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Antidote at Bienvenue Art Fair, October 12-20 2019 Paris

DNA | October 12-20 2019
APP | October 12-20 2019

Antidote returns to Paris for Art Week, this time participating at Bienvenue Art Fair from 12-20 October 2019. At Bienvenue, Antidote is showcasing a group of talented emerging artists from Pakistan whose artistic practices align with social and political concerns of their surrounding: Noor Ali Chagani, Farazeh Syed, Aamir Habib, Imrana Tanveer. These artists convey their perception of socio political, historical, and personal narratives through the exploration of materials, questioning and challenging issues of culture, gender roles and identity through painting, installations, 3D artworks. Their work is an attempt to connect to the Western audience, narrating their local stories and presenting alternative realities and viewpoints.

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Meet the Dwell 24: Two Dozen Up-and-Coming Designers to Watch in 2018

DWELL | SEPTEMBER 2018

Architect Salman Jawed, 32, founded Coalesce in 2008 with fellow graduates from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. The multidisciplinary firm made a name for itself at Dubai Design Days in 2015 with its installation Daalaan, an “abstract courtyard inspired by our childhood games,” says Jawed.

Carreau du temple

ARTPRESS | SEPTEMBER 2018

ANTIDOTE participation at Paris Contemporary Art Show showcasing for the first time 4 artists from the Middle East in Paris.

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Best of the international pavilions at the Arsenal

CANVAS | AUGUST 2018

Reflective of the spaces of negotiation and interactivity in informal settlements, Pakistan’s first pavilion was conceived by Coalesce Design Studio, a Karachi-based multidisciplinary design practice, and Antidote Art & Design, a Dubai-based platform for visual artists and designers.

Pakistan’s first-ever Venice Architecture Biennale pavilion is all about cities

CURBED | JUNE 2018

There was one rookie nation, however, whose appearance at the Biennale was especially poignant, both for the character of its installation and for the mere fact of its being in Venice at all: Pakistan.

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Around the world: we tour the National Pavilions at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

WALL PAPER | MAY 2018

Pakistani Pavilion: The Fold. Investigating the unregulated development patterns of Karachi, this pavilion shows the interesting urban and community consequences of the sprawling city. The team includes Coalesce Design Studio, a Karachi-based multidisciplinary design practice, and Antidote Art & Design, a Dubai-based platform that serves the careers of emerging and mid-career visual artists and designers.

Pakistan to Feature For the First Time Ever at 2018 Venice Biennale

ARCHDAILY | MAY 2018

Keeping the subject of FREESPACE in perspective, the Pakistan Pavilion takes inspiration from the physical and social dimensions of the sparsely open spaces embedded within the many informal settlements of Karachi, the most populated and fastest growing city of Pakistan.

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Pakistan to debut its pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale in collaboration with Dubai-based creative platform

DESIGN MENA | APRIL 2018

Pakistan to debut its pavilion at 2018 Venise Biennale in collaboration with Dubai-based creative platform Antidote art & design.

Life & Style

MOJEH | APRIL 2018

In addition to the launch of the e-commerce
platform, they will be showcasing their artists’ works in New York, Paris, and the distinguished La Biennale di Venezia
— a highlight for Antidote, with the crème de la crème of architectural companies gathering for the occasion.

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Coalesce designs installation at Robinsons Dubai

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN | APRIL 2017

This installation is not only rooted in ideas of tradition and modernity but also pays homage to the golden falcon, the emblem of the UAE, signifying strength, speed and courage, “the design team explains”

The 50 Most Exciting Artists in Europe Right Now, Part II

ARTNET | NOVEMBER 2016

Artist Ibrahim Quraishi part of the 50 most exciting Artists in Europe Right Now, article by writer & editor @hettiejudah to read on @artnet

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This Magical Nap Bar In Dubai Is What Dreams Are Made Of

HUFFPOST LIFE | MARCH 2016

Smarin, a France-based furniture studio, created a popup "nap bar" in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates last month as a way for residents to snag some rest for an hour or two during the day.

Antidote brings regional designers to Dubai

COMMERCIAL INTERIOR DESIGN | MARCH 2016

Antidote, a Dubai-based art and design platform, will set up a new Artroom from March 9–31 at the Zumtobel warehouse in Al Quoz, opposite Al Serkal Avenue. Artroom is a concept that enables the audience to discover an ephemeral art and design collection in an informal and relaxed private environment.

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MAGPIE | MARCH 2016

Antidote’s second pop-up design-plus-art collection – at the Zumtobel showroom on 6A Street, opposite the Alserkal Avenue extension – continues the theme of presenting a mix of art and design in an informal and relaxed private environment, this one a life-size installation of the interior of a young collector’s loft.

An artistic Antidote

THE NATIONAL | MARCH 2016

Laure Parise and Najeh Zimmermann are on a two-woman mission to make art and design more accessible. The duo founded Antidote, an online UAE-based platform for the art- and-design scene, last year, and this month are presenting the second edition of their Artroom project.

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New initiative is an Antitode to the UAE’s art scene

THE NATIONAL | FEBRUARY 2016

It is just what the UAE’s art scene needs, innovative start ups that offer platforms for emerging or mid-career artists. Antidote, founded last year by Najeh Zimmerman and Laure Parise Antidote creates spaces and exhibitions, highlighting exceptional artists from its roster in various locations throughout the UAE and abroad.

Therapeutic Designs

HARPER’S BAZAAR INTERIORS | JANUARY 2016

One of the first installation designers to bring eco- consciousness to the world of design with her Livingstones collection in 2004, Stephanie Marin trailblazes once again with her wellness-inspired concept for her French design firm Smarin. Antidote DXB, which represents Smarin in the Middle East, brought the label to the attention of design aficionados in the region by launching Stephanie’s new collection Kairos during Dubai Design Week and Downtown Design in October 2015.

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Vintage photographic art: catching up with Didier Naert

THE NATIONAL | JUNE 2015

Didier Naert, a French movie set designer and artist, works with vintage photographs printed on aluminium or black paper board and draws with gouache around the prints giving the compositions a dreamlike aspect.

Didier Naert art exhibition in Dubai

TIMEOUT DUBAI | JUNE 2015

Alliance Française Dubai and ANTIDOTE are proud to present French artist Didier Naert latest artworks with the support of Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach.

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