I admit it, this title might be a bit dramatic, but it is still an accurate depiction of the upcoming Islamic week, as, yes, there are bats. This year, Bonhams opens on the 25th October with a large catalogue of 342 lots, more than double since last Spring auction; Roseberys presents on the next day … More Islamic Week, Autumn 2021 or An Unexpected Number of Bats (blog)
Through the diversity of the field, Islamic arts constitute a great object of curiosity and collection. One needs to understand where to buy, how to buy and what to look for. … More A short guide for new collectors
The field of Islamic Arts is particularly difficult to grasp, and through the challenge of defining and bringing coherence to a mostly uncharted territory, comes the equally challenging task of showing Islamic arts and educating the public on these unknown wonders. … More Under the shade of the tent: Showing Islamic Arts today
While pre-modern Islamic art continues to grow as an academic field and as a profitable investment for collectors, the attention given to contemporary Islamic art has been increasing significantly among art dealers, academics and curators. … More Tracing the Modern in Post-Modern: The dilemma of Contemporary “Islamic” Art
Islamic Arts history is an important and still underated branch of arts history, and a lot of misconceptions are still floating around, especially in the West, about what it is, what it intails and how we can talk about it. … More Why does Islamic Arts History matter?