HIGHLIGHTS from ‘Artist’s Rooms: Seher Shah with Randhir Singh’

Jameel Arts Center in Dubai. (Supplied)
Updated 28 February 2019
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HIGHLIGHTS from ‘Artist’s Rooms: Seher Shah with Randhir Singh’

Dubai: ‘Artist’s Rooms: Seher Shah with Randhir Singh’ will be at Jameel Arts Center in Dubai from March 7.

“Brownfield Estate”

New Delhi-based artists Seher Shah and Randhir Singh have collaborated on a series of works entitled “Studies in Form.” Shah is a graphic artist and Singh a photographer who trained as an architect. The series “draws on overlapping tropes in architecture, photography, drawing and printmaking.”

“Dentsu Head Office”

Shah and Singh focus on “fragmenting the architectural components” of five buildings in New Delhi, London, Tokyo (pictured), and Dhaka, which shared a number of visual features including “heavy massing, the sculptural use of concrete, and repetitive structural grids.”

“Flatlands Blueprints”

Along with their photographs of the five buildings, the artists also present a series of drawings — mock blueprints — which offer a different perspective and “explore notions of incompleteness and uncertainty as a counterpoint to determined architectural expression.”

 


Nora Attal has her day in the sun in Marrakesh

Updated 19 March 2019
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Nora Attal has her day in the sun in Marrakesh

DUBAI: British-Moroccan model Nora Attal posed up a storm in Marrakesh’s golden sunlight for a new campaign by fashion brand Zara.

The in-demand model shared snaps from the campaign, photographed by Christian Macdonald, on her Instagram account.

The collection of photographs show Attal modelling looks from Zara’s laid-back Spring/Summer 2019 collection against a backdrop of rippling sand dunes. Her featured ensembled include kaftans and long-length cardigans with hefty stripes in a clay-and-beige color palette.

Attal is no stranger to fronting campaigns — in January, the model was chosen as one of seven rising stars to feature in British fashion house Alexander McQueen’s latest campaign.

The Spring/Summer 2019 collection photoshoot was shot by British fashion and documentary photographer Jamie Hawkesworth and featured Attal wearing a number of cowboy-inspired looks.

The year has gotten off to a busy start for Attal, who was similarly in demand in 2018, when she took to the catwalk for Elie Saab, Loewe and Dior during Paris Fashion Week in September and starred in Italian fashion label Versace’s summer advert campaign.

In May, luxury e-retailer Farfetch launched in the Middle East with a little help from the young model.

She starred in a photoshoot wearing pieces from collections on sale on the platform. The colorful photographs were accompanied by a snappy, chatty interview with the young model.
Readers got the chance to gain insight into her earliest fashion memories and learn some off-the-cuff facts about the star.

“Recently I’ve been obsessed with noughties trends. Everyone was so cool and effortless back then. Now I go out in a full Juicy Couture tracksuit with no shame,” she told Farfetch at the time.

“If I wasn’t a model, I’d probably be at university, studying to get into something like criminal investigations, profiling or law,” she added.

Attal finished off 2018 by hitting the sand dunes in the UAE — however, this time it wasn’t part of a high-end photoshoot, but rather a day of fun.

The model enjoyed an afternoon of sandboarding in the emirate of Sharjah and even posted a snap on Instagram at the time.

“Apparently sandboarding is a thing,” she captioned the sunset shot.