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

The August 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Igor Dubovoy, an artist from Russia. This edition includes a glimpse of Art Beyond Boundaries, Divya Chakra 2022 and a few sections highlighting summer getaways, retreats, and brunch deals to our readers. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía 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 Deloitte. 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 August 2022 issue of Magzoid Magazine features an amazing cover artwork by Igor Dubovoy, an artist from Russia. This edition includes a glimpse of Art Beyond Boundaries, Divya Chakra 2022 and a few sections highlighting summer getaways, retreats, and brunch deals to our readers. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía 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 Deloitte.

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.

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to you! We have on <strong>the</strong> cover an exquisite artwork by Igor<br />

Dubovoy, an exceptional artist from Russia. This edition<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes a glimpse of Art Beyond Boundaries, <strong>the</strong> largest virtual art<br />

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Divya Chakra <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

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By Igor Dubovoy<br />

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Divya<br />

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20 32<br />

21 Art Of Cook<strong>in</strong>g 33<br />

40<br />

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Artists <strong>in</strong> focus<br />

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Art Influence<br />

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Boundaries'22<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Abstract Art<br />

By Mar<strong>in</strong>a Dunbar<br />

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“As one progression leads to <strong>the</strong> next, I study <strong>the</strong> medium without<br />

premeditation, rema<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g sensitive to nuances with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> process.”<br />

Says Mar<strong>in</strong>a.<br />

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

Mar<strong>in</strong>a Savashynskaya<br />

Dunbar is an abstract<br />

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

Charleston, South<br />

Carol<strong>in</strong>a. She often<br />

th<strong>in</strong>ks about pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> three<br />

dimensions, ra<strong>the</strong>r than two. When<br />

engag<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>the</strong> surface, she<br />

considers how <strong>the</strong> arrangement and<br />

folds of <strong>the</strong> canvas will <strong>in</strong>fluence <strong>the</strong><br />

composition.<br />

The process is as rooted <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

physical construction of form as<br />

it is propelled by <strong>the</strong> medium’s<br />

<strong>in</strong>herent fluidity. The title of one of her<br />

exhibitions –Fluent Form– refers to<br />

<strong>the</strong> practice of explor<strong>in</strong>g oppos<strong>in</strong>g<br />

concepts such as density, fragility,<br />

cont<strong>in</strong>uity, and impermanence with<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> same material.<br />

“As one progression leads to <strong>the</strong><br />

next, I study <strong>the</strong> medium without<br />

premeditation, rema<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g sensitive<br />

to nuances with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> process.”<br />

Says Mar<strong>in</strong>a. Natural elements<br />

such as dry pigments and sand are<br />

<strong>in</strong>troduced <strong>in</strong> her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Sand is a physical object, yet<br />

its existence is a representation<br />

of <strong>the</strong> passage of time. It is <strong>the</strong><br />

result of rock erosion and it is a<br />

material that cont<strong>in</strong>ually assembles<br />

<strong>in</strong>to new patterns. In <strong>the</strong> Buddhist<br />

tradition, sand is used to convey<br />

beauty and ephemerality through<br />

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

destruction of mandalas. Us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>se<br />

<strong>the</strong>mes as anchors of <strong>in</strong>spiration, <strong>the</strong><br />

works evoke impressions of dunes,<br />

flora, and natural phenomena while<br />

depart<strong>in</strong>g from a faith fulrender<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

reality. “The pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs and sculptures<br />

are a meditation on movement, time,<br />

and transformation.” Says Mar<strong>in</strong>a.<br />

The work encourages observers to<br />

The pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

and sculptures are<br />

a meditation on<br />

movement, time, and<br />

transformation.”<br />

says Mar<strong>in</strong>a.<br />

reflect on <strong>the</strong> notion of time: how a<br />

fleet<strong>in</strong>g moment may be preserved<br />

with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> union of color and form<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

Dubai’s new metaverse strategy<br />

to add $4bn to <strong>the</strong> economy and create more than<br />

40,000 jobs<br />

Dubai is home to 1,000<br />

companies that<br />

work <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> realm of<br />

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

contributes $500 million to<br />

<strong>the</strong> economy. By tak<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>itiative<br />

to prepare for <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>evitable rise of<br />

<strong>the</strong> metaverse, <strong>the</strong> nation <strong>in</strong>troduced<br />

its <strong>in</strong>tegrative plan to encourage<br />

users to use this service.<br />

Metaverse is a broad suite of<br />

technologies that improve and<br />

augment how parties and people<br />

<strong>in</strong>teract and communicate. This<br />

network provides 3D virtual worlds<br />

that focus on better<strong>in</strong>g virtual<br />

communications us<strong>in</strong>g technologies<br />

like augmented reality (AR), virtual<br />

reality (VR), and blockcha<strong>in</strong> to build<br />

spaces that provide a rich virtual<br />

experience for users. Metaverse<br />

allows for a more personalized onl<strong>in</strong>e<br />

digital experience through avatars<br />

and <strong>in</strong>teractions <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> virtual world.<br />

This <strong>in</strong>itiative will make <strong>the</strong> emirate<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> top 10 cities globally<br />

to shape <strong>the</strong> future of emerg<strong>in</strong>g<br />

technologies. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan<br />

added that <strong>the</strong> plan is to revolutionize<br />

<strong>the</strong> technological and economic<br />

fields to affect numerous aspects of<br />

life <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> com<strong>in</strong>g decades.<br />

The government aims to create<br />

40,000 jobs and add $4 billion to<br />

<strong>the</strong> national economy <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> com<strong>in</strong>g<br />

five years to boost its efforts to tap<br />

and harness <strong>the</strong> emerg<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>terest<br />

<strong>in</strong> digital technologies and space.<br />

Dubai is already home to over 1000<br />

metaverse-based companies and<br />

wishes to <strong>in</strong>crease that number<br />

five-fold and double <strong>the</strong> number<br />

of blockcha<strong>in</strong> companies, with this<br />

<strong>in</strong>itiative.<br />

The <strong>in</strong>itiatives poise <strong>the</strong> UAE to ride<br />

on <strong>the</strong> wave of <strong>the</strong> global metaverse<br />

market is forecasted to exceed<br />

$1.6 billion by 2030, accord<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to Canada-based Precedence<br />

Research. One such <strong>in</strong>itiative is <strong>the</strong><br />

action taken by <strong>the</strong> nation’s M<strong>in</strong>istry<br />

of State for Digital Economy, AI, and<br />

Remote Work<strong>in</strong>g System as <strong>the</strong>y<br />

signed a prelim<strong>in</strong>ary agreement<br />

with Cha<strong>in</strong>analysis (blockcha<strong>in</strong> data<br />

platform) to provide virtual tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g for<br />

His Highness Sheikh<br />

Hamdam tweeted,<br />

“Dubai was and will rema<strong>in</strong><br />

a precedent for o<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

globally because H.H.<br />

Sheikh Mohammed b<strong>in</strong><br />

Rashid has proven to <strong>the</strong><br />

world over and over aga<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> sense of his future and<br />

development vision that<br />

made Dubai”<br />

<strong>the</strong> government’s personnel.<br />

With Web3 <strong>in</strong>novations chang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

how <strong>the</strong> economy, government, and<br />

society <strong>in</strong>teract <strong>in</strong> today’s world,<br />

Dubai’s Metaverse Staretgy stands<br />

to be essential for <strong>the</strong> nation to<br />

realize its goal of becom<strong>in</strong>g one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> lead<strong>in</strong>g economies for <strong>the</strong><br />

metaverse and a hub for <strong>the</strong><br />

global community.<br />

-news@magzoid.com<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 11


SUMMER GETAWAYS<br />

5<br />

Top Hotels To<br />

Explore This<br />

Holidays<br />

Indecisive about your summer<br />

getaway plans? Swap <strong>the</strong> hassle of<br />

airl<strong>in</strong>e check-<strong>in</strong>s and fluctuat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

foreign exchange rates for a<br />

staycation <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE <strong>in</strong>stead. Home<br />

to some of <strong>the</strong> world’s luxurious hotel<br />

brands, you’ll be tempted to stay.<br />

Yas Viceroy<br />

Hotel,<br />

Abu Dhabi<br />

If you love liv<strong>in</strong>g life on <strong>the</strong> fast<br />

l<strong>in</strong>e, <strong>the</strong> Yas Viceroy Hotel Abu<br />

Dhabi is <strong>the</strong> place to be. This<br />

well-sculptured architectural<br />

genius has rema<strong>in</strong>ed <strong>the</strong> top<br />

attraction of Abu Dhabi’s Yas<br />

Island. The Yas Viceroy Hotel<br />

features two pools, a fitness<br />

centre, a luxury spa with n<strong>in</strong>e<br />

treatment rooms, and a genderallocated<br />

steam room.<br />

JA Jebel Ali<br />

Beach Hotel,<br />

Dubai<br />

If you’re look<strong>in</strong>g for a quiet escape<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> middle of <strong>the</strong> city, look no<br />

fur<strong>the</strong>r, because <strong>the</strong> JA Jebel<br />

Ali Beach Hotel has it all. This<br />

hotel holds 231 rooms and suites<br />

overlook<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> ocean, garden and<br />

golf course with 12 d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g options.<br />

Not to mention a <strong>the</strong>me park and<br />

an outlet mall nearby. You’ve got all<br />

you need to keep you enterta<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

this summer.<br />

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Address<br />

Founta<strong>in</strong> Views,<br />

Dubai<br />

A family-friendly stay <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> heart<br />

of Downtown Dubai, check-<strong>in</strong> at<br />

Address Founta<strong>in</strong> Views before<br />

<strong>August</strong> 31 and when you book<br />

one family room, you’ll get 50 per<br />

cent off <strong>the</strong> second room. At <strong>the</strong><br />

property, you can enjoy plush<br />

spa facilities, a beautiful <strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>ity<br />

pool, kids’ club and Address’<br />

signature all-day d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g venue, The<br />

Restaurant.<br />

Raffles<br />

<strong>the</strong> Palm,<br />

Dubai<br />

Anantara Sir<br />

Bani Yas Island<br />

Resorts,<br />

Abu Dhabi<br />

For a stay that comb<strong>in</strong>es rustic nature,<br />

crystal clear water and abundant<br />

wildlife, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island is<br />

an ideal getaway for retreat<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong><br />

city. There’s a trio of Anantara resorts to<br />

choose from: stay at Anantara Al Yamm<br />

Villa Resort <strong>in</strong> a beautiful beach sett<strong>in</strong>g<br />

or opt for Anantara Al Sahel Villa Resort<br />

amidst Arabian Wildlife Park or Anantara<br />

Desert Islands Hotel Resort & Spa.<br />

Families look<strong>in</strong>g to make <strong>the</strong> most<br />

of <strong>the</strong> summer holidays can escape<br />

to <strong>the</strong> lavish Raffles The Palm<br />

Dubai for a summer staycation that<br />

packs a punch. You’ll get <strong>in</strong>stantly<br />

upgrade to <strong>the</strong> next room category,<br />

a Dhs150 credit to redeem at <strong>the</strong><br />

pamper<strong>in</strong>g spa, complimentary<br />

half-board upgrade with a choice of<br />

lunch or d<strong>in</strong>ner alongside a lavish<br />

breakfast spread, plus around-<strong>the</strong>clock<br />

butler service.<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 13


ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Scenic<br />

Views<br />

by Rusheel Sareen<br />

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“Be<strong>in</strong>g an absolute empath, I try to channel <strong>the</strong> profound emotions I<br />

feel <strong>in</strong> life <strong>in</strong>to my art with <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tent of <strong>in</strong>vok<strong>in</strong>g positive feel<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> o<strong>the</strong>rs”<br />

says Rusheel.<br />

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

Rusheel Sareen is an<br />

Australia based Indian<br />

Artist. As an artist and<br />

an absolute empath<br />

Rusheel truly believes<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> statement that art is not<br />

always supposed to look nice but<br />

it is supposed to make you feel<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g. “Be<strong>in</strong>g an absolute<br />

empath, I try to channel <strong>the</strong> profound<br />

emotions I feel <strong>in</strong> life <strong>in</strong>to my art with<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>tent of <strong>in</strong>vok<strong>in</strong>g positive feel<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

<strong>in</strong> o<strong>the</strong>rs” says Rusheel.<br />

This is also why she sometimes<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>es her art process with<br />

soulful music to enhance this sense<br />

of feel<strong>in</strong>g. Empaths will know, be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

one can be mentally and emotionally<br />

tir<strong>in</strong>g says <strong>the</strong> artist. Creat<strong>in</strong>g art for<br />

her is a way to release <strong>the</strong> absorbed<br />

energy, <strong>the</strong> mental turmoil which<br />

comes from feel<strong>in</strong>g th<strong>in</strong>gs too<br />

profoundly.<br />

Although, be<strong>in</strong>g an empath<br />

also has many positives. It lets<br />

you experience high levels of<br />

compassion, consideration, loyalty<br />

and understand<strong>in</strong>g towards o<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

and situations. Therefore, when she<br />

creates art, she tries to channel <strong>the</strong>se<br />

positive emotions I go through <strong>in</strong> life<br />

<strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> process of creat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>reby<br />

embrac<strong>in</strong>g her sensitivity. “If I am<br />

go<strong>in</strong>g to feel someth<strong>in</strong>g so deeply,<br />

why not let it be empower<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

have a positive impact on myself and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs” says Rusheel.<br />

For this reason, <strong>the</strong> biggest reward<br />

for me is when people say my<br />

artworks/process videos make <strong>the</strong>m<br />

feel someth<strong>in</strong>g, most often it is love,<br />

patience, freedom, and nostalgia<br />

states <strong>the</strong> artist. She also believes<br />

that art is not only someth<strong>in</strong>g she<br />

loves to practice but someth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

she needs to practice to thrive <strong>in</strong><br />

life. Even though she is a full time<br />

Senior Data Analyst at a renowned<br />

telecommunications and technology<br />

company, she makes sure she has<br />

time to create.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

“If I am go<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

feel someth<strong>in</strong>g so<br />

deeply, why not let<br />

it be empower<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and have a positive<br />

impact on myself<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>rs” says<br />

Rusheel.<br />

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<strong>August</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 15


SUMMER RETREATS<br />

Fun &<br />

Unusual<br />

Need help plann<strong>in</strong>g your trip this<br />

summer vacay? Look<strong>in</strong>g for fun<br />

and unforgettable th<strong>in</strong>gs to do <strong>in</strong><br />

Dubai? Cont<strong>in</strong>ue read<strong>in</strong>g to explore<br />

Th<strong>in</strong>gs To Do<br />

enterta<strong>in</strong>ment opportunities and<br />

exclusive experiences.<br />

This Summer<br />

Swim with sharks at Dubai<br />

Aquarium & Underwater Zoo<br />

Situated on <strong>the</strong> ma<strong>in</strong> floor of<br />

<strong>the</strong> sprawl<strong>in</strong>g Dubai Mall, Dubai<br />

Aquarium houses a 10-million-liter<br />

water tank full of over 33,000 diverse<br />

aquatic animals <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g one of <strong>the</strong><br />

world’s most giant crocodiles.<br />

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Hold on for your life with a 4×4 dune bash<strong>in</strong>g adventure<br />

End <strong>the</strong> day <strong>in</strong> a more relax<strong>in</strong>g fashion by <strong>in</strong>dulg<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a sumptuous barbecue buffet and refresh<strong>in</strong>g dr<strong>in</strong>ks.<br />

Experience and partake <strong>in</strong> traditional Bedou<strong>in</strong> activities such as belly danc<strong>in</strong>g, fire danc<strong>in</strong>g and falconry.<br />

Soar above <strong>the</strong> desert <strong>in</strong> a hot air balloon<br />

Soar over <strong>the</strong> radiant orange Dubai desert at sunrise<br />

<strong>in</strong> a hot air balloon, an activity that manages to be<br />

simultaneously relax<strong>in</strong>g and exhilarat<strong>in</strong>g. Flights <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

a hearty breakfast and open-air transport <strong>in</strong> v<strong>in</strong>tage<br />

Land Rovers.<br />

Take a helicopter flight over <strong>the</strong> city<br />

While harborside views are special, <strong>the</strong>re’s no<br />

perspective more impressive than that of a bird’s-eye view.<br />

Dur<strong>in</strong>g your once-<strong>in</strong>-a-lifetime helicopter experience, you’ll<br />

soar over <strong>in</strong>credible landmarks<br />

www.magzoid.com <strong>August</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 17


EVENTS<br />

Art Beyond<br />

Boundaries'22<br />

A virtual art exhibition<br />

of its k<strong>in</strong>d<br />

The Art Beyond<br />

Boundaries" is a reflection<br />

of <strong>the</strong> current shifts<br />

happen<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art<br />

world. One of <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

and first virtual art exhibitions of its<br />

k<strong>in</strong>d. The exhibition br<strong>in</strong>gs toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

enthusiasts worldwide to exhibit<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir work and reshape how art is<br />

presented.<br />

As a year of technological<br />

shifts, <strong>2022</strong> changed <strong>the</strong> art and<br />

metaverse <strong>in</strong>dustries with new<br />

trends, synergies, and key players.<br />

<strong>Creative</strong>s <strong>in</strong>creas<strong>in</strong>gly understand<br />

<strong>the</strong> importance of collaboration,<br />

go<strong>in</strong>g beyond <strong>the</strong> obvious, and<br />

us<strong>in</strong>g new media <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir work, such<br />

as AR, VR, NFTs, etc.<br />

The exhibition aims to showcase<br />

some of <strong>the</strong> best works by creative<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividuals across <strong>the</strong> globe. The<br />

<strong>the</strong>me of <strong>the</strong> artworks that will<br />

be presented <strong>in</strong>cludes different<br />

forms of art such as abstract,<br />

contemporary, sculptors, murals,<br />

mixed media, and much more.<br />

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Artists from across <strong>the</strong> globe will be<br />

a part of <strong>the</strong> event.<br />

This edition will be open for<br />

public view<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> 31st of<br />

July, <strong>2022</strong>. “We strongly believe<br />

<strong>in</strong> work<strong>in</strong>g as a community with<br />

all <strong>the</strong> talented and extremely<br />

creative pool of artists, art galleries,<br />

curators, and companies and<br />

build<strong>in</strong>g a strong ecosystem of<br />

growth,” said a spokesperson from<br />

Artoze.<br />

Every participant is to be honored<br />

with an <strong>in</strong>ternally acclaimed<br />

certificate of participation. The<br />

virtual gallery will showcase <strong>the</strong><br />

selected works for an endless<br />

period. For those will<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

participate, <strong>the</strong> applications are live<br />

on <strong>the</strong>ir website.<br />

With <strong>the</strong> advent of Web3 and<br />

acceptance of virtual assets as<br />

an <strong>in</strong>tr<strong>in</strong>sic part of <strong>the</strong> current<br />

economy, exhibitions of this k<strong>in</strong>d<br />

act as catalysts to amplify <strong>the</strong><br />

movement. Virtually held exhibitions<br />

of this k<strong>in</strong>d enable artists to<br />

participate beyond any boundaries.<br />

Artists can be a part of it from any<br />

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

This has also made it easy for<br />

collectors and enthusiasts to ga<strong>in</strong><br />

access to acclaimed art pieces<br />

from all genres of artists from<br />

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

“Thank you for ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

opportunity. Indeed, we all heard<br />

that art has no boundaries and<br />

most creative communities out<br />

<strong>the</strong>re thrive for such an opportunity<br />

to showcase <strong>the</strong>ir work and reach<br />

many with it. Organizers like artoze<br />

always come up with ideas and<br />

help <strong>the</strong> artist community-based<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE. I feel great to be a<br />

part of such an event where <strong>the</strong><br />

largest viewership is expected and<br />

I want to thank <strong>the</strong> artoze team<br />

for help<strong>in</strong>g me reach my artwork<br />

out <strong>the</strong>re where I didn’t expect to<br />

reach as an <strong>in</strong>dividual. For a fulltime<br />

medical professional like me<br />

and many o<strong>the</strong>rs like me out <strong>the</strong>re,<br />

organizations like artoze always<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g a unique opportunity to let<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs know about our o<strong>the</strong>r side of<br />

<strong>the</strong> story. I really feel humbled and<br />

honored to be a part of yet ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

extraord<strong>in</strong>ary event, I wish <strong>the</strong> best<br />

for all my fellow artists out <strong>the</strong>re.”<br />

Says Dr. Ajit Gadekar.<br />

“I am honored to be a part of Art<br />

Beyond Boundaries. I am excited<br />

to be participat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

virtual exhibition of its k<strong>in</strong>d and to<br />

be shar<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> platform with an<br />

eclectic mix of artists showcas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir unique pieces of art." Says<br />

Dr. Rezvan Khedri.<br />

" The Art Beyond<br />

Boundaries is a<br />

reflection<br />

of <strong>the</strong> current shifts<br />

happen<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> art<br />

world. The exhibition<br />

aims to showcase some<br />

of <strong>the</strong> best works by<br />

creative <strong>in</strong>dividuals<br />

across <strong>the</strong> globe.<br />

“Look<strong>in</strong>g forward to an array of<br />

creative artworks as Artoze Gallery<br />

has given us a wonderful platform<br />

for all <strong>the</strong> artists to showcase our<br />

talents to <strong>the</strong> world. Truly as <strong>the</strong><br />

name suggests, it breaks all <strong>the</strong><br />

barriers and gives us a chance to<br />

get to know and learn from diverse<br />

artists,” Says Maria Komal Abie.<br />

If you are an artist and would like<br />

to get your artwork on display at<br />

Art Beyond Boundaries. Register<br />

yourselves us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> follow<strong>in</strong>g l<strong>in</strong>k<br />

https://artoze.com/ or<br />

WhatsApp at: +971 50 537 0469<br />

- events@magzoid.com<br />

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COVER ARTIST<br />

The World<br />

Around Us<br />

By Igor Dubovoy<br />

20<br />

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“I love to travel and <strong>in</strong> my works, I reflect <strong>the</strong> beauty of <strong>the</strong> world<br />

around us” says Igor.<br />

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

The artist was born <strong>in</strong> 1972,<br />

Moscow, <strong>the</strong> capital of<br />

Russia. He still lives and<br />

works <strong>the</strong>re. His pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

are characterized by <strong>the</strong><br />

presence of light and <strong>the</strong>ir realist<br />

quality, transport<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> viewer to<br />

different parts of <strong>the</strong> world. “I have no<br />

special education <strong>in</strong> Art, but it does<br />

not prevent me from lov<strong>in</strong>g art”<br />

says Igor.<br />

A great number of his pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

have scattered around <strong>the</strong> world<br />

and settled <strong>in</strong> private collections <strong>in</strong><br />

England, America, Australia and<br />

Europe. Igor has participated <strong>in</strong><br />

various exhibitions <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g 2018 Art<br />

Life <strong>in</strong>ternational Art Festival Moscow<br />

and 2018 Exhibition <strong>in</strong> Museum of<br />

Russian Art. NY. USA. After <strong>the</strong><br />

International Exhibition of Watercolors<br />

<strong>in</strong> Fabriano, Italy, his work was<br />

selected for <strong>the</strong> Fabriano Watercolor<br />

Museum.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> artist’s op<strong>in</strong>ion <strong>the</strong> attitude<br />

to watercolor pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, has<br />

immensely changed recently. Igor<br />

uses special watercolor paper of<br />

lead<strong>in</strong>g European manufacturers<br />

for his works. The artist depicts <strong>the</strong><br />

world around us <strong>in</strong> an exceptionally<br />

beautiful manner with his artworks<br />

that are usually oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g or<br />

watercolours.<br />

His work can make people teleport<br />

from where <strong>the</strong>y are to where <strong>the</strong>y<br />

see <strong>in</strong> an <strong>in</strong>stant. His works are<br />

focused on portray<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> beauty of<br />

everyday places that we fail to<br />

notice normally.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY INSTA-H95 ON UNSPLASH<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

London exhibition to exam<strong>in</strong>e<br />

surrealism’s<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluence on design<br />

Surrealism is <strong>the</strong><br />

representation of a<br />

thought or an object as<br />

seen and understood<br />

by its creator. It is a<br />

20th-century art style born from<br />

<strong>the</strong> horrors of <strong>the</strong> first world war, as<br />

artists began to explore and express<br />

<strong>the</strong> subconscious m<strong>in</strong>d. The art<br />

movement saw its golden days<br />

between <strong>the</strong> 1920s and <strong>the</strong> 1960s,<br />

after which <strong>the</strong> decl<strong>in</strong>e set <strong>in</strong> as<br />

orig<strong>in</strong>al surrealists split <strong>in</strong>to factions<br />

with different perspectives on <strong>the</strong><br />

role of <strong>the</strong>ir art <strong>in</strong> society. Surrealists<br />

aim to celebrate abstract realism,<br />

an offbeat approach to art. With <strong>the</strong><br />

onset of <strong>the</strong> second world war, a<br />

new wave of <strong>in</strong>dividualism usurped<br />

surrealism from its place <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

artistic community.<br />

Now, at <strong>the</strong> Design Museum <strong>in</strong><br />

west London, Objects of Desire:<br />

Surrealism and Design 1924 - Today<br />

sets out to br<strong>in</strong>g this art form to <strong>the</strong><br />

modern date. This exhibition, set<br />

to open on <strong>the</strong> 14th of October will<br />

relive surrealism’s <strong>in</strong>fluence on <strong>the</strong><br />

way <strong>the</strong> design world welcomed<br />

a revolution <strong>in</strong> art and design<br />

rang<strong>in</strong>g from <strong>the</strong> decorative arts and<br />

furniture to more diverse creative<br />

elements such as <strong>in</strong>terior, fashion,<br />

and photography and film mak<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

The collection will have<br />

<strong>the</strong> visitors witness<br />

<strong>the</strong> works of o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

contemporaries such<br />

as Marcel Duchamp,<br />

Man Ray, Leonora<br />

Carr<strong>in</strong>gton, Sarah Lucas,<br />

musician Björk and<br />

fashion photographer<br />

Tim Walker. All <strong>in</strong> all,<br />

<strong>the</strong> displays will belong<br />

to <strong>the</strong> last 50 years of<br />

surrealism.<br />

The exhibition will also see <strong>the</strong><br />

display of 350 objects <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artworks by Dali, surrealism’s bestknown<br />

artist. The collection will<br />

have <strong>the</strong> visitors witness <strong>the</strong> works<br />

of o<strong>the</strong>r contemporaries such as<br />

Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Leonora<br />

Carr<strong>in</strong>gton, Sarah Lucas, musician<br />

Björk and fashion photographer<br />

Tim Walker. All <strong>in</strong> all, <strong>the</strong> displays<br />

will belong to <strong>the</strong> last 50 years of<br />

surrealism.<br />

Surrealists developed unique<br />

techniques to explore <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me<br />

through photography. Man Ray<br />

and Maurice Tabard dabbled <strong>in</strong><br />

automatic writ<strong>in</strong>g, double exposure,<br />

and montages to express <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

perspectives. Numerous o<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

used rotations of <strong>the</strong> lenses to<br />

capture unique and different l<strong>in</strong>es of<br />

sight to develop ‘surreal’ images.<br />

The 350 exhibits will beg<strong>in</strong> from<br />

surrealism’s early days <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1920s<br />

and seek to understand its <strong>in</strong>fluence<br />

on daily objects. Namely Gae<br />

Aulenti’s Tour, a glass table for four<br />

supported by four bicycle wheels.<br />

On that tangent, Sella, a bicycle<br />

saddle/seat mounted on a post that<br />

extends from a hemispherical base<br />

created by <strong>the</strong> bro<strong>the</strong>rs Achille and<br />

Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, blurs <strong>the</strong><br />

dist<strong>in</strong>ction between furniture and art.<br />

This exhibition aims to showcase<br />

that surrealism is “still alive and<br />

well and that it (surrealism) never<br />

went away”, as said by <strong>the</strong> curator<br />

of <strong>the</strong> exhibition Kathryn Johnson.<br />

Surrealism orig<strong>in</strong>ated from <strong>the</strong><br />

survivors of <strong>the</strong> horrors of <strong>the</strong><br />

20th century, world wars, and<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenza pandemic and art were a<br />

balanc<strong>in</strong>g agent away from <strong>the</strong>se<br />

horrors. “Today, <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> context of<br />

dizzy<strong>in</strong>g technological change,<br />

war, and ano<strong>the</strong>r global pandemic,<br />

surrealism’s spirit feels more alive<br />

than ever <strong>in</strong> contemporary design,”<br />

says Kathryn as it drives home <strong>the</strong><br />

very reason art exists… to give<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>g when words fail.<br />

- news@magzoid.com<br />

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EVENTS<br />

Consulate General of India,<br />

Dubai announces Divya Chakra <strong>2022</strong><br />

as a part of it’s celebration of<br />

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav<br />

On <strong>the</strong> auspicious<br />

occasion of <strong>the</strong> 75th<br />

Independence of India,<br />

The Consulate General<br />

of India, Dubai, announces<br />

‘Divya Chakra <strong>2022</strong>', an event to<br />

celebrate <strong>the</strong> spirit of harmony,<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>rness, and cultural diversity<br />

of India.<br />

This exemplary event, organized<br />

by Artoze gallery and exhibitions,<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> lead<strong>in</strong>g virtual art<br />

galleries, will be hosted on <strong>the</strong> 20th<br />

of <strong>August</strong>, <strong>2022</strong>, Saturday <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Consulate General of India, Dubai.<br />

The auditorium will be glorified<br />

with amaz<strong>in</strong>g art exhibits from<br />

artists of different nationalities.<br />

Artworks of different genres,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g abstract, modernistic,<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs, illustrations, and<br />

watercolors, will be displayed. An<br />

excit<strong>in</strong>g LIVE art performance with<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me of Indian culture and<br />

heritage will be one of <strong>the</strong> excit<strong>in</strong>g<br />

highlights of <strong>the</strong> event.<br />

“With this event, we want<br />

to make those miss<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

Independence celebration feel<br />

at home and promote <strong>the</strong> spirit<br />

of India while unit<strong>in</strong>g everyone<br />

beyond all boundaries.” says a<br />

spokesperson from Artoze.<br />

“India is a land of contrasts and<br />

collaborat<strong>in</strong>g with Artoze to<br />

commemorate <strong>the</strong> 75th Independence<br />

of <strong>the</strong> nation by display<strong>in</strong>g my<br />

artworks that ameliorate patriotism<br />

br<strong>in</strong>gs immense joy to me” says<br />

Parisa Keramati, a participat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

artist.<br />

“It is a great pleasure to be a<br />

part of this Independence event<br />

and have <strong>the</strong> opportunity to<br />

enjoy <strong>the</strong> true spirit of Indian<br />

Independence Day<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> UAE,” says<br />

Sumedha Randev Goel, a<br />

participat<strong>in</strong>g artist.<br />

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The event <strong>in</strong>cludes several o<strong>the</strong>r activities, such as live musical and dance performances, panel discussions on <strong>the</strong><br />

artistic excellence of India and <strong>the</strong> UAE as a hub for bus<strong>in</strong>ess prosperity, live rangoli, and an ‘Azadi Trivia’.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r key highlight of <strong>the</strong> event is <strong>the</strong> Digital Tribute, <strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g all to participate <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 75th Independence Day<br />

commemoration by pay<strong>in</strong>g tribute to <strong>the</strong> martyrs with messages, streng<strong>the</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> thought that <strong>the</strong> person may not be<br />

<strong>the</strong>re but <strong>the</strong>ir ideas live forever.<br />

- events@magzoid.com<br />

“Divya Chakra <strong>2022</strong> is a true celebration of <strong>the</strong> culturally<br />

diverse spirit of India. This event, under Azadi ka Amrit<br />

Mahotsav celebrations comprises of many different aspects<br />

of <strong>the</strong> rich art and heritage of India, where<strong>in</strong> artists<br />

from different nationalities would be participat<strong>in</strong>g. As a<br />

part of this <strong>in</strong>itiative, we are also launch<strong>in</strong>g a virtual<br />

art gallery to allow artists from across <strong>the</strong> globe to<br />

be a part of this historic celebration. We are also<br />

<strong>in</strong>vit<strong>in</strong>g people to send across digital tributes<br />

for <strong>the</strong> martyrs which would be displayed on<br />

screens at <strong>the</strong> event <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir memory. We are<br />

glad to collaborate <strong>in</strong> this event mark<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> joyous occasion of 75 years of India’s<br />

Independence”<br />

Tadu Mamu, Consul,<br />

Consulate General of India <strong>in</strong> Dubai<br />

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INDIAN ARTIST<br />

Gond Art<br />

By Neha Sahai<br />

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“I pa<strong>in</strong>t a whimsical world not to escape reality but to be able to live <strong>in</strong><br />

it” says Neha.<br />

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Neha Sahai is a 36-yearold<br />

Indian artist who<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ts whimsical world<br />

of wildflowers, forests,<br />

and love stories. Her<br />

artworks based on love stories<br />

portray a whole story of such as a<br />

fish fall<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> love with a bird or a<br />

moth fall<strong>in</strong>g for a moon.<br />

She is a self-taught artist with a<br />

design degree, Neha started<br />

her journey of pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

three years ago. Her<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g journey began<br />

when realiz<strong>in</strong>g she has<br />

many stories to be told.<br />

“What could be a better<br />

medium than colors to<br />

express emotions”<br />

says Neha, colours<br />

are someth<strong>in</strong>g that<br />

has fasc<strong>in</strong>ated<br />

her for as<br />

long as she<br />

remembered.<br />

Though her take on art is quite<br />

modern but her approach is rooted<br />

<strong>in</strong> her culture. Neha’s works are<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired from a tribal art form -<br />

“Gond art” where art tells a folklore<br />

and is articulated with different<br />

strokes of l<strong>in</strong>es and dots. The bold<br />

use of colors <strong>in</strong> her artwork is also<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g very <strong>in</strong>digenous to her<br />

culture.<br />

Her artwork depicts unhurried,<br />

laid-back, non-mechanized<br />

world. It relates to an era<br />

where greater joys could<br />

be found <strong>in</strong> smaller th<strong>in</strong>gs,<br />

like <strong>the</strong> smell of <strong>the</strong> earth,<br />

<strong>the</strong> beauty of wildflowers, <strong>the</strong><br />

sound of laughter, <strong>the</strong> light of<br />

stars and <strong>the</strong> feel<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

be<strong>in</strong>g wild and free.<br />

“I pa<strong>in</strong>t a whimsical<br />

world not to escape<br />

reality but to be<br />

able to live <strong>in</strong><br />

it” says Neha.<br />

She cherishes<br />

“What could be a<br />

better medium than<br />

colors to express<br />

emotions”<br />

says Neha<br />

her childhood memories of liv<strong>in</strong>g<br />

amongst <strong>the</strong> tree and wishes <strong>the</strong><br />

future generations could cherish<br />

it too. All <strong>the</strong> proceeds from her<br />

artwork goes to plant<strong>in</strong>g trees, so<br />

no o<strong>the</strong>r soul cries over a leafless<br />

tree.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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CULINARY ARTS<br />

Art of Cook<strong>in</strong>g<br />

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Imag<strong>in</strong>e <strong>the</strong> moment you know<br />

how much coffee is <strong>the</strong> right<br />

amount or <strong>the</strong> time when you<br />

know how many tablespoons<br />

of sugar are <strong>the</strong> right amount<br />

for your lemonade. Imag<strong>in</strong>e every<br />

time what you ate transported you<br />

to a heavenly place, stand<strong>in</strong>g on<br />

beautiful flavors. That, my reader, is<br />

<strong>the</strong> power of <strong>the</strong> art of cook<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

The <strong>in</strong>fluence of art <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> world<br />

of cook<strong>in</strong>g is worth mention<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Art to all of us is see<strong>in</strong>g a wild yet<br />

discipl<strong>in</strong>ed medley of colors that<br />

<strong>in</strong>spire us to dream, imag<strong>in</strong>e and<br />

live <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> moment. As many of you<br />

would agree, good food gives us a<br />

sense of peace and contentment<br />

that is so rare <strong>in</strong> our daily hubbub<br />

of life. Food too is a moment of<br />

respite that is a product of an<br />

artist compos<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> right colorswww.magzoid.com


We<br />

eat with our<br />

eyes as much with our<br />

mouth, a cook does not<br />

just use science to compose<br />

tasty dishes for <strong>the</strong>ir guests<br />

but ensures that <strong>the</strong> food<br />

is visually pleas<strong>in</strong>g to<br />

<strong>the</strong> eyes.<br />

flavors, <strong>the</strong> correct brushstrokescondiments,<br />

and present<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

feast.<br />

There you are! The silver l<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

that lets us know that art goes<br />

beyond <strong>the</strong> boundaries of <strong>the</strong><br />

canvas. Art dom<strong>in</strong>ates everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

that we do to harness <strong>the</strong> creativity<br />

<strong>in</strong>side us. Explor<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> cul<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

arts helps us to understand that<br />

food is not just someth<strong>in</strong>g that we<br />

eat when we feel hungry but is also<br />

someth<strong>in</strong>g that we identify with<br />

throughout time.<br />

We eat with our eyes as much<br />

with our mouth, a cook does not<br />

just use science to compose tasty<br />

dishes for <strong>the</strong>ir guests but ensures<br />

that <strong>the</strong> food is visually pleas<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to <strong>the</strong> eyes. Visually pleas<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

<strong>the</strong> aspect of def<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g food, and<br />

hence comfortably helps us realize<br />

that cook<strong>in</strong>g is an art. Cook<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

an art, for it measures passion.<br />

Our eyes do that job for us. When<br />

Gordon Ramsay filets a salmon<br />

<strong>in</strong> front of you, sears it perfectly,<br />

and presents it to you <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> most<br />

visually appeal<strong>in</strong>g way. Cul<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

arts is <strong>the</strong> act of prepar<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

cook<strong>in</strong>g, and present<strong>in</strong>g food <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

form of meals ra<strong>the</strong>r than desserts<br />

or bread. Those who practice <strong>the</strong><br />

cul<strong>in</strong>ary arts are <strong>the</strong> chefs or cooks.<br />

As an expert, one must know food<br />

sciences, nutrition, and diet to<br />

prepare meals that are visually<br />

pleas<strong>in</strong>g and tasty to <strong>the</strong> palate.<br />

See<strong>in</strong>g is believ<strong>in</strong>g and art has<br />

<strong>the</strong> ability to create someth<strong>in</strong>g that<br />

demands your attention, respect,<br />

and imag<strong>in</strong>ation. Cook<strong>in</strong>g is an<br />

extension of what we call art. The<br />

cul<strong>in</strong>arians of <strong>the</strong> likes of Gordon<br />

Ramsay, Wolfgang Puck, Guy Fieri,<br />

Giada De Laurentiis, Rachael Ray,<br />

Alex Guarnaschelli, and many more<br />

are discipl<strong>in</strong>ed artists that have<br />

used <strong>in</strong>gredients from our kitchens<br />

to compose brilliant pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs on<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir choice of canvas, your plate.<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Classical Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

By Ken Goshen<br />

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“My passion is br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r traditional techniques and a contemporary<br />

outlook.” Says Ken.<br />

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

Ken Goshen is an NYCbased<br />

artist and educator<br />

with a background <strong>in</strong><br />

classical pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g. “My passion<br />

is br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r traditional<br />

techniques and a contemporary<br />

outlook.” Says Ken Goshen. His<br />

art explores <strong>the</strong> gap between<br />

conceptualized pictorial visions, and<br />

experiential sensory <strong>in</strong>puts. His work<br />

br<strong>in</strong>gs toge<strong>the</strong>r traditional techniques<br />

and a contemporary outlook--evok<strong>in</strong>g<br />

both a sense of nostalgia and an<br />

exhilaration of <strong>the</strong> unexplored.<br />

Goshen started his art education<br />

<strong>in</strong> his teens, study<strong>in</strong>g at various<br />

<strong>in</strong>stitutions <strong>in</strong> both Israel and New<br />

York. He is an alumnus of <strong>the</strong><br />

Classical Draw<strong>in</strong>g and Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Master Class program at Hatahana<br />

Studio for Figurative Draw<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g (2010 – 2013, Tel Aviv). He<br />

earned his BFA (with honors) <strong>in</strong> F<strong>in</strong>e<br />

Arts with a m<strong>in</strong>or <strong>in</strong> Pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

Parsons School of Design (2013 –<br />

2017, NYC). Goshen works and lives<br />

<strong>in</strong> NY, and teaches pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g to over 700 students from all<br />

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

“Understand that every pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g<br />

is abstract, no matter how<br />

representational it is. Even <strong>the</strong><br />

most realistic portrait is composed<br />

of shapes and colors” says Ken.<br />

When he was 5 Ken used to draw<br />

Teenage Mutant N<strong>in</strong>ja Turtles for<br />

hours every day. In retrospect,<br />

it’s very appropriate that <strong>the</strong>y are<br />

named after Renaissance artists. He<br />

transitioned from an illustrative style<br />

<strong>in</strong> his teens, to a classical style <strong>in</strong> his<br />

20s, and <strong>the</strong>se days abstraction and<br />

eclecticism are gradually mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir way <strong>in</strong>to his work.<br />

“Understand that<br />

every pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g is<br />

abstract, no matter how<br />

representational it is.<br />

Even <strong>the</strong> most realistic<br />

portrait is composed of<br />

shapes and colors”<br />

says Ken<br />

- feature@magzoid.com<br />

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7SUMMER BRUNCHES<br />

Brunch Deals<br />

To Munch On<br />

This Summer<br />

In Dubai, we just can’t get enough of brunch.<br />

Luckily, we’ve got <strong>the</strong> whole summer full<br />

of weekends to fill with fabulous brunches.<br />

We’ve scoured high and low to f<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong> best<br />

brunches <strong>in</strong> Dubai that are on offer each<br />

week, rang<strong>in</strong>g from budget options right up<br />

to <strong>the</strong> very best of <strong>the</strong> best.<br />

24TH ST. WORLD STREET FOOD<br />

RESTAURANT<br />

Featur<strong>in</strong>g more than 50 dishes from around <strong>the</strong> world, live<br />

cook<strong>in</strong>g stations with stunn<strong>in</strong>g views of Burj Khalifa for <strong>the</strong><br />

entire family, of all ages to enjoy.<br />

BUFFALO WINGS & RINGS<br />

A lively brunch with all-you-can-eat US fare? Count us<br />

<strong>in</strong>. With <strong>the</strong> option to <strong>in</strong>dulge at one of two places <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

city this is one fun-filled and yummy brunch that you and<br />

your pals don’t want to skip.<br />

FLAVOURS ON TWO<br />

Perfect for family and friends, <strong>the</strong> Saturday Brunch<br />

can enterta<strong>in</strong> everyone with an eclectic range of<br />

starters, ma<strong>in</strong>s, desserts and dr<strong>in</strong>ks.<br />

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SUMMER BRUNCHES<br />

GEALES<br />

This family-friendly brunch features a set menu of classic<br />

British dishes while <strong>the</strong> little ones are kept enterta<strong>in</strong>ed<br />

with plenty of fun activities like face pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g, arts and<br />

crafts, a bouncy castle and more.<br />

IKIGAI<br />

Love Japanese food? Kick off <strong>the</strong> weekend at Ikigai’s Japanese<strong>in</strong>spired<br />

brunch every Saturday. Highlights <strong>in</strong>clude Ikigai shrimp<br />

pops, wok fried ramen, miso grilled chicken, robatayaki salmon<br />

and chocolate cookie sando. Plus, Mais Musica provid<strong>in</strong>g tunes<br />

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

LA TABLITA<br />

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of tacos, enchiladas, fajitas<br />

and more paired with free-flow<strong>in</strong>g Mexican mixed dr<strong>in</strong>ks<br />

at this relaxed Lat<strong>in</strong> American brunch.<br />

LARTE<br />

Look<strong>in</strong>g for a family-friendly weekend d<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g option? Head<br />

down to this Studio City spot and enjoy a spread of delicious<br />

Italian classics. Fun activities like face pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g and mascot will<br />

keep <strong>the</strong> little ones enterta<strong>in</strong>ed.<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

Meet Sarah Brahim, <strong>the</strong> Saudi artist that<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>es dance with visual arts<br />

Saudi artist Sarah<br />

Brahim is mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

waves with her<br />

multidiscipl<strong>in</strong>ary<br />

collaborative work.<br />

Ahead of her show at<br />

<strong>the</strong> Lyon Biennale<br />

<strong>in</strong> September, <strong>the</strong><br />

Riyadh-based<br />

choreographer,<br />

dancer and artist<br />

discussed her<br />

contemporary<br />

art. Brahim, 30,<br />

has studied<br />

dance s<strong>in</strong>ce she<br />

was just three<br />

years old, an<br />

education that<br />

she says was<br />

a fundamental<br />

preparation for<br />

her career as<br />

visual artist.<br />

“My<br />

background <strong>in</strong> dance allowed me to<br />

study <strong>the</strong> body <strong>in</strong> space, <strong>the</strong> body <strong>in</strong><br />

motion and experiences of <strong>the</strong> body<br />

how <strong>the</strong> body fits <strong>in</strong>to architecture,<br />

<strong>in</strong>to music and <strong>in</strong>to silence,” says<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist. Sarah calls herself a<br />

performance and visual artist. She<br />

studied, choreographed, performed,<br />

and taught jazz, contemporary,<br />

ballet, and tap dance.<br />

The artist has explored <strong>the</strong>mes<br />

of loss, identity, borders, veil<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

migration, <strong>the</strong> experiences of<br />

women of color and those of<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividuals liv<strong>in</strong>g a transnational<br />

existence. Brahim has shown her<br />

work around <strong>the</strong> world, <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> Italy, Saudi Arabia, <strong>the</strong> US, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> UK. In her most recent work,<br />

“Soft Mach<strong>in</strong>es/Far Away Eng<strong>in</strong>es”<br />

curated <strong>in</strong> 2021, commissioned<br />

for <strong>the</strong> first Diriyah Contemporary<br />

Biennale <strong>in</strong> Riyadh, screens showed<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividuals <strong>in</strong>teract<strong>in</strong>g with each<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r, mov<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>in</strong>tertw<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g and<br />

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

The way Brahim worked with<br />

<strong>the</strong> technological framework that<br />

brought her work to <strong>the</strong> viewer, <strong>in</strong><br />

addition to her sensitivity to how<br />

<strong>the</strong> body is used to present ideas,<br />

thoughts and emotion, revealed<br />

a s<strong>in</strong>gular vision of a world that<br />

is both <strong>in</strong>timately and e<strong>the</strong>really<br />

<strong>in</strong>terconnected.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> com<strong>in</strong>g months, Brahim<br />

will show <strong>the</strong> same work at <strong>the</strong><br />

Lyon Biennale, tak<strong>in</strong>g place from<br />

September 14 until December 31,<br />

which was orig<strong>in</strong>ally slated to open<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2021. The pandemic-postponed<br />

edition, curated this year by duo<br />

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, who<br />

have long worked with artists from<br />

<strong>the</strong> Arab world, tackles <strong>the</strong> idea of<br />

fragility. Sarah’s cyanotypes will also<br />

be displayed at different museums<br />

<strong>in</strong> Lyon.<br />

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SPECIAL DAYS<br />

World Senior Citizen's Day<br />

The 21st of <strong>August</strong> is<br />

designated as World<br />

Senior Citizen's Day each<br />

year. This day honors all<br />

elderly adults and attempts<br />

to raise awareness about ag<strong>in</strong>g<br />

poorly and elder abuse. On this<br />

day, we also honor and recognize<br />

<strong>the</strong> role that seniors have played <strong>in</strong><br />

advanc<strong>in</strong>g society.<br />

The history of <strong>the</strong> World Senior<br />

Citizen's Day dates back to 1988. It<br />

was officially founded by <strong>the</strong> former<br />

President of <strong>the</strong> United States<br />

of America, Ronald Reagan. He<br />

had signed on <strong>August</strong> 19, 1988,<br />

<strong>the</strong> promulgation of 5847, which<br />

appeared on 21 <strong>August</strong> as National<br />

Day of <strong>the</strong> Third Age.<br />

Senior citizens may f<strong>in</strong>d it<br />

difficult to keep up with all <strong>the</strong> new<br />

technologies accessible <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

"This day honors all elderly adults and attempts to<br />

raise awareness about ag<strong>in</strong>g poorly and elder abuse.<br />

On this day, we also honor and recognize <strong>the</strong> role that<br />

seniors have played <strong>in</strong> advanc<strong>in</strong>g society."<br />

digital age. We are surrounded<br />

by digital devices, whe<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are laptops, tablets, bank<strong>in</strong>g<br />

mach<strong>in</strong>es, smartphones, or social<br />

media. Seniors should <strong>the</strong>refore<br />

learn how to take full use of <strong>the</strong>se<br />

technological improvements.<br />

Senior citizens <strong>in</strong> India deal with<br />

a variety of issues on a daily basis,<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g forgett<strong>in</strong>g where <strong>the</strong>y<br />

are go<strong>in</strong>g, receiv<strong>in</strong>g money late,<br />

and los<strong>in</strong>g contact with any distant<br />

relatives. Never<strong>the</strong>less, we can<br />

accomplish <strong>the</strong>se tasks with only our<br />

iPhones. The younger generation<br />

of <strong>the</strong> society must <strong>the</strong>refore assist<br />

<strong>the</strong>m <strong>in</strong> adjust<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong>se changes,<br />

keep<strong>in</strong>g up with <strong>the</strong>m, and lead<strong>in</strong>g<br />

happy lives.<br />

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PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY LING TANG ON UNSPLASH<br />

36 <strong>August</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

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ART NEWS<br />

Heart Surgery <strong>in</strong>spires art for central<br />

Queensland artist Gwyneth Terri Lewis.<br />

Central Queensland artist<br />

Gwyneth Terri Lewis’s<br />

experience with open<br />

heart surgery <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

<strong>the</strong> latest exhibition<br />

‘Road to Recovery’ at Fig Tree<br />

Galleries <strong>in</strong> Yeppoon and has<br />

already encouraged at least one<br />

art lover to take her heart health<br />

seriously.<br />

The exhibition came toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

while Gwyneth was wait<strong>in</strong>g to have<br />

surgery and charts her physical and<br />

psychological journey through one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> most distress<strong>in</strong>g times of her<br />

life.<br />

“This exhibition documents my<br />

artistic journey throughout this<br />

experience,” Gwyneth said. She<br />

was wait<strong>in</strong>g to have her open-heart<br />

surgery, be<strong>in</strong>g a compulsive artist,<br />

she wasn’t go<strong>in</strong>g to let how bad she<br />

was feel<strong>in</strong>g get <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> way of be<strong>in</strong>g<br />

creative.<br />

“I kept a visual diary that was<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by what I was experienc<strong>in</strong>g<br />

each day <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g medical<br />

procedures, my body and my<br />

emotions. Each abstract artwork<br />

represents a time capsule of <strong>the</strong><br />

impact my surgery had on my life<br />

and my artwork” says <strong>the</strong> artist. The<br />

one th<strong>in</strong>g that she could not wait to<br />

get back to after my surgery was of<br />

course her art.<br />

“While each artwork has its own<br />

story, <strong>the</strong> body of work elicits an<br />

emotional response to my feel<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

and thoughts about before, dur<strong>in</strong>g<br />

and after my surgery.” Gwyneth said<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> first couple of days of<br />

<strong>the</strong> exhibition she came across an<br />

art lover who had forgotten to br<strong>in</strong>g<br />

her glasses, it would be one act that<br />

may well have saved that ladies life.<br />

Gwyneth said awareness of<br />

women’s heart health is clearly a<br />

topic very close to her own heart.<br />

“Women tend to have different<br />

symptoms than men. There can be<br />

a shortness of breath, pa<strong>in</strong> between<br />

<strong>the</strong> shoulder blades, tiredness,<br />

fatigue, palpitations and heartburn,”<br />

Gwyneth said. The artist said she<br />

hopes to take <strong>the</strong> exhibition to<br />

her hometown <strong>in</strong> Gladstone next<br />

where she wants to send <strong>the</strong> same<br />

message of look<strong>in</strong>g after your<br />

heart health to as many people as<br />

possible.<br />

Hav<strong>in</strong>g begun her artistic journey<br />

<strong>in</strong> her teens us<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> ground,<br />

leaves, rocks, pavement and th<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

like fea<strong>the</strong>rs to make patterns due<br />

to a lack of money for art supplies<br />

<strong>in</strong> her family, Gwyneth was <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

<strong>in</strong> year 8 at high school by a<br />

dedicated teacher who was <strong>the</strong> first<br />

to <strong>in</strong>troduce her to pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

She said that very teacher even<br />

purchased a couple of Gwyneth’s<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs which enabled her to<br />

purchase some art supplies to work<br />

with at home.<br />

“I began pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g nature and<br />

birds. When I was young, I didn’t<br />

like abstract art at all, I didn’t<br />

understand it, now it is my passion<br />

and my obsession,” she said.<br />

- news@magzoid.com<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Graphite &<br />

Charcoal Art<br />

By Oumaima Choua<br />

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“It’s important to challenge yourself <strong>in</strong> order to keep grow<strong>in</strong>g learn<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

improv<strong>in</strong>g” says Oumaima<br />

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

Oumaima Choua is a<br />

self-taught artist born <strong>in</strong><br />

Ne<strong>the</strong>rlands. The artist<br />

comes from a Moroccan<br />

heritage and she was<br />

born <strong>in</strong> 1997. Her hyperrealistic<br />

portraits explore <strong>the</strong> psychology of<br />

her subjects by portray<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong>m on<br />

large canvasses.<br />

The artist has crafted her style<br />

over many years, experiment<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

shapes, textures, tones and different<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs us<strong>in</strong>g her preferred medium<br />

of graphite and charcoal. Oumaima<br />

uses her large scale works to evoke<br />

<strong>the</strong> emotions, thoughts and feel<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

of her subjects whilst captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of human experience. “It’s<br />

important to challenge yourself <strong>in</strong><br />

order to keep grow<strong>in</strong>g learn<strong>in</strong>g and<br />

improv<strong>in</strong>g” says Oumaima.<br />

Her strik<strong>in</strong>g use of light tone to<br />

immortalize <strong>the</strong> figures <strong>in</strong> her work<br />

gives <strong>the</strong> artwork an e<strong>the</strong>real quality.<br />

Often bare sk<strong>in</strong>ned and <strong>in</strong> dramatic<br />

poses, each work tells a story of not<br />

only <strong>the</strong> creative process but also<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist’s own connection with <strong>the</strong><br />

figures she recreates.<br />

Oumaima Choua describes that<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g has been a part of her whole<br />

life. As a curious and observant<br />

youngster, she loved to explore <strong>the</strong><br />

colours and shapes found <strong>in</strong> her<br />

surround<strong>in</strong>gs ow<strong>in</strong>g to which her<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ation would run wild on <strong>the</strong><br />

blank pages. “When I draw, I lose<br />

track of time. And that’s one of <strong>the</strong><br />

many reasons why I’m <strong>in</strong> love with<br />

what I do” says Oumaima. Her works<br />

are a limitless space <strong>in</strong> which she<br />

expresses her freedom and creativity,<br />

giv<strong>in</strong>g people stories and worlds<br />

where <strong>the</strong>y can project <strong>the</strong>ir own<br />

experiences.<br />

As she cont<strong>in</strong>ues to perfect her<br />

style, Oumaima has already debuted<br />

her work at <strong>the</strong> International Art Fair<br />

“When I draw, I lose<br />

track of time. And<br />

that’s one of <strong>the</strong> many<br />

reasons why I’m <strong>in</strong><br />

love with what I do”<br />

says Oumaima.<br />

2021 <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Van Gogh Gallery, Austria<br />

and Select Art <strong>2022</strong> with WOC <strong>in</strong><br />

Chania, Greece. Still based <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

Ne<strong>the</strong>rlands, when <strong>the</strong> artist is not<br />

draw<strong>in</strong>g, she enjoys keep<strong>in</strong>g fit,<br />

read<strong>in</strong>g books, and creat<strong>in</strong>g content<br />

for her fans on social media.<br />

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EVENTS<br />

A Musical Extravaganza<br />

By Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant,<br />

Salman Ali, Bhumi Trivedi And Raj Pandit<br />

Bollywood composers<br />

Salim-Sulaiman along<br />

with Salman Ali, Bhoomi<br />

Trivedi and Raj Pandit<br />

got Dubai danc<strong>in</strong>g<br />

to <strong>the</strong>ir tunes with <strong>the</strong> Musical<br />

Extravaganza.<br />

There were moments of high and<br />

unchecked, raw emotion as <strong>the</strong><br />

duo’s sublime melodies drew a<br />

stand<strong>in</strong>g ovation and a thunderous<br />

applause that resonated around<br />

<strong>the</strong> packed auditorium. The s<strong>in</strong>gers<br />

returned to Duabi stage after two<br />

years as a duo.<br />

Salim-Sulaiman were electrify<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir efforts to keep <strong>the</strong> energy<br />

flow<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>the</strong>ir arsenal of<br />

memorable music, coupled with<br />

powerful performances by s<strong>in</strong>gers<br />

Raj Pandit, Salman Ali and Bhoomi<br />

Trivedi.<br />

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EVENTS<br />

Captur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> attention of a live<br />

audience for close to three hours<br />

requires just <strong>the</strong> right mix of soulful<br />

music and mach<strong>in</strong>ation, with Salim<br />

sett<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> tone at <strong>the</strong> very start of<br />

<strong>the</strong> concert by belt<strong>in</strong>g out one of<br />

his biggest hits. Trivedi soon had<br />

her moment to sh<strong>in</strong>e, croon<strong>in</strong>g her<br />

biggest hit.<br />

As we slipped <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> second<br />

hour of <strong>the</strong> performances, Salman<br />

Ali <strong>the</strong> Indian Idol w<strong>in</strong>ner was<br />

brought out for his debut act <strong>in</strong><br />

Dubai, with his powerful vocals<br />

elevat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> mood of <strong>the</strong> night.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> mood dist<strong>in</strong>ctly changed <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> arena, it was time to celebrate<br />

some <strong>in</strong>spir<strong>in</strong>g Sufi Qawwali.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> m<strong>in</strong>utes ticked by,<br />

know<strong>in</strong>g that <strong>the</strong> night was now<br />

head<strong>in</strong>g towards its f<strong>in</strong>al act, Salim<br />

and Sulaiman wasted no time <strong>in</strong><br />

br<strong>in</strong>g<strong>in</strong>g out <strong>the</strong>ir star s<strong>in</strong>gers for<br />

medley that electrified <strong>the</strong> night.<br />

Here were five award-w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

performers, united <strong>in</strong> talent and<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir love for melodies, do<strong>in</strong>g what<br />

<strong>the</strong>y do best, revel<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> magic<br />

of music.<br />

As <strong>the</strong> night came to an end of<br />

<strong>the</strong> PME organized concert, it was<br />

with a musical high that many <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

audience will take back with <strong>the</strong>m<br />

as a memory to be cherished <strong>in</strong><br />

years to come.<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

Abu Dhabi’s<br />

Etihad Airways<br />

unveils first NFT collection.<br />

UAE’s national carrier<br />

Etihad Airways has<br />

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

upcom<strong>in</strong>g release of <strong>the</strong><br />

airl<strong>in</strong>e’s first non-fungible<br />

token (NFT) collection.<br />

The collection, known as<br />

EY-ZERO1, features 10 3D aircraft<br />

models, each showcas<strong>in</strong>g a<br />

unique Etihad Airways Boe<strong>in</strong>g 787<br />

Dreaml<strong>in</strong>er livery.<br />

A total of 2003 limited-edition<br />

collectibles, symbolis<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

year when Etihad Airways was<br />

established, went on sale on July<br />

21 <strong>2022</strong>. The collectibles <strong>in</strong>clude<br />

Etihad’s Manchester City FC and<br />

Greenl<strong>in</strong>er-<strong>the</strong>med aircraft,<br />

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

“We’re excited to launch our first<br />

NFT collection, EY-ZERO1, which<br />

not only offers collectors, aviation<br />

“As well as recognis<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> artistic value of<br />

our aircraft liveries,<br />

our NFT collection has<br />

been designed to be<br />

as efficient as possible<br />

and support our wider<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>ability and<br />

decarbonisation efforts<br />

at Etihad Airways,”<br />

added Douglas.<br />

enthusiasts and travellers a unique<br />

work of art, but provides real-world<br />

travel and lifestyle benefits with<br />

Etihad Airways,” said Tony Douglas,<br />

group chief executive officer,<br />

Etihad Aviation Group. “NFTs and<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r metaverse technologies are<br />

revolutionis<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> digital economy,<br />

and we are proud to be one of <strong>the</strong><br />

first airl<strong>in</strong>es <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world to explore<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir potential to provide additional<br />

utility for our customers.”<br />

Purchas<strong>in</strong>g an NFT will give<br />

owners immediate Etihad Guest<br />

Silver tier membership for one<br />

year, with 10 NFT holders w<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>g<br />

complimentary flight tickets with <strong>the</strong><br />

carrier. Owners will also be given<br />

advance access to <strong>the</strong> airl<strong>in</strong>e’s<br />

upcom<strong>in</strong>g NFT collections as well as<br />

future metaverse products.<br />

The airl<strong>in</strong>e gave away 20 NFTs to<br />

people who pre-registered on July<br />

16 <strong>2022</strong>. Each NFT is priced at $349<br />

plus tax on etihad.arcube.io, and<br />

<strong>the</strong> sale will close on <strong>August</strong> 18 at<br />

6pm local time. The NFTs will also<br />

be available to purchase through<br />

<strong>the</strong> Etihad Guest Reward Shop,<br />

enabl<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> airl<strong>in</strong>e’s 7 million loyalty<br />

programme members to redeem<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir Etihad Guest Miles to acquire<br />

an NFT.<br />

EY-ZERO1 is set to be m<strong>in</strong>ted on<br />

<strong>the</strong> Polygon blockcha<strong>in</strong>, and Etihad<br />

Airways will be partner<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

Aerial.is to track <strong>the</strong> CO2 emissions<br />

of <strong>the</strong> NFTs. The airl<strong>in</strong>e will allocate<br />

all proceeds from <strong>the</strong> collection to<br />

purchase susta<strong>in</strong>able aviation fuel <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>2022</strong>.<br />

“As well as recognis<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> artistic<br />

value of our aircraft liveries, our<br />

NFT collection has been designed<br />

to be as efficient as possible and<br />

support our wider susta<strong>in</strong>ability and<br />

decarbonisation efforts at Etihad<br />

Airways,” added Douglas.<br />

Dubai carrier Emirates also<br />

announced <strong>in</strong> April that it will<br />

launch NFTs and experiences <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> metaverse for its customers and<br />

employees.<br />

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SPECIAL DAYS<br />

International Youth Day<br />

International Youth Day is an awareness<br />

day designated by <strong>the</strong> United Nations. The purpose<br />

of <strong>the</strong> day is to draw attention to a given set of<br />

cultural and legal issues surround<strong>in</strong>g youth. The first<br />

IYD was observed on 12 <strong>August</strong>, 2000.<br />

International Youth Day is observed annually<br />

on <strong>August</strong> 12th. It is meant as an opportunity for<br />

governments and o<strong>the</strong>rs to draw attention to youth<br />

issues worldwide. Dur<strong>in</strong>g IYD, concerts, workshops,<br />

cultural events, and meet<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong>volv<strong>in</strong>g national and<br />

local government officials and youth organizations take<br />

place around <strong>the</strong> world. IYD was designated by <strong>the</strong><br />

United Nations <strong>in</strong> 1999.<br />

International Youth Day's Slogan for 2014 was Youth<br />

and Mental Health. For 2015, it was Youth and Civic<br />

Engagement. The <strong>the</strong>me of <strong>the</strong> 2016 International Youth<br />

Day was “The Road to 2030: Eradicat<strong>in</strong>g Poverty and<br />

Achiev<strong>in</strong>g Susta<strong>in</strong>able Consumption and Production.<br />

For 2017, <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me of IYD is "Youth Build<strong>in</strong>g Peace".<br />

The <strong>the</strong>me for IYD 2018 was "Safe <strong>Space</strong>s for Youth". In<br />

this way it will go on which recognises <strong>the</strong> contributions<br />

of young people to prevent<strong>in</strong>g conflict, support<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong>clusion, social justice, and susta<strong>in</strong> peace. For 2019,<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me of IYD was "Transform<strong>in</strong>g education" to make<br />

education <strong>in</strong>clusive and accessible for all youth. And<br />

for 2020, <strong>the</strong> <strong>the</strong>me of IYD was "Youth Engagement<br />

for Global Action". The <strong>the</strong>me for 2021 IYD was<br />

"Transform<strong>in</strong>g Food Systems: Youth Innovation for<br />

Human and Planetary Health".<br />

The objective of this year’s International Youth Day<br />

<strong>the</strong>me, Intergenerational solidarity: Creat<strong>in</strong>g a World<br />

for All Ages, is to amplify <strong>the</strong> message that action is<br />

needed across all generations to achieve <strong>the</strong> SDGs<br />

and leave no one beh<strong>in</strong>d.<br />

- editor@magzoid.com<br />

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ART INFLUENCE<br />

How Arts &<br />

Culture Can Serve<br />

As A Force For<br />

Social Change<br />

Today's artists have a<br />

strong commitment to<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g art that transforms<br />

how we see <strong>the</strong> world<br />

and addresses important<br />

societal challenges. O<strong>the</strong>rs are<br />

<strong>in</strong>vestigat<strong>in</strong>g new k<strong>in</strong>ds of "social<br />

practice" that <strong>in</strong>volve communities<br />

<strong>in</strong> a participatory dialogue, while<br />

some artists employ traditional<br />

forms of art to create work that<br />

comments on, responds to, or<br />

pushes for <strong>the</strong> need for change.<br />

By transform<strong>in</strong>g attitudes,<br />

impart<strong>in</strong>g ideals, and <strong>in</strong>terpret<strong>in</strong>g<br />

events across space and time,<br />

art has an impact on society.<br />

Accord<strong>in</strong>g to research, art has an<br />

impact on one's core self.<br />

The arts—<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

sculpture, music, writ<strong>in</strong>g, and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

forms—are sometimes seen as <strong>the</strong><br />

repository of a society's cultural<br />

memory. Art ma<strong>in</strong>ta<strong>in</strong>s what factbased<br />

historical records are unable<br />

to do: <strong>the</strong> experience of liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> a<br />

certa<strong>in</strong> location at a specific time.<br />

In this way, art is a form of<br />

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communication that uses visuals,<br />

sounds, and tales to connect<br />

people from many eras and cultural<br />

backgrounds. Often, art serves as<br />

a catalyst for social change. It can<br />

give those who are marg<strong>in</strong>alized<br />

a voice. A book, movie, or song<br />

can stir up people's emotions and<br />

motivate <strong>the</strong>m to come toge<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

In addition to satisfy<strong>in</strong>g our desire<br />

for self-expression and fulfillment,<br />

art is also profitable. Many<br />

people work <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> production,<br />

adm<strong>in</strong>istration, and dissem<strong>in</strong>ation<br />

of art.<br />

The realm of social<br />

entrepreneurship and <strong>the</strong><br />

world of art both require more<br />

of <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r. S<strong>in</strong>ce launch<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> Centered-Self cooperation<br />

<strong>in</strong> 2020, <strong>the</strong> World Economic<br />

Forum's Cultural Leaders network<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Schwab Foundation for<br />

Social Entrepreneurship have<br />

barely scratched <strong>the</strong> surface of<br />

how <strong>in</strong>teract<strong>in</strong>g with one ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

could result <strong>in</strong> game-chang<strong>in</strong>g<br />

discoveries.<br />

The network of cultural leaders<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Forum and <strong>the</strong> community<br />

of top social <strong>in</strong>novators at <strong>the</strong><br />

Schwab Foundation can serve as<br />

examples of people who are us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>ation and storytell<strong>in</strong>g to solve<br />

<strong>the</strong> world's most press<strong>in</strong>g issues.<br />

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

“I like to<br />

visualize <strong>the</strong> beauty<br />

around us and fix it as<br />

a memory of <strong>the</strong> moment<br />

for me but also for o<strong>the</strong>rs<br />

which cannot jo<strong>in</strong> me <strong>in</strong><br />

such moments” says<br />

Tatyana<br />

Desert landscapes<br />

by Tatyana Graf<br />

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Tatyana Graf is a Russian<br />

artist based <strong>in</strong> Dubai. She<br />

has been liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> Dubai for<br />

<strong>the</strong> past 20 years. The artist<br />

says that <strong>the</strong> city’s desert landscapes<br />

and magnificent skyl<strong>in</strong>e that changes<br />

colour from time to time makes her<br />

feel like she is part of a fairy tale<br />

every time she looks at it.<br />

“I like to visualize <strong>the</strong> beauty<br />

around us and fix it as a memory<br />

of <strong>the</strong> moment for me but also for<br />

o<strong>the</strong>rs which cannot jo<strong>in</strong> me <strong>in</strong><br />

such moments” says Tatyana. Her<br />

works are <strong>in</strong>spired from classical<br />

masters and she has been tra<strong>in</strong>ed by<br />

classical teachers.<br />

Tatyana has tra<strong>in</strong>ed herself to do<br />

sculptural art <strong>in</strong> recent. She has<br />

taken this field to honors <strong>the</strong> ancient<br />

artists of <strong>the</strong> Greek and Romans<br />

high times and she considers this<br />

one of her biggest achievements <strong>in</strong><br />

recent times. “I try to be as realistic<br />

as possible, still add<strong>in</strong>g an artistic<br />

touch of imag<strong>in</strong>ation to my work”<br />

says Tatyana.<br />

She studied at <strong>the</strong> St. Petersburg<br />

Academy of Arts, one of <strong>the</strong> oldest<br />

art educational <strong>in</strong>stitutions <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world. In her work, Tatyana adheres<br />

to <strong>the</strong> pr<strong>in</strong>ciples of cont<strong>in</strong>uity of <strong>the</strong><br />

best traditions of Russian and<br />

world art.<br />

Her pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs are made <strong>in</strong> a<br />

classical style and glorify <strong>the</strong> beauty<br />

of man and <strong>the</strong> world around<br />

him. Tatyana works a lot <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

open air, fill<strong>in</strong>g her canvases with<br />

<strong>the</strong> freshness of sensations, <strong>the</strong><br />

perception of nature at a particular<br />

moment <strong>in</strong> time.<br />

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ARTISTS IN FOCUS<br />

Gouache art<br />

by Himani Khimji<br />

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Himani Khimji is a UAE based<br />

artist who was born and<br />

raised <strong>in</strong> South of India,<br />

<strong>in</strong> Chennai. She graduated with<br />

Bachelor of Science <strong>in</strong> Visual<br />

Communication. That gave a<br />

chance to have a large exposure to<br />

Visual Arts, Graphics and o<strong>the</strong>r<br />

forms of Media like Film and<br />

Photography.<br />

Through her education and work,<br />

she has had <strong>the</strong> opportunity to live,<br />

study and work <strong>in</strong> cities like Jaipur,<br />

Mumbai, Muscat, London, Abu<br />

Dhabi. Himani <strong>the</strong>n graduated from<br />

Goldsmiths, University of London,<br />

<strong>in</strong> Art and Design Education<br />

and now she only practices Art.<br />

However, she is also an educator <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational school sett<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

Himani is a visual artist and her<br />

preferred medium is watercolours<br />

and gouache. Although she uses<br />

acrylics, and <strong>in</strong>ks as well, her<br />

work is largely <strong>in</strong>spired by nature.<br />

“I appreciate and believe that<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g that we are surrounded<br />

by is <strong>in</strong>spired and comes from<br />

nature” says Himani.<br />

The artist states that <strong>the</strong> colours<br />

we enjoy, <strong>the</strong> clean air that we like<br />

to brea<strong>the</strong>, <strong>the</strong> freshness that plants<br />

br<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> house or outdoors,<br />

<strong>the</strong> joy that <strong>the</strong> flowers br<strong>in</strong>g is all<br />

a part of nature and I appreciate<br />

nature and that is reflected <strong>in</strong> my<br />

artworks.<br />

Through years of practice, she<br />

has eveloped her own style. “I<br />

ensure that <strong>the</strong>re is some element<br />

of nature <strong>in</strong> most of my work and<br />

it just comes to me very naturally<br />

appreciate<br />

and believe that<br />

everyth<strong>in</strong>g that we<br />

are surrounded by is<br />

<strong>in</strong>spired and comes<br />

from nature” says<br />

Himani<br />

as it truly does <strong>in</strong>spire me.” Says<br />

Himani. She is a watercolourist,<br />

calligraphist, Himani also does<br />

murals, portraits, and landscapes<br />

with an element of nature that<br />

<strong>in</strong>spires her and communicates it <strong>in</strong><br />

her own style.<br />

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DIGITAL ARTIST<br />

Surrealistic Digital Art Of<br />

Dubai landmarks W<strong>in</strong>s French<br />

Artist Zak Eazy Fans<br />

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DIGITAL ARTIST<br />

Zak Eazy is a 26-yearold<br />

digital artist out of<br />

Lille, France, <strong>in</strong>spired by<br />

<strong>the</strong> renowned Spanish<br />

surrealist Salvador Dalli.<br />

His works of digital sceneries of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.<br />

have garnered attention onl<strong>in</strong>e with<br />

his surreal take on <strong>the</strong> architectural<br />

beauty of Dubai’s build<strong>in</strong>gs.<br />

@zakeazy, his Instagram account<br />

received praises for his recent<br />

posts featur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Dubai<br />

Frame and Atlantis, The Palm.<br />

Eazy also has <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> work<strong>in</strong>gs<br />

four more artworks featur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong><br />

architectural beauty of Dubai and<br />

its extent of development. He has<br />

sights on <strong>the</strong> Museum of <strong>the</strong> Future,<br />

<strong>the</strong> world’s largest observation wheel<br />

A<strong>in</strong> Dubai, <strong>the</strong> Al Seef neighborhood,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Sheikh Zayed Grand<br />

Mosque <strong>in</strong> Abu Dhabi.<br />

“Through <strong>the</strong> Dubai Frame, you<br />

can see <strong>the</strong> old and <strong>the</strong> new Dubai.<br />

That’s why I used this monument<br />

because it’s an analogy between<br />

life before and after, life before<br />

opportunity, and life after opportunity.<br />

I used dolph<strong>in</strong>s to represent anybody<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world because <strong>the</strong>re are<br />

opportunities for everyone <strong>in</strong> Dubai.<br />

No matter your race or color of your<br />

sk<strong>in</strong>, you will manage to swim like a<br />

dolph<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> water if you manage to<br />

take <strong>the</strong> opportunity.” Says Zak.<br />

His choice of selection is quite<br />

“I love to see reactions<br />

of people because <strong>the</strong>y<br />

<strong>in</strong>terpret <strong>the</strong> art <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

way. Some view my art<br />

as fantastic and magical,<br />

and some see it as <strong>the</strong><br />

apocalypse and life after<br />

human ext<strong>in</strong>ction,”<br />

simple. Eazy expla<strong>in</strong>s this as he<br />

expla<strong>in</strong>s his take on surreal art.<br />

“I love to mix architecture, animals,<br />

and nature <strong>in</strong> a surrealistic style. I<br />

love to take realistic th<strong>in</strong>gs and make<br />

it more fantastical. And I love mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> world dreamier and sweeter. I<br />

picked <strong>the</strong>se monuments because<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are best known <strong>in</strong> Dubai and<br />

I was really impressed by <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

architecture.”<br />

Zak began creat<strong>in</strong>g art <strong>in</strong> 2019,<br />

where he started off with add<strong>in</strong>g<br />

a surreal touch to images from his<br />

hometown. His social account is<br />

home to comments and praise for his<br />

vision and approach to digital art.<br />

Right now, Eazy is work<strong>in</strong>g towards<br />

his first exhibition.<br />

To any artist, <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>al prize is to<br />

see how people understand and<br />

perceive your artwork. On that<br />

note, Easy says someth<strong>in</strong>g that will<br />

resonate with <strong>the</strong> artist <strong>in</strong> us all.<br />

“I love to see [<strong>the</strong>] reactions of<br />

people because <strong>the</strong>y <strong>in</strong>terpret <strong>the</strong><br />

art <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong>ir way. Some view my art<br />

as fantastic and magical, and some<br />

see it as <strong>the</strong> apocalypse and life after<br />

human ext<strong>in</strong>ction,” he says. “I have<br />

my mean<strong>in</strong>g but people are free to<br />

<strong>in</strong>terpret it accord<strong>in</strong>g to what <strong>the</strong>y<br />

see, accord<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong>ir experiences.<br />

And this is what I like <strong>the</strong> most.”<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Watercolours<br />

by Chien Chung-Wei<br />

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“I do not care much about what <strong>the</strong> subjects are <strong>in</strong> reality or photographs, I<br />

just strive to discover, streng<strong>the</strong>n, abandon, and beautify <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>trigue of <strong>the</strong><br />

forms I have observed.” Says Chien<br />

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Chien Chung-Wei was<br />

born <strong>in</strong> 1968 and<br />

earned <strong>the</strong> master<br />

degree <strong>in</strong> F<strong>in</strong>e Arts,<br />

National Taiwan Normal<br />

University. Over <strong>the</strong> years, he has<br />

won many awards <strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

competitions. In addition, he is <strong>the</strong><br />

first artist <strong>in</strong> Taiwan to become a<br />

signature member and Dolph<strong>in</strong><br />

Fellowship of <strong>the</strong> American<br />

Watercolor Society. He now teaches<br />

watercolor <strong>in</strong> Taiwan and has<br />

been <strong>in</strong>vited to <strong>in</strong>struct watercolor<br />

workshops worldwide.<br />

The watercolor works of Chien<br />

Chung-Wei appear to embrace<br />

<strong>the</strong> spirits and temperament of <strong>the</strong><br />

Western watercolor masters over<br />

<strong>the</strong> last two centuries. By age 32,<br />

his works tended to be delicate and<br />

classic and were rem<strong>in</strong>iscent of <strong>the</strong><br />

works of William Henry Hunt and<br />

Myles Birket Foster. After that, he<br />

gradually focused on <strong>the</strong> expression<br />

of <strong>the</strong> essence of watercolors.<br />

“I do not care much about what<br />

<strong>the</strong> subjects are <strong>in</strong> reality or<br />

photographs, I just strive to discover,<br />

streng<strong>the</strong>n, abandon, and beautify<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>trigue of <strong>the</strong> forms I have<br />

observed.” Says Chien<br />

“If we compare <strong>the</strong> various medium<br />

“If we compare <strong>the</strong><br />

various medium<br />

characteristics<br />

of watercolor to <strong>the</strong><br />

different actors <strong>in</strong> a<br />

play, <strong>the</strong>n <strong>the</strong> pictorial<br />

composition would be <strong>the</strong><br />

script of <strong>the</strong> play.”<br />

characteristics of watercolor to<br />

<strong>the</strong> different actors <strong>in</strong> a play, <strong>the</strong>n<br />

<strong>the</strong> pictorial composition would be<br />

<strong>the</strong> script of <strong>the</strong> play.” Says Chien.<br />

You can see <strong>the</strong> spirits of some<br />

great watercolor masters, such as<br />

Thomas Girt<strong>in</strong>, John Sell Cotman,<br />

J.M.W. Turner, W<strong>in</strong>slow Homer, John<br />

S<strong>in</strong>ger Sergent, and Edward Seago,<br />

<strong>in</strong> his works. In <strong>the</strong> meantime, he<br />

also broke <strong>the</strong> boundary between<br />

watercolors and oil pa<strong>in</strong>ts. He<br />

created a series of works us<strong>in</strong>g<br />

watercolors and gouache and looked<br />

like <strong>the</strong> Romantic oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

19th century.<br />

Those works totally changed<br />

<strong>the</strong> conventional impression of<br />

watercolors. His works are temperant<br />

and classic <strong>in</strong> colors with masterful<br />

brushstrokes, which endow every<br />

character with a rich fullness. He<br />

creates <strong>the</strong> beauty and <strong>in</strong>trigue of<br />

form even with ord<strong>in</strong>ary subjects,<br />

and that’s <strong>the</strong> enchantment of his<br />

watercolors. In <strong>the</strong> trend of <strong>the</strong><br />

contemporary art, Chien Chung-Wei<br />

enjoys <strong>the</strong> popularity <strong>in</strong> recent years.<br />

This seems to let us reconsider <strong>the</strong><br />

pictorial value of <strong>the</strong> classic spirit <strong>in</strong><br />

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

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ART HISTORY<br />

An X-Ray Reveals What May Have Been<br />

Van Gogh’s First-Ever<br />

Self-Portrait<br />

The conservators at <strong>the</strong><br />

National Galleries of<br />

Scotland were <strong>in</strong> for a<br />

surprise as <strong>the</strong>y began<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir catalog<strong>in</strong>g process<br />

for <strong>the</strong> Peasant Woman, pa<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

by <strong>the</strong> world-famous Van Gogh.<br />

Conservators found a self-portrait<br />

of V<strong>in</strong>cent Van Gogh underneath<br />

<strong>the</strong> oil pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g of The Peasant<br />

Woman dur<strong>in</strong>g a rout<strong>in</strong>e X-Ray test.<br />

Art scholars have only far been<br />

aware of his self-portraits as old as<br />

1886, when he moved to Paris and<br />

discovered Impressionism.<br />

The Peasant Woman was pa<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1885, which <strong>in</strong>dicates <strong>the</strong><br />

X-ray f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>gs po<strong>in</strong>t to an earlier<br />

composition of a self-portrait by Van<br />

Gogh. The Peasant Woman was<br />

composed above <strong>the</strong> unf<strong>in</strong>ished<br />

self-portrait, which rem<strong>in</strong>ds us of<br />

Van Gogh’s f<strong>in</strong>ancial struggle as<br />

a starved artist. Analyz<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> art<br />

fur<strong>the</strong>r, it appears to be part of a<br />

group of five o<strong>the</strong>r self-depictions,<br />

part of <strong>the</strong> collection of <strong>the</strong> Van<br />

Gogh Museum <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> Ne<strong>the</strong>rlands<br />

that he would go on to compose.<br />

V<strong>in</strong>cent Willem van Gogh was a<br />

Dutch-born artist credited with <strong>the</strong><br />

unique brush style he developed<br />

as he moved to Paris. The choice<br />

of clear brush marks is due to<br />

his impressionistic <strong>in</strong>fluence<br />

<strong>in</strong> his approach to art, which<br />

aptly complements his raw and<br />

emotional <strong>the</strong>me of works.<br />

This f<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g has a certa<strong>in</strong> beauty<br />

to it, as this helps us realize<br />

more about <strong>the</strong> type of life <strong>the</strong><br />

artist would have led <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> late<br />

19th century. The artist is often<br />

referred to as an excellent artist<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> realistic genre and is wellremembered<br />

for how Impressionism<br />

<strong>in</strong>fluenced his works, such as<br />

how <strong>the</strong> bold usage of colors and<br />

quick brush strokes portrayed<br />

an image of conflict<strong>in</strong>g emotions<br />

and <strong>the</strong> dynamic movement of <strong>the</strong><br />

environment on this canvas.<br />

For <strong>in</strong>stance, The Potato Eaters,<br />

1885, and The Starry Night, 1889,<br />

though <strong>the</strong>re are many more.<br />

V<strong>in</strong>cent Van Gogh was an<br />

experimental, <strong>in</strong>novative, and<br />

fearless artist and is one of <strong>the</strong><br />

most famous artists that <strong>the</strong> world<br />

has ever known.<br />

His artistic genius also granted<br />

him <strong>the</strong> title of a mad artist or a<br />

troubled genius as society grabbed<br />

at anyth<strong>in</strong>g to make sense of his<br />

unique style that was alien to <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong>n-exist<strong>in</strong>g artist styles of Europe.<br />

Today, <strong>the</strong> modern world<br />

appreciates Van Gogh, for it<br />

captures real-life scenes, emotions,<br />

and mythological <strong>the</strong>mes with dark<br />

and solemn colors.<br />

His works belonged to different<br />

artistic approaches, runn<strong>in</strong>g from<br />

Impressionism to Po<strong>in</strong>tillism to<br />

Expressionism.<br />

Now, with Van Gogh’s<br />

immense contribution to French<br />

Impressionism and his unique style<br />

that led to art that spoke volumes<br />

through brushwork, it becomes<br />

vital to understand his style before<br />

his visit to Paris. Conservators<br />

must now delicately separate <strong>the</strong><br />

adhesive and cardboard to retrieve<br />

<strong>the</strong> hidden self-portrait beh<strong>in</strong>d <strong>the</strong><br />

Peasant Woman.<br />

V<strong>in</strong>cent Van Gogh was unknown<br />

dur<strong>in</strong>g his lifetime. Today, he is<br />

regarded as one of <strong>the</strong> world’s<br />

most famous and loved artists for<br />

his genius. This discovery adds<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r dimension to <strong>the</strong> artist's life,<br />

who was ahead of his time.<br />

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SPECIAL DAYS<br />

World<br />

Photography<br />

Day<br />

The yearly celebration of<br />

<strong>the</strong> art, craft, science, and<br />

history of photography<br />

is known as World<br />

Photography Day. This<br />

year’s World Photography Day will<br />

occur on <strong>August</strong> 19, <strong>2022</strong>, on a<br />

Friday.<br />

On <strong>August</strong> 19, 2010, <strong>the</strong><br />

first World Photography Day<br />

was celebrated. On this day,<br />

approximately 270 photographers<br />

uploaded <strong>the</strong>ir images to an<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational web collection. The<br />

onl<strong>in</strong>e gallery was seen by visitors<br />

from more than 100 nations. The<br />

first-ever World Photography<br />

Day was commemorated on this<br />

occasion. The day is celebrated<br />

on <strong>August</strong> 19th s<strong>in</strong>ce that was<br />

<strong>the</strong> day <strong>in</strong> 1839 when <strong>the</strong> French<br />

government bought <strong>the</strong> patent<br />

for <strong>the</strong> Daguerreotype method.<br />

The Daguerreotype method<br />

was <strong>in</strong>troduced, and <strong>the</strong> French<br />

government referred to it as a free<br />

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

The earliest known <strong>in</strong>stance of<br />

photography is from 1839. The<br />

Daguerreotype procedure was <strong>the</strong>n<br />

announced by <strong>the</strong> French Academy<br />

of Sciences. The procedure allowed<br />

for <strong>the</strong> creation of an extremely<br />

detailed image on a copper sheet.<br />

The procedure did not <strong>in</strong>volve <strong>the</strong><br />

use of a negative and <strong>in</strong>volved<br />

coat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> sheet with a th<strong>in</strong> layer of<br />

silver. It became <strong>the</strong> first technique<br />

for mak<strong>in</strong>g a camera image<br />

permanent.<br />

World Photography Day <strong>2022</strong><br />

will have <strong>the</strong> subject "Pandemic<br />

lockdown through <strong>the</strong> lens."<br />

However, <strong>in</strong>dividuals are urged to<br />

take Selfies and post <strong>the</strong>m to social<br />

media accounts with <strong>the</strong> hashtag<br />

"World Photography Day."<br />

- editor@magzoid.com<br />

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5PHOTOGRAPHERS DAY <strong>2022</strong><br />

Historical Women<br />

Photographers<br />

Who Were Ahead<br />

Of Their Time<br />

Nearly 200 years ago, two new methods of<br />

image-mak<strong>in</strong>g debuted with<strong>in</strong> weeks of each<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r <strong>in</strong> 1839: <strong>the</strong> daguerreotype, directpositive<br />

photographs where images were<br />

burned directly onto silver-plated copper<br />

plate, <strong>in</strong> France and <strong>the</strong> calotype, <strong>the</strong> orig<strong>in</strong>al<br />

photographic negative <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> form of silver<br />

chloride–sensitized paper, <strong>in</strong> England.<br />

Toge<strong>the</strong>r, <strong>the</strong>ir <strong>in</strong>ventions by men who held <strong>the</strong> patents and usually also restricted access to <strong>the</strong> equipment<br />

necessary to make <strong>the</strong>m hail <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ception of photography.<br />

None<strong>the</strong>less, women have been professional photographers and among <strong>the</strong> medium’s fiercest <strong>in</strong>novators s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

its <strong>in</strong>vention, though, <strong>the</strong>ir names, contributions, and work tend to be lesser known, like Bertha Beckman,<br />

famous for be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> first-ever professional woman photographer.<br />

Below, a look at seven groundbreak<strong>in</strong>g women photographers whose work is see<strong>in</strong>g renewed exposure.<br />

BERNARDINE CAROLINE THÉODORA<br />

HIRZA LEJEUNE<br />

Lejeune’s role <strong>in</strong> creat<strong>in</strong>g photographs, by fix<strong>in</strong>g images onto silvered copper<br />

plates, wasn’t easy to discover, as her works weren’t directly attributed to<br />

her by name. She worked under <strong>the</strong> name of <strong>the</strong> studio that she cofounded<br />

with her husband, Jean Louis Bargignac. It was called Leba, an acronym<br />

comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> first two letters of her last name with those of her husband’s<br />

surname. Leba was a prom<strong>in</strong>ent daguerreotype and photography studio <strong>in</strong><br />

Brussels <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1850s, produc<strong>in</strong>g portraits such as this 1853 likeness of a<br />

man <strong>in</strong> an impressive shoulder-tasseled uniform.<br />

HELENE MAGDALENA<br />

HOFMANN<br />

After study<strong>in</strong>g photography <strong>in</strong> Munich as a<br />

teenager, Bavarian photographer Helene<br />

Magdalena Hofmann opened an eponymous<br />

shop when she moved to Gorizia <strong>in</strong> 1901. In<br />

that nor<strong>the</strong>rn Italian town border<strong>in</strong>g Slovenia,<br />

she bought a photography studio on 32 Corso<br />

Francesco Giuseppe that had belonged to<br />

photographer Arthur Floeck, and established<br />

herself as a portrait photographer. Hofmann<br />

also specialized <strong>in</strong> photograph<strong>in</strong>g tableaux<br />

vivants, such as this one of three men wav<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir bowler hats at some imag<strong>in</strong>ary person off<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> distance.<br />

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PHOTOGRAPHERS DAY <strong>2022</strong><br />

EDITH ARNALDI (ALSO KNOWN AS<br />

ROSA ROSÀ)<br />

Edith Arnaldi is well known for her fem<strong>in</strong>ist and Futurist writ<strong>in</strong>g, but her<br />

photographs, produced between 1933 and 1954, still rema<strong>in</strong> grossly<br />

underrecognized. (She’s also better known by her pen name, Rosa Rosà, which<br />

she adopted <strong>in</strong> 1908 when she moved from Vienna to Italy.) But away from her<br />

desk, Arnaldi was an active photographer who experimented with a wide range of<br />

formats <strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>frared photography, color film, and night photography.<br />

WANDA AND MARION WULZ<br />

Photography was a family legacy for Trieste-born Wulz<br />

sisters, Wanda and Marion, who were <strong>in</strong>troduced to <strong>the</strong><br />

medium by <strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>r Carlo. Carlo urged his daughters<br />

to be photographers even though <strong>the</strong>y were <strong>in</strong>terested <strong>in</strong><br />

o<strong>the</strong>r creative outlets—Wanda <strong>in</strong> play<strong>in</strong>g piano, Marion<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g. When <strong>the</strong>ir fa<strong>the</strong>r died <strong>in</strong> 1928, <strong>the</strong> sisters fully<br />

committed to operat<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> portrait studio he left <strong>the</strong>m,<br />

though <strong>the</strong>ir images were more experimental <strong>in</strong> form, and<br />

<strong>the</strong>y transformed <strong>the</strong> family workshop at Palazzo Hirschl<br />

<strong>in</strong>to a hangout for <strong>the</strong> day’s artists, writers, and musicians.<br />

MARION POST WOLCOTT<br />

Dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> Great Depression, <strong>the</strong> images of struggl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Americans commissioned by <strong>the</strong> New Deal agency Farm<br />

Security Adm<strong>in</strong>istration became iconic visual messages<br />

advocat<strong>in</strong>g for change. Those taken by Walker Evans and<br />

Doro<strong>the</strong>a Lange of poverty-stricken migrants and those<br />

deeply impacted by <strong>the</strong> economic crisis are <strong>the</strong> program’s<br />

best-known products, but <strong>the</strong> over 9,000 photographs<br />

produced by Marion Post Wolcott (<strong>the</strong> only o<strong>the</strong>r female<br />

photographer hired by <strong>the</strong> FSA <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1930s) are <strong>in</strong>sightfully<br />

fueled by her personal <strong>in</strong>terest <strong>in</strong> social activism.<br />

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ARTIST STORIES | INSPIRE & EMPOWER<br />

Contemporary<br />

Realism<br />

By Julio Reyes<br />

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“I have always been moved by <strong>the</strong> human capacity to<br />

love, dream, and persevere, with great courage and<br />

s<strong>in</strong>cerity, <strong>in</strong> spite of what can seem like a vast and<br />

unsympa<strong>the</strong>tic Nature.” Says Julio<br />

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

Born <strong>in</strong> Hollywood and raised<br />

<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> urban sprawls of<br />

Los Angeles, Julio’s artistic<br />

aes<strong>the</strong>tic was shaped early<br />

on by <strong>the</strong> plat<strong>in</strong>um light<br />

and expansive concrete horizons of<br />

sou<strong>the</strong>rn California. Often depict<strong>in</strong>g<br />

lone figures with<strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> context of<br />

a landscape, Reyes’ chooses his<br />

subjects carefully.<br />

His works focus on <strong>in</strong>timate dramas,<br />

reveal<strong>in</strong>g brief moments of unnoticed<br />

grandeur, tender souls grappl<strong>in</strong>g with<br />

<strong>the</strong> pressures of modern life. These<br />

sensitive portrayals are <strong>the</strong> result<br />

of careful observation along with<br />

<strong>in</strong>timate knowledge of his subjects,<br />

and are executed with f<strong>in</strong>esse and<br />

virtuosity. His landscapes and still<br />

lives are imbued with implied narrative<br />

and hidden mean<strong>in</strong>g, and a highly<br />

personal symbolic language born of<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist’s experience grow<strong>in</strong>g up <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> Western United States, as <strong>the</strong> son<br />

of immigrant parents. “I have always<br />

been moved by <strong>the</strong> human capacity<br />

to love, dream, and persevere, with<br />

great courage and s<strong>in</strong>cerity, <strong>in</strong> spite<br />

of what can seem like a vast and<br />

un-sympa<strong>the</strong>tic Nature.” Says Julio<br />

At <strong>the</strong> age of 28, Julio won Best <strong>in</strong><br />

Show, <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2010 ARC Annual<br />

Salon Competition, <strong>the</strong> Art<br />

Renewal Center’s top honor.<br />

In 2011, Reyes had his<br />

debut solo exhibition at<br />

Arcadia Contemporary<br />

<strong>in</strong> New York City.<br />

The follow<strong>in</strong>g<br />

year he won <strong>the</strong><br />

prestigious William<br />

F. Draper Grand<br />

Prize at <strong>the</strong> Portrait<br />

Society of America’s<br />

2012 Annual Portrait<br />

Competition, mak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

him one of only two artists to have<br />

won <strong>the</strong> highest honor at both major<br />

American art competitions. “The most<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gful sources of <strong>in</strong>spiration <strong>in</strong><br />

my art are <strong>the</strong> people, places, and<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs I know best” says Julio.<br />

Julio earned his BFA <strong>in</strong> Pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g,<br />

Draw<strong>in</strong>g and Sculpture at <strong>the</strong> Laguna<br />

“The most mean<strong>in</strong>gful<br />

sources of <strong>in</strong>spiration<br />

<strong>in</strong> my art are <strong>the</strong><br />

people, places, and<br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs I know best”<br />

says Julio<br />

College of Art and Design <strong>in</strong> 2005.<br />

His work has been featured <strong>in</strong> dozens<br />

of books and magaz<strong>in</strong>es, exhibited <strong>in</strong><br />

multiple countries and museums, is<br />

collected all over <strong>the</strong> world, and has<br />

been awarded <strong>the</strong> highest accolades<br />

given by <strong>the</strong> Portrait Society of<br />

America, <strong>the</strong> Art Renewal Center,<br />

<strong>the</strong> California Art Club, and more.<br />

He recently relocated to Texas with<br />

artist and wife Candice Bohannon,<br />

where <strong>the</strong>y welcomed <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong><br />

world <strong>the</strong>ir 2 boys, and a<br />

3rd on <strong>the</strong> way. He teaches<br />

workshops and pa<strong>in</strong>ts full<br />

time. He is represented by<br />

Arcadia Contemporary, NY.<br />

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ART NEWS<br />

Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates<br />

its fifth anniversary with new cultural<br />

exhibits.<br />

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is<br />

set to celebrate its 5th<br />

anniversary this November<br />

with three new exhibits<br />

as part of its <strong>2022</strong> - 2023<br />

cultural season.<br />

This anniversary <strong>in</strong>volves <strong>the</strong><br />

region’s first-ever Impressionist<br />

exhibition, Impressionism: Pathway<br />

to Modernity, and artwork of<br />

selected artists for <strong>the</strong> Richard Mille<br />

Art Prize <strong>in</strong> November. In January<br />

2023, <strong>the</strong> museum will feature a<br />

Bollywood Superstars exhibition.<br />

The Louvre Abu Dhabi seeks<br />

to celebrate <strong>the</strong> stories of culture,<br />

explore connections and f<strong>in</strong>d<br />

commonalities between <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

visitors through art that transcends<br />

<strong>the</strong> boundaries of cultures,<br />

geographies, and time.<br />

The Impressionist exhibition,<br />

Impressionism: Pathway to<br />

Modernity will run from <strong>the</strong> 12th<br />

of October, <strong>2022</strong>, to <strong>the</strong> 5th of<br />

February, 2023. This exhibition<br />

explores <strong>the</strong> key moments<br />

of this artistic movement that<br />

began <strong>in</strong> Paris <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 1860s and<br />

how it revolutionized <strong>the</strong> way of<br />

perceiv<strong>in</strong>g and pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

This exhibition is curated by<br />

Sylvie Patry, <strong>the</strong> chief curator and<br />

deputy director for collections and<br />

curatorial affairs at Musée d’Orsay,<br />

and Stéphane Guégan, scientific<br />

advisor to <strong>the</strong> president of Musée<br />

d’Orsay et Musée de l’Orangerie.<br />

This partnership br<strong>in</strong>gs toge<strong>the</strong>r 100<br />

Impressionist masterpieces under<br />

one roof to explore a sprawl<strong>in</strong>g<br />

period that spans from <strong>the</strong> mid-<br />

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The Louvre Abu<br />

Dhabi seeks to<br />

celebrate <strong>the</strong> stories<br />

of culture, explore<br />

connections and<br />

f<strong>in</strong>d commonalities<br />

between <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

visitors through art<br />

that transcends <strong>the</strong><br />

boundaries of cultures,<br />

geographies,<br />

and time.<br />

1850s to <strong>the</strong> end of <strong>the</strong> 19th century,<br />

with an emphasis on how artists<br />

saw <strong>the</strong> birth of a new world with<br />

changes <strong>in</strong> society and economy.<br />

Dur<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> museum’s fifth<br />

anniversary celebrations, <strong>the</strong> Louvre<br />

Abu Dhabi and Swiss watchmak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

brand Richard Mille will hold <strong>the</strong><br />

second edition of <strong>the</strong> Louvre Abu<br />

Dhabi Art Here <strong>2022</strong> exhibition and<br />

<strong>the</strong> Richard Mille Art Prize from<br />

November <strong>2022</strong> to February 2023.<br />

Art Here <strong>2022</strong>’s entries are asked<br />

to exam<strong>in</strong>e <strong>the</strong> concept of <strong>the</strong> icon<br />

percolates with<strong>in</strong> contemporary<br />

art practices and to <strong>in</strong>form on new<br />

artistic perspectives. The <strong>the</strong>me<br />

is to understand <strong>the</strong> dist<strong>in</strong>ction<br />

between an icon, which is an<br />

object, an image, or a symbol, and<br />

what it means to be iconic. Artists<br />

participat<strong>in</strong>g are encouraged to use<br />

icons to reignite <strong>the</strong> effect known as<br />

iconic.<br />

This year, <strong>the</strong> exhibition will<br />

welcome entries from contemporary<br />

artists based <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United Arab<br />

Emirates and across <strong>the</strong> Gulf<br />

Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia,<br />

Kuwait, <strong>the</strong> United Arab Emirates,<br />

Qatar, Bahra<strong>in</strong>, and Oman), both<br />

citizens and residents. The selected<br />

artists’ work will be showcased<br />

at <strong>the</strong> museum’s Forum. This<br />

space dedicated to celebrat<strong>in</strong>g<br />

contemporary art will be curated by<br />

Reem Fadda, director of <strong>the</strong> Cultural<br />

Foundation.<br />

Overall, this collaboration is a<br />

mean<strong>in</strong>gful platform for artists <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

region and serves to expand <strong>the</strong><br />

already fasc<strong>in</strong>at<strong>in</strong>g display at <strong>the</strong><br />

Louvre Abu Dhabi.<br />

Now, on to <strong>the</strong> Bollywood<br />

Superstars exhibition that will<br />

open on <strong>the</strong> 25tth of January<br />

2023, and run until <strong>the</strong> 4th of June,<br />

2023. The exhibition is curated <strong>in</strong><br />

partnership with Musée du quai<br />

Branly – Jacques Chirac and<br />

France Muséums, and co-curated<br />

by Julien Rousseau, curator of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Asian Collection at Musée du<br />

quai Branly – Jacques Chirac with<br />

Hélène Kessous, anthropologist and<br />

specialist of South Asian c<strong>in</strong>ema.<br />

The exhibition will explore and<br />

present <strong>the</strong> cultural richness of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Indian subcont<strong>in</strong>ent’s art and<br />

diverse society through its longstand<strong>in</strong>g<br />

tradition of filmmak<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

India produces over 1,500 films<br />

exported through Asia, Africa,<br />

and <strong>the</strong> Middle East <strong>in</strong> 20 different<br />

languages. The exhibition that<br />

will run for six months explores<br />

<strong>the</strong> history of Indian c<strong>in</strong>ema from<br />

its humble beg<strong>in</strong>n<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> late<br />

19th century to <strong>the</strong> present. The<br />

exhibition explores <strong>the</strong> history of<br />

Indian c<strong>in</strong>ema from its birth <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

late 19th century to <strong>the</strong> present.<br />

F<strong>in</strong>ally, com<strong>in</strong>g to <strong>the</strong> f<strong>in</strong>al<br />

event on <strong>the</strong> docket as <strong>the</strong><br />

Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates<br />

its fifth anniversary, it will host a<br />

month-long festival with a packed<br />

cultural programm<strong>in</strong>g calendar.<br />

The festival will complement <strong>the</strong><br />

ongo<strong>in</strong>g programs on <strong>the</strong> latest<br />

additions, exhibitions and feature<br />

talks, concerts, performances,<br />

film screen<strong>in</strong>gs, workshops,<br />

and more. The highlight of this<br />

grandiose celebration will be<br />

a dance performance <strong>in</strong>spired<br />

by Impressionism: Pathways to<br />

Modernity, and an immersive <strong>the</strong>ater<br />

experience based on <strong>the</strong> Bollywood<br />

Superstars exhibition.<br />

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ART EVENTS<br />

Art Exhibitions<br />

and Events to look out for<br />

Tomato Art Fest<br />

The Tomato Art Fest is a<br />

2-day event that <strong>in</strong>cludes<br />

Parade, Art Show,<br />

Enterta<strong>in</strong>ment, Merch and<br />

much more. Each year <strong>the</strong><br />

festival aims to unveil a<br />

commemorative enamel p<strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> official art of<br />

<strong>the</strong> year.<br />

Date: From <strong>August</strong> 12 till<br />

<strong>August</strong> 13<br />

Location: Nashville,<br />

United States<br />

Wim Delvoye<br />

Wim Delvoye is a neoconceptual<br />

artist currently his<br />

artworks that divert art-historical<br />

styles and motifs to sublimate<br />

trivial yet ra<strong>the</strong>r unconventional<br />

objects are on display. Wim<br />

Delvoye’s works have been on<br />

display at Documenta IX and<br />

<strong>the</strong> 1999 Venice Biennial earlier.<br />

Date: till September 15<br />

Location: Leila Heller Gallery,<br />

Alserkal Avenue<br />

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Art Beyond Boundaries<br />

Art Beyond Boundaries by Artoze is one of <strong>the</strong> largest virtual<br />

exhibitions of its k<strong>in</strong>d. The exhibition aims to showcase some<br />

of <strong>the</strong> best works by creative <strong>in</strong>dividuals across <strong>the</strong> globe.<br />

Be<strong>in</strong>g one of <strong>the</strong> highest viewed onl<strong>in</strong>e galleries Artoze<br />

will honor every participant with an <strong>in</strong>ternally acclaimed<br />

certificate of participation. The virtual gallery will showcase<br />

<strong>the</strong> selected works for an endless period.<br />

Date: From 31st July <strong>2022</strong><br />

Location: Virtual Exhibition<br />

Digital<br />

Extravaganza<br />

A new media wonderland where everyth<strong>in</strong>g<br />

is possible. Witness miracles appear when<br />

art, creative th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g and technologies come<br />

toge<strong>the</strong>r. In this exhibition, digital media stars<br />

from around <strong>the</strong> globe reflect upon what's to<br />

come next <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> new reality that traverses<br />

alternate dimensions.<br />

Date: Till 31st of <strong>August</strong><br />

Location: Souk Mad<strong>in</strong>ath Jumeirah,<br />

ToDa, Dubai<br />

In <strong>the</strong> footsteps<br />

of Cai Lun II<br />

In <strong>the</strong> Footsteps of Cai<br />

Lun II: Selected Works on<br />

Paper assembles a group of<br />

pa<strong>in</strong>ters and artists who have<br />

used draw<strong>in</strong>g and pr<strong>in</strong>tmak<strong>in</strong>g<br />

as primary media. The exhibition<br />

features Tammam Azzam, Nihad<br />

Al-Turk, Mohammad Bozorgi,<br />

Thaier Helal, Samia Halaby,<br />

Athier Mousawi, and Faisal<br />

Samra.<br />

Date: Till September 5<br />

Location: Ayyam Gallery, Dubai<br />

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ART FACTS<br />

Henri<br />

Matisse’s Red<br />

Studio was orig<strong>in</strong>ally<br />

<strong>the</strong>med <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> color p<strong>in</strong>k,<br />

<strong>the</strong> artist overpa<strong>in</strong>ted several<br />

fields with Venetian red<br />

color after an extended<br />

period of complet<strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g.<br />

Victor Varsarely<br />

created <strong>the</strong> world’s<br />

first OP Art artwork <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

1930s. There are currently<br />

three museums <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world dedicated to his<br />

famous works.<br />

Artist Eugene<br />

Delacroix’s most<br />

famous artwork was<br />

removed from public display<br />

<strong>in</strong> 1832 and put back <strong>in</strong> 1848<br />

at <strong>the</strong> Louvre Museum<br />

where it rema<strong>in</strong>s housed<br />

till date<br />

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Paolo<br />

Veronese one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> greatest<br />

Mannerist Masters <strong>in</strong><br />

history is known to have<br />

created <strong>the</strong> largest<br />

canvas pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g of <strong>the</strong><br />

16th century.<br />

ART FACTS<br />

Famous<br />

Spanish Pa<strong>in</strong>ter<br />

Diego Velaquez’s<br />

teacher early on became<br />

his fa<strong>the</strong>r-<strong>in</strong>-law. Seven<br />

years after tra<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g under<br />

Fransisco, Diego married<br />

his daughter at <strong>the</strong><br />

age of 18.<br />

The Musée Rod<strong>in</strong><br />

is one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

popular tourist attractions <strong>in</strong><br />

Paris. That’s quite remarkable<br />

because <strong>the</strong> city is full of<br />

amaz<strong>in</strong>g museums, yet, over<br />

700,000 people want to<br />

admire Rod<strong>in</strong>’s sculptures<br />

every year.<br />

The most<br />

stunn<strong>in</strong>g feature<br />

of Ely Ca<strong>the</strong>dral was<br />

constructed after a disaster,<br />

details of which rema<strong>in</strong> unclear<br />

to date. Because of this<br />

catastrophe, <strong>the</strong> stunn<strong>in</strong>g<br />

central octagonal tower<br />

was constructed.<br />

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FEATURED ARTWORKS<br />

Peace through<br />

war. The red colour<br />

signifies <strong>the</strong> blood<br />

while white colour<br />

depicts <strong>the</strong> peace.<br />

Arnab Barua<br />

“Olive-backed<br />

Sunbird”<br />

Abdul Rahman<br />

Sallehud<strong>in</strong><br />

Corals comes<br />

form my passion<br />

for coral reefs<br />

and <strong>the</strong> sea.<br />

Bald<strong>in</strong>i Benedetto<br />

Title: Lights Over Dark<br />

(Dur<strong>in</strong>g night, viewers<br />

can see some glow<br />

from this pa<strong>in</strong>t<strong>in</strong>g)<br />

Medium: Acrylic on<br />

Canvas.<br />

Fathima Aafreen<br />

To get featured send your artworks to<br />

artworks@magzoid.com<br />

In Meditative State,...<br />

th<strong>in</strong>k<strong>in</strong>g,...plann<strong>in</strong>g,...<br />

Carlos Macías-Graue<br />

I call it time to reflect.<br />

All <strong>the</strong> colours for<br />

me <strong>in</strong>dicates all <strong>the</strong><br />

th<strong>in</strong>gs we do and all<br />

circumstances and<br />

it's <strong>the</strong> time we spend<br />

with ourselves when<br />

we appreciate and feel<br />

thankful and content<br />

with all.<br />

B<strong>in</strong>du Roy<br />

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FEATURED ARTWORKS<br />

kids<br />

Adaira Palithanwala<br />

Grade 10<br />

Dubai Gem Private<br />

School<br />

Arjun S<strong>in</strong>gh<br />

Grade 10<br />

Dubai Gem Private<br />

School<br />

Ananya Vedavyasa<br />

Grade 9<br />

Dubai Gem Private<br />

School<br />

Azza Al Suwaidi<br />

Grade 13<br />

Al Salam<br />

Community School<br />

Darren Luis Alvares<br />

Grade 6<br />

Dubai Gem Private<br />

School<br />

To get featured send your artworks to<br />

kids@magzoid.com<br />

Amal Mirajkar<br />

Grade 12<br />

Gems our own English<br />

High School<br />

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PICTURE STORY<br />

PHOTO BY ZIAD AL HALABI ON UNSPLASH<br />

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The<br />

Designer's<br />

Corner<br />

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS<br />

Guggenheim<br />

Museum Bilbao<br />

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of<br />

modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-<br />

American architect Frank Gehry, and located<br />

<strong>in</strong> Bilbao, Basque Country, Spa<strong>in</strong>.<br />

This museum was <strong>in</strong>augurated on 18 October 1997<br />

by K<strong>in</strong>g Juan Carlos I of Spa<strong>in</strong>, with an exhibition of<br />

250 contemporary works of art.<br />

When <strong>the</strong> Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opened to<br />

<strong>the</strong> public <strong>in</strong> 1997, it was immediately hailed as one<br />

of <strong>the</strong> world's most spectacular build<strong>in</strong>gs <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> style<br />

of Deconstructivism<br />

The museum build<strong>in</strong>g was most frequently named<br />

as one of <strong>the</strong> most important works completed s<strong>in</strong>ce<br />

1980 <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> 2010 World Architecture Survey among<br />

architecture experts.<br />

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ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS<br />

Palau de les<br />

Arts Re<strong>in</strong>a Sofía<br />

Queen Sofía Palace of <strong>the</strong> Arts is <strong>the</strong> last<br />

major structure built of a grand City of Arts and<br />

Sciences concept designed by <strong>the</strong> Valencia-born and<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternationally known architect Santiago Calatrava.<br />

The build<strong>in</strong>g rises 14 stories above ground and<br />

<strong>in</strong>cludes three stories below ground. Its height is 75<br />

meters (246 ft), be<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> tallest opera house <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong><br />

world.<br />

The build<strong>in</strong>g was constructed by a jo<strong>in</strong>t venture<br />

of Dragados and Necso and It was opened officially<br />

on 8 October 2005 by Queen Sofía of Spa<strong>in</strong>.<br />

Under <strong>the</strong> metallic, expansive curved-roof structure,<br />

<strong>the</strong> build<strong>in</strong>g conta<strong>in</strong>s four auditoriums: The Sala<br />

Pr<strong>in</strong>cipal, The Auditorium Aula Magistral, and Martí i<br />

Soler Theatre<br />

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JEWELLERY<br />

Cartier<br />

This delicate collection<br />

exudes elegance and<br />

ref<strong>in</strong>ed simplicity.<br />

Clean l<strong>in</strong>es of paved<br />

diamonds create a look<br />

of timeless radiance - a<br />

pure, fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e style. The<br />

Ent<strong>in</strong>celle De Cartier<br />

r<strong>in</strong>g has 52 brilliant-cut<br />

diamonds total<strong>in</strong>g 0.81<br />

carat.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

The Jubilee Emarald Garden Tiara by<br />

Bulgari is as unique as <strong>the</strong> legendary<br />

Queen Elizabeth II for whom this piece<br />

is dedicated. The tiara <strong>in</strong>cludes exquisite<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>ation of exceptional color and<br />

weight. An <strong>in</strong>tense color of green is<br />

portrayed with excellent transparency.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

Tiffany<br />

Unique to <strong>the</strong> Tiffany HardWear<br />

collection, <strong>the</strong>se highly polished l<strong>in</strong>ks<br />

are utilitarian <strong>in</strong> spirit. Inspired by <strong>the</strong><br />

bold architecture and edge of New<br />

York City, Tiffany HardWear comb<strong>in</strong>es<br />

gauge l<strong>in</strong>ks and <strong>in</strong>dustrial shapes <strong>in</strong><br />

strik<strong>in</strong>g silhouettes.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Piaget<br />

Piaget Sunlight rose gold diamond cha<strong>in</strong><br />

earr<strong>in</strong>gs. Fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>e and playful, our rose gold<br />

diamond earr<strong>in</strong>gs are a celebration of endless<br />

days enjoy<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> irresistible glow of <strong>the</strong> sun.<br />

Two gold cha<strong>in</strong>s cascad<strong>in</strong>g from a s<strong>in</strong>gle<br />

diamond stud hold a half sun <strong>in</strong> rose gold.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Chopard<br />

The rose <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> button hole<br />

brooch with mobile petals<br />

is a tribute to a movie great.<br />

Straight out of Charlie<br />

Chapl<strong>in</strong>'s black and white<br />

masterpieces, this black<br />

and white diamond rose is a<br />

sign of s<strong>in</strong>gular elegance on<br />

men and women alike and a<br />

testimony of love.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

Van Cleef & Arpels<br />

To celebrate <strong>the</strong> beauty of wildflowers, Van Cleef &<br />

Arpels has created <strong>the</strong> lively and elegant Folie des<br />

Pré High Jewelry collection. Adorned with round and<br />

pear-shaped gemstones, it reproduces <strong>the</strong> diversity and<br />

harmony of nature.<br />

www.vancleefarpels.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

Rem<strong>in</strong>iscent of a stylized flower<br />

delicately fram<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> neck, <strong>the</strong><br />

magnificent necklace blooms with its<br />

enchant<strong>in</strong>g five-petalled design. The<br />

focal po<strong>in</strong>t of this necklace is a 35.45-ct<br />

cornflower cushion-cut sapphire,<br />

amplify<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> precious diamond.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

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JEWELLERY<br />

Cartier<br />

Chopard<br />

Long associated with <strong>the</strong> most <strong>in</strong>tense emotions<br />

due to <strong>the</strong>ir deep red colour, today rubies are<br />

regarded as one of <strong>the</strong> most romantic gifts, equated<br />

with vows of eternal love. Their radiance now jo<strong>in</strong>s<br />

<strong>the</strong> Precious Lace diamond jewellery collection,<br />

comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g diamonds and ethical rose gold.<br />

www.chopard.com<br />

Take a close look at a butterfly w<strong>in</strong>g of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Apatura necklace and let yourself be<br />

dazzled by <strong>the</strong> beauty of its shades, and<br />

imag<strong>in</strong>e an embellishment that would<br />

reflect its iridescent beauty. This necklace<br />

was born from <strong>the</strong> observation of <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>in</strong>f<strong>in</strong>itely small.<br />

www.cartier.com<br />

Piaget<br />

Possession green malachite and<br />

rose gold pendant with a diamond.<br />

Essential companion to <strong>the</strong> dynamic<br />

and empowered woman, <strong>the</strong> iconic<br />

Possession r<strong>in</strong>g becomes a<br />

precious rose gold pendant<br />

wrapped around a<br />

colourful<br />

ornamental stone.<br />

www.piaget.com<br />

Tiffany<br />

A delicate 18k yellow gold cha<strong>in</strong> comb<strong>in</strong>ed with two <strong>in</strong>terlock<strong>in</strong>g<br />

circles def<strong>in</strong>es this modern pendant. The sleek knife edge profile<br />

of this design, a code of <strong>the</strong> house s<strong>in</strong>ce <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>troduction of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Tiffany sett<strong>in</strong>g engagement r<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> 1886 and is pushed to a<br />

magnified scale for bold visual impact.<br />

www.tiffany.com<br />

Van Cleef & Arpels<br />

For <strong>the</strong> first time on an entire collection,<br />

Van Cleef & Arpels opted to comb<strong>in</strong>e<br />

each of <strong>the</strong> gems with <strong>the</strong> Mystery Set:<br />

one of <strong>the</strong> most complex signature<br />

techniques mastered by <strong>the</strong> Maison<br />

Place Vendôme Workshops.<br />

www.vancleefarpels.com<br />

Boucheron<br />

This <strong>in</strong>tensely sober jewel features all <strong>the</strong> signatures<br />

codes of <strong>the</strong> Quatre Collection <strong>in</strong> an unbend<strong>in</strong>g circle<br />

of contemporary outl<strong>in</strong>es. Its four strongly structured<br />

l<strong>in</strong>es of yellow gold, p<strong>in</strong>k gold, graphic brown PVD,<br />

and gleam<strong>in</strong>g diamonds ask only to t<strong>in</strong>kle aga<strong>in</strong>st a<br />

profusion of bracelets.<br />

www.boucheron.com<br />

Boucheron<br />

Contrast<strong>in</strong>g yellow gold and malachite<br />

enhance <strong>the</strong> fem<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>ity of this triplemotif<br />

Serpent Bohème r<strong>in</strong>g. It is said to<br />

have protective virtues.<br />

www.boucheron.com<br />

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WATCHES IN FOCUS<br />

Montblanc<br />

The Montblanc 1858 Iced Sea Automatic Date is <strong>the</strong><br />

first-ever sports div<strong>in</strong>g watch for Montblanc. This<br />

watch features a glacier pattern dial that gives <strong>the</strong><br />

impression of look<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> depths of a glacier.<br />

This green glacial pattern dial is <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong> Mer<br />

de Glace - Sea of Ice.<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Hublot<br />

The Sang Bleu II Green Ceramic under Hublot’s<br />

Big Bang collection is designed with a material that<br />

complements <strong>the</strong> design. The ceramic is designed to<br />

protect <strong>the</strong> mechanism and stand <strong>the</strong> test of time with a<br />

base of zirconium s<strong>in</strong>tered at a very high temperature.<br />

www.hublot.com<br />

Patek Phillipe<br />

Rolex<br />

The GMT Master II – Chas<strong>in</strong>g new<br />

horizons by Rolex is an echo of <strong>the</strong><br />

1955 edition which accompanied<br />

<strong>the</strong> advent of commercial flight.<br />

The Cerachrom bezel <strong>in</strong>sert<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>es green and black <strong>in</strong> an<br />

orig<strong>in</strong>al color pair<strong>in</strong>g reserved for<br />

this watch.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

The very embodiment<br />

of modern sporty-chic,<br />

<strong>the</strong> men’s white gold<br />

“Jumbo” Aquanaut<br />

(42,2 mm) reasserts its<br />

young, dynamic style<br />

<strong>in</strong> a new khaki green<br />

design. This audacious<br />

choice of color evokes a<br />

sense of adventure and<br />

far horizons.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

Audemars Piguet<br />

The Royal Oak Selfw<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g<br />

Chronograph is offered <strong>in</strong> a<br />

new vivid colourway, pair<strong>in</strong>g an<br />

18-carat yellow gold case with a<br />

green dial. The dial is enhanced<br />

with a “Grande Tapisserie”<br />

pattern complemented with<br />

three snailed counters.<br />

www.audemarspiguet.com<br />

Omega<br />

The OMEGA De Ville Prestige collection has<br />

attracted a large and loyal follow<strong>in</strong>g with its classic,<br />

elegant design. These timepieces are characterised<br />

by pure styl<strong>in</strong>g with timeless luxury f<strong>in</strong>ishes. This<br />

model features a white silvery dial with a silk-like<br />

pattern and an opal<strong>in</strong>e f<strong>in</strong>ish.<br />

www.omegawatches.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

A masterpiece that br<strong>in</strong>gs toge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong> marvel of<br />

sound with <strong>the</strong> preciousness of gemstones, <strong>the</strong><br />

Octo Roma Grande Sonnerie watch <strong>in</strong> 18 kt white<br />

gold with a green alligator bracelet magnificently<br />

fuses Haute Horlogerie with High Jewellery.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

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Rolex<br />

The date just 36 by Rolex<br />

has an Olive – Green<br />

dial with a dist<strong>in</strong>ctive<br />

face, this feature has<br />

given <strong>the</strong> watch a unique<br />

identity. Characterized by<br />

hour markers fashioned<br />

from gold to prevent<br />

tarnish<strong>in</strong>g, <strong>the</strong> Rolex<br />

dial is designed and<br />

manufactured <strong>in</strong>-house,<br />

largely by hand to ensure<br />

perfection.<br />

www.rolex.com<br />

Hublot<br />

Hublot’s Classic Fusion with Titanium<br />

Green, The Art of Fusion is expressed<br />

right through to <strong>the</strong> heart of <strong>the</strong> movement.<br />

Simple watches with <strong>in</strong>novative watch<br />

mak<strong>in</strong>g concepts and unique yet classic<br />

design is portrayed under this collection<br />

www.hublot.com<br />

WATCHES IN FOCUS<br />

Patek Phillipe<br />

The Reference 5930 self-w<strong>in</strong>d<strong>in</strong>g World Time flyback<br />

chronograph is available <strong>in</strong> a new version comb<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>the</strong> brilliance of plat<strong>in</strong>um with a green dial and strap. A<br />

comb<strong>in</strong>ation of classicism and boldness that re<strong>in</strong>forces<br />

<strong>the</strong> personality of this cult model.<br />

www.patek.com<br />

Montblanc<br />

The Montblanc Summit 3 is a smart piece of<br />

luxury for your wrist. The beautiful design of this<br />

smartwatch embodies <strong>the</strong> Maison’s heritage of f<strong>in</strong>e<br />

Swiss watchmak<strong>in</strong>g and its experience with highend<br />

materials.<br />

www.montblanc.com<br />

Audemars Piguet<br />

The new Royal Oak Offshore Diver is powered by a new<br />

movement, Calibre 4308, <strong>the</strong>se models are fit for <strong>the</strong> wildest<br />

adventures <strong>in</strong> and out of <strong>the</strong> water. <strong>the</strong>y br<strong>in</strong>g toge<strong>the</strong>r highly<br />

contemporary sporty aes<strong>the</strong>tics and age-old hand decorations<br />

embellish<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> case and movement components.<br />

www.audemarspiguet.com<br />

Omega<br />

The slim 36 mm case of Omega De Ville is<br />

crafted <strong>in</strong> 18K Moonsh<strong>in</strong>e gold and features<br />

38 full-cut diamonds, which curve elegantly<br />

along each side. The domed malachite<br />

dial <strong>in</strong>cludes applied and domed Roman<br />

numerals and diamond-polished hands.<br />

www.omegawatches.com<br />

Bulgari<br />

Gleam<strong>in</strong>g with <strong>the</strong> ref<strong>in</strong>ed sheen of<br />

its materials, <strong>the</strong> Serpenti Seduttori<br />

watch makes time even more precious.<br />

Reimag<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g Bvlgari’s <strong>in</strong>disputably<br />

seductive icon with a strik<strong>in</strong>g new design,<br />

<strong>the</strong> timepiece boasts <strong>the</strong> iconic drop shaped<br />

watch head.<br />

www.bulgari.com<br />

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FASHION & LIFESTYLE<br />

Louis Vuitton<br />

Made from quilted<br />

calfsk<strong>in</strong> embroidered<br />

with <strong>the</strong> Monogram<br />

motif, <strong>the</strong> Alma BB<br />

handbag is <strong>the</strong> direct<br />

descendant of <strong>the</strong> Art<br />

Deco orig<strong>in</strong>al from <strong>the</strong><br />

1930s.<br />

www.louisvuitton.com<br />

Jimmy Choo<br />

The Olesia pumps reveal<br />

Jimmy Choo’s dist<strong>in</strong>ctive<br />

attitude. Italian-crafted <strong>in</strong><br />

black nappa, gold cha<strong>in</strong>s<br />

take centre stage, while<br />

slim straps and a po<strong>in</strong>ted<br />

toe offer a modern touch.<br />

www.jimmychoo.com<br />

Valent<strong>in</strong>o<br />

The Crepe Couture dress<br />

with fea<strong>the</strong>r embroidery is<br />

an embodiment of elegance<br />

and confidence <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> same<br />

material that can be styled <strong>in</strong><br />

both day and night.<br />

www.valent<strong>in</strong>o.com<br />

Gucci<br />

A special collection of pieces <strong>in</strong>spired by<br />

<strong>the</strong> vibrancy of world-renowned resort<br />

dest<strong>in</strong>ations presents a straw effect tote bag<br />

<strong>in</strong>dividualized with colors, and personalized<br />

details represent<strong>in</strong>g each location.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

Dior<br />

Bois d'Argent, <strong>the</strong><br />

iconic fragrance<br />

from La Collection<br />

Privée Christian<br />

Dior, is housed for<br />

<strong>the</strong> Dioriviera limited<br />

edition <strong>in</strong> a case<br />

adorned with <strong>the</strong><br />

bayadere motif.<br />

www.dior.com<br />

Gucci<br />

This collection <strong>in</strong>spired by <strong>the</strong><br />

vibrancy of world-renowned<br />

resort dest<strong>in</strong>ations presents<br />

playful eyewear silhouettes. The<br />

sunglasses <strong>in</strong>still each style with a<br />

warm-wea<strong>the</strong>r feel.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

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YSL<br />

The Cowl back dress <strong>in</strong> lurex jersey is a long<br />

sleeved m<strong>in</strong>i dress made with viscose from certified<br />

susta<strong>in</strong>ably managed forests featur<strong>in</strong>g a cowl back<br />

and all over ga<strong>the</strong>rs.<br />

www.ysl.com<br />

FASHION & LIFESTYLE<br />

YSL<br />

The SL 563 is a half-rim elongated cat-eye acetate frame with<br />

Nylon lenses. Pair up <strong>the</strong>se amaz<strong>in</strong>g shades on a summery<br />

noon or night-out to give your outfit a boost.<br />

www.ysl.com<br />

Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong><br />

The Hot Chick Sl<strong>in</strong>g is a new Maison Christian Loubout<strong>in</strong><br />

design featur<strong>in</strong>g a bold cut enhanced with a po<strong>in</strong>ted toe and<br />

an ankle strap with V-shaped notches<br />

www.christianloubout<strong>in</strong>.com<br />

Gucci<br />

Set to become a modern declaration of passion,<br />

Gucci re<strong>in</strong>terprets <strong>the</strong> classic Gucci Guilty Pour<br />

Homme and Pour Femme fragrances, elevat<strong>in</strong>g both<br />

scents and packag<strong>in</strong>g to higher levels of <strong>in</strong>tensity.<br />

www.gucci.com<br />

Versace<br />

Crafted <strong>in</strong> Italy from premium lea<strong>the</strong>r, La Medusa<br />

bags add a very Versace stamp to an outfit. From<br />

roomy handbags to classic shoulder styles and<br />

contemporary camera bags.<br />

www.versace.com<br />

Hermes<br />

Cap <strong>in</strong> cotton twill with braid detail <strong>in</strong> "Astrologie<br />

Nouvelle" pr<strong>in</strong>ted silk twill on <strong>the</strong> bridge. L<strong>in</strong><strong>in</strong>g<br />

<strong>in</strong> silk and cotton with "H passant" motif. Polished<br />

palladium plated Clou de Selle detail on each side.<br />

www.hermes.com<br />

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BRAND LOGOS<br />

DELLOITE<br />

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, commonly referred to as Deloitte, is an<br />

<strong>in</strong>ternational professional services network headquartered <strong>in</strong> London, United<br />

K<strong>in</strong>gdom. Deloitte is <strong>the</strong> largest professional services network by revenue and<br />

number of professionals <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> world and is considered one of <strong>the</strong> Big Four<br />

account<strong>in</strong>g firms along with EY, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.<br />

The firm was founded by William Welch Deloitte <strong>in</strong> London <strong>in</strong> 1845 and<br />

expanded <strong>in</strong>to <strong>the</strong> United States <strong>in</strong> 1890. It merged with Hask<strong>in</strong>s & Sells to form<br />

Deloitte Hask<strong>in</strong>s & Sells <strong>in</strong> 1972 and with Touche Ross <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> US to form Deloitte<br />

& Touche <strong>in</strong> 1989. In 1993, <strong>the</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational firm was renamed Deloitte Touche<br />

Tohmatsu, later abbreviated to Deloitte. In 2002, Arthur Andersen's practice <strong>in</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> UK as well as several of that firm's practices <strong>in</strong> Europe and North and South<br />

America agreed to merge with Deloitte.<br />

Deloitte provides audit, consult<strong>in</strong>g, f<strong>in</strong>ancial advisory, risk advisory, tax,<br />

and legal services with approximately 334,800 professionals globally.<br />

In FY 2021, <strong>the</strong> network earned revenues of US$50.2 billion <strong>in</strong> aggregate. As of<br />

2020, Deloitte is <strong>the</strong> third-largest privately-owned company <strong>in</strong> <strong>the</strong> United States,<br />

accord<strong>in</strong>g to Forbes. The firm has sponsored a number of activities and events<br />

<strong>in</strong>clud<strong>in</strong>g <strong>the</strong> 2012 Summer Olympics.<br />

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