Author Archives: Natasha ARORA

An Arab Spring at Sotheby’s

Nobody could ever have imagined that the kind of events in late 2010 into 2011 would bring about the tremendous change the world is now bearing witness to in North Africa and the Middle East. Social, political and cultural changes … Continue reading

Human Design

What is it about silence between two persons in an elevator that require one person to have to look over to the other and comment on the weather? Why the weather? Why bother? It’s a miserable topic of discussion most … Continue reading

Africa’s El Anatsui at the ROM

A Sunday afternoon touring the Royal Ontario Museum…. Deeply influenced by his birth continent, El Anatsui is probably Ghana’s best-known artist export. He resides and works in Nigeria and his is a methodical and calm manner that remakes and repurposes … Continue reading

Leo Castelli. Annie Cohen-Solal. Insieme.

The first time I heard about cultural historian, Annie Cohen-Solal, was last September while watching her in interview with Charlie Rose as she talked about her cherished friendship with gallerist Leo Castelli. Actively involved in the arts and culture milieu … Continue reading

Slow and Steady Design Recovery in 2011

The exhibition hall at Metro Toronto Convention Centre was teaming with trendsters, competitors, customers, employers, and exhibitors at the Interior Design Show (#IDS11)…. To which club do you belong? Everyone appears to be getting back to work, albeit with some … Continue reading