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MAGZOID - Luxury Magazine in the Creative Space | March 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 March 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features have an amazing cover artwork by Rafa Fonseca, an artist from Colombia. The magazine features an Exclusive Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, Group CEO of Bulgari, Messages from influential women in the UAE for International Women’s Day, and Art Dubai 2022. Katara Hotel and China Central Television (CCTV) 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 logo of HUAWEI.

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 March 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features have an amazing cover artwork by Rafa Fonseca, an artist from Colombia. The magazine features an Exclusive Interview with Jean-Christophe Babin, Group CEO of Bulgari, Messages from influential women in the UAE for International Women’s Day, and Art Dubai 2022.

Katara Hotel and China Central Television (CCTV) 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 logo of HUAWEI.

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We are delighted to bring the March 2022 edition of Magzoid to you! We have

on the cover an exquisite artwork by Rafa Fonseca, a remarkable artist from

Colombia. In the ‘Leadership Talks’ segment, we have Jean-Christophe Babin,

Group CEO of Bulgari walking us through the journey of the luxury industry.

While you proceed forward, there are some inspiring stories from artists all

across the world, as well as some outstanding works by UAE-based artists.

A section highlighting some messages to our readers from influential women in

UAE for International day, wrapped Art Dubai 2022 and CREATE | ARTOZE

Inter-School Art Exhibition and Competition.

The Designer’s Corner displays some luxurious watches, jewelry, fashion &

lifestyle, and brand logos. The photography section showcases some pictureperfect

moments. Keeping you updated on the latest happenings in the creative

world, we have art facts and games like crossword, trivia to engage our readers

and provide an opportunity to win amazing gifts.

Art encourages us to cherish intuition, uncertainty, and creativity and to search

constantly for new ideas. We look forward to our readers joining us in our passion

for art and creativity. Let art feed your soul and bring joy to your world!

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Carina Francioso

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Contemporary

Realism Oil

Paintings

By Carina Francioso

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“I aim for meticulousness in my work because it gives me a sense of

success and integrity,” says Carina Francioso

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Carina Francioso is a

multi-award-winning

Canadian fine artist

whose work can be

seen in private and

corporate collections all over the

world. Her contemporary realist

oil paintings reflect her rigorous

attention to detail. Carina's

paintings, which are inspired by her

life and travels, capture moments

frozen in time while also inspiring

the viewer's imagination, allowing

them to create their interpretation.

Carina's art evolves throughout

time, yet her intimate journey

with each brushstroke and detail

remains the same. Her work is a

clear representation of her love of

life and her insatiable curiosity for

beauty and fluidity.

She has spent her entire life

around water and had no idea that

it would find its way into her art

until one summer in Italy when she

captured the Ionian Sea. The view

enthralled her, and she knew these

pictures would have an impact on

her next body of work.

Her paintings depict moments

in time that are fixed in time,

but they also excite the viewer's

imagination, allowing them to

I work in the traditional

medium of oil paint

because I find its rich

texture helps to enhance

the natural beauty of

light on water, as well

as to highlight the sea's

mysteriousness.

create their interpretation. She

works as a contemporary painter

to portray the world's gift of water

and to recognize the importance of

cherishing and preserving it.

“I aim for meticulousness in my

work because it gives me a sense

of success and integrity: I honestly

believe that every detail matters as

much as the total,” said Carina.

My experiences with water

have inspired my paintings and

my goal is that my work will elicit

meaningful memories or responses

in the viewer, as water is universal

and connects us all. I work in the

traditional medium of oil paint

because I find its rich texture helps

to enhance the natural beauty

of light on water, as well as to

highlight the sea's mysteriousness.

When applied thinly the blending

capabilities of oil paint can achieve

and add a sensual and seductive

quality to my work. In addition to

smaller works, I often use largescale

canvases or wood panels as

they help to heighten the memory

of the experience, bringing it to life

and enveloping the viewer into the

vastness of the water.

- feature@magzoid.com

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COVER ARTIST

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COVER ARTIST

Hyperrealism

By Rafael Antonio Fonseca

“I believe that the faces and body language of the children show the real

essence of the human being,” says Rafael Antonio Fonseca

Exclusive to Magzoid

Rafael Antonio Fonseca

Acevedo was born in

Bogotá, Colombia on

May 17 in 1988. He

is a truly exceptional

hyperrealist artist. At an early

age, he showed an interest in

drawing, where he explored

various techniques and materials,

especially graphite.

In his last years of Architecture,

he decided to return to his

passion for drawing and art, thus

discovering a revolutionary painting

tool, the art of the airbrush. He

decided to dedicate himself fully

to acrylic and the art of airbrush

painting.

He was inclined by hyperrealism,

thus beginning to develop as

the main theme in his works,

portrait, giving high value to the

connection of the gaze between

living beings using his airbrush

as the main tool and other mixed

techniques. He trained as a selftaught

artist of airbrush painting,

developing his artistic proposals

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COVER ARTIST

and its deterioration through human

history, with a touch of Magical

Realism and critical perspective.

He seeks to captivate the viewer

through his meticulous painting

technique. He does not believe in

just capturing a snapshot in time

but taking the viewer into a visual

journey that stirs the senses and

leaves a dramatic impression.

Rafael currently focuses on

setting childhood as the main

theme of his work. “I think after

becoming a dad my vision of the

world sharply changed in a very

positive way and that’s why I want

all my spectators to see themselves

reflected in my artworks through

the transparent and deep gaze of

a child. I believe that the faces and

body language of the children show

the real essence of the human

being.”

The connection we have with

the water is the main element in

his new series PIW (Playing in

the water) which is intended to

contrast the water with the dry skin.

For this series, he is using acrylic

paintings that atomize through an

airbrush. Also using brushes and

some mixed techniques to bring

accuracy and get an amazing

result in every detail, leading the

people to the experience of realism.

Let´s work hard to build a better

world for our children so they’ll be

able to grow up in an environment

full of art and love.

-feature@magzoid.com

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ART NEWS

Read more at www.magzoid.com

For its 2022 program, the NYUAD

Art Gallery will focus on Gulf art practicess

The NYU Abu Dhabi

(NYUAD) Art Gallery

has announced its 2022

schedule, with upcoming

major exhibitions

focusing on artistic practices in

the Gulf. Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni

Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian

will hold their first institutional solo

show in March.

The three Iranian artists

frequently collaborate on bizarre

and immersive projects ranging

from performances to paintings.

They have been major figures in

the art world in Dubai for 13 years,

collaborating with other artists,

training younger practitioners, and

even incorporating the general

public in their artistic activations.

The show at NYUAD Art Gallery,

titled Parthenogenesis: Ramin

Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh,

Hesam Rahmanian, will follow the

artists’ methods as they take over

The show at NYUAD Art Gallery, titled

Parthenogenesis: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni

Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, will follow the

artists’ methods as they take over the space

to create a “landscape” within the gallery,

seeing how artworks develop via collective and

collaborative actions. It will take place from

March 1 to June 12 this year.

the space to create a “landscape”

within the gallery, seeing how

artworks develop via collective and

collaborative actions. It will take

place from March 1 to June 12 this

year.

Khaleej Modern is a critical

examination of the Gulf’s modern art

history from before the oil boom of

the 1970s until 2008, bringing new

narratives and art trends to light.

Khaleej Modern’s opening date will

be announced later this year.

-news@magzoid.com

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The ‘Store of the Future’ at Mall of

the Emirates brings the future of shopping to life

The globe is already

experiencing advanced

fashion technology, with

retail stores arriving at our

doorsteps, but Dubai has

stepped it up a notch by launching

the ‘Store of the Future.’

By integrating physical and

digital purchasing concepts,

the store in Dubai’s Mall of the

Emirates provides visitors with an

immersive and personalized buying

experience.

The Store of the Future in

collaboration with Cisco aims

to bring the best features of

e-commerce into the physical retail

space through technology. The store

rotates a variety of womenswear,

menswear, beauty, and homeware

brands that are not unique but use

the latest in camera, sensor, and

artificial intelligence technology

to personalize clients’ shopping

experiences.

This one-of-a-kind hybrid

shopping experience begins the

The store rotates a variety of womenswear,

menswear, beauty, and homeware brands that

are not unique but use the latest in camera,

sensor, and artificial intelligence technology to

personalize clients’ shopping experiences.

moment you walk into the store,

with shoppers being given products

based on their gender and tastes

using data collected by AI and

computer vision.

For example, if you’re looking for

a specific shade of lipstick, you

may use the screen to select the

one that looks best on you without

touching the product. For a more

convenient shopping experience,

the smart screen can be divided

into three parts for three different

shoppers.’Magic Mirrors’ are

strategically positioned throughout

the store to enhance the experience.

Visitors must scan the product on

the mirror to obtain information such

as the pricing, available sizes, and

alternative colours (if any). Similar to

internet shopping, it also proposes

similar goods or pairs to go with the

ensemble.

When you select a product to

sample, the magic mirror can

transition from a physical to a digital

experience, and when the product

is scanned, it provides detailed

information about the object’s colour,

price, and size.

-news@magzoid.com

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LEADERSHIP TALKS

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LEADERSHIP TALKS

Jean-Christophe Babin,

Group CEO of Bulgari

Jean-Christophe Babin, Group CEO was born with dual French and Italian

nationality in Paris in 1959. In the year 1994, Jean became the Managing Director

of Henkel’s Italian subsidiary, and in 1998 he was Senior Vice-President at the

German headquarters in Düsseldorf. Later on, he took a turn towards high end

organisation. Jean initially joined the luxury group LVMH and went on to work

with TAG Heuer in Switzerland. By the end of the year 2000, he was appointed as

the President and CEO of TAG Heuer. In 2011, Bulgari was bought by LVMH, and

he has been the CEO ever since 2013. He has been an energetic, strategic, and

charismatic leader exemplifying his skills by running a global organization, at rates

outperforming peer competition. Here is an excerpt from Magzoid’s conversation

with Jean-Christophe Babin about his journey.

Exclusive to Magzoid

How did you come up with the

concept of Bulgari Contemporary

Art Awards in the UAE?

We believe in creating global

conversation between different

cultures such as this major

exhibition soon taking placein

Beijing interchanging ideas between

Chinese and Italian markets.

Likewise a similar estbalishment in

the UAE capitalizing on the previous

experiences have put together

many of these young talents that

are creating new masterpieces and

going beyond connecting Bulgari.

A ring should have an

emotional element, it

should not only be a piece

of finely crafted gold, but

it should also trigger an

emotional feeling.

The programme is to promote and

rejuvienate contemporary art in the

society. Contemporary art is crucuial

to the western world and therefore

for us, promoting and providing

spotlight for young talents that have

potential to become jewellers with

us as well as inspire our current

jewellers to develop further and

think out of the box is vital. The

conversations with these young

talents that are forming these novel

masterworks exceed expectations

and we are glad we have managed

to get such popular and world

famous creators.

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LEADERSHIP TALKS

What’s your take on ‘Beauty

Connects People’?

On one hand, you glorify the

precious nature, stones, art of

the jewelers, and also the lady's

beauty. As a jeweler, you are a

beauty enhancer. You contribute to

the elegance and sophistication of

ladies and also participate in the

more important element which is

the beauty of emotions. Jewelry is

often mentioned as a turning point

of life experience. It's not just about

elegance and sophistication, it's

more about joy. The art of jewelry is

universal and is everywhere.

You have prominently established

yourself as successful business

personnel. Would you like to share

a bit about how and why you plan

to move into the luxury goods

segment?

We are primarily more than every

jeweler; we are born as jewelers

and have to be recognized by our

art to create the desire for precious

gems, fragrances, and watches.

Glorifying radiance by sharing

and crafting gems of nature and

glorifying skins by putting them in

such a magnificent way, we believe

that today we have a chance to

be the top in the world of jewelry.

We have 7 in operations and 5 in

construction. We are the first Italian

brand and have plenty of networks.

We know it from surveys and Dubai

also comes number one in the terms

of interpretation and price.

The ultimate sophistication of jewelry

applied to the skin is our challenge

and the dream in our eyes. A ring

should have an emotional element,

it should not only be a piece of

finely crafted gold, but it should also

trigger an emotional feeling.

Leading a brand like Bulgari

needs some exceptional

leadership abilities and an

exemplification of that is you.

As a part of how leaders think in

scenarios of crisis, I would like to

ask you a question. Would you like

to define a challenging situation

that you had come across and

how did you come through it?

Experience shows crises are always

special. For example, illness in the

villages killed many people. In such

a situation we have no other option

than to look out of the box and

invent machines. Out of trauma and

lack of manpower, some geniuses

came out with great ideas. In the

same way, the right attitude from

The essence of Rome is

applied to every piece of

the watch, jewelry, and

art. We take inspiration

from wherever there's

beauty. But often the

first step is from

Roman heritage.

a company protects the company

and its customers. We work in a

smart world and it changes the

balance between our lives. We have

to adapt and learn to communicate.

Because of the Covid scenario, we

have to act more sophisticatedly.

Leadership in times of crisis is to

find whether you are an escaper

or a fighter. It's a moment of

revolution; we have to manage our

supply chains and business, think

differently, take different directions

and from there think of the original

goal and be quicker. It is a market

race and you'll be discouraged but

you have to do something different

and think differently.

Whether it’s a Bulgari perfume,

a Bulgari watch, or staying at a

Bulgari hotel, what defines the

Bulgari experience?

To turn nature's precious into

even more emotional sensations

or objects or shapes or designs

is art. Not only architectural and

artistic background, but we also do

everything, the creativity or crafting,

is all roman spirits. The essence of

Rome is applied to every piece of

the watch, jewelry, and art. We take

inspiration from wherever there's

beauty. But often the first step is

from Roman heritage.

What are your upcoming plans for

collaborating with artists in the

UAE?

The point is to collaborate with

luxury companies. We are probably

closest to art, therefore I think it's

crucial for us to participate in artistic

evolution and art is one of the kinds

we do. On one end it's paying

the tributes to the artists. We will

promote more than art. There will

be some good stuff for jewelers and

perfumes. It is all connected.

What is the motto you live by?

My motto is very much Roman; it is

Carpe diem. Not to be stressed for

the future and to make the most out

of it. Life is simple to move on, learn

and evolve.

What message do you have for

our creative community?

Art is evolving and never old. Turn

your art into NFTs or be it digital.

We all have talents and we all have

dreams just materialize it and

just do it.

-interview@magzoid.com

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EVENT

Winners of CREATE | ARTOZE Inter-School

Art Exhibition and Competition to create the

new HUAWEI Faces

ARTOZE, a leading online

art gallery in the UAE

and the #11 most viewed

online art gallery across

the globe on its VR platform, has

hosted the Grand Award Ceremony

for CREATE, an Inter-School Art

Exhibition and Competition in

Radisson RED on 26th Feb, 2022

presented by HUAWEI AppGallery

and Danube Properties, powered

by Magzoid Magazine. The event

was embraced with the presence of

many dignified industry leaders and

veterans and joined in to support

the young and creative community

of the UAE.

The event went by the theme,

“Art and creativity can change the

lives and the world for good” and

saw a participation of over 1300+

students globally, out of which the

30 best artworks were selected as

the finalists divided into 3 categories

– category 1 (classes1-4), category

2 (classes 5-8), and category

3 (classes 9-12) and given an

opportunity to exhibit during the

ceremony. The event dazzled with

VIPs, celebs, and guests walking

through the red carpet like H.E.

Laila Rahhal, Mr. Khalil AbdulWahid,

Dubai Culture, Mr. Elijah Long and

many more.

The Jury panel included Ms. Dina

Khataan, Mr. Faisal AbdulQader,

and Ms. Fatima Al Hammadi. Six

winners were recognised during

the ceremony and rewarded

with honorary certificate, trophy

alongside HUAWEI MatePad,

Bluetooth headphones and many

more gift cards and goodies from

Galadari Motor Driving Centre,

Magzoid Magazine, Magic Planet,

Roll DXB, Noon, Artlab, Ferns N

Petals, My Govinda’s, Young Times,

Babyshop, Mai Dubai, and many

other exciting gifts.

The biggest announcement came

from HUAWEI, “Every winner from

the competition will be invited to

HUAWEI high experience centre

to work closely with the team

and develop blueprints for the

next generation of digital artwork.

HUAWEI will then convert them

into HUAWEI THEMES available to

millions of users across the globe!”

United by Colors, a special giant

canvas that was setup where the

participants had fun dipping their

hands in colors, stamping and the

guests acknowledged it by writing

beautiful messages for them.

Participants had the privilege to

enjoy video gaming console at the

interactive booth set up by HUWAEI

during the event.

Hosted by well-renowned emcee,

Mr. Bassam Nader (a.k.a. MC

Bassam), the event also entertained

the guests with heart-wrenching

performances by dancers from

Transformers Dance Studio (TDS),

choreographed by Anup Bhardwaj.

Talented singer Akshita Bhatia

filled the whole room with warmth

and joy as she captured the hearts

of the audience with her soothing

and mesmerizing voice. Also, the

stage witnessed a very unique

performance by the mentalist –

Shibin Sahadevan showcasing

glimpses of his extraordinary mindreading

skills that just wowed the

audience and left them all amazed

and spellbound.

Miss Amrita Syam turned up to

be the winner of Category 1 and

the runner-up was Master Advay

Sureka. The Category 2 winner

was Master Swaraj Jawale and the

runner-up was Miss Soha Yousaf.

Category 3 winner was Miss

Anaishaan Sidhwa and the runnerup

was Miss Eimaan Fatimah.

The artworks displayed were

deeply admired and appreciated

by the members of the VIPs,

media, influencers, juries, and

artists throughout the day. The

red carpet was overwhelmed

with many dignified celebs and

industry veterans. Such initiatives

provisioning platforms to showcase

the creative talents within the

younger generation would play a

major role in boosting the creative

economy and the overall growth of

the UAE.

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EVENT

Finalist explaining artworks

Artoze VR art gallery

(From L to R) Mr. Faisal AbdulQader,

Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid, Ms. Fatima

Alhammadi and Ms. Dina Khataan

(From L to R) Mr. Anil Bhatia

and Mr. Saif Yousef Al Ztaabi

Mentalist Shibin Sahadevan

wowing the audience

Winner felicitation

Mr. Faisal AbdulQader

signing the canvas

Winner felicitation

Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid

signing the canvas

(From L to R) Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid

and Ms. Samar Kamel

H.E. Laila Rahhal signing the canvas

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Artworks of the finalists exhibited in the Galleria

HUAWEI AppGallery statistics

Mr. Elijah Long on

the Red Carpet

Winner felicitation

(From L to R) Ms. Fatima Alhammadi, Ms. Samar

Kamel, Ms. Dina Khataan and H.E. Laila Rahhal

HUAWEI interactive booth at the venue

Guests embracing the event

(From L to R) Mr. Haris Mumtaz,

Mr. William from HUAWEI and

Ms. Aanchal (Magzoid team)

Ballroom selfie

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ART NEWS

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Galloire launches in City Walk with

its inaugural exhibition “I’M NOT A ROBOT”

Galloire, a contemporary

art gallery has opened

a new physical space

in City Walk, Dubai

with its first group

exhibition. The exhibition features a

collection of renowned international

artists with works exploring human

connection in a digital age. It

exemplifies its relevance, given our

reliance on technology to maintain

communication throughout the

pandemic.

The exhibition brings together six

leading artists that including Daniel

Canogar, Anne Spalter, Xavi Sole

Mora, Jonathan Monaghan, Jonas

Lund, and Addie Wagenknecht.

They are the pioneers in their

respective fields, working at

the frontier of digital art and its

intersection with traditional art.

Daniel Canogar’s site-specific

art installation Dynamo has

been showcased at Expo 2020

Dubai as a centerpiece of the

The exhibition

features a collection

of renowned

international artists

with works exploring

human connection in

a digital age

Spanish pavilion. With his artistic

masterpieces in Galloire, Daniel

focuses on the relationship

between textiles and screens

showcasing screens as a modern

form of textiles.

Galloire’s first show was

presented in full photo-realistic VR

and also allowed viewers, using

AR, to bring the works into their

homes to view on their own walls.

As mentioned to us, there are some

major NFT announcements on the

way for Galloire.

Explaining the digital inclination of

the first exhibit of Galloire, Edward

Gallagher, the founder of the gallery

says, “With an exhibition which

explores the balance between

online and real life, between the

physical and the digital, it seemed

a great opportunity to allow that

work to manifest in a new physical

space.” .

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SPECIAL DAYS - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

International

Women’s Day

International Women's Day is

celebrated on March 8th every

year and is one of the most

significant days of the year. It is

a worldwide event that honors

women's social, economic, cultural,

and political achievements. It

offers an opportunity to reflect on

progress made, to call for change,

and to celebrate acts of courage

and determination by ordinary

women who have played an

extraordinary role in the history of

their countries and communities.

#BreakTheBias is the campaign

theme for International Women's

Day 2022. The theme highlights the

importance of challenging biases

and misconceptions in the interest

of creating a more inclusive and

gender-equal world.

According to the United Nations,

International Women's Day started

in America in 1909, when the

Socialist Party of America took

to the streets to honor garment

workers who had protested against

inhumane working conditions the

year before. They called it National

Women's Day, and it took place on

February 28. The following year,

Social International established

Women's Day in Copenhagen

to celebrate those working for

women's rights and universal

suffrage. Over the next few years,

more countries in Europe marked

the holiday on March 8. It wasn't

until March 8, 1975, when, during

International Women's Year, the

United Nations celebrated it as

an official holiday. Since 1975, the

holiday has gained awareness

around the globe as a way to

recognize women.

The world is moving towards

gender equality. It is moving

towards a balance between

both men and women. A

change is required and is

also essential. Women's Day

focuses on celebrating women's

accomplishments, promoting

awareness about gender equality,

fighting for faster gender parity, and

raising funds for women's charities.

The day is all about feeling selfworth

and achieving the goals as

per the potential.

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SPECIAL DAYS - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

WOMEN CREATING AN IMPACT

“Women are the foundational keystones of a society’s progress

their contributions are countless, and most importantly,

selfless. It is the power to shape the world that makes each

and every woman so special. This International Women’s Day,

let us celebrate the women who are making a difference and

help them unleash their full potential. Because that is the only

way we can secure our future as a civilisation.”

HE Hala Badri

Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority

commentary on International Women's Day

A woman should be

celebrated every day and

there is no such thing as a

typical woman, we are all

different, yet each one of

us holds several identities

which is a celebration on

its own, the daughter, the

mother, the wife, the sister,

the list is endless. We all

go through our years with

varying degrees of success,

and disruption, and whatever

stage a woman is in, there

should be one irrefutable

truth: she shouldn’t be alone.

She is bound to have another

woman by her side.

Samar Kamel

Artist, Curator

My message to women

everywhere is to remember

that you are a natural-born

leader. The qualities of

empathy and kindness, the

ability to build community

and foster relationships, to be

able to nurture connections,

THIS is what makes you a

good leader. And you can

lead from wherever you are,

with whatever you have.

Malavika Varadan

RJ and Managing Director –

The Hive

On this special day, we

celebrate all women, our

mothers, sisters, daughters,

and friends. I would like to

express my gratitude to the

women around me, the ones

who I learn from every day.

To every woman in this world,

we are proud of you. We are

proud of your achievements

and accomplishments,

and we are proud of your

ambitions and determination.

Fatima Alhammadi

Emirati Artist

Women are the real

architectures of the society.

You don't need to change

the perception of how people

think of you. Treat yourself the

way you want to be treated.

Work on your inner fulfilment,

happiness and victory. You

are art in every way you are.

Happy Women's Day.

Dina Khataan

Co-founder and Managing

Director at Moog Studios

“International Women's

Day celebrates the achievements

and strength of

women and emphasizes their

key role in the economic,

social, scientific, intellectual,

and cultural progress of

nations. On this occasion, we

express our appreciation for

the women around the world

and wish them more power.”

Rozana Mosameh

Assistant Marketing Director,

Ajman Free Zone

To all the female artists out

there - I am really proud

of how the art scene has

developed here in Dubai.

Especially the female artists,

who make up about 80% of

all artists in UAE, are doing

fantastic work. Keep up the

good work and show the

world that women are just as

good artists as men!

Petra Kaltenbach

Award-winning artist and

curator of World Art Dubai

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SPECIAL DAYS - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

AND BEING THE CHANGE

Let us honor womanhood in all its forms even

while conquering the day. As I think of women all

around the world, the image of a phoenix comes

immediately to mind. As every woman at a certain

point in her life rises above her problems, pain, and

obstacles to inspire the world with wonder. Let us

conquer our fight and rise to prominence on this day.

H.E Laila Rahhal El Atfani

Goodwill Ambasador, President & Founder Business

Gate & I AM AFRICA platform, President of Women

Empowerment Refai NGO

This year’s International Women’s

Day theme of ‘Breaking the bias is

a reminder of our obligation and

commitment to creating an inclusive

world for everyone. I am extremely

proud of how women in our country

helping set new standards across

an array of sectors. I call on all

women in the UAE to take advantage

of the groundwork laid by our

nation’s forefathers and to rise to

the challenge of ensuring that we

continue to deliver a fairer society

for all.

Asma Alfalasi

Director of Marketing & Corporate

Communications Department

“The UAE puts forward a

unique example of women

empowerment as its

women continue to excel

in various fields, actively

participating in driving the

nation's development. This

International Women’s Day,

we congratulate women

all over the world and

express our pride in their

contributions to humankind’s

progress.”

Sheikha AlNuaimi

Commercial Operations

Executive Director, Ajman

Free Zone

Render your voice stronger

than anyone else's; never

wait for your turn; it is

your right to speak out to

the world. There are no

boundaries to just being

brave once you feel your own

strength. To all the women

out there, always mark your

presence, believe in yourself

and do what makes you

happy. I wish you all a Happy

Women's Day!

Varsha Sureka

Visual Artist

This women’s day I would

like to wish that all of us

women can show the world

the true meaning of the word

compassion. We women have

proved over and over again

our spirit of competition, our

capability, our cooperation

and our courage to deal with

all kinds of adversities. But

now more than ever the world

is in dire need of compassion

and collaboration.

Kritika Rawat

Radio Presenter, CEO of K

KOMPANY, TV Producer, Media

Personality and social activist.

Each woman is an incredible

person. She plays a role of a

loving mom, a caring sister,

an understanding wife, and a

lovable daughter. You are the

source of strength and that’s

the reason why the world

is celebrating you. Don’t let

anyone put you down. Stand

for your rights and live a

happy life. You deserve it.

Keep smiling always and

Happy Women’s Day to all

of you!

Nada al Barazi

Visual Artist

The most important thing

to reach your goals it’s not

being afraid of doing what

you love to do. Follow your

dreams, don’t listen to

anyone, listen to your heart,

find your balance and you

will be happy!

Nadaezda Adamenko

Visual Artist

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ART NEWS

The new sculpture park at DIFC

opens to the public

A

sculpture park open

to the public until

June 30, is a tribute

to the UAE’s Golden

Jubilee and features

50 sculptures as well as several

paintings by established local and

international artists. The artworks

are presented by galleries in Dubai,

including Leila Heller Gallery, Firetti

Contemporary, and AWC Dubai, as

well as by independent artists.

The Park has been unveiled

at Dubai International Financial

Centre, transforming the area

around the landmark Gate Building

into an open-air gallery.

Works on display

include Unwind, a reflective and

serpentine installation by British

sculptor Richard Hudson. Alphabet

of Life by Emirati artist Azza Al

Qubaisi features tapered bronze

forms that are closely clustered

together, representing, at once,

palm oases as well as social

solidarity. Turkish artist Mert Ege

Kose’s Sculpture II renders, in

metal, tightly woven and repeating

patterns that merge as arcs.

Other works include Tower of

Rabbits by Turkish cartoonist Erdil

Yasaroglu, a sculpture comprising

four stacked anthropomorphic

rabbits with slicked-back ears,

and Forms by Mia Fonssagrives

Solow, which features abstract

shapes in the colors of the UAE

flag in the fountain by Gate

Building. Paintings including Sacha

Jafri’s Lyricism Entwined and Ana

D’Castro’s Irene are also being

exhibited on the premises.

The disparate works are being

curated under the theme Harmony

of Different Voices: a celebration

of UAE’s 50th anniversary.

According to the organizers,

the park is designed to support

artists who have contributed to

the past, present, and future of

the nation. The exhibition is in line

with the vision of Sheikha Latifa

bint Mohammed, chairwoman of

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, to

encourage public art and open-air

art galleries across Dubai.

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The disparate works are being curated under

the theme Harmony of Different Voices: a

celebration of UAE’s 50th anniversary.

Bringing together a diverse

portfolio of artists showcasing 65

works of art including sculptures

and paintings, the complete

stretch of the park will feature 50

sculptures, some of which have

also taken inspiration from Expo

2020 Dubai, portraying the cultural

diversity and richness of UAE in the

past 50 years.

“Over the years, DIFC has

been developed into a vibrant

urban destination promoting

innovation, harmonious living, and

sustainability,” said Arif Amiri, CEO

of DIFC Authority

The Park is free-to-entere and

spans from Gate Building to

Gate Avenue. Information labels

featuring QR codes have been

placed beside each artwork,

allowing visitors to learn more

about the exhibited pieces as well

as discover other works by the

artists.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

24k Gold

luxury fine art

By Kim Rose

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“I wanted to use

fine art as a way

to give voice to a

movement much

bigger than myself,”

says Kim Rose

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Kim Rose is a minimalist

artist based in Los

Angeles, California. Her

work lies at the intersection

of the physical world

and our intangible perceptions.

She combines old and modern

techniques to create works that are

multi-dimensional and layered in

waves of fluid movement. Each of

her works exudes life and vitality

while keeping a minimalist aesthetic.

Kim's work pushes the boundaries

of realism and questions abstract

lawlessness.

Materials of the highest quality,

some of the rich materials used in

Kim's art include 24k gold, marble,

and, soon, diamonds. Each item is

a multi-layered work that combines

chemical reactions with painting.

Painting is a multi-layer procedure

that gives these artworks a polished

and multifaceted appearance. As a

result, they tend to reflect the warmth

and colors of the room in which they

reside.

Her marbled art has sold and

been collected all over the world.

Her heart and soul are invested not

only in art but also in discovering

the deeper meaning of how art may

benefit the larger good. She believes

that anyone can be an artist and that

every artist must figure out "why" they

do what they do. This is what gives

life meaning and vigor.

She is ecstatic to have

collaborated with artists from

all around the world to make a

difference in the lives of children in

Tijuana, Mexico. Her particular aim

is to raise finances and awareness

for the lovely children of Tijuana,

Mexico, through exquisite art. As a

result, she launched Mission Marisol,

a non-profit organization dedicated

to bringing artists together for a good

cause. The initiative is dedicated to

her mother, Marisol, who encouraged

her to pursue her passions and give

back.

"When I started selling art around

the globe, I realized that my art could

potentially have a huge impact. I

wanted to use fine art as a way to

give voice to a movement much

bigger than myself, and I knew that

it could have an even larger impact

when joined together with other

artists. That is when I came up with

the idea of using fine art as a way of

raising funds and awareness for kids

in Mexico." - Kim Rose.

- feature@magzoid.com

Her particular aim

is to raise finances

and awareness for

the lovely children

of Tijuana,

Mexico, through

exquisite art.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Fan Art

By Anais Gonzalez

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“I would

describe my

style as quick

and breezy,

and I think

that's what

some people

like about it”

says Anais

Gonzalez

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Anais Gonzalez describes

herself as an illustrator

who does what she

enjoys. Her work

focuses on portraits,

which frequently are fan art. She

uses strokes to portray feelings and

sensitivities through drawing, more

specifically sketching.

Anais has been drawing since a

very young age. She already had

a fanart group of folks that enjoyed

her work. Her drawings evolved

from realism into sketches once she

found that she could draw quickly

which resulted in an increased fan

base on her social media accounts

where she uploaded her artworks.

She primarily works in black and

white, and graphite, like paper,

is her preferred medium. Even

though occasionally employs color,

she never alters the surface of her

illustrations. Also attempt to help

others as much as possible with this

method via social media.

Her style is light and breezy.

Simultaneously, she works from

realism, but not to the point where it

appears finished. Although enjoys

that look as well, she has evolved

into what she is now. Working with

chiaroscuro and hatching is her

favorite part of the drawing.

"My major goal is to express

"My major goal

is to express

myself when

drawing and

to elicit varied

emotions in

others through

my art."

myself when drawing and to elicit

varied emotions in others through

my art. I make an effort to be as

happy as possible by first pleasing

myself with my artwork, which is a

challenging undertaking. I'm aware

that I'm still learning, as we all are,

and that I'm too young to know

where I want to go in the world of

art. The only thing I know is that I'm

currently attempting to establish a

link between the audience and my

work to make them feel represented

and inspired by it", said Anais.

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Dubai will get an amazing

intergalactic experience thanks to Infinity des

Lumières and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Infinity des Lumières in The

Dubai Mall, has partnered with

the Mohammed Bin Rashid

Space Centre (MBRSC) and the

French National Centre for Space

and Studies (CNES) to launch

‘Destination Cosmos: The Ultimate

Challenge,’ which will bring celestial

experiences and galaxies to the

region.

Giving an immersive interstellar

experience, the event will take place

till April 2, 2022, with displaying

footages of the Emirates Mars

Mission and Hope Probe.

With the help of Infinity des

Lumières’ 130 projectors, 58

speakers and 3,000 HD digital

moving images, spectators will be

With a maze of stars,

planets, nebulae and

supernovae, the spectators

will be transported from

the Guyanese rainforest

to the outer reaches of

the universe, in their

13-segment show.

transported to outer space, at the

Dubai Mall-based venue.

With a maze of stars, planets,

nebulae and supernovae, the

spectators will be transported from

the Guyanese rainforest to the outer

reaches of the universe, in their

13-segment show.

Guests can witness insights into

19th century Japan in motion where

there will be digital displays of the

Van Gogh exhibition and Dreamed

Japan. Not just that, there also

will be a showcase of a hypnotic

depiction of the cosmos—Verse by

Thomas Vanz, paired with harmonic

orchestral sounds.

The tickets for the Destination

Cosmos: The Ultimate Challenge are

priced at Dhs150, with screenings

every evening from 6 pm to 10 pm

throughout its residence.

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Impressionist Realism

By Marcos Beccari

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“A realistic painting

is more than just

"true to reality”, it's

also a depiction of

what people desire

to see.” says Marcos

Beccari

- Exclusive to Magzoid

Marcos Beccari

is a watercolor

painter, researcher,

philosopher, and UFPR

design professor

who currently resides and works in

Curitiba, Brazil. Impressionist realism

is regarded as his artistic style.

Beccari uses images to create new

chromatic arrangements to translate

the lighting.

It was until his early twenties that

he became obsessed with painting.

He simply duplicated previous

works, as any beginner would, to

get a flawless execution. As a result,

representation is never innocent,

and realism is never pure. Johannes

Vermeer, Winslow Homer, Walter

Everett, Stanislaw Zoladz, Stephen

Scott Young, and Mary White are his

primary influences.

A realistic painting is more than just

"true to reality," it's also a depiction

of what people desire to see. It is

then necessary to understand the

coordinates that allow them to see

what they want. The more the artwork

is simplified using such coordinates,

the more realistic it gets.

After all, it doesn't matter much

what a face, a ladder, a fabric, or

a vase is in the act of painting;

what counts is how the colors and

hues fill and generate rhythm to

what we perceive. Shapes are not

subordinated to color; rather, color

creates them. The Impressionists

show us that there is no such thing

as a pure visual "truth" that can be

It doesn't matter much

what a face, a ladder, a

fabric, or a vase is in the

act of painting; what

counts is how the colors

and hues fill and generate

rhythm to what we

perceive.

caught, analyzed, and recreated by

a purportedly pure gaze. Everything

you see is already a description

of what you're looking at; a face, a

mirror, a cutout, a memory.

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ART NEWS

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Dubai Police and Expo 2020

Dubai set a Guinness World Record for the

largest online video chain

The Dubai Police General

Command and Expo 2020

Dubai have once again

been inducted into the

Guinness World Records,

this time for the greatest online

video chain of people passing the

Expo 2020 pin.

A total of 265 people representing

193 nationalities and 192 Country

Pavilions said “Thank you Expo

2020” on camera in their native

languages before virtually handing

each other the Expo 2020 Dubai

badge, or pin, via split screens.

Guinness World Records-MENA

adjudicated the three-minute video

chain, which took 48 hours to film

and included individuals wearing a

self-adhesive badge/sticker as part

of the record.

In the presence of Reem bint

Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of

State for International Cooperation

and Director-General of the Expo

2020 Dubai Office, Major General

Ahmed Mohammed Rafea,

Assistant Commander-in-Chief of

Dubai Police for Administrative

Affairs, Brigadier Saleh Murad,

Director of the General Department

The goal of the video

chain was to establish

a unifying message of

equality, which Dubai

relies on, by bringing all

of the pavilions together

under the banner of

connecting minds and

fostering a healthy

future.

of Human Resources, and many

other officers and officials, the

official Guinness certificate was

presented to the Dubai Police

General Command and Expo 2020

Dubai.

The goal of the video chain was

to establish a unifying message of

equality, which Dubai relies on, by

bringing all of the pavilions together

under the banner of connecting

minds and fostering a healthy

future.

Expo 2020 Dubai has so far

won roughly 15 Guinness World

Records, including the most

awareness ribbons manufactured

to commemorate World Cancer

Day, World Cinnamon Bun Day at

the Swedish Pavilion, three records

at the Saudi Arabia Pavilion,

and so on.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Pop Art

By Antonio Murgia

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“My portraits are souls full of stories to tell,” says Antonio Murgia

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Antonio Murgia is a wellknown

Italian modern

artist. He was born and

raised in Sardinia, where

he currently resides

and works.

Order and Chaos are the two

fundamental elements of his artistic

output. The bold and contrasting

combinations, the intensity of

color, and the energy of colorful

material are the pieces that make

up Antonio's works. His feminine

portraits like pop mosaics are

passionate and expressive, coming

to life and conversing with the

observer, forming a visual-emotional

relationship.

Antonio's artistic world is filled

with countless women depicted with

anatomical and coloristic mastery;

his muses take on various poses

and are tinged with vivid and bright

colors, evoking elegance, pride,

humanity, emotionality, eroticism, and

sensuality; each of them is the bearer

of a story to be told through the eyes.

An infinite play of colors, material

inserts, extravagant collages,

mirrored and colorful backgrounds

are the perfect setting for the woman

that populate Antonio’s works.

His works are a combination that

generates charm and makes the

viewer vulnerable in front of them.

Simple but incredibly complex,

visually immediate but steeped in

abstruse and profound philosophical

principles, his works are a

combination that generates charm

and makes the viewer vulnerable in

front of them. The viewer is irresistibly

drawn to and engrossed in a neopop

cosmos populated by gorgeous

and interesting women who,

nevertheless, conceal a universe of

synonyms and antonyms, similes

and oxymorons that create a perfect

alchemy between them.

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Antonio's artistic world is

filled with countless women

depicted with anatomical and

coloristic mastery; his muses

take on various poses and are

tinged with vivid and bright

colors, evoking elegance,

pride, humanity, emotionality,

eroticism, and eroticism.

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EXPO 2020

Read more at www.magzoid.com

By the end of the year, the

Expo 2020 Dubai event site will be transformed

into an environmental friendly residential city

The Expo 2020 Dubai event

site, which has been

developed over time to

hold such a worldwide

event, will be transformed

into a residential community. The

site will be transformed into a

health and well-being destination

that promotes an active and

balanced lifestyle. Residents will

begin moving into flats in District

2020 by the end of this year, with

the transfer taking place in stages

over the next nine months after

the world’s largest cultural event

concludes.

District 2020 will be the country’s

first “15-minute city,” since

inhabitants will be able to pedal

from one end to the other in under

15 minutes, according to the site’s

sustainability focus.

The District will have everything

within 15 minutes, including

The District will have

everything within 15

minutes, including

workplaces, parks,

grocery, retail

shops, restaurants,

and coffee shops,

all of which will be

accessible by bicycle.

When the project

is completed, the

district will feature

driverless electric

automobiles in

addition to cycling.

workplaces, parks, grocery,

retail shops, restaurants, and

coffee shops, all of which will be

accessible by bicycle. When the

project is completed, the district

will feature driverless electric

automobiles in addition to cycling.

By connecting people via

pedestrian walkways, autonomous

vehicle routes, and public

transportation networks, the

“human-centric” metropolis aspires

to make living here car-free.

With the Expo ending in less than

two months, the UAE has already

begun preparing how to effectively

utilize the event site, which

includes a dedicated autonomous

car route, a 10-kilometer cycling

track, interconnected, wide

pedestrianized paths, and a

5-kilometer jogging track.

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Seascape painting

By Marina Kusraeva

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“My soul is in the SEA; my thoughts are in the SKY,” says Marina Kusraeva

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Marina Kusraeva was

born in the Russian city

of Anapa, on the Black

Sea coast. The sea has

always held a special

place in her heart. She spent several

years learning about all the details of

seascape painting and had studied

under famous marine painters of

Russia. Growing up by the sea,

made her realize how to sense it.

Now she knew how to express her

emotions through the canvas. The

sea is like a second home, warm and

inviting. It gives a sense of peace

and hope, as well as happiness and

limitless possibilities.

Every time you look at the Marinas’

artworks, you will feel a connection.

With just one glance you'll be

transported to the shore, watching

the waves pound against the sand

and spray everywhere. It evokes

strong feelings that almost make

you hear the waves crashing on the

shore. Her main painting technique

is to apply thin layers of paint,

creating multilayer pieces of art. This

helps to achieve vividness in her

works. The realism and emotional

immersiveness of her paintings

attract more and more fans around

the world.

A whale swimming through the sky,

making its way through the darkness

towards light, is an uncommon

"Feel the power of

the oceans and the

passing of time. The

oceans have been

around long before

and they will be

around long after”

symbol in Marina's art. The whale

conjures a sense of weightlessness

and a surreal sensation as if such a

massive creature can float through

the sky with such ease. It's a

reassuring picture. We all need to

be free of the constraints we are

currently experiencing. Marina has

been a member of the Russian

Association of Marine Painters since

2019. Her work can be found in

private collections in the United Arab

Emirates and has been exhibited

in the gallery Arts Crossroad in

Zug, Switzerland, and in a personal

exhibition in Osaka, Japan, in

December 2021.

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EVENTS

Art Dubai 2022

Featuring Contemporary

and Modern gallery

sections, annual artist

commissions, and yearround

collector and

education programs, the

fair champions art and

artists from across the

Global South

The 15th edition of Art

Dubai will take place

at Madinat Jumeirah,

Dubai from 11- 13 March

2022. Welcoming over

100 exhibitors from 44 countries,

including more than 30 first-time

exhibitors, Art Dubai 2022 will be

the most extensive edition of the fair

to date.

Art Dubai is the premier platform

to see and buy modern and

contemporary art from the Global

South. Featuring Contemporary

and Modern gallery sections,

annual artist commissions, and

year-round collector and education

programs, the fair champions art

and artists from across the Global

South, providing a relevant and

increasingly important alternative

to mainstream, largely Western-led

narratives.

Art Dubai is held under the

patronage of His Highness

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid

Al Maktoum, Vice President and

Prime Minister of the UAE and

Ruler of Dubai. Held in partnership

with A.R.M. Holding, the fair

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is sponsored by Swiss Wealth

Management Group Julius Baer,

the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority

(Dubai Culture) is the strategic

partner, and Bybit is the lead

partner of Art Dubai Digital.

Art Dubai will present over

100 galleries from more than 40

countries across four main gallery

sections: Contemporary, Modern,

Bawwaba and new section Digital.

Contemporary

Art Dubai Contemporary

showcases galleries from around

the world, ranging from emerging

art scenes to established centres,

presenting solo or group shows and

offering new global perspectives to

help cultivate a culture of discovery.

Modern

Art Dubai Modern features

presentations by modern masters

from the MENASA region. Featuring

exceptional works by 20th century

artists working in specific geohistorical

contexts, the section

aims to drive new narratives and

connections across exhibited

presentations and across time.

Bawwaba

Bawwaba, meaning gateway in

Arabic, serves as a portal to

discovery of works created in the

past year or specifically for the fair,

offering visitors a curated reading

of current artistic developments

across wide geographical scopes

across “The Global South”, via

ambitious solo artist presentations.

Art Dubai Digital

A new gallery section will feature

several international platforms

working with NFTs; contemporary

galleries with projects devoted

to new media and digital art;

galleries that have been working

with digital art since the 1980s;

and NFT e-commerce sites and

organisations that are turning

existing physical art into NFTs.

Pablo del Val, Art Dubai’s

Artistic Director commented:

“For over 15 years, Art Dubai has

been a place to discover and

celebrate new trends, creating

and facilitating conversations, and

celebrating the strength of creative

output across the Global South.

This year’s programme places

particular emphasis on where

the physical and digital realms

intersect, and represents what is

our most ambitious and extensive

programme to date.”

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Abstract Urban

Expressionism

By Noemi Safir

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"I am attractive and youthful, alive and full of passion, driven by

emotions and desire to be myself in all my glory," says Noemi Safir

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Noemi Safir is an artist born

in Uruguay who moved

to Israel with her parents

when she was two years

old. Safir decided to

pursue her ambition of becoming

a painter at the age of 40. Women

figures in her large-scale paintings

are a reflection of herself, depicting

episodes from her life that brought

her to where she is now, conveying

power and desire and a wide variety

of emotions.

They represent her effort to

accept Safir's freedom as a woman

and an artist without apologies

or reservations. Safir's painting

style is characterized by picture

fragmentation and a vibrant color

palette. As if to declare, "Yes, I am

attractive and youthful, alive and full

of passion, driven by emotions and

desire to be myself in all my glory,"

her pictures are captivating and

strong.

She eventually quit up and

even took some significant moves

oppositely. She returned to painting

around the age of 40. When she

talked about her art, she became

Women figures in her

large-scale paintings are

a reflection of herself,

depicting episodes from

her life that brought

her to where she is now,

conveying power and

desire and a wide variety

of emotions.

enthralled and radiated. She didn't

give up this time. She chose to

abandon practically everything she

knew to pursue a long-held goal of

painting.

Today, being able to inspire others

through her art, to make them feel

excited, and to bring happy colors

into their homes and hearts brings

her immense joy and satisfaction.

She believes that her desire to be

seen and understood as she had a

significant impact on her path. She

enjoys painting female figures in

various settings. The majority of the

women are self-portraits that portray

situations from her life that have

led her to where she is now. They

represent her fight to accept her

independence as a woman and an

artist without apology or reservation.

Her lofty goal is to move people's

hearts through her art and story.

Everything she crafts is a reflection

of herself and her long journey of

discovering and understanding who

we truly are.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

"My artwork

is meant to be

experienced; each piece

transports you and lets

you experience an altered

consciousness of how I see

or feel the world"

Mireille Salti

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Mireille Salti is an abstract

expressionist artist whose

work evolves from the

groundbreaking pouring art

technique. She's developed a oneof-a-kind

method for controlling

chemical reactions across materials

and combining the random

flow of liquid with transitional

brushstrokes. A result is a unique

place that is bright with color

combinations, movement, and her

work's characteristic marks. She is

inspired by nature's patterns and

randomness, as well as personal

experiences of amazement and

surprise. Mireille's art is driven by

the emotional response elicited

when the audience connects with

her piece.

Mireille Salti decided to use

her skills and sense of design to

redirect her efforts totally to the

fine arts after 7 years in the design

business working as an Interior

Architect while painting part-time.

In 2021, her artwork was featured

in Mojen magazine. She had a solo

artist booth at World Art Dubai 2021

for the third year, and her artwork

was published in many publications

and social media channels.

In 2020, her work was published

in Harper's Bazaar and Vogue

Arabia magazines, and she

took part in the "Women in Art"

exhibition in DIFC, in addition

to commissioned work that she

created in collaboration with interior

designers for high-end homes and

flats. She exhibited her work at

Market Outside the Box during DSF

in Dubai in December.

She took part in Art Gap, a

Standard Chartered Bank show that

aimed to raise awareness about

the gender pay gap in the arts. She

also showed her paintings at The

Pointe Palm Jumeirah's "Art After

Dark" event.

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS

Each person

is unique, and each

brushstroke in my art is

unique as well. Each person

is different, and each

stroke of my work is

unique.

Soy Fira

- Exclusive to Magzoid largest gathering of young leaders;

an EXMA speaker; and she

represents her generation at EXPO

lines of the conflict. The continuous

lines she uses to make her

portraits are an allegory for how

Soy Fira is a civil engineer, DUBAI.

we are all connected, while each

she began by taking

Forbes has featured her in two drawing is evidence of time spent

photographs and then used articles, one of which was sent into carefully observing, listening, and

her photographs to establish a

wearable art fashion line. As a

result, she created digital and

physical portraits that have been

distributed to 30 nations.

When she visits museums, she

always brings her notebook with

her so that she can draw the

masterpieces of great masters in

a single trace. She is a member of

the World Economic Forum's Global

Shaper project; an ambassador

for One Young World, the world's

space with Jeff Bezos and painted

for Vogue's Women's Day.

Each person is unique, and each

brushstroke in my art is unique as

well. Each person is different, and

each stroke of my work is unique.

The fascinating element is that

these brushstrokes and doodles

don't just float around; they've

found a home in her digital world.

She's a natural force. She has

been true to herself and has been

real. She is currently in the front

comprehending others.

She believes in the power of love,

listening, and sharing one's vision

with others. She is convinced that

technology-assisted education

has the potential to revolutionize

people, communities, countries,

and the globe. The Internet is a

parallel reality in which the entire

globe moves, connects,

and lives.

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ART NEWS

The First NFT art exhibition

in Sharjah is to be held from March

The House of Wisdom is to

be hosting its first nonfungible

token (NFT) art

exhibition from March 1

to April 15. “Gateway to

the Metaverse” exhibition covers

featured artworks of a diverse

group among 60 international

artists as well as 15 local artists

engaged in the digital and crypto

world.

House of Wisdom, Al Khawarizmi

Exhibition area will host the

physical version of the event across

24 screens that will showcase

digital art, crypto art, musical

renditions, and performances.

Artists will be represented in two

rotational rounds, the first featuring

more than 30 international artists,

followed by a second-round

covering roughly the same number

of artists.

A two-day seminar, held

alongside the exhibition, will delve

into creating new technologies in

the art world and introduce visitors

to the emerging channels for artistic

expressions and contemporary

practices. A workshop will also be

held to guide artists and visitors on

how to transform their talents into

NFT works.

Stefano Favaretto, Co-Founder

of Global Art Exhibition, a

multidisciplinary global project

connecting talents, will curate

the exhibition along with

the Morrow collective, a NFT

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“Gateway to the Metaverse” exhibition covers

featured artworks of a diverse group among 60

international artists as well as 15 local artists

engaged in the digital and crypto world".

curatorial platform in the UAE.

In January, the Morrow collective

helped Dubai Culture host its

first NFT art exhibition, featuring 50

works made by artists in the UAE.

Titled 50/50 to mark the UAE’s

Golden Jubilee, the exhibition at Al

Safa Art & Design Library, included

the creations of artists Khalid

Al Banna, Alia Al Gaoud, Dalal

Ahmed, Marwan Shakarchi, and

Gigi Gorlova. The artists were

chosen via an open call, the NFTs

featured and ranged from digital

drawings and paintings to 3D

artworks, animation, collages, and

photography.

NFTs burst open onto the art

scene in early 2021 when the

artist Beeple sold his first NFT

artwork at a Christie’s auction for

$69.4 million. An NFT refers to a

digital asset, tied to the blockchain,

that functions as a certification of

ownership. NFTs can take on many

forms, and art is only one of them,

though all types of digital files can

be "minted" as NFTs.

According to a report by The

Guardian newspaper in the UK,

collectors and traders spent $22

billion on NFTs in 2021.

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SPECIAL DAYS

World

Theatre Day

The

inspiration behind

World Theatre Day

is to honor and further

the goal of UNESCO’s

International Theatre Institute

(ITI) to celebrate the power

of theatre to serve as an

indispensable bridge-builder

for mutual international

understanding

and peace.

World Theater Day

has been created

to pay tribute to this

incredible form of

entertainment. The

day celebrates the importance of

theater arts as it continues to move,

entertain, teach and change us.

Initiated in 1961 by the

International Theater Institute

(ITI), each year theaters across

the world celebrate its value and

importance. World Theatre Day

is observed annually on March

27th. Jean Cocteau, a French

poet, and playwright wrote the first

international greeting for World

Theatre Day.

The inspiration behind World

Theatre Day is to honor and further

the goal of UNESCO’s International

Theatre Institute (ITI) to celebrate

the power of theatre to serve as an

indispensable bridge-builder for

mutual international understanding

and peace as well as to promote

and protect cultural diversity and

identity in communities throughout

the world.

The goals of World Theatre

Day are-

• To promote the art form across the

world

• To make people aware of the

value of the art form.

• To enable the dance and theatre

communities to promote their work

on a broad scale so that opinion

leaders are aware of the value of

these forms and support them.

• To enjoy the art form for its own

sake.

Apart from ordinary

responsibilities, an artistic approach

allows an individual to grow and

learn new things every day. Art is

something that never goes out of

style and always tells a new tale.

A theatre is an art form that fosters

creativity, tenacity, discipline,

and outstanding problem-solving

abilities. Furthermore, the theatre

serves the public with history,

education, and enjoyment.

Theatre is an important element

of civilizations all around the

world, whether it is utilized to

raise awareness about serious

societal concerns or simply for

entertainment.

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ART EVENTS

Art Exhibitions

and Events to look out for

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

(RAKFAF) is a celebration of

contemporary art in the UAE and it will

take place till March 31. To mark its first

ten years, the programme is bringing

more than 150 artists from 45 countries.

You can expect to see everything from

fine art and photography to sculpture,

film and poetry. This year’s theme is

“The Journey” and artists have been

asked to consider the theme through

the lens of ancestry, migration, national

identity and personal growth.

Date: Till March 31, 2022

Location: Al Jazirah Al Hamra Heritage

Village

For more information, visit: https://www.

rakfinearts.ae/

Earthly Shadow Treasures

Work

Shadow Work is a solo exhibition of

Saudi Arabian abstract painter, Nasser

Almulhim. The artist’s abstract forms

are an ‘effort to make sense of the flows

of feelings and emotions which move

through the mind’. He uses a bold

palette of colours with the intention that

they might unleash intense emotion

from the viewer.

Date: Till March 7

Location: Tabari Artspace, Gate Village,

Building 3, DIFC

For more information, visit: https://

tabariartspace.com/

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Pathways

Hunna Art Gallery, a renowned

contemporary art gallery at Raffles The

Palm Dubai, where an art exhibition

featuring four emerging local artists

is taking place. Alia Zaal, Eman Ali,

Alymamah Rashed and Talin Hazbar,

will offer a unique insight into the Gulf’s

contemporary art scene, a sensorial

experience for both, guests staying at

the hotel and art enthusiasts who wish

to visit.

Date: Till March 23

Location: Hunna Art Gallery,

Raffles The Palm Dubai

For more information,

visit: https://hunna.art/

Jitish Kallat: Order of Magnitude

Order of Magnitude features new works that include

paintings, multimedia installations, drawings and sitespecific

interventions, all of which reflect the artist’s

deliberations on the interrelationship between the cosmic

and the terrestrial. Expect wall-sized paintings, double-sided

and multi-scopic photo works, an immersive installation and

much more.

Date: Till July 1

Location: Ishara Art Foundation, Alserkal Avenue,

Al Quoz, Dubai

For more information, visit: https://www.ishara.org/

Movement by

Antonio Signorini

Italian artist Antonio Signorini’s nine-year

artistic practice has taken him on a quest

to understand ancient cave art where he

translates the archetypal human journey into

dynamic three-dimensional sculptures. His

solo exhibition at Oblong Contemporary will

mark the first-time figures from ‘The Warriors’

and ‘The Dancers’ series is in one space

bringing a perfect balance of masculine and

feminine energy.

Date: Till March 31

Location: Oblong Contemporary Art Gallery,

Bluewaters Island, Dubai

For more information, visit: https://

oblongcontemporary.com/

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ART JOURNEY

Printmaking

Techniques

The fine art of printmaking is concerned with the production of images by varying methods of

replication onto paper, parchment, fabric, or other supports. The resulting fine prints, while not

original in the sense of a fine art painting or drawing, are considered nevertheless to be works

of art in their own right, even though they exist in multiples. It remains to be seen whether the

latest fine printing techniques alter this assessment.

Printmaking, which encompasses woodcuts, engraving, etching, mezzotint, aquatint, drypoint,

lithography, screen-printing, digital prints, and foil imaging is often a core component of finearts

training courses, and today's printmakers are grounded in most of these print methods.

Techniques

There are four principal methods of printmaking, although there are several variations

within each method.

(1) Relief Printing:

Here the background is cut

down, leaving a raised image

that takes the ink. Materials

used in relief printing are usually

wood and linoleum. To make a

relief print, the raised area of the

wood or lino is inked and paper

is pressed onto it to receive the

inked impression. Relief printing

is used for woodcut, woodblock,

engraving, linocut, and metal

cut.

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(2) Intaglio Printing:

In this process, a metal plate is

used, and the selected image

is either engraved into the metal

with a tool known as a 'burin',

or the plate is coated with a

waxy acid-resistant substance

called 'ground' upon which the

design is drawn with a metal

needle. The plate is then soaked

in acid which eats into the

areas exposed by the drawing

to produce an image. Intaglio

is used for engraving, etching,

mezzotint, aquatint, chine-collé,

and drypoint. Intaglio uses the

opposite process to woodcuts,

in that the raised portions

remain blank while the grooves

or crevices are inked.

(3) Planographic:

In this process, the entire matrix

surface is involved, but some

areas are treated to retain

the ink. The best example is

lithography, during which the

design is drawn onto the matrix

with a greasy crayon. Ink is then

applied to the whole surface

but adheres only to the grease

marks of the drawing. The plane

graphic technique is also used

for mono typing, digital prints,

screen printing, and pochoir.

(4) Stencilling:

It is a special variant of

printmaking and it involves

carving the design out of thin

material and then printing the

design by rubbing or spraying

paint around the spaces that

are cut out. This method is

extremely popular in the world

of street art as stencils are one

of the most popular techniques

urban interventionists tend to

use.

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ART FACTS

The owner

of the Café de la

Rotonde in Paris would

allow starving artists to pay

for their drinks with a painting

or drawing. In the 1900s the

walls of the cafe would have

been casually adorned with

works now considered

priceless.

In Japan, some

have the status of

the Living National Treasures

of Japan. They are individuals

and groups certified by the

government, who are masters

of a traditional art or craft that

is in danger of being lost. As a

reward, they receive a small

amount of money from the

government annually.

A museum

says they gave

an artist $84,000 in

cash to use in artwork.

He delivered blank

canvases and titled them

“Take the Money and

Run.”

James

Franco once

created an invisible

sculpture called ‘Fresh Air’. It

was described as an endless

supply of oxygen. Someone

actually bought the

‘sculpture’ for $10,000.

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ART FACTS

Michelangelo

hid under the Medici

Chapel in Florence for

3 months during a period of

political turmoil, occupying his

time by sketching on the walls

with charcoal. His whereabouts

were a secret for almost 500

years until the museum

director stumbled upon

the drawings in

1976.

The painting

“The Scream” was

painted with a red sky

accurately depicting the

Norwegian sky at the time

caused by the eruption of

the Krakatoa volcano

in Indonesia.

After

two children

carelessly destroyed

a sculpture called “Angel

is waiting”, while their

parents filmed them, the artist

renamed it “Broken” and left

it on display with a video

monitor showing footage

of the incident.

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

Calligraphy art to

remind us everything

we have is from god so

we always should be

grateful.

Reem Alsuwaidi

Nature

Rejitha Dinesh

Evolving into better self

Reshma Rameshan

Picasso's artwork

inspired to be

done as Wooden

mosaic by me

Riad Santina

All my paintings are

Acrylic on canvas ,

abstract work varies in

techniques and suzes

Rima Moukahal

Seascape consists of

a sailing ship beneath

red full moonlight.

Painting is inspired

from Lunar Eclipse.

Rohini Shinde

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Sudoku

Puzzle

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FEATURED ARTWORKS

kids

Portraits of an Old Man

Sarah Wilson

Mc Donald ‘s meal -

Color pencil

Satya Rastegar

My artworks are based on

everyday scenes and I try

to portray the beauty and

specialty of tradition and

culture and the importance

of preservation.

Shashank Balajiprasad

Colours of Sunset

Saesha Lala

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Sana Feroz

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CROSSWORD

Across

2. The Japanese art of paper folding

is known as

5. Term for reproducing a texture by

laying paper over it and rubbing it

with a pencil or crayon

6. Number of definitions of the word

‘art’ there is in the Oxford dictionary

7. What animal often symbolizes

peace in art?

9. What did I.M. Pei design outside

the Louvre, in Paris?

10. Pop art originated in this city

Down

1. An artist who made a well-known

drawing of Don Quixote?

3. The frame used to support a

canvas

4. The famous painter Vincent van

Gogh belonged to which country?

8. The technique of mural painting

executed upon freshly-laid

lime plaster is known as

Answers:

1 Picasso

2 Origami

3 Easel

4 The Netherlands

5 Frottage

6 Twelve

7 Dove

8 Fresco

9 Pyramid

10 London

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TRIVIA

1. Which sea has the impact upon Carina Francioso’s artworks?

2. What is launched in the Mall of the Emirates?

3. What is the motto by which Jean Christophe Babin lives?

4. When is International Women’s Day?

5. Where is Art Dubai going to take place?

6. When is NYUAD Art Gallery 2022 taking place?

7. What is the style of Anais Gonzalez’s artwork?

8. Till when will intergalactic experience Infinity des Lumières take place?

9. District 2020 will be the country’s first?

10. When is World Theatre Day?

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2 Portraits

3 Sky Views

4 Sardinia

5 Philadelphia

6 March

7 DOES

8 A boy and his atom

9 February 13

10 Seoul

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Corner

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

Katara Hotel

The luxury Katara Hotel

is the future hospitality

landmark in Lusail City,

Doha, Qatar.

The project was

designed by Kling

Consult with

an architectural

design inspired by the

seal of Qatar.

Pursuing the goal to

create the hospitality icon

of the 21-st century set

by Katara Hospitality, will

be identified as a symbol

of Qatar.

Strongly influenced by

Qatar's coat of arms,

the towers’ design with

its gently curving lines

resembles crossing

swords.

Man-made floating

island connected to the

mainland with bridges

adds to the picture of

luxurious development.

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The new headquarters of

China Central Television

(CCTV) is an iconic antiskyscraper,

2008 Beijing

Olympics, which has changed

the architectural image of

China’s capital city.

The facade of the leaning

conjoined towers was

completed before the Games,

for which CCTV was the

official broadcaster, and

several spaces inside the

building were opened to host

televised events.

The tallest CCTV tower is

234m high with a floor area

of 465,000m² and consists

of a series of horizontal

and vertical sections,

which establish it as an

earthbound structure and not

a ‘skyscraper’.

China

Central

Television

(CCTV)

ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS

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JEWELLERY

Ounass

Chopard, the Big-Hearted Maison,

has always regarded generosity

and kindness as its core values. A

perfect match between Chopard’s

heart talisman and the Maison’s

iconic dancing diamonds, the

Happy Hearts Bangle unites bighearted

women around the world.

Little Diamonds Do Great Things

www.ounass.ae

Bulgari

Grown from the Roman roots of the brand into an elegant fusion of culture

and modernity, the BVLGARI bracelet is an effervescent, contemporary

statement of classiness. The trademark double logo was initially inspired

by the curved inscriptions on ancient coins, whilst today it has evolved into

playful interpretations, framing multicoloured hard gemstones. BVLGARI

bracelet in 18 kt rose gold with carnelian, lapis, malachite and mother-ofpearl

inserts.

www.bulgari.com

Bulgari

Inspired by feminine elegance and by

the enchanting allure of the eternal

city, the DIVAS' DREAM bracelet pays

homage to the most glamorous divas

with an unmistakable Roman spirit.

Quintessentially feminine and refined,

the bracelet is sculpted capturing the

magnificence of the Caracalla Baths

marble and the sensual curves of its

fan-shaped mosaics, reflecting the

very essence of Italian beauty.

www.bulgari.com

Ounass

Chopard has always regarded generosity and kindness as its core values. A perfect

match between Chopard’s heart talisman and Maison’s iconic dancing diamonds, the

Happy Hearts ring unites big-hearted women around the world.

www.ounass.ae

Ounass

Happy Diamonds Icons bracelet is as unique as it is playful. The

dancing diamonds are entirely free between two sapphire crystals,

thus enabling them to move without restraint, and through this very

movement to enhance their inherent sparkle.

www.ounass.ae

Ounass

Part of Robert Wan's Contour

collection, the Entrelace necklace

highlights the nature of the pearl

presented by simple lines and elegant

minimalism. Crafted in 18kt gold, the

diamond-detailed chain features a

U-shaped pendant holding a Tahitian

pearl and revealing its natural beauty.

Wear it alone or with other

pieces from the collection to lend a

refined finishing touch to any

day or evening edit.

www.ounass.ae

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Cartier

Trinity ring, small model, white gold 750/1000,

rose gold 750/1000, yellow gold 750/1000. Width:

2.8mm. The Trinity ring embodies Cartier's vision

of design, where jewellers reveal the beauty of a

shape with three simple bands. With clean lines

and perfect proportions, it is made up of three

intertwined, mobile bands in yellow gold, white

gold and rose gold.

www.cartier.com

Tiffany

Cartier

LOVE ring, yellow gold. A love

child of '70s New York, the

LOVE collection is a symbol of

free-spirited love. Its binding

closure and screw motif give it

true permanence, while diverse

interpretations allow for a unique

expression of feelings. Lock in

your love, forever.

www.cartier.com

The entwined ends of Tiffany Knot’s signature

motif symbolize the power of connections

between people. Balancing strength and elegance,

each Tiffany Knot design is a complex feat of

craftsmanship. These drop earrings are crafted

with rose gold and pavé diamonds, then polished

by hand for high shine. Each round brilliant

diamond—specifically chosen to meet Tiffany’s

high standards—is hand set at precise angles to

maximize brilliance. Wear these earrings on their

own for maximum impact.

www.tiffany.com

Cartier

JEWELLERY

Trinity bracelet, small model, white gold, rose gold, yellow

gold chain.Love. Fidelity. Friendship. Conceived by Louis

Cartier in 1924, the Trinity collection has become a symbol

of life's most paramount relationships. Three intertwined

bands in pink, yellow, and white gold. Countless memories,

with you for eternity.

www.cartier.com

Tiffany

The entwined ends of Tiffany Knot’s signature motif symbolize

the power of connections between people. Balancing strength

and elegance, each Tiffany Knot design is a complex feat of

craftsmanship. This bangle is crafted with rose gold and pavé

diamonds, then polished by hand for high shine. Each round

brilliant diamond—specifically chosen to meet Tiffany’s high

standards—is hand set at precise angles to maximize brilliance.

Wear this bangle on its own or partnered with classic silhouettes

for an unexpected pairing.

www.tiffany.com

Chopard

Maison Chopard’s heart

emblem weaves its way

into the design of Precious

Lace jewelry through these

romantic interpretations.

www.chopard.com

Tiffany

Jean Schlumberger’s visionary creations are

among the world’s most intricate designs. Crafted

with woven strands of 18k yellow gold in woven

in a lyrical, fluid manner, this choker necklace

reimagines the classic ribbon shape and makes an

elegant style statement.

www.tiffany.com

Chopard

Precious lace luxury pendant set with rubies and

diamonds. With their scalloped borders and pearshaped

petals, Mini-Froufrou gold diamond jewelry

enhances the stylized flower motif that has become

the signature of Precious Lace diamond jewelry.

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WATCHES IN FOCUS

Rolex

This Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18 ct

yellow gold, with a champagne-colour dial and an

Oyster bracelet, features an 18 ct yellow gold bezel with

engraved tachymetric scale.

www.rolex.com

Fendi

Forever Fendi 16 mm

- Watch with FF logo

bracelet. Square 16 mm

polished and brushed

gold stainless steel

case, bezel set with 40

diamonds, approx. 0.10

carats, crown set with 1

diamond, approx. 0.02

carats.

www.fendi.com

Rolex

The Explorer models embody the privileged

relationship that has always bound Rolex and

exploration. Since the late 1920s, Rolex has been

using the world as a proving ground to test its

watches under real-life conditions, in the quest for

greater precision, robustness and reliability.

www.rolex.com

Hublot

The true aesthetic

signature of the Big Bang

Integral, the integrated

bracelet, returns to give

the watch its strength. It

has a satin-finished and

polished 18K yellow gold

case and strap.

www.hublot.com

Fendi

Forever Fendi 29 MM - Watch with FF logo

bracelet. 29 mm polished and brushed yellow

gold stainless steel case and bezel, crown set with

white onyx. White mother-of-pearl dial with FF

Karligraphy pattern and shiny gold indexes.

www.fendi.com

Patek

Patek Philippe presents the Calatrava skeleton

watch in a new rose-gold version. The famous

ultra-thin self-winding caliber 240 movement, is

completely skeletonized, decorated and engraved by

hand; the engraving alone accounts for about 130

hours of work.

www.patek.com

Hublot

Big Bang Integral Yellow Gold Pavé pays tribute

to the brand's preferred material, which saw a

resurgence around 40 years ago. It has a satinfinished

and polished 18K Yellow gold set with 768

Diamonds strap.

www.hublot.com

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Omega

The Speedmaster

Moonwatch is one

of the world’s most

iconic timepieces.

Having been a

part of all six

moon landings,

the legendary

chronograph is

an impressive

representation

of the brand’s

adventurous

pioneering spirit.

www.omega.com

Omega

WATCHES IN FOCUS

Equipped with one of the world’s most advanced

mechanical movement, the Seamaster Aqua Terra

Master Co-Axial is stylish, sporty and prepared for an

active lifestyle. This luxurious model features a pearled

mother-of-pearl dial with 12 diamond indexes in 18K

gold holders.

www.omega.com

Bulgari

Alluring aesthetics and a nod to the glamour of high jewellery: the watch

casts a spell of seduction on the world of Serpenti. Serpenti Seduttori watch

with quartz movement, 33 mm 18 kt rose gold case, 18 kt rose gold bezel

set with diamonds, 18 kt rose gold crown set with a cabochon-cut pink

rubellite, white silver opaline dial, 18 kt rose gold-brushed bracelet and

folding buckle.

www.bulgari.com

Audemars Piguet

Coming in an array of materials and dial colours, the latest

“Jumbo” collection pays tribute to the timeless icon from 1972.

The models are powered by the new selfwinding movement,

Calibre 7121, fitted with the dedicated “50-years” oscillating

weight matched to the case colour.

www.audemarspiguet.com

Audemars Piguet

Bulgari

Radiating glamour and a truly individual style, this watch marks a distinctive chapter

in the constant evolution of Serpenti. Serpenti Tubogas watch with quartz movement,

35 mm 18 kt rose gold curved case set with brilliant cut diamond, 18 kt rose gold

crown set with a cabochon cut pink rubellite, black opaline dial with guilloché soleil

treatment and hand-applied indexes, single spiral 18 kt rose gold bracelet.

www.bulgari.com

Royal oak frosted gold double

balance wheel openworked.

The 41 mm pink gold case and

bracelet are finished with Frosted

Gold while the bezel is set with

baguette-cut multicoloured

gemstones. The rainbow they

create illuminates the openworked

slate grey movement.

www.audemarspiguet.com

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera's Resort '22

collection takes cues from the

founder's personal style and

archives - this sweeping gown is

a piece she might have worn to

a party. It's cut from swathes of

softly pleated silk-faille in a shirtinspired

silhouette with dramatic

cape sleeves.

www.carolinaherrera.com

The Row

The Row's 'Margaux 15' tote is the kind of timeless

style you'll turn to for years to come. Made in

Italy from navy leather, it has a chic, streamlined

design and sizable interior with plenty of room for a

planner or continental wallet.

www.therow.com

Mansur Gavriel

The timelessness and impeccable

craftsmanship of Mansur Gavriel's

accessories mean they're true forever

pieces. This 'Cloud' shoulder bag has

been made in Italy from buttery leather

and sized to fit a few essentials.

https://www.mansurgavriel.com

YSL

SAINT LAURENT's 'Vassily' ankle boots have a

sleek, minimal silhouette that'll make any outfit look

chic. They've been made in Italy from supple leather

with sturdy block heels and pointed toes.

www.ysl.com

Versace

Eau de toilette natural spray 200 ml. Diamante

Citrus, Bitter Orange leaves and Neiroli flowers light

up the fragrance with Mediterranean accents.

www.versace.com

RayBan

Debuting in the '50s, Ray-Ban's iconic 'Wayfarer' sunglasses have been worn by the likes of Kate Middleton,

Miranda Kerr and Natalie Portman over the years and they just don't date. e. Made from lightweight

tortoiseshell acetate, this pair is fitted with tinted dark-gray lenses and feature the brand's silver-tone

emblem at the temples.

www.rayban.com

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CELINE

CELINE Eyewear's sunglasses have been made in Italy from glossy

black acetate in a round-frame silhouette with angular temples

emphasized by a trio of silver dots.

www.celine.com

FASHION & LIFESTYLE

Pieter Mulier

Spring '22 marks Pieter Mulier's first season at

Alaïa and the collection pays tribute to the house's

heritage. This mini dress has been made in Italy

from jacquard-knit detailed with a python pattern.

It's cut for a close fit through the bodice and flares

out to a full, scalloped skirt, creating an hourglass

silhouette.

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

These Christian Louboutin pumps are named after

Kate Moss, who inspired the elongated, sharply

pointed toes. They've been made in Italy from

classic blue denim and grounded by the brand's

iconic lacquered red soles.

https://ae.christianlouboutin.com

Christian Louboutin's 'Palmette' clutch is saturated with scores of

iridescent crystals, making it the perfect accessory for evenings - just

imagine how pretty it'll shimmer in low light. It's crafted from silver satin

and has a compact interior lined in the label's signature red hue.

www.christianlouboutin.com

Gucci

Chanel

An enhanced interpretation of the

unexpected fruity-floral fragrance,

CHANCE EAU TENDRE Eau de Parfum

sweeps you into an intensified whirlwind

of tenderness. The signature CHANCE

bottle is reinvented with a silver cap and

golden accent.

www.chanel.com

Gucci Eyewear's sunglasses are a cool take on vintage cat-eye styles. Made in Italy from

gold-tone metal, this pair has slender, wavy arms with cushioned temple tips and rimless

lenses that are 100% UV protective.

www.gucci.com

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BRAND LOGOS

HUAWEI is one of the leaders in

telecommunications and mobile

phone manufacturing. It is located

in the city of Shenzhen (China).

The company was formed in 1987,

and was created by Ren Zhengfei,

a former engineer of the Chinese

People’s Liberation Army.

HUAWEI featured in their logo the

meaning of one of the hieroglyphs

that formed the word “HUAWEI”,

in Chinese and the translation of it

means “flower”.

The HUAWEI logo shows the

principles that the company has

been a customer-focus provider

that is always searching for

innovation and bringing harmony to

HUAWEI, their sincere commitment

is to help their customers. The logo

reflects the principles that will guide

the company ahead.

The earliest logo contained some of

the elements that have been used

on the following versions too; the

multiple petals, the red color, and

the upward movement (similarity

with the rising sun).

By 2006, the brand consultancy

Interbrand, helped to modify the

emblem. The petals grew wider

and adopted a sharper angle,

while the number of the flower

petal grew smaller. A 3D effect

was introduced, while the similarity

with the rising sun grew even more

perceptible.

Another update took place before

the launch of the P20 and P20 Pro

smartphones in the spring of 2018.

The shape of the “flower” stayed

essentially the same, while the

color was slightly modified.

During the first 30 years of its

history, the HUAWEI logo featured

a bright shade of red, which was

replaced by a cooler and slightly

darker one in 2018.

The new logo has a more modern

look due to its graduated tone and

symmetry. It looks more natural and

better compatible and it acts as

a metaphor for HUAWEI’s openminded

attitude and partnership

strategy showing that the company

is going to maintain healthy growth

together with the HUAWEI logo.

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