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Abu Dhabi

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island
September 22–January 24, 2011

Culled from Larry Gagosian’s  private collection, and curated by Anne Baldassari, RSTW (distilled from the names of the artists displayed),  brings together a selection of seventy-two post-war works by six canonical American artists: Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Christopher Wool and Andy Warhol. Previously unseen until they landed on the $27 billion Saadiyat Island (or Island of Happiness), one wonders what wooed Larry to debut this awesome collection in the UAE in the first place.

Wael Shawky: Contemporary Myths II
Mounira Al Solh: Exhibition No. 17
Sfeir-Semler Gallery
November 25, 2010–March 19, 2011

Wael Shawky presents the film Cabaret Crusades: The Horror Show File, which restages a crucial period of the Crusades between the years 1096 and 1099. Imagined as a kind of horror movie, the film stars 200-year-old marionettes from the Lupi collection in Italy, dressed in eleventh century clothing and choreographed in reconstructed landscapes of Asia Minor and the Mediterranean. In addition to the film, Shawky will present photo-portraits of these marionette actors alongside installations from the film’s set. At the same time, in her solo debut at the gallery, Mounira Al Solh presents three new bodies of work including paintings, a suite of nineteen video works and mixed media video installations.

Mathaf (Arab Museum of Modern Art)
Education City
December 30–May 28, 2011

Set to open on New Year’s eve, the collection of Qatar’s Arab Museum of Modern Art includes 6,000 works representing major trends and sites of production of Arab art spanning 1840 to the present. Its inaugural exhibition, Sajjil, will feature 100 highlights from the collection, including the work of canonical modernists such as Dia Azzawi, Paul Guiragossian and Mahmoud Said. Mathaf’s opening programs include Intervention, a retrospective of five major Arab artists curated by Dr Nada Shabout, and Told/Untold/Retold, an exhibition of newly commissioned works by twenty-three contemporary artists with roots in the Arab world. Commissioned artists include Akraam Zaatari, Walid Raad, Lamia Joreige, Amal Kenawy and Ghada Amer. 

From The Farook Collection: That’s What She Said
Traffic Gallery
February 2, 2011–TBA

This exhibition opens with works from the Farook Collection, featuring more than twenty-five installations by a cast of artists that includes Tracey Emin, Hala Ali, Shilpa Gupta, Arwa Abboun, Catherine Bernard, Rokni Haerizadeh, Herakut, Bita Fayyazi, Pouran Jinchi, Runa Islam, Manal al Dowayan, Ayman Yusri and Faisal Samra. Exhibition highlights include Gupta’s Untitled (2008–09) — a motion flap board reminiscent of airport announcement boards, which she uses to display whirling combinations of text that play with notions of arrival and departure. The ensemble, curated by Dubai-based Rami Farook — from whose family collection this is drawn — also includes video & sound installations, with word/text as an audio-visual component underscoring the recurring theme of the exhibition.

Farhad Moshiri
The Third Line
March 13–April 14, 2011

Farhad Moshiri’s new work marks an evolution in his practice, taking his textural mimicry and use of humor to new heights. Moshiri’s first in-depth monograph will be launched contemporaneously. The self-titled comprehensive book has been presented by The Third Line together with galleries Rodolphe Janssen, Emmanuel Perrotin, and Thaddaeus Ropac.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
The Third Line
January 13–Feb 17, 2011

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian presents a combination of circles, squares, and polygons skillfully cast within the rigorous mould of classical Islamic geometrical design. Uniting age-old techniques of reverse-glass painting, mirror mosaics, and Iranian design with a modern abstract expressionist and minimalist sensibility, Farmanfarmaian produces veritable geometric kaleidoscopes in this series of new works.

Translated By
Architectural Association
January 13, 2011–February 2011

An audio exhibition of novelists and short story writers who translate place into fiction. Includes Douglas Coupland, Tom McCarthy, Hisham Matar, Sophia Al Maria, Rana Dasgupta, Guy Mannes Abbott, Adania Shibli and others on Tripoli, Ramallah, Brooklyn, Sofia, London, Doha and more. Curated by Charles Arsène-Henry and Bidoun contributing editor, Shumon Basar.

Walid Raad: Miraculous Beginnings
Whitechapel Gallery
October 14, 2010–January 2, 2011

Miraculous Beginnings is Walid Raad’s largest survey to date, bringing together diverse works including Secrets in the Open Sea (1994/2004) and Let’s Be Honest the Weather Helped (1998/2006–2007), with the premiere of Sweet Talk: Commissions (1987–present), his exploration of the changing face of Beirut over the last twenty years. An astute, if not unconventional, analysis of the art boom in the Middle East and the implications this has for art and artists from the region lies at the heart of Raad’s latest project, Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World (2008–present).

Haroon Mirza
Lisson Gallery
February 16–March 19, 2011

Working with video, sculpture, light, and sound, Haroon Mirza creates large scale installations using found materials such as furniture, household electronics, and even, at times, other artists’ works, revealing the hidden connections of outwardly disparate objects and altering their functions. Mirza’s assemblages, at once sculptural and sonic, draw upon historical traditions, science, religious belief, club culture, and their relation to music. To explore the possibility of the visual and acoustic as a single aesthetic form, each piece generates its own noise, in turn combining to form a larger musical composition that spills across the gallery.

Los Angeles
Decolonizing Architecture
December 7, 2010–January 30, 2011

In their first exhibition outing in the United States, the West Bank-based research collective Decolonizing Architecture (initiated by Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, and Eyal Weizman in 2007) engages the occupation through the spatial landscape, using their practice in turn as a form of narration and, at best, intervention. A program of lectures and presentations will be organized during the closing week of the exhibition.

Walead Beshty
Malmö Konsthall
February 18–May 1, 2011

Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty fills the expansive exhibition space at Malmö Konsthall with his ongoing series of investigations as to the relationships between technological modes of image production and the indeterminate transitory spaces of modernity.

Ballroom Marfa
October 1, 2010–February 20, 2011

Set in arts pilgrimage destination Marfa, Immaterial emphasizes the formalist and process-oriented tendencies in its selection of recent work and new commissions from such artists as Barbara Kasten, Rachel Khedoori, Esther Kläs, Liz Larner, Erlea Maneros-Zabala, Linda Matalon, Julie Mehretu, and Charline von Heyl, Rosy Keyser, Laleh Khorramian, Heather Rowe, and Erin Shirreff.

New York
The Last Newspaper
New Museum
October 6, 2010–January 9, 2011

Throughout January, The Last Newspaper will continue to transform galleries at the New Museum into temporary offices for a number of partnering news agencies that work on-site alongside a selection of important artworks reflecting on the current state of newspapers as transmitters of information.

New York
Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement
October 3, 2010–January 3, 2011

With an eye toward pragmatic design solutions for the world’s underserved populations, this exhibition presents the research of a range of architects, community organizers, and NGOs currently at work on issues of social responsibility in architecture. Look out for Bidoun friend Hashim Sarkis in this wide-ranging exhibition.

New York
Kezban Arca Batibeki
LTMH Gallery
January 11–31, 2011

This represents Istanbul-based artist Kezban Arca Batibeki’s first solo outing at LTMH Gallery. Taking pop culture as her point of departure, Batibeki has created works in a wide range of media, from installation, to short film, to photography.

Live Cinema/In the Round: Contemporary Art from the East Mediterranean
Philadelphia Museum of Art
September 17, 2010–February 6, 2011

This exhibition features six artists from the East Mediterranean whose individual practices tend toward the translation of cinematic and theatrical strategies into new forms of video, installation, and performance-based works. Curated by Istanbul-based November Paynter, this exhibition includes the works of Ziad Antar, Inci Eviner, Gülsün Karamustafa, Hassan Khan, Maha Maamoun, and Christodoulos Panayiotou.

Sharjah Biennial
Sharjah Cultural Quarter
March 16–May 16 2011

For its tenth edition, curators Suzanne Cotter and Rasha Salti will consider the production of art as a subversive act, drawing on the structure of a film narrative (or plot) to codify a series of new and commissioned works in sites across Sharjah. Organized around keywords such as treason, necessity, corruption, devotion, and disclosure, Plot for a Biennial intends to engage visitors to rethink conventional uses of space, modes of display, and the rhythms of the city. Look out for works by friends of Bidoun and international women of mystery Anna Boghiguian and Trisha Donnelly, in particular.

Author has written 32 stories for Twilight, Harry Potter, Great Mouse Detective, Inuyasha, Cat Returns, Last Unicorn, Doctor Who, Little Mermaid, Thor, Naruto, Great Gatsby, Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Avengers, Star Trek: 2009, Walking Dead, Mummy, Coraline, Hobbit, Garasu no Kamen, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, A song of Ice and Fire, Fire Emblem, and ParaNorman.

To all you bored people that are reading my profile, I thank you. I hope you find something mildly entertaining about it. I am Moon Witch '96. I'm a fanatic, and I'm not ashamed of it, I'm rather proud of my love for the series that inspire me and entertain me. I came to fanfiction because it's a wonderful exploration of the worlds of fiction that I both love and wish to see more of.

I came to read, I stayed to write, and I applaud this community for helping me develop into the person I am now.

I'll give you a pretty general description of me so you can get an image in your head:

Gender: Female

Age: 21

Appearance: Petite, of a slightly chunky build, overweight but not fat. Brown hair shoulder-length hair(dark, but with copper undertones, and plenty of blonde hairs as well), pale skin with pink undertones and a couple of moles and freckles. Grey colored eyes that can appear either blue or green depending on lighting and what I'm wearing. Pretty and cute, I would say, but not beautiful.

Occupation: B.F.A. Student/ Artist

Special Skills:

  • Fluent in English, Spanish & BS
  • Extreme hitchhiker thumb
  • Can balance a pencil on nose
  • Awesome Baker
  • Decent Cook
  • Can read a couple hundred words per minute
  • Creativity
  • Good Tolerance to both medication and Alchohol
  • Hobbies/Livelihood:

  • Drawing
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Metal-smithing
  • Paper-making
  • Favorite Things(Those that are my absolute favorite will be in bold, and nothing is in a particular order):


  • Sushi(salmon is particularly delicious)
  • Vendor tacos(if it's not off of a vendor's cart in some street in Mexico then it doesn't count as a taco)
  • Cherry Garcia Ice-Cream
  • Hawaiian Pizza(Fight me, I'm not a monster for liking it.)
  • Snickerdoodles
  • Tres Leches
  • Chicken Alfredo
  • Corn Tamales (All Tamales really, Pineapple are also awesome in particular)
  • Ceviche
  • Hot Cheetos extra hot(I can't eat the normal hot Cheetos anymore, these ones have ruined me)
  • Vinegar and Salt Potato Chips
  • Granola
  • Peaches
  • Cherries(black)
  • Apples(honey crisp)
  • Oranges(blood orange, if you please)
  • Most pies(I have yet to meet a pie that I hate, but Apple is awesome)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pocky(strawberry and matcha~)
  • Anything Matcha flavored
  • Coffee(frappe is preferred but I won't say no to a vanilla chai either~)
  • Tea(green tea or a strong earl grey in particular)
  • Jam (not jelly)& Toast
  • Chocolate!
  • Films:

  • The Cat Returns
  • Spirited Away
  • Dread
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Batman 1989
  • Batman Begins & The Dark Knight (I have yet to see the Dark Knight Rises & I stubbornly refuse to)
  • Snow White A Tale of Terror
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • Gigi
  • Star Trek(2009 onward)
  • Jodhar Akbar
  • The Fifth Element
  • Total Recall(1990)
  • Sleepy Hollow(Disney Short)
  • Paranorman
  • Coraline
  • A Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Silence of The Lambs
  • Sabrina(1954)
  • The Mummy(1939 and 1999)
  • Metropolis
  • A Trip to the Moon
  • Indiana Jones(Kingdom of the Crystal Skull never happened)
  • Fantasia
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Dumbo
  • The Rescuers & The Rescuers Downunder
  • The Lion King
  • Treasure Planet
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • The Secret of NIMH
  • The Land Before Time
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Superman(Original movies)
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Tremors(series)
  • Alien & Aliens
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Back to the Future(Series)
  • Deadpool
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
  • Crimson Peak
  • Pacific Rim
  • Finding Nemo
  • Up
  • Nausicaa & the Valley of the Wind
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Labyrinth
  • The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit(series)
  • Push
  • Star Wars
  • Song of the Sea
  • Secret of the Kells
  • The Chipmunk Adventure
  • Zootopia
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo(The Swedish movie
  • Predator
  • The Terminator(Series)
  • Most Barbie Movies (It's so nostalgic)
  • Commando
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Jurassic Park(All of the movies, the third and second are a guilty pleasure)
  • TV Series(Anime & Cartoons Included):

  • Doctor Who(The Doctor and Rose forever)
  • Futurama
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Star Trek(Original Series)
  • Winx Club(all versions, including RAI, 4-kids & Nick)
  • The Secret Saturdays
  • Bones
  • Tin Man
  • Ben Ten
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
  • Powerpuff Girls
  • Sailor Moon Cyrstal (I happen to like it a little better than the original series- honestly its closer to the manga and I adore the manga)
  • Rideback
  • Mythbusters
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • Charmed
  • The Office(US Jim and Pam are adorable!(JAM))
  • Mankind: The Story of All of Us
  • La Madrastra
  • Amor Real
  • Contra Viento y Marea
  • Piel de Otono
  • Forensic Case Files
  • F.BI.
  • The Blue Planet
  • Life
  • Seven Deadly Sins
  • Books (Manga, Poems, & Comics included):

  • HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling(everything in the series is beautiful)
  • The Dresden Flies by Jim Butcher
  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Fragment by Warren Fahy
  • Redwall by Brain Jacques
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Animal Farm By George Orwell
  • East Of Eden By John Steinback
  • Macbeth By William Shakespeare
  • Card Captors Sakura by CLAMP
  • Magic Knight Rayearth by CLAMP
  • Sailor Moon & V By Naoko Takeuchi
  • From Far Away By Kyoko Hikawa
  • Uzumaki by Junji Ito
  • A Nameless Witch By A. Lee Martinez
  • Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Darkest Powers Series by Kelly Armstrong
  • Molly Moon by Georgia Bynn
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante
  • The Night World Series by L.G. Smith
  • Hana Kimi by Hisaya Nakajo
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  • Dragonball By Akira Toriyama
  • Ana Cassandra by Hifumishi Gorou (Story), Amashi, Gumi (Art)
  • Anatolia Story by Chie Shinohara
  • Garsu no Kamen by Suzue Miuchi
  • Ouke no Monshou by Akita Shoten
  • Tokyo Crazy Paradise & Skip! Beat by Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Snow by Tracy Lynn
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley
  • Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Ghost Horse by Janie Lee Sumner
  • The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
  • Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye
  • Music that I generally listen to Bands & Artists:

  • Queen
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Of Monsters & Men
  • Sia
  • Taylor Swift
  • Legend of Zelda Sound tracks
  • Adele
  • Dio
  • Heart
  • Blondie
  • Madonna
  • Michel Jackson
  • David Bowie
  • Lady Gaga
  • Florence & the Machine
  • Panic at the Disco!
  • Guns & Roses
  • Evanescence
  • Paramore
  • Maroon 5
  • The Weeknd
  • Cold Play
  • Ryn Weave
  • Classical(generally Beethoven when I'm in a generally sour mood, with a touch of Carmen and Rhapsody in Blue)
  • Fallout Boy
  • One Republic
  • The Heaters Musical
  • Hamilton
  • Web Series(& Youtube Channels):

  • The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
  • Welcome to Nightvale
  • The Hillywood Show
  • Good Mythical Moring
  • Crash Course
  • Rob Dyke
  • Watch Mojo
  • Buzz Feed
  • Mathew Santoro
  • Facts
  • Cayliegh Elise
  • Cinamassicure
  • Phaelous
  • Oney(such a guilty pleasure)
  • Channel Awesome
  • Cinamasins
  • Overly Sarcastic
  • Extra Credits(History especially!)
  • Viedo Games(I'm not that much of an avid gamer, it's something I play infrequently but I do love them):

  • Harvest Moon(Story of Seasons & Rune Factory included)
  • Pokemon
  • Animal Crossing
  • Maple Story
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Space Invaders
  • Pac-Man
  • Mario Party
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Super Mario 64
  • Gun Man Clive
  • Metroid
  • Magical Starsign
  • Cooking Mama
  • My Sims
  • Things in General(I can't get enough of the things):

  • Nail polish
  • Sharpies
  • Books
  • Fan-fiction
  • Animation
  • Prismas
  • Manga
  • Comics
  • Paper
  • Pencils(wooden, can't stand mechanical!)
  • Shoes
  • Scarves
  • Dresses
  • A-line skirts
  • Sweaters
  • Booty shorts
  • lip balm
  • Personal Quotes:

  • Reality is just another Fantasy.
  • Shift happens- as in paradigm shift.
  • I like to say that I just love fan fiction, it's where everyone can release their inner fan-girl!
  • Grief isn't pain- pain is what the body uses to tell you the limits of your body so you won't damage it- grief is a state that human beings go through to process the harm that losing someone or something vital to them has caused.
  • Strength isn't just lifting your own body weight over your head- it's the thing you use to get up in the morning.
  • My anxiety is a bitch- it not about me pleasing others or being self-conscious necessarily- but rather trying to meet some impossible standard that even I don't think is possible, but try to meet it anyway because I've conditioned myself to think I'm not good enough. Even if logically, I know I damn well am.
  • My depression isn't sadness- it's a deep-seated thing in me that paralyzes me and feeds into my anxiety- but it will not define me.
  • I can never say that I am the kindest, best nor most beautiful creature in a room, but I can say that I'm mostly okay with the type of creature that I am.
  • I can't spell and have horrible grammar, and I am most likely have dyslexia, however, it doesn't stop me from writing.
  • I want to say that I'm open-minded and without prejudice, but I know that I'm not. I find that it's okay because I acknowledge it and try to move past my prejudice.
  • I will cut you with a fucking rusty spork.

  • I liked to point out that I'll get to all of the stories currently on my profile at some point or another. None of them are abandoned if they are up, nor on hiatus. I work on everything that I have posted. But, I'm a master procrastinator when it comes to writing; My life is full, busy, and I can't spend every waking moment writing, as much as I'd like to. This is a very precious hobby, but a hobby nonetheless. It will not be odd to see a couple months before an update and keep in mind that I have twenty-ish active stories on the site.

    You have been warned.

    To note, all of my stories are unbetad, and I prefer it that way. I'm in the process of going over them and editing them constantly and it helps me improve my English skills, as it isn't my first language, though it is the language I use most frequently.

    Oh, and I simply horrible at grammar and or spelling. But I try, and that's all that really matters to me. And that reviewing would be awesome, it like the life blood of most fan-fiction authors.

    ~Happy Reading,

    Moon Witch '96


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