime message. He searches<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> human soul, <strong>in</strong>side <strong>the</strong><br />

subconscious and <strong>the</strong> pent-up<br />

desires with<strong>in</strong> humans. He lives this<br />

struggle and searches for lost love<br />

and childhood dreams.<br />

As an <strong>in</strong>terior designer work<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with an <strong>in</strong>ternational consult<strong>in</strong>g<br />

company, Sheroubi has managed<br />

projects for Hilton Hotel & Projects,<br />

Ras al Khaimah, and Al Forsan/<br />

Marriot Hotel Project, Abu Dhabi.<br />

Apart from <strong>the</strong> UAE, he has worked<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Conrad and Meridian<br />

Hotels <strong>in</strong> Cairo, Egypt.<br />

While focus<strong>in</strong>g on his career,<br />

he has also participated <strong>in</strong><br />

local as well as <strong>in</strong>ternational art<br />

competitions. Sheroubi’s preferred<br />

materials for his artworks are oil,<br />

glass, acrylic, silk, gouache, and<br />

watercolors.<br />

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ART AS A FORM OF COMMUNICATION<br />

50<br />

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Art as a form of<br />

communication<br />

Every organism survives<br />

because <strong>the</strong>y can<br />

communicate and express<br />

<strong>the</strong>mselves to <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

own or o<strong>the</strong>r species.<br />

Communication through art can<br />

be performed <strong>in</strong> many forms that<br />

don’t depend on words. Artists<br />

communicate by factors you might<br />

not notice at first, like <strong>the</strong> choice<br />

of colors, composition, or how <strong>the</strong><br />

forms are ei<strong>the</strong>r put toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

or split.<br />

The coord<strong>in</strong>ation of movement<br />

used <strong>in</strong> mak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> art, and <strong>the</strong><br />

colors toge<strong>the</strong>r become curative<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> process of creation.<br />

The <strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g use of <strong>the</strong> textures,<br />

colors, and materials and <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

<strong>in</strong>terest<strong>in</strong>g manipulation to br<strong>in</strong>g out<br />

one's <strong>in</strong>ner thoughts and emotions<br />

help <strong>the</strong> person to overcome <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>hibitions that <strong>the</strong>y might hold <strong>in</strong><br />

express<strong>in</strong>g through o<strong>the</strong>r mediums.<br />

From ancient times, people have<br />

used images to communicate.<br />

Th<strong>in</strong>k of early cave art or Egyptian<br />

hieroglyphics - visual art can<br />

explore concepts or ideas without<br />

requir<strong>in</strong>g written statements.<br />

Channeliz<strong>in</strong>g one’s expression<br />

through colors, materials, or texts,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> liberty to choose from <strong>the</strong>se<br />

channels helps <strong>the</strong> artist to convey<br />

better. It also gives imag<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

a free rule, lett<strong>in</strong>g you feel <strong>the</strong><br />

surround<strong>in</strong>g world <strong>in</strong> different ways<br />

and <strong>the</strong>n show how a person feels<br />

about it without depend<strong>in</strong>g<br />

on words.<br />

Artists have made draw<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, sculptures, and many<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r art objects to challenge<br />

assumptions, support causes, and<br />

explore deep personal questions.<br />

Art exam<strong>in</strong>es broad ideas or<br />

<strong>the</strong>mes, some more reasonable<br />

than o<strong>the</strong>rs, and often reflects on<br />

Artists<br />

communicate by<br />

factors you might<br />

not notice at first,<br />

like <strong>the</strong> choice of<br />

colors, composition,<br />

or how <strong>the</strong> forms<br />

are ei<strong>the</strong>r put<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r or split.<br />

<strong>the</strong> period <strong>in</strong> which it was formed as<br />

a statement of support or a reaction<br />

aga<strong>in</strong>st someth<strong>in</strong>g. Art <strong>the</strong>reby<br />

provides a medium to express,<br />

act<strong>in</strong>g as a bridge between<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternal thoughts and external<br />

communication.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Scenic Landscapes<br />

By Yong Hong Zhong<br />

52<br />

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“Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is my addiction. It is someth<strong>in</strong>g that I am naturally drawn to<br />

and as essential and simple as breath<strong>in</strong>g to me,” says Yong Hong Zhong<br />

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

Yong Hong Zhong was<br />

born <strong>in</strong> Canton, Ch<strong>in</strong>a,<br />

and immigrated to <strong>the</strong><br />

United States when he<br />

was twelve years old.<br />

Yong’s <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> draw<strong>in</strong>g and art<br />

at an early age is reflected <strong>in</strong> his<br />

grit and determ<strong>in</strong>ation to follow his<br />

dream.<br />

In his junior year at Pratt Institute,<br />

<strong>in</strong> a nationwide search, Disney<br />

Animation Studios selected Yong and<br />

fourteen o<strong>the</strong>r college students to<br />

participate <strong>in</strong> an exclusive program<br />

for gifted young artists. He had <strong>the</strong><br />

opportunity to tour <strong>the</strong> art studios<br />

and study with <strong>the</strong>ir best artists for<br />

two weeks. The w<strong>in</strong>dow <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

Yong strives for two<br />

fundamental elements with<br />

his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. The first<br />

is a solid foundation <strong>in</strong><br />

draftsmanship, color, and<br />

composition and <strong>the</strong> second<br />

is be<strong>in</strong>g able to express and<br />

communicate one’s feel<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

with each piece.<br />

animation <strong>in</strong>dustry re<strong>in</strong>forced his love<br />

for <strong>the</strong> arts. Upon graduation, he was<br />

offered an <strong>in</strong>ternship at <strong>the</strong> Disney<br />

Animation Studios. After completion<br />

of <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternship, Yong returned<br />

to New York and worked for MTV<br />

Animation Studios as a storyboard<br />

artist assist<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> background<br />

and prop design. After a year at MTV,<br />

he rejo<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>the</strong> Disney Animation<br />

Studios and worked on feature films<br />

from 1995-2009.<br />

The changes and demands <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

animation <strong>in</strong>dustry from traditional<br />

2D films to 3D films broadened his<br />

versatility and proficiency <strong>in</strong> multiple<br />

production software applications.<br />

This experience helped ref<strong>in</strong>e<br />

his skills <strong>in</strong> storytell<strong>in</strong>g, color, and<br />

composition.<br />

After 14 years with Disney,<br />

Yong was ready to take a different<br />

direction and focus on his passion<br />

for traditional pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. Yong strives<br />

for two fundamental elements with<br />

his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs. The first is a solid<br />

foundation <strong>in</strong> draftsmanship, color,<br />

and composition and <strong>the</strong> second<br />

is be<strong>in</strong>g able to express and<br />

communicate one’s feel<strong>in</strong>gs with<br />

each piece.<br />

Oregon’s breathtak<strong>in</strong>g scenic<br />

landscapes and family-oriented<br />

communities motivated him to<br />

relocate. His subject matter varies<br />

from landscape to portrait to still life.<br />

Yong has participated <strong>in</strong> multiple<br />

Ple<strong>in</strong> Air competitions nationwide<br />

and has won multiple awards. Some<br />

of his pieces can be found at Maryhill<br />

Museum's permanent art collection.<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit his website<br />

at http://yonghongzhong.com or<br />

follow him on Instagram<br />

@yonghong.zhong.<br />

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EARTH ART MOVEMENT<br />

Earth Art<br />

Movement<br />

Earth art is made directly <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> landscape by sculpt<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> land itself or by mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

structures <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> landscape<br />

with natural materials such<br />

as rocks or twigs. Earth art, also<br />

known as land art, was part of <strong>the</strong><br />

wider conceptual art movement<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1960s and 1970s. It was<br />

established by a group of pioneer<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artists who <strong>in</strong>vestigated natural<br />

sites, alternative modes of artistic<br />

production, and ways to circumvent<br />

<strong>the</strong> commercial art system.<br />

The ma<strong>in</strong> objective beh<strong>in</strong>d<br />

this movement was to show <strong>the</strong><br />

outgrowth of Conceptualism and<br />

M<strong>in</strong>imalism and <strong>the</strong> beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

<strong>the</strong> environmental movement. The<br />

<strong>in</strong>stallations were placed <strong>in</strong> various<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>gs so as to <strong>in</strong>teract with nature<br />

<strong>in</strong> different ways. This outgrowth and<br />

<strong>the</strong> determ<strong>in</strong>ation of man’s relation<br />

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The <strong>in</strong>stallations were<br />

placed <strong>in</strong> various sett<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

so as to <strong>in</strong>teract with<br />

nature <strong>in</strong> different ways.<br />

This outgrowth and <strong>the</strong><br />

determ<strong>in</strong>ation of man’s<br />

relation with nature<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired <strong>the</strong> creativity of<br />

<strong>the</strong> artists whose creations<br />

were released from <strong>the</strong><br />

boundaries of galleries and<br />

museums to emphasize <strong>the</strong><br />

commodification of art.<br />

with nature <strong>in</strong>spired <strong>the</strong> creativity<br />

of <strong>the</strong> artists whose creations were<br />

released from <strong>the</strong> boundaries of<br />

galleries and museums to emphasize<br />

<strong>the</strong> commodification of art.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r important feature<br />

associated with <strong>the</strong> Land Art<br />

Movement was <strong>the</strong> use of<br />

photography to prove <strong>the</strong> existence<br />

of <strong>the</strong> massive land works. These<br />

photographs were showcased<br />

by <strong>the</strong> perform<strong>in</strong>g artists <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

galleries as proof of <strong>the</strong>ir affiliation<br />

to <strong>the</strong> movement. Land art was<br />

usually documented <strong>in</strong> artworks<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g photographs and maps which<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist could exhibit <strong>in</strong> a gallery.<br />

Land artists also made art <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

gallery by br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> material from<br />

<strong>the</strong> landscape and us<strong>in</strong>g it to create<br />

<strong>in</strong>stallations.<br />

The most famous land art work<br />

is Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty of<br />

1970, an earthwork built out <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

Great Salt Lake <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> USA. Though<br />

some artists such as Smithson used<br />

mechanical earth-mov<strong>in</strong>g equipment<br />

to make <strong>the</strong>ir artworks, o<strong>the</strong>r artists<br />

made m<strong>in</strong>imal and temporary<br />

<strong>in</strong>terventions <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> landscape such<br />

as Richard Long who simply walked<br />

up and down until he had made a<br />

mark <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> earth.<br />

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ART EVENTS<br />

Art Exhibitions<br />

and Events to look out for<br />

Deir el-Med<strong>in</strong>a: Village of <strong>the</strong> Pharaohs' Artists<br />

“Deir el-Med<strong>in</strong>a: Village of <strong>the</strong> Pharaohs’ Artists” is an<br />

<strong>in</strong>teractive exhibition organized by Sharjah Museums<br />

Authority <strong>in</strong> collaboration with <strong>the</strong> Egyptian Museum <strong>in</strong><br />

Tur<strong>in</strong>, and presented at Sharjah Archaeology Museum.<br />

The exhibition is open to children, school students and<br />

families to <strong>in</strong>troduce <strong>the</strong>m to <strong>the</strong> techniques used <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

archaeological excavations of <strong>the</strong> Italian Mission <strong>in</strong> Luxor<br />

<strong>in</strong> Egypt at <strong>the</strong> beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong> 20th century. These<br />

excavations resulted <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> discovery of a large village<br />

that was once <strong>in</strong>habited by builders, artists, pa<strong>in</strong>ters and<br />

sculptors, who built <strong>the</strong> tombs of <strong>the</strong> pharaohs of Egypt <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> second millennium BC.<br />

Date: Until 31 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Sharjah Archaeology Museum<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: www.sharjahmuseums.ae<br />

Earthly Treasures<br />

Channell<strong>in</strong>g Mohamed Abla’s unique optimism<br />

<strong>the</strong> aim of this presentation is to capture<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ations and unite generations through<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist’s mesmeric world. The body of work<br />

comprises a selection of mixed media collages,<br />

<strong>in</strong> vary<strong>in</strong>g scale, that orbit around <strong>the</strong> spirit<br />

and heal<strong>in</strong>g properties of plant life, particularly<br />

<strong>the</strong> cactus. Abla dislodges <strong>the</strong> cactus from its<br />

geographic fixtures and unleashes it <strong>in</strong>to new<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rworldly realms. For Abla <strong>the</strong> cactus is both<br />

a source of heal<strong>in</strong>g energy and a mythical entity,<br />

it spirals out from <strong>the</strong> desert, break<strong>in</strong>g away from<br />

traditional colour codes and structures <strong>in</strong>to surreal<br />

and unexpected sett<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Date: Until 24 <strong>January</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Tabari Art <strong>Space</strong><br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: www.tabariartspace.<br />

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Sharjah Islamic Art Festival<br />

The annual Islamic Arts Festival began <strong>in</strong> 1998<br />

under <strong>the</strong> supervision and organisation of <strong>the</strong><br />

Directorate of Art <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Department of Culture and<br />

Information, with <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tention of exhibit<strong>in</strong>g various<br />

k<strong>in</strong>ds of traditional and contemporary Islamic arts.<br />

The Festival is one of <strong>the</strong> most renowned Islamic<br />

Art events <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> region, and its events <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

local and <strong>in</strong>ternational exhibitions, <strong>in</strong>tellectual<br />

programmes, and <strong>in</strong>teractive activities. The <strong>the</strong>me<br />

of <strong>the</strong> upcom<strong>in</strong>g edition of <strong>the</strong> Islamic Arts Festival<br />

(Gradate).<br />

Date : Until 23 <strong>January</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: The Sharjah Art Museum, Al-Majaz<br />

Waterfront and Maraya Art Centre<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: www.sdc.gov.ae<br />

The International<br />

Photography Festival-<br />

Xposure<br />

Xposure is <strong>the</strong> lead<strong>in</strong>g photo festival<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> MENA region and <strong>the</strong> official<br />

imagery and educational platform that<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>es a range of photography<br />

events for photography professionals<br />

and enthusiasts, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g; Exhibitions,<br />

Workshops, Sem<strong>in</strong>ars, Screen<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

Focus Groups, Competitions, and hosts<br />

a dedicated photographic and video<br />

production trade show. Hosted by <strong>the</strong><br />

Sharjah Government Media Bureau<br />

(SGMB).<br />

Date: 9 Feb, <strong>2022</strong>-15 Feb, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Expo Centre, Sharjah<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: https://<br />

xposure.ae/<br />

Homecom<strong>in</strong>g | A<br />

space for you<br />

The project launches with three works<br />

by Artist Lakwena Maciver: Lift You<br />

Higher and Just Pass<strong>in</strong>g Through, which<br />

appear at <strong>the</strong> pedestrian entrance, while<br />

The Best is Yet to Come embellishes <strong>the</strong><br />

outer facade on <strong>the</strong> corner of 17th Street<br />

and First Al Khail Street.<br />

Date: Until 31 March, <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Alserkal Avenue<br />

For more <strong>in</strong>formation, visit: www.<br />

alserkal.onl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Embroidery art<br />

By Cécile Davidovici<br />

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I am very <strong>in</strong>spired by<br />

<strong>the</strong> past, everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

that relates to<br />

<strong>in</strong>nocence and<br />

nostalgia, says Cécile<br />

Davidovici<br />

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

Cécile Davidovici is an<br />

embroidery artist from<br />

Paris. She had a creative<br />

childhood and studied<br />

drama, film, and <strong>the</strong>atre,<br />

go<strong>in</strong>g on to write and direct movies<br />

explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> l<strong>in</strong>k between <strong>in</strong>nocence<br />

and illusion. After f<strong>in</strong>ish<strong>in</strong>g drama<br />

and <strong>the</strong>ater studies, Cécile set to<br />

review filmmak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> New York town<br />

as her next step. While <strong>in</strong> NYC, <strong>the</strong><br />

movies that she wrote and directed<br />

have been displayed at festivals<br />

throughout <strong>the</strong> world, some receiv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

multiple awards.<br />

She discovered embroidery after<br />

los<strong>in</strong>g her mo<strong>the</strong>r and began to<br />

stitch images of her fad<strong>in</strong>g childhood<br />

memories. Still work<strong>in</strong>g to her <strong>the</strong>mes<br />

of <strong>in</strong>nocence and illusion, she<br />

wanted to capture and consider <strong>the</strong><br />

hazy moments from her past, that<br />

she had glimpsed <strong>in</strong> old family home<br />

movie videotapes. Davidovici has<br />

been able to adapt this new medium<br />

to permit herself to anchor her art<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> moment. Creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

medium of textiles her own, twiddl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with threads <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> manner a pa<strong>in</strong>ter<br />

would with pa<strong>in</strong>t, she is carv<strong>in</strong>g out<br />

her own niche with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> complex<br />

world of contemporary art.<br />

Portraits of a constant dream is a<br />

series of fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e portraits, entirely<br />

hand embroidered. They portray a<br />

close-up of one face that becomes<br />

two, with no clue on <strong>the</strong> era. The<br />

faces are nearly identical, however,<br />

one is often bigger, more present,<br />

hid<strong>in</strong>g half of <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

The meticulous <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g of<br />

threads that depict sk<strong>in</strong> creates a<br />

new form of transparency that unveils<br />

<strong>the</strong> person beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> face. These<br />

women stare at us but <strong>in</strong> reality,<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are look<strong>in</strong>g with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>mselves,<br />

question<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir contradictions,<br />

reveal<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>ir doubts. Their<br />

openness and vulnerability even<br />

allow <strong>the</strong> audience to see a part<br />

of <strong>the</strong>mselves when look<strong>in</strong>g at <strong>the</strong><br />

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

textiles her own, twiddl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

with threads <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> manner<br />

a pa<strong>in</strong>ter would with<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t, she is carv<strong>in</strong>g out<br />

her own niche with<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> complex world of<br />

contemporary art.<br />

subjects. Davidovici places her<br />

own unique sp<strong>in</strong> on <strong>the</strong> medium of<br />

textiles and by layer<strong>in</strong>g threads as<br />

a pa<strong>in</strong>ter would with a pa<strong>in</strong>tbrush,<br />

she re-<strong>in</strong>terprets <strong>the</strong> face differently,<br />

giv<strong>in</strong>g a new shape to <strong>the</strong>se faces,<br />

open<strong>in</strong>g a door for a re<strong>in</strong>vention, a<br />

new sk<strong>in</strong>, a new story.<br />

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ART FACTS<br />

The first<br />

Sculpture Garden at<br />

<strong>the</strong> Museum of Modern Art<br />

was planned <strong>in</strong> just one night.<br />

The current space, dedicated to<br />

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, was <strong>in</strong>itially<br />

designed <strong>in</strong> 1953 and is now <strong>the</strong> heart of<br />

<strong>the</strong> museum. One of <strong>the</strong> many <strong>in</strong>trigu<strong>in</strong>g<br />

sculptures is an actual Paris Subway<br />

entrance gate. This 1900 Art Nouveau<br />

style cast iron arch, designed<br />

by Hector Guimard offers a<br />

charm<strong>in</strong>g accent to <strong>the</strong><br />

park walkways.<br />

Although no one<br />

knows for certa<strong>in</strong> how and<br />

why red and green became so<br />

closely associated with Christmas,<br />

<strong>the</strong>re are a few popular <strong>the</strong>ories. Many<br />

Christians believe red and green were<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> life of Jesus, whose birth<br />

Christians celebrate on Christmas. Green,<br />

for example, represents <strong>the</strong> eternal life<br />

of Jesus Christ, just as evergreen trees<br />

rema<strong>in</strong> green <strong>the</strong> whole w<strong>in</strong>ter long.<br />

Likewise, red represents <strong>the</strong> blood<br />

shed by Jesus Christ dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

his crucifixion.<br />

Sapphires and rubies<br />

are <strong>the</strong> same stone. They're<br />

both made of <strong>the</strong> same m<strong>in</strong>eral:<br />

corundum. The change <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> stone's<br />

color is due to trace m<strong>in</strong>erals that<br />

each stone conta<strong>in</strong>s. Titanium and<br />

iron both result <strong>in</strong> a blue color, giv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

birth to sapphires. A ruby's red color<br />

comes from trace amounts of<br />

chromium <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> stone.<br />

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The<br />

Metropolitan<br />

Museum of Art retired its<br />

iconic metal buttons <strong>in</strong> 2013.<br />

If you visited <strong>the</strong> Met before 2013,<br />

you likely received a metal button<br />

emblazoned with <strong>the</strong> museum’s logo. The<br />

iconic proof of admission was <strong>in</strong>troduced<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1971, but soar<strong>in</strong>g metal prices <strong>in</strong> recent<br />

years made <strong>the</strong> tr<strong>in</strong>ket too costly for<br />

museum officials to cont<strong>in</strong>ue—so <strong>in</strong><br />

2013, The Met retired <strong>the</strong> button<br />

<strong>in</strong> favor of a sticker.<br />

ART FACTS<br />

The<br />

first person<br />

to wear a white<br />

wedd<strong>in</strong>g dress was<br />

Queen Victoria. Allwhite<br />

was associated<br />

with mourn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

before.<br />

The<br />

Mona Lisa has<br />

her own mailbox <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Louvre because of all <strong>the</strong> love<br />

letters she receives Mona Lisa<br />

received many love letters, and for<br />

a time <strong>the</strong>y were so ardent that she<br />

was placed under police protection.<br />

The pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g has its own mailbox<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Louvre because of all<br />

<strong>the</strong> love letters its subject<br />

receives.<br />

The Mar<strong>in</strong>a Bay Sands<br />

was built to resemble a<br />

stack of play<strong>in</strong>g cards, which<br />

is fitt<strong>in</strong>g because it’s home to an<br />

impressive cas<strong>in</strong>o. It also boasts<br />

<strong>the</strong> world’s longest elevated<br />

swimm<strong>in</strong>g pool, designed as an<br />

<strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ity pool and decorated with<br />

palm trees 57 stories<br />

above ground.<br />

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FEATURED ARTWORKS<br />

Title: New beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

Medium: Acrylic on Paper ( 22'' x 30")<br />

This work is a projection of <strong>the</strong><br />

challenges faced dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> year<br />

2020 because of Covid -19 situation.<br />

The year has helped me to release<br />

negative feel<strong>in</strong>gs and relations at<br />

<strong>the</strong> most try<strong>in</strong>g circumstances with<br />

realisation of hav<strong>in</strong>g deeper <strong>in</strong>sight of<br />

myself.<br />

Mihika Girish<br />

The danc<strong>in</strong>g geisha<br />

An oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g based on<br />

a danc<strong>in</strong>g geisha <strong>in</strong> a<br />

pastel p<strong>in</strong>k kimono.<br />

Maya Morris-Browm<br />

Portrait of<br />

Sheikh Mohammed b<strong>in</strong><br />

Zayed Al Nahyan<br />

Crown Pr<strong>in</strong>ce of <strong>the</strong> Emirate of<br />

Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme<br />

Commander of <strong>the</strong> United Arab<br />

Emirates Armed Forces and <strong>the</strong> de<br />

facto ruler of Abu Dhabi<br />

Muhammed Moazam<br />

Watercolor Art -<br />

Last Day of W<strong>in</strong>ter<br />

Narish Khan Arada<br />

Mo<strong>the</strong>r is everyth<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

No one can describe<br />

a mo<strong>the</strong>r's love. She is<br />

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

Meenu Chourasiya<br />

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Spot The Difference<br />

GAMES<br />

Answer<br />

Sudoku<br />

Answer<br />

F<strong>in</strong>d Me Out<br />

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FEATURED ARTWORKS<br />

kids<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Maria Amro Adi<br />

Mateo is my younger bro<strong>the</strong>r, and this is him dur<strong>in</strong>g this time<br />

of COVID. He is a happy kid, always smil<strong>in</strong>g and playful but<br />

<strong>the</strong> mask hides it all. I spelled his name with his favourites:<br />

Pokemon, Among Us and basketball.<br />

Marcus Alexander Villanueva<br />

Grade 6<br />

The Philipp<strong>in</strong>e School<br />

A beautiful ra<strong>in</strong>bow<br />

Maryah Moulay<br />

It is a sunset scenary.<br />

Mariam Sherif<br />

Grade 8<br />

Our Own English<br />

High School<br />

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1<br />

CROSSWORD<br />

2 3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

Across<br />

2. The ma<strong>in</strong> substance used to make crayons<br />

5. Vermillion is a shade of this color<br />

6. The country where <strong>the</strong> first pencil was <strong>in</strong>vented<br />

7. Term for an artistic process of splash<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>k on a<br />

blank piece of paper<br />

8. The artist who said ‘Everyth<strong>in</strong>g you can<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>e is real’<br />

9. The frame used to support a canvas<br />

9<br />

Down<br />

1. The art movement <strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

“The Scream” belongs to<br />

3. Country where Leonardo da V<strong>in</strong>ci born<br />

4. Pa<strong>in</strong>t made from pigments and plastic<br />

8. Red, yellow and blue are universally known as<br />

Answers:<br />

1 Expressionism<br />

2 Wax<br />

3 Italy<br />

4 Acrylic<br />

5 Red<br />

6 England<br />

7 Bulletism<br />

8 Picasso<br />

9 Easel<br />

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The<br />

Designer's<br />

Corner<br />

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS<br />

Opus<br />

Tower<br />

21-storey mixed-use build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

spann<strong>in</strong>g 84,300 square meters <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong> Bus<strong>in</strong>ess Bay.<br />

Built by Omniyat Properties, Opus<br />

Tower is designed by <strong>the</strong> famous<br />

award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g Iraqi designer,<br />

architect Zaha Hadid.<br />

Designed as two separate towers<br />

that coalesce <strong>in</strong>to a s<strong>in</strong>gular whole<br />

tak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> form of a cube.<br />

The cubic build<strong>in</strong>g has a fluid-like<br />

void at <strong>the</strong> centre which gives it a<br />

unique look.<br />

The centre of <strong>the</strong> cube is made of<br />

blue-t<strong>in</strong>ted glass while <strong>the</strong> outer<br />

part uses black glass.<br />

The structure stands on<br />

2,000,000 sq. ft. of an area with<br />

office spaces, a club, restaurants,<br />

and ME Hotel.<br />

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS<br />

J One<br />

Tower<br />

J One is a multi-build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

complex under development<br />

<strong>in</strong> Bus<strong>in</strong>ess Bay.<br />

The development comprises<br />

two <strong>in</strong>dividual build<strong>in</strong>gs:<br />

J One Tower B and J One<br />

Tower A.<br />

The development will conta<strong>in</strong><br />

an estimated 347 units.<br />

The shape of <strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g<br />

is said to be <strong>in</strong>spired by<br />

<strong>the</strong> extraction of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

expensive pearl, <strong>the</strong> J<br />

One, spherical <strong>in</strong> shape with a<br />

bright white p<strong>in</strong>kish colour.<br />

J One's key attraction is a sky<br />

restaurant enclosed <strong>in</strong> a glass<br />

bubble where d<strong>in</strong>ers can<br />

enjoy views of <strong>the</strong> Burj Khalifa.<br />

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WATCHES IN FOCUS<br />

Rolex<br />

This Oyster Perpetual Date just 36 <strong>in</strong> Oyster steel<br />

features an olive green dial, palm motif and an<br />

oyster bracelet. Reflection of light on <strong>the</strong> case sides<br />

and rails accentuates <strong>the</strong> elegant design of <strong>the</strong> 36<br />

mm Oyster case.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

Fendi<br />

The Run Away collection pays a tribute to <strong>the</strong> most<br />

au<strong>the</strong>ntic spirit of <strong>the</strong> FENDI DNA embody<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> signature style with a modern twist. Curved<br />

off-centered green sunray dial, grey m<strong>in</strong>ute track<br />

and silver colored <strong>in</strong>dexes, silver colored hands.F<br />

is Fendi logo at 12 and 6 o'clock, sta<strong>in</strong>less steel<br />

fold<strong>in</strong>g buckle.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

Fendi<br />

Forever Fendi,Sapphire<br />

crystal with anti-reflection<br />

treatment. Genu<strong>in</strong>e green<br />

malachite dial with p<strong>in</strong>k<br />

gold Fendi logo. Brass /<br />

p<strong>in</strong>k gold plat<strong>in</strong>g radius<br />

cut hands. Sat<strong>in</strong>-brushed<br />

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

bracelet, 10 mm width,<br />

with polished ff logo<br />

central l<strong>in</strong>ks, fold<strong>in</strong>g<br />

buckle.<br />

www.fendi.com<br />

Mont Blanc<br />

Montblanc 1858 Automatic Chronograph Limited<br />

Edition, The product l<strong>in</strong>e expresses <strong>the</strong> spirit of<br />

mounta<strong>in</strong> exploration, embody<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> modern trend<br />

of return<strong>in</strong>g to nature.1858 comes <strong>in</strong> a 42 mm full<br />

bronze case with khaki-green dial, provid<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

ideal backdrop for <strong>the</strong> bi-compax counters.<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Mont Blanc<br />

Montblanc Star Legacy Orbis Terrarum Limited<br />

Edition. The idea is to propose a world time<br />

function, simple to set, to read and easy-to-use<br />

<strong>in</strong> an <strong>in</strong>tuitive way comb<strong>in</strong>ed with an elegant<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tics. Once set, it <strong>in</strong>dicates all 24 time zones<br />

at a glance and shows whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong> cities are <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

daytime or night time.<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Patek<br />

Available for <strong>the</strong> first time<br />

<strong>in</strong> steel, <strong>the</strong> Reference<br />

5905 self-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g flyback<br />

chronograph with Annual<br />

Calendar radiates a resolutely<br />

sporty look. The rhythmic<br />

dial features an elegant and<br />

casual "sunburst" olive<br />

green color.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

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WATCHES IN FOCUS<br />

Patek<br />

On its 5711/1A model, Patek Philippe unveils a dial<br />

<strong>in</strong> a brand-new olive-green shade that is new to <strong>the</strong><br />

Nautilus collection and which should delight lovers<br />

of this cult watch, an icon of sport<strong>in</strong>g elegance. The<br />

highly recognizable design of <strong>the</strong> case, bezel and<br />

bracelet is enhanced by a subtle alternation between<br />

sat<strong>in</strong>ated and polished manual f<strong>in</strong>ish<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

Piaget<br />

Piaget Polo watch 42 mm. Steel case. Green PVD<br />

dial with lum<strong>in</strong>escent hour-markers <strong>in</strong> rose gold.<br />

Sapphire crystal case back. Manufacture Piaget<br />

1110P self-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g mechanical movement with<br />

seconds and date. Limited edition of 888.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Cartier<br />

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Hour watch, 35 mm,<br />

Manufacture mechanical movement with manual<br />

w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g, caliber 9984 MC. Strap <strong>in</strong> sh<strong>in</strong>y green<br />

alligator lea<strong>the</strong>r (comes with an additional sh<strong>in</strong>y<br />

black alligator lea<strong>the</strong>r strap), with rhodiumized 18K<br />

white gold double adjustable fold<strong>in</strong>g buckle set with<br />

41 diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g 0.40 carats.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Omega<br />

A legendary name <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> OMEGA family, <strong>the</strong><br />

Globemaster become <strong>the</strong> world's first Master<br />

Chronometer <strong>in</strong> 2015. For this 41 mm model,<br />

<strong>the</strong> sta<strong>in</strong>less steel case features a hard metal<br />

(tungsten carbide) bezel. The caseback <strong>in</strong>cludes<br />

a Central Observatory medallion set <strong>in</strong> scratchresistant<br />

sapphire crystal.<br />

www.omega.com<br />

Hublot<br />

Classic fusion titanium green, A contemporary<br />

style which plays with established codes, a creative<br />

universe where elegance rules. Sat<strong>in</strong>-f<strong>in</strong>ished<br />

and polished titanium with 6 H-Shaped titanium<br />

Screws.<br />

www.hublot.com<br />

Cartier<br />

Rotonde de Cartier Skeleton watch, 42 mm,<br />

Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic<br />

w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g, caliber 9621 MC. Titanium case, beaded<br />

crown set with a green tourmal<strong>in</strong>e cabochon,<br />

black steel sword-shaped hands with lum<strong>in</strong>escent<br />

material. Titanium skeletonized bridges form<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Roman numerals. Green lacquer dial.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE<br />

Jenny Packham<br />

Stud-embellished cape-sleeve dress. Often f<strong>in</strong>ished<br />

by hand, Jenny Packham's glamorous couture-like<br />

even<strong>in</strong>gwear is favored by A-list stars and royalty<br />

alike. Her exquisite use of color and embellishment<br />

means that styles from <strong>the</strong> brand’s collections will<br />

always stand out at parties, galas and events.<br />

www.jennypackham.com<br />

YSL<br />

A great even<strong>in</strong>g starts with a great bag. So kick off<br />

<strong>the</strong> night's festivities with this Kate small bag by<br />

Sa<strong>in</strong>t Laurent. Made from velvet, it's designed with<br />

a front flap, two tassels, <strong>in</strong>terlaced YSL <strong>in</strong>itials, an<br />

<strong>in</strong>terior flat pocket, and a cha<strong>in</strong> shoulder strap.<br />

www.ysl.com<br />

Versace<br />

Bright Crystal by Versace is a Floral Fruity<br />

fragrance for women. Bright Crystal was launched<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2006. The nose beh<strong>in</strong>d this fragrance is Alberto<br />

Morillas. Top notes are Yuzu, Pomegranate, and Ice;<br />

middle notes are Peony, Lotus and Magnolia; base<br />

notes are Musk, Mahogany and Amber.<br />

www.versace.com<br />

Jenny Packham<br />

As a British designer that is a known favourite of<br />

<strong>the</strong> royal family, Jenny Packham designs make a<br />

statement and this Christ<strong>in</strong>a cape gown from <strong>the</strong><br />

AW21 collection is a great example of that. The<br />

piece is brimful of embellished detail<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

by old Hollywood jewellery and designed <strong>in</strong> a<br />

long silhouette with padded shoulders for extra<br />

dramatics.<br />

www.jennypackham.com<br />

Aquazzura<br />

Aquazzura's 'Love L<strong>in</strong>k' pumps take <strong>the</strong>ir name<br />

from <strong>the</strong>mes of sensuality and seduction. Made<br />

from white grosgra<strong>in</strong>, <strong>the</strong>y have 105mm stiletto<br />

heels and crystal-embellished sl<strong>in</strong>gback straps.<br />

Pair yours with a silk slip dress.<br />

www.aquazzura.com<br />

Chanel<br />

Chanel Square Sunglasses,100% UVA and UVB<br />

Protection CE - Lenses are UV Category Filter 2.<br />

Made <strong>in</strong> japan.TitaniumDark Silver. Lenses: Blue,<br />

Gradient.<br />

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Burberry<br />

FASHION & LIFESTYLE<br />

Def<strong>in</strong>ed by a square frame, <strong>the</strong> Italian-made pair provides optimal UV protection comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g both style and<br />

function. The iconic Thomas Burberry Monogram detail at <strong>the</strong> temples lend a designer appeal that is sure to<br />

elevate any edit.<br />

www.ae.burberry.com<br />

Dolce&Gabbana<br />

Like <strong>the</strong> woman that wears it, <strong>the</strong> strength and<br />

uniqueness of Dolce&Gabbana The One fragrance<br />

comes from contrast. Used to adorn pulse po<strong>in</strong>ts or<br />

misted <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> air to fall <strong>in</strong> a scented aura, The One<br />

is a modern ‘floriental’ eau de parfum comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

contemporary fruit <strong>in</strong>gredients with <strong>the</strong> perfumer’s<br />

classic palette of white flowers. “Every woman is<br />

The One!” Stefano Gabbana.<br />

www.dolcegabbana.com<br />

Chloé<br />

So many of Chloé's accessories would look at<br />

home <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> '70s, and <strong>the</strong>se sunglasses are no<br />

different thanks to <strong>the</strong>ir cool octagonal frames.<br />

Made <strong>in</strong> Italy from orange acetate, <strong>the</strong>y're stamped<br />

with <strong>the</strong> house's logo at <strong>the</strong> temples and fitted with<br />

match<strong>in</strong>g gradient lenses.<br />

www.chloe.com<br />

Loewe<br />

The wool is pr<strong>in</strong>ted with red berries and rich green<br />

foliage with a white canvas beneath. Though it's <strong>the</strong><br />

colors that do <strong>the</strong> talk<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong> elegant streaml<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

silhouette is also worthy of attention.<br />

www.loewe.com<br />

Jennifer Chamandi<br />

Jennifer Chamandi's sat<strong>in</strong> 'Vittorio' pumps have<br />

been made <strong>in</strong> Parabiago – an Italian town that's<br />

world-renowned for its shoemakers. They're<br />

designed with an elegant po<strong>in</strong>ted toe and a slender<br />

sl<strong>in</strong>gback strap. Keep your heml<strong>in</strong>es cropped or<br />

short to show off <strong>the</strong> ornate crystal embellishments<br />

at every opportunity.<br />

www.jenniferchamandi.com<br />

Theattico<br />

The m<strong>in</strong>i bag trend is still go<strong>in</strong>g strong, and we are<br />

not compla<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g. This regional-exclusive Friday<br />

m<strong>in</strong>i tote bag by The Attico comes with a top handle<br />

and a removable shoulder strap that can be styled<br />

as a belt as well.<br />

www.<strong>the</strong>attico.com<br />

Burberry<br />

Display<strong>in</strong>g Burberry's most m<strong>in</strong>imal side, <strong>the</strong><br />

Louise Bag <strong>in</strong> Lea<strong>the</strong>r will be a practical accessory<br />

all-year round. Cut from glossy calf lea<strong>the</strong>r with<br />

multiple, spacious compartments, <strong>the</strong> bag has a<br />

round shape that will add a fluid flare to structured<br />

outfits.<br />

www.ae.burberry.com<br />

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JEWELLERY<br />

Tiffany<br />

V<strong>in</strong>e Bypass R<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Yellow Gold with Diamonds.<br />

Inspired by <strong>the</strong> natural world, Tiffany Victoria<br />

designs capture <strong>the</strong> fluid movement of flowers,<br />

v<strong>in</strong>es and leaves with a mix of expertly cut<br />

diamonds. This bypass r<strong>in</strong>g is crafted of 18k<br />

gold that features a contrast of high polish and<br />

sandblasted f<strong>in</strong>ishes.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Cartier<br />

Et<strong>in</strong>celle de Cartier r<strong>in</strong>g, 18K white gold, set with 52<br />

brilliant-cut diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g 0.81 carat. Width:<br />

6.93 mm.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Tiffany<br />

Jean Schlumberger’s visionary creations are among<br />

<strong>the</strong> world’s most <strong>in</strong>tricate designs. This classic<br />

bracelet embodies understated elegance.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Cartier<br />

Ét<strong>in</strong>celle de Cartier bracelet, 18K rose gold, set with<br />

47 brilliant-cut diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g 1.52 carats.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Piaget<br />

Made to be played with, discover this turn<strong>in</strong>g r<strong>in</strong>g<br />

for women from <strong>the</strong> Possession collection <strong>in</strong> rose<br />

gold with white ceramic and brilliant-cut diamonds.<br />

Dar<strong>in</strong>g, elegant and modern, rows of precious<br />

stones and bold l<strong>in</strong>es make this a strik<strong>in</strong>g diamond<br />

r<strong>in</strong>g. Brilliant-cut diamonds lend <strong>the</strong>ir sh<strong>in</strong>e to this<br />

ceramic r<strong>in</strong>g, dazzl<strong>in</strong>g with light and shar<strong>in</strong>g it with<br />

<strong>the</strong> whole room as it turns.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Swarovski<br />

This beautiful Swarovski set from our Sparkl<strong>in</strong>g Dance collection<br />

impresses with its unique charm and will be a great addition to a<br />

jewelry collection. Both <strong>the</strong> pair of pierced earr<strong>in</strong>gs and <strong>the</strong> necklace<br />

feature a p<strong>in</strong>k 'danc<strong>in</strong>g' stone <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> shape of a clover, which<br />

appears to float <strong>in</strong>side its rose-gold tone plated sett<strong>in</strong>g. A touch<br />

of clear crystal pavé adds an extra dose of that unique Swarovski<br />

sparkle.<br />

www.swarovski.ae<br />

Cartier<br />

LOVE wedd<strong>in</strong>g band, 18K rose gold, set with 1<br />

brilliant-cut diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g 0.02 carats.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Chanel<br />

Coco Crush ,A classic CHANEL motif,<br />

<strong>the</strong> quilted pattern lends its graphic<br />

shapes to this orig<strong>in</strong>al collection.<br />

www.chanel.com<br />

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Tiffany<br />

Inspired by <strong>the</strong> olive branch, a symbol of peace and<br />

abundance. Cuff <strong>in</strong> 18k gold. Size medium.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

JEWELLERY<br />

Cartier<br />

Clash de Cartier r<strong>in</strong>g, 18K rose gold, set with 18<br />

brilliant-cut diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g 0.53 carats. Width:<br />

6.8mm<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Piaget<br />

Piaget Rose luxury jewellery. A true flower, a unique story. Like a rose about to burst <strong>in</strong>to bloom under <strong>the</strong><br />

warmth of <strong>the</strong> spr<strong>in</strong>g sun. A charm<strong>in</strong>g pair of rose gold earr<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> a subtle stylization of <strong>the</strong> Piaget Rose.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Harryw<strong>in</strong>ston<br />

The Rockefeller-W<strong>in</strong>ston,An 18.03 carat square<br />

emerald-cut Colombian emerald center stone<br />

surrounded by 108 round brilliant and pear-shaped<br />

diamonds weigh<strong>in</strong>g a total of approximately 10.70<br />

carats, set <strong>in</strong> 18K yellow gold and plat<strong>in</strong>um.<br />

www.harryw<strong>in</strong>ston.com<br />

Swarovski<br />

Stylish and ref<strong>in</strong>ed, this rose-gold tone plated bangle complements<br />

everyday looks with its brilliant touch of timeless elegance. Featur<strong>in</strong>g one<br />

s<strong>in</strong>uous l<strong>in</strong>e of polished metal curv<strong>in</strong>g around ano<strong>the</strong>r embellished with<br />

radiant, white stones, it's a modern <strong>in</strong>terpretation of classic luxury.<br />

www.swarovski.ae<br />

Bulgari<br />

The star of <strong>the</strong> venice necklace.Inspired by <strong>the</strong> overwhelm<strong>in</strong>g extravaganza and<br />

sophisticated elegance of Venice, Bvlgari placed a 23.67 ct sapphire at <strong>the</strong> core<br />

of <strong>the</strong> necklace, steal<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> spotlight like <strong>the</strong> divas that walked on <strong>the</strong> lagoon’s<br />

red carpet.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

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BRAND LOGOS<br />

Nike is a United States corporation<br />

with headquarters <strong>in</strong> Wash<strong>in</strong>gton<br />

County <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> state of Oregon. In<br />

1964 <strong>the</strong> company was founded<br />

by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman.<br />

The company was <strong>in</strong>itially known as<br />

Blue Ribbon Sports but switched to<br />

<strong>the</strong> present Nike name <strong>in</strong> 1971. The<br />

Nike logo is, <strong>in</strong> some way, <strong>the</strong> best<br />

type of emotional communication.<br />

Through its slogan “Just Do It”<br />

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

has endeavored to promote<br />

<strong>the</strong> psychological impact of its<br />

products.<br />

The Nike swoosh symbol is one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> world’s simplest but most<br />

effective brand<strong>in</strong>g visuals. Along<br />

with athletes and sports followers,<br />

millennials like buy<strong>in</strong>g products<br />

bear<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Nike logo. The swoosh<br />

image has a life of its own as it’s<br />

already patented and extremely<br />

popular. The Nike logo was<br />

designed by Carolyn Davidson, a<br />

graphic design student attend<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Portland State University, where<br />

Phil Knight, one of Nike’s founders,<br />

was an account<strong>in</strong>g professor. For<br />

her troubles, Carolyn Davidson was<br />

paid just $35! The swoosh symbol<br />

is <strong>the</strong> shape of a w<strong>in</strong>g of Nike, <strong>the</strong><br />

Greek Goddess of Victory. So,<br />

Carolyn Davidson had <strong>the</strong> shape<br />

of <strong>the</strong> w<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d, thanks to <strong>the</strong><br />

goddess.<br />

The FedEx company was founded<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1971 as a packag<strong>in</strong>g delivery<br />

startup. Over several decades,<br />

it has developed <strong>in</strong>to a powerful<br />

logistics brand and trendsetter.<br />

The company’s award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

logo became one of <strong>the</strong> factors<br />

beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> m<strong>in</strong>d-blow<strong>in</strong>g success<br />

of FedEx.<br />

The FedEx logo is a worldwide<br />

classic example of deliver<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

strong message with negative<br />

spaces. Consider<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> growth<br />

and reach of FedEx, <strong>the</strong> logo<br />

design was centered around a few<br />

traits: service, speed, precision,<br />

and reliability. If you look carefully<br />

between <strong>the</strong> “E” and “X” <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

FedEx logotype, you’ll notice a<br />

small arrow stick<strong>in</strong>g out, po<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to <strong>the</strong> right. The designer himself<br />

loved us<strong>in</strong>g negative spaces. So,<br />

while design<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> FedEx logo’s<br />

current variant, he <strong>in</strong>corporated a<br />

secret arrow and kept nearly 40%<br />

of <strong>the</strong> blank space white. Among<br />

different color comb<strong>in</strong>ations, <strong>the</strong><br />

company opted for <strong>the</strong> mix of<br />

orange and violet that stands for<br />

prosperity and prestige.<br />

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TRIVIA<br />

What is Debbie W<strong>in</strong>gham’s collection pay<strong>in</strong>g homage to Dubai called?<br />

What has UNESCO added to <strong>the</strong> Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list?<br />

In which museum can we f<strong>in</strong>d Yong Hong Zhong’s art pieces?<br />

Who has her own mail box <strong>in</strong> Louvre Paris?<br />

What form of art does Marissa Oosterlee specialize <strong>in</strong>?<br />

Where is Will YU from?<br />

What is <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>itiative Ayah Dhafer <strong>in</strong>troduced called?<br />

What is <strong>the</strong> <strong>2022</strong> Color of <strong>the</strong> Year revealed by Pantone?<br />

What emotion does Insane 51 generally promote through his art?<br />

Where is Anastasia Kustova based?<br />

WIN<br />

AMAZING<br />

HEADPHONES<br />

Answers of <strong>the</strong> December edition of <strong>Magzoid</strong>:<br />

1 2 December<br />

2 Saype<br />

3 Ink and coffee art on paper and sk<strong>in</strong><br />

4 Manarat Al Saadiyat<br />

5 The Land of Dreamers Who Do<br />

6 Alexandria, Egypt<br />

7 Tanaka Tatsuya<br />

8 Abu Dhabi<br />

9 18 December<br />

10 Ishy Biladi<br />

Rules:<br />

F<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> answers for <strong>the</strong> above questions with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> <strong>January</strong> edition of <strong>Magzoid</strong> and stand a chance to w<strong>in</strong><br />

amaz<strong>in</strong>g headphones!<br />

All you have to do is write down <strong>the</strong> answers, take a picture, post it as a story on Instagram and tag @<br />

magzoid.global<br />

W<strong>in</strong>ner will be announced <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> February edition of <strong>Magzoid</strong>.<br />

Subject to terms and conditions<br />

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