The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Art Dubai, part 2

I have a post on the LRB blog describing a few pieces I've seen this week (selected in a pretty arbitrary manner). 

This is "A Short History of Tall Men," featuring miniature detailed gold statues of failed strongmen whose names we've mostly forgotten. There are seven of them floating in globes of synthetic glass. The piece inspires a surprising tenderness for these failed leaders' authoritarian ambitions. 


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