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Review: Aleksandra Domanović at GoMA
19/04/2014
Review: Aleksandra Domanović at GoMAAleksandra Domanović’s monumental prints at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow reference a multitude of things at once — science fiction, animation, and real and imagined technologies, to name a few. Even their transparent material, Cuben Fiber, has been specially designed for use in space. But Domanović’s rendering of images from a gendered perspective transports what could otherwise be relegated to the realm of fiction into a social reality. As you enter the gallery, the sheer size of the works — if not museum etiquette — will make you wary of disturbing the pieces. However, walking directly through the heavy panelled prints is welcomed, if not encouraged. Pushing the panels aside mimics the act of opening a door, as though the works themselves were taking you on a symbolic journey. The first thing to confront visitors is an imposing image of the International Space Station. Domanović explains that the ISS is featured in the film Gravity. It seems odd for something as recognizable as the International Space Station to be qualified by a Hollywood movie appearance, but film criticism, particularly readings of gender theory in animation and sci-fi, informs all of the pieces in this show. And yet it is not Gravity that comes to pervade the exhibition (on view through June 1), but rather that 1979 allegory of male sexual anxiety prevalent in the sci-fi film Alien. In the film itself there is an overriding sense of insecurity surrounding a potential future of sexual equality — particularly in its repeated images of childbirth, in which male impregnation not only becomes possible, but results in the birth of grotesque creatures. A fair amount has been written on what Alien conveys about male sexuality in the era of second-wave feminism, and Domanović channels these interpretations. In one print, a bluebird from Snow White sits on the shoulder of the robot from Alien, (the film frequently references the Disney cartoon). Snow White pervades Domanović’s works throughout the show, and at the end, she reproduces an infamous rejection letter an aspiring female animator received from Disney in 1938. “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen,” the letter explains, “as that work is performed entirely by young men.” It becomes clear, then, that this show is a monumental homage to a forgotten female artist. A version of this article appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Modern Painters magazine.  Published: April 19, 2014 Read full article here

Thaddaeus Ropac’s Guide to Salzburg
19/04/2014
Body: The Austrian city of Salzburg is famous for being many things: the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the setting for “The Sound of Music,” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its Baroque architecture. But for gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac, of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, it is the mix of the old and new in the city that is its most alluring quality. Language English Order: 0Trip IdeasMichelle TayTop Story Home: Top Story - Channel: Exclude from Landing: Tags: SalzburgThaddaeus RopacBLOUIN Lifestyle MagazineRegion: EuropeSlide:  Title: STAYImage: Body: The Austrian city of Salzburg is famous for being many things: the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the setting for “The Sound of Music,” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to its Baroque architecture. But for gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac, of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, it is the mix of the old and new in the city that is its most alluring quality. He’s partial, for instance, to the Unipark, a campus in the University of Salzburg in the medieval district of Nonntal. Designed by Hannover-based architectural firm Storch Ehlers Partner, the building is, as Ropac describes it, “a most successful synthesis of contemporary and audacious architecture in historic surroundings.” Meanwhile, his favorite Baroque masterpiece is the Hellbrunn Castle, near Morzg, a southern district of Salzburg. Built between 1613 and 1619 by Italian architect Santino Solari on commission from Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, and named for the "clear spring" that supplied it, the castle is just 20 minutes from the city’s center, putting it at a handy distance when one is craving a long walk or bicycle ride. Personally, Ropac prefers to jog the route, each time he is in town. HOTEL SACHER Schwarzstraße 5-7, 5020 Salzburg; 43 (0) 662 889770 Credit: Hotel Sacher SalzburgCaption: Junior suite at Hotel Sacher Salzburg Title: SHOPImage: Body: For the best place to pick up some new threads, Ropac recommends Dantendorfer—a multi-label boutique for men and women stocking brands like Fratelli Rossetti, Tory Burch and Charles Philip—and Dschulnigg for luxury accessories. Since its founding in 1946, the store, being also a purveyor of hunting apparel and rifles, has drawn high-profile clients such as His Royal Highness, Charles, Prince of Wales. If you’re looking for sartorial souvenirs with a more cultural flavor, look no further than Jahn-Markl for traditional Austrian clothing and world famous hand-stitched lederhosen. JAHN-MARKL Residenzplatz 3, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 842610 DANTENDORFER Getreidegasse 33, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 84326172 DSCHULNIGG Griegasse 8, Salzburg; 43 662 8423760   Credit: Jahn-Markl websiteCaption: Jahn-Markl shop. Title: VISITImage: Body: Of course, art is never far from the gallerist’s mind, and he heartily recommends visitors to the city to partake of the Walk of Modern Art, a monumental outdoor art project comprising 12 intriguing artworks throughout the city, including Jaume Plensa's Awilda and Marina Abramovic’s interactive "Spirit of Mozart.” There are also works by Anselm Kiefer, Tony Cragg, James Turrell, Mario Merz, and Stephan Balkenhol. Otherwise, a good way to get far from the madding crowd is to find peace in the St. Sebastian Church and Cemetery. “It’s a contemplative place—and also where Mozart’s family members have found their final resting place,” said Ropac. (The composer himself is buried in Vienna.) Another site off the beaten path is the Hohe Weg—a footpath from Fortress Hohensalzburg alongside the Mönchsberg, with a marvelous view on churches, monasteries, and the Festival District. MUSEUM DER MODERNE Mönchsberg 32, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 842220403 SALZBURG UNIVERSITY Ignaz-Harrer-Straße 79, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 80443800 SCHLOSS HELLBRUNN Hellbrunn, Furstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 8203720 SEBASTIANSKIRCHE & FRIEDHOF Linzer Gasse 41, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 875208 Caption: Arcades with_grave of noble and famous families of Salzburg at the St. Sebastian Church and Cemetery Title: EATImage: Body: Eating and shopping in Salzburg is a similar mélange of the traditional and modern. Take the Blaue Gans, a modern hotel and contemporary restaurant with walls that are more than 650 years old and a kitchen that would still impress the Habsburgs were they around today, serving up delicious historic Austrian cuisine (like backhendl, or fried breaded chicken). BLAUE GANS Getreidegasse 41-43 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 842491 M32 Mönchsberg 32, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 841000 CAFÉ BAZAR Schwarzstraße 5-7, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 874278 Caption: A spread at Blaue Gans. Title: DRINKImage: Body: To unwind, Ropac typically heads to his favorite watering hole: the bar at the ancient Hotel Goldener Hirsch, where many artists are also known to hang out, and where showgoers to the famous Salzburg Festival grab a tipple in between performances. “It’s the best chance to bump into whoever you always wanted to meet,” quipped Ropac, who suggests ordering the Susanne —a vodka-based drink mixed with orange juice and cassis. Legend has it that Susanne was a young girl who used to visit the bar with her parents. While her parents sipped their liquor, she had orange juice. When she turned 13 years old, the bartender added tonic water; when she was 16, Campari, and 18, vodka—which explains the drink’s enduring appeal. As Ropac summed it up: “As the years passed, the drink contained more alcohol than juice...” BAR GOLDENER HIRSCH Getreidegasse 37, 5020 Salzburg; 43 662 80840 Credit: Goldener Hirsch websiteCaption: A walk on the Getreidegasse to discover around the Goldener Hirsch Cover image: Short title: Thaddaeus Ropac’s Guide to SalzburgTop Story France: Top Story - Australia: Top Story - Canada: Top Story - HK: Top Story - India: Top Story - UK: Top Story - China: Top Story - Brazil: Top Story - Germany: Top Story Russia: Top Story - Southeast Asia: Top Story - English, Chinese: Top Story - Korea: Top Story - Japan: Top Story - English, Japan: Top Story - English, Korea: Top Story - Italy: Top Story - Austria: Top Story - Mexico: Top Story - Spain: Top Story - Colombia:  Read full article here

Slideshow: Preview Highlights From Paris Photo Los Angeles
19/04/2014
Language English Featured: 0Order: 0Author(s): Benjamin Park Read full article here

Milan's Safe Bet: Midcentury Reissues at Salone del Mobile
18/04/2014
Perhaps due in part to the sunnier weather, the cloud of economic gloom that hung overhead during Milan’s 2013 Salone del Mobile was decidedly less pronounced this time around. The Rho Fairgrounds felt more robust and more cheerful, overflowing with new releases and, particularly among the Italian brands, a plethora of midcentury reissues. “Nineteen-fifties Italian style is joyful, energetic, and multi-functional,” Cedric Morisset, head of the design department at Paris’s Piasa auction house, recently told ARTINFO during an interview in his showroom. Midcentury designs, developed after World War II to fill a surge of newly constructed urban spaces, are efficient by nature, and their compactness and modularity perfectly address our current needs for space efficiency. More importantly, they’re far less of a gamble. “It’s safer than having a young designer to work on a specific project,” Morisset continued, referring to the still dismal economic climate in Milan. After surveying last week’s festivities in that city, this reporter stopped by a well-timed exhibition of 1950s and ’60s Italian design at Morisset’s Paris auction house, and found an uncanny resemblance between his secondary market wares and the new launches we had just seen at Salone. “When you have the drawings and the name and the techniques already developed, it’s much easier for marketing. Honestly, I think that new design comes when the economy is good,” he said. Poltrona Frau, of which Michigan-based brand Haworth acquired a majority stake in February, was one of several Italian brands in on this revival trend. During the fair, the company launched the Albero, a clever, pole-mounted revolving bookcase designed in the 1950s by late Italian architect Gianfranco Frattini, as well as Gastone Rinaldi’s 1953, single-shell DU30 chair, reissued with its original visible screws as an homage to Rinaldi’s design. Sister company Cassina went into the archives of Simon, a midcentury brand founded in 1968 by the late Dino Gavina, and resurrected works by modernist greats Marcel Breuer, Kazuhide Takahama, and Gavina himself, as well the 1952 Mexique Table and swiveling 1943 Indochine Chair from Charlotte Perriand’s lusted-after estate. Molteni & C paid homage to Gio Ponti with a full exhibition of his works in its showroom, along with the reissue of two chairs from his 1970 Casa Adatte manifesto. Kartell reissued its midcentury and more recent past in new metallic finishes, gilding Anna Castelli Ferrieri’s 1969 modular Componibili storage system and Philippe Starck’s 2009 Master’s Chair in silver and gold. Of course, it wasn’t just the Italians. Scandinavia, the world’s other capital of design, had plenty of throwbacks of its own. Denmark’s Carl Hansen & Søn relaunched Hans Wegner’s 1963 Shell Chair with new Paul Smith-designed Maharam upholstery, while fellow Danish brand Fritz Hansen revived Arne Jacobsen’s 1958 Drop Chair. Finland’s Artek, co-founded by the late great Alvar Aalto in 1935 and acquired by German brand Vitra in 2013, launched three reissues of Aalto icons — the 400 and 401 Armchairs, designed in 1936 and 1932, plus the 1933 Stool 60 — in soft new colorways by Vitra art director and newly appointed Artek creative director Hella Jongerius. “I don’t have to constantly be creating the new,” Jongerius recently told Disegno Daily. “I like to refresh classics, because I believe that you don’t need to create new stuff all the time.” She has a point. The midcentury was a golden age of design in Italy and around the globe. As the world’s capital of design struggles financially, the show must go on, and better to do so with well-worn, proven classics than a proliferation of wares that may come and go. That’s the last thing the design world needs now.  Milan's Safe Bet: Midcentury Reissues at Salone del MobileSelect Photo Gallery: Slideshow: Milan's Safe Bet: Midcentury Reissues at Salone del MobilePublished: April 18, 2014 Read full article here

New York
18/04/2014
Language Undefined Location Website: http://www.amsterdamwhitneygallery.comLocation Email: amsterdamwhitney@aol.comEmail: amsterdamwhitney@aol.comBrief info:   Dynamically liaising with a distinguished client base of elite private collectors, decision-making art consultants, corporate art consultants, curators, architects, interior designers and decorators, as well as prestigious business, government, diplomatic and social VIPs, AMSTERDAM WHITNEY Gallery pre-eminently affords the acquisitor the extraordinary opportunity to acquire the most carefully curated, Contemporary Masters in the global art market.   Known as "The Most Beautiful Gallery in Chelsea,” AMSTERDAM WHITNEY Gallery is strategically located in the "Heart of Chelsea" the unrivaled, influential global epicenter of the art world. Home to over 200 leading galleries and the Chelsea Museum of Art, Chelsea is the ultimate undisputed international art destination for the informed acquisitor, decision based consultant and accomplished artist. The cachet of Chelsea attracts prominent art visitors worldwide.   In quest of the "creme de la creme" of global contemporary artists, AMSTERDAM WHITNEY Gallery's criteria is to highlight and showcase in a curated museum-caliber ambiance, Contemporary Masters and interpret significant art movements, reflecting diverse trends and mediums including Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Collage, Drawing & Watercolor. Featuring contemporary Representational Figurative art to Abstract work, modern Surrealism to today's Neo Post Impressionism, Portraits to Abstract Expressionism, AMSTERDAM WHITNEY Gallery is the acknowledged definitive global art resource for the informed collector, cognoscenti and professional art consultant. Its museum-curated, influential monthly exhibitions afford the private collector and demanding art professional a stimulating museum forum environment to view outstanding art and acquire the most exciting, innovative talent of the present day art world.  Display: Don't displayUse alternative description in place of "Hours" (Edit text below): Address: Javascript is required to view this map.Neighborhood: ChelseaMonday - Close: 12:00amTuesday - Open: 12:00amTuesday - Close: 12:00amWednesday - Open: 12:00amWednesday - Close: 12:00amThursday - Open: 12:00amThursday - Close: 12:00amFriday - Open: 12:00amFriday - Close: 12:00amLocation Phone: t +1 212 255 9050Saturday - Open: 12:00amSaturday - Close: 12:00amSunday - Open: 12:00amSunday - Close: 12:00amMonday - Open: 12:00amHas Cafe: Has Store: Has Film: Is Free Listing: Opening Hours Alternative Text: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 - 5:30 pm, Closed on Sunday & MondayArtists: Marc Chagalllocation fax: f +1 212 255 9020Guide Landing page: Region on the Guide Landing page: None Read full article here

Jeremy Glogan at OHIO
18/04/2014
Artist: Jeremy Glogan Venue: OHIO, Glasgow Exhibition Title: Selfie Date: February 14 – March 14, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of OHIO, Glasgow. Photos by Max Slaven.  Link: Jeremy Glogan at OHIO Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

Will "Orphan Black" Break Out in Season 2?
18/04/2014
Will "Orphan Black" Break Out in Season 2?Have you seen “Orphan Black?” I’m guessing not. Many people don’t know it exists. But that’s slowly beginning to change. The sci-fi drama, whose second season premieres on BBC America on April 19, has been given a major marketing push from the network. In New York City, the name of the show whizzes past on public busses, and it’s near-impossible to walk into a subway station without seeing a poster featuring the face, or rather faces, of the show’s star, Tatiana Maslany. More people have been talking about this show than ever before, which prompted me to take a look at the first season a few weeks ago, just to see what all the chatter was about. I became obsessed. I cancelled my plans on a Sunday and watched all 10 hours in a single day, pretty much back to back. When I emerged it was dark, my legs were cramped, I was hungry, and I was certain I had just seen the best television series to come out in a long while. Set in an unnamed Canadian city, “Orphan Black” opens with Sarah Manning, a down on her luck punk rock mom who’s returned after a long disappearance, ready to make a quick drug deal and take back the daughter she left behind. On a train station platform outside the city, she catches eyes with a stranger who looks just like her moments before witnessing the woman jump to her death in front of an approaching train. Making a quick decision to grab the woman’s purse, Sarah opens the wallet and is startled by the driver’s license photo — the resemblance is uncanny, as if she’d just discovered a long-lost identical twin.    Thus begins the central mystery of the show, and one that continues throughout the first 10 episodes. As the season progresses, Sarah finds out the harrowing truth — there is more than one woman who looks exactly like her, and together they piece together the puzzle of their origins. What at first might seem like a gimmick manages to escape any kind of Eddie Murphy-style ridiculousness. Maslany, who plays at least five different characters in the first season (and likely more in the second), makes the transition from one character to the next, often played together in a single scene, practically seamless. It’s easy to forget you’re watching the work of one actress, and even more remarkable when the only difference between the characters is often a slightly altered hairstyle or speech pattern.   The relentless pace of the show helps keep your mind off the multiple-character trick as well. The story jumps from one moment to the next, leaving very little room for unnecessary material over its brief (for American television) season. And like so much great science fiction, part of the reason “Orphan Black” works is because the narrative is rooted in a world we recognize and experience, not fantasy but a mysterious reality. The first season, which answered quite a few of the questions posed throughout the episodes, was still left opened ended. But the most pertinent question still remains: Will people finally begin to watch “Orphan Black” or is it destined to be a cult show forever? The second season of “Orphan Black” premieres on April 19 at 9 p.m. on BBC America. Published: April 18, 2014 Read full article here

Pharrell Curates at Perrotin, Mana Launches Selling Show, and More
18/04/2014
Pharrell Curates at Perrotin, Mana Launches Selling Show, and More— Pharrell Curates Perrotin Show: Emmanuel Perrotin has tapped musician Pharrell Williams to curate a show at his new Paris gallery. Titled “G I R L” — also the name of Pharrell’s new album — the show will feature “images of women and of love” by Tracey Emin, Alex Katz, Daniel Arsham, and 29 others. “I’m like a student when I’m with visual artists, I love to learn from them. Artworks teach you how to live and think differently,” Pharrell said. [TAN] — Mana Launches Selling Show: Jersey City’s Mana Contemporary is launching a new selling show called “Mana Exposition,” which will take place three times a year. Run by Cornell DeWitt, former Pulse fair director, the show claims to be “neither an art fair nor a pop-up gallery.” The first exposition, “All the Best Artists Are my Friends, Part 1,” will take place during Frieze week. [AiA] — Fairey Among Rubenstein’s Creditors: Court documents recently filed in the Perry Rubenstein gallery bankruptcy case reveal artists Shepard Fairey, Georg Herold, and Zoe Crosher to be among those who the gallery owes money. According to the filing, Fairey is owed $159,000, Crosher is owed $105,000, and Herold is owed $364,000. “The documents are accurate. We’re obliged to file accurate documents,” Rubenstein said. “These are all matters that are being resolved civilly and, hopefully, expeditiously.” [LAT] — Bristol Takes Banksy: The city of Bristol has seized the Banksy that was previously seized by a youth club in the city. [The Guardian] — GIF Award Announced: Brooklyn-based creative director Christina Rinaldi’s GIF has won the first ever Motion Photography Prize awarded by Saatchi Gallery and Google+. [CNN] — Film Follows Master Forger: “Art and Craft,” a film about master forger Father Arthur Scott, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. [The Daily Beast] — MoMA will have a retrospective of Robert Gober this October. [NYT] — Sotheby’s has released an investor update presentation in reaction to Daniel Loeb’s attacks this week. [AMM] — Pace and Axel Vervoordt are opening Hong Kong outposts timed to debut with Art Basel there. [TAN] ALSO ON ARTINFO An Artist’s Triumph: Henri Matisse’s Cut-Outs at Tate Modern 14 Questions for Site-Responsive Sculptor Virginia Overton Milan’s Safe Bet: Midcentury Reissues at Salone del Mobile Artists Ball Celebrates All Things Brooklyn Kasper Konig Talks Curating in Russia Check our blog IN THE AIR for breaking news throughout the day. Published: April 18, 2014 Read full article here

Bed Down in a Castle at Al Husn, Oman’s Most Luxurious Hotel
18/04/2014
Body: Designed in the style of a Moorish fort, Muscat’s Al Husn and its private beach offer Oman’s most extravagant stay option. Language English Order: 0Trip IdeasBeach + IslandHotels + ResortsRobert Michael PooleTop Story Home: Top Story - Channel: Exclude from Landing: Feature Image: Thumbnail Image: Credit: Robert Michael PooleTags: OmanMuscatGulfMiddle EastRobert Michael PooleRegion: Africa/Middle EastSlide:  Image: Body: While the neighboring cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE get most of the attention, Muscat offers perhaps the most authentic experience of the Gulf region, offering history, charm and rugged landscapes from the coast to the inland mountains and deserts. Designed in the style of a Moorish fort, Muscat’s Al Husn offers the Sultanate of Oman’s most extravagant stay option, tucked away with its private cove and beaches about 20 minutes drive from the capital. Part of the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, and directly translated as “The Castle,” its palm trees, water features and Portuguese influenced architecture recall the Alhambra, with views of rugged mountains as a backdrop. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Oman is the calmer cousin of its commercial neighbors, and Al Husn matches that vibe – luxurious but never ostentatious. It’s actually has two sister hotels, Al Bandar (The Town) and Al Waha (The Oasis), though while both are a short stroll within the same 124 acre grounds, they have a very different feel. Al Husn stands very much on its solid grounds, on a hill overlooking both a sand beach, and a garden beach. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Al Husn describes itself as embodying “the true essence and mystique of Arabia, steeped in history and myth, from Sinbad the Sailor to the Queen of Sheba.” And from the beautifully curved arches that begin at its entrance, through Persian rugs underfoot and Arabic scents in the air, the atmosphere is indulgent without ever being overpowering. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: 180 rooms, each of 48 square meters all include a terrace or balcony, most overlooking the Sea of Oman, of which the hotel claims 600 meters of coastline. The best swimming though is in its picturesque pool, surrounded by palms. The pool isn’t the only water feature on the property of note though, it also has a horizontal water flume on which to ride a float and slowly meander at the water’s own pace around the property. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: As well as Al Husn’s private cove, ideal for relaxation in front of the dramatic rock formations, it has its own dive center for beginners and professionals, and boats for fishing. Dolphin and whale watching tours are an unexpected service, but the sunset tours are the most popular. One beach, protected from guests, is used by visiting turtles, who bury their eggs, allowing their young ones to crawl from the sands back into the sea without harm. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Incredibly, Al Husn and its extended property, including the two sister hotels, has 21 restaurants. No shortage of options means never really needing to leave the premises. While consistent throughout, and including Lebanese, Italian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian and South American, the pick of the bunch is perhaps the Moroccan restaurant Shahrazad. Romantically lit at night, the slow-cooked stew of the specialty Lamb Tajine Tfaya is the top choice, complimented by imported Morrocan wine. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: The hotel first opened seven years ago, and its reputation has only improved with time.  “We are honoured to have received numerous international awards and achieve high recognition in the market,” says General Manager Mark Kirk. “When combining our delivery of Shangri-La’s legendary hospitality from the heart together with the warm welcome and hospitality of the Omani people, it is an unbeatable combination.” Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: Al Husn guests are treated to several special complimentary activities. A large outdoor platform plays host to afternoon tea with cakes, overlooking the main beach area. Then in the evening, pre-dinner cocktails and snacks warm up guests as the sun goes down. Live music is provided by local musicians on traditional instruments, ensuring an authentic feel to the hotel experience. Then, in-room, complimentary iPods are prepared with a personalised music selection, Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: For those looking for pure relaxation, and revitalization Al Husn is prepared with the CHI spa. Ostensibly based on Chinese philosophy, the 12 treatment villas at the spa uses local, naturally grown Omani ingredients, such as frankincense. Frankincense has long been known for its anti-ageing and healing powers and is mixed in to oils and clay for the treatments. It is mixed with rose for a Frankincense and Rose Wrap. Male and female hammams with steam room and bathing sections are worth a trip just to view the mosaic tiling and fountains alone. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Image: Body: The atmosphere of Oman is all around at Al Husn, where camels wander the beach with their masters, and an Omani Heritage Village showcasing the country’s history and culture in the grounds. The village is supported by the Bait Al Zubair Foundation and the Omani Craft Authority, which helps to ensure its authenticity, while next door, the Al Mazaar Souk sells local wares. Art lovers will find particular enjoyment at the Art Gallery, a collaboration with the Bait Al Zubair Museum, which presents rotating local exhibitions, including photographs of Omani culture, by local artists. Credit: Robert Michael Poole Cover image: Short title: Bed Down in a Castle at Al Husn in OmanTop Story France: Top Story - Australia: Top Story - Canada: Top Story - HK: Top Story - India: Top Story - UK: Top Story - China: Top Story - Brazil: Top Story - Germany: Top Story Russia: Top Story - Southeast Asia: Top Story - English, Chinese: Top Story - Korea: Top Story - Japan: Top Story - English, Japan: Top Story - English, Korea: Top Story - Italy: Top Story - Austria: Top Story - Mexico: Top Story - Spain: Top Story - Colombia:  Read full article here

Alan Michael at Vilma Gold
18/04/2014
Artist: Alan Michael Venue: Vilma Gold, London Exhibition Title: P.A. Date: March 15 – April 12, 2014 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Vilma Gold, London Press Release: Vilma Gold are delighted to present Alan Michael’s first solo exhibition in the […]Contemporary Art Daily is produced by Contemporary Art Group, a not-for-profit organization. We rely on our audience to help fund the publication of exhibitions that show up in this RSS feed. Please consider supporting us by making a donation today. Read full article here

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