During my trip to Abu Dhabi Art, I took a bit off the art fair beat to take a look at one of Abu Dhabi’s more well known cultural attractions: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Constructed between 1996 and 2007, the mosque is the largest in United Emirates, and the 8th largest in the world. It can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers. The place is amazing. Here are some pictures.
We’ll be offering reflections on the work we’ve seen at the New Orleans Prospect 3 biennial, “Notes for Now,” in the coming days, but to jumpstart the conversation we’re posting a single image from each venue we visited yesterday. Can’t wait to really dig into this.
According to the masters of ironic hyperbole at VICE, the magazine’s annual photography issue is an event of biblical proportions. More specifically, it’s “a cultural barometer that has been used by historians since the age of Talbot to determine which artists are on the front lines of photography in any given year.”
Art is a “platform for the future,” Jeff Koons announced at yesterday’s press conference at the Whitney. What that means is anyone’s guess, but he followed that up by explaining that he’s 59 and hopes to be making art for at least another three decades.
It is officially benefit season. Over the past two weeks we’ve been to The Brooklyn Artist’s Ball, The ArtTable Luncheon and last Tuesday night, The Skowhegan Awards Dinner. This Saturday, we’ll be at the Smack Mellon’s Derby Day Fundraiser. These are not randomly chosen benefits.