Myriam Ben Salah

Reality Check

Neïl Beloufa at Pejman Foundation in Tehran

February 2017 TEHRAN

“I DON’T THINK I’M GOING,” I told a friend the day I was supposed to fly to Tehran. The White House had just released a draft of the executive order banning entry to the United States for nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries, … READ ON

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Before the Fall

Zurich’s season kickoff

September 2014 ZURICH

REMEMBER SUMMER? I ended mine with one foot already in the fall season, nabbing a four-hour train to Zurich for last weekend’s early-bird, back-to-school opening rush, where many an art acolyte sought to show off her tan before the great fall… READ ON

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Mi Favorite Things

The 19th edition of MiArt

April 2014 MILAN

NO LONGER just a place for sensible flats and fluorescent sneakers, the nineteenth edition of the MiArt fair was more sophisticated, more fashionable, more international. That’s the good news. The bad news is, serious fashion comes at a cost.… READ ON

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Dieter Roth and Björn Roth

February 2014

“Islands,” which comprises one hundred works in 48,000 square feet of demanding postindustrial space and marks Vicente Todolí’s trial run as HangarBicocca’s artistic adviser, is a massive show, big enough to encompass Dieter Roth’s total … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Turin Shuffle

The 2013 edition of Artissima

November 2013 TURIN

THE TIME OF FOMO IS NOW. If you are not somewhere, you “should” be. Not only do you have to deal with your compulsive inner guilt; you also have to hear and see people bragging about being there, in real time, across various digital platforms.… READ ON

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Nice Job

The 18th edition of MiArt

April 2013 MILAN

“SOMETHING NICE IS HAPPENING IN MILAN,” read the VIP tote bags for the eighteenth edition of MiArt. Usually nice things happening in Milan involve fashion or design, sometimes food, often partying, but hardly ever art fairs. In spite of the… READ ON

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