Dec 05
James Clar at Art Asia, Miami
James Clar at Art Asia, Miami

James Clar recently exhibited works with Galerie Kashya Hildebrand at the Art Asia
Fair during Miami 2010. Clar was also scheduled to host a talk on December 1st at the

Jun 22

Rolex Tower Soundwave
James Clar installations at Rolex Tower, Dubai

James Clar was commissioned to produce two large-scale installations in the Rolex Tower in Dubai. The pieces, titled 'Soundwave' and 'Chaos Order Chaos' can be viewed in the lobbies of the building. Both installations are featured in the July edition of Middle East Interiors.

Jun 22

‘AMOR’, a limited edition magazine project by UBIK
'A Magazine of Random' by UBIK and the Dubai-based design studio Fn Designs is now available on limited release. The numbered copies of this art magazine feature works from both James Clar and UBIK.

Jun 15

SCOPE Basel 10 - International Contemporary Art Fair, Switzerland
SCOPE Basel 10 - International Contemporary Art Fair, Switzerland

James Clar's pieces will be exhibited at the SCOPE Basel 2010 at Galerie Kashya Hildebrand.

Basel- SCOPE, the most global art show in the world, returned for the third year to Basel in a new venue, at Sportplatz Landhof which a less than a two minute walk from Art Basel 40 at Messe. SCOPE presented its most international show yet, showcasing 85 galleries from all over the world.

For more information about SCOPE Basel 10, see

Jun 09
Edge of Arabia ‘Grey Borders, Grey Frontiers’
Edge of Arabia ‘Grey Borders, Grey Frontiers’ curated by Rami Farook

On the occasion of the 6th Berlin Biennale, Edge of Arabia presents Grey Borders/Grey Frontiers, the first exhibition of contemporary art from Saudi Arabia in Germany. Curated by Rami Farook, Founder and Director of Traffic, the exhibition features the work of a new generation of Saudi artists working in various media, providing a unique and unpredictable perspective on contemporary culture in the Middle East.

Rami Farook comments, “with borders becoming undefined and frontiers wide open these works in some way take us through the ways society and its individuals act and react, think and feel, perceive and comment…these artists turn our stereotypes into a reality, and our reality into stereotypes.”

Grey Borders / Grey Frontiers opens on June 9, 2010 and continues until July 18, 2010.

Jun 07
James Clar at Galerie Caprice Horn – ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’
James Clar at Galerie Caprice Horn – ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’

In his debut solo exhibition in Berlin at Galerie Caprice Horn, James Clar has targeted recurring themes of human behaviour that echo and evolve with the progression of technology. ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ takes a macro and micro look at the effects of media, technology, and popular culture as it reverberates around the world.

'What Goes Around Comes Around' opens on June 7th and continues until September 17th 2010.

Jun 01
design as reform : Winners announced!

After days of deliberation, the judges have spoken. The winners of design as
reform : the Traffic design competition vol. 2 are :

MOSQUE : RUX Design, 'The Vanishing Mosque', New York

MAJLIS : 22 Quadrat, 'White Space', Germany

PATTERN : Sebastian Klein, 'Think Colour', Dubai

PUBLIC INSTALLATION : Mousa Beidas, 'Solar Banners', Dubai

Congratulations to all our winners as well as to all who entered - the competition would not have been possible without you. Keep checking back with us for progress on the competition and for more information on the winners.

Download official press release

May 30
Droog Al Arab panel discussion at traffic
Droog Al Arab panel discussion at Traffic

A panel discussion featuring :

Renny Ramakers (droog)
Jurgen Bey (Studio Makkink & Bey)
Saskia van Drimmelen (Painted)
Rami Farook (Traffic, LOCAL)

and moderated by Mishaal Gergawi

May 12
James Clar artist talk at Art Hong Kong 2010
0910 : Architecture and Interior Design Senior Projects from the American University of Sharjah

For a second year, Traffic hosts an exhibition of senior projects from the College of Architecture, Art & Design of the American University of Sharjah. The show has been curated by Prof Amer Moustafa, Prof George Katodrytis and Prof Kevin Mitchell.

Professor Amer Moustafa extends students in architecture to grapple with other scales and processes by the inclusion of urban planning and design requirements. Professor George Katodrytis strains his students in architecture to challenge conventions and create newness in architectural form, content and context via direct research and explicit experimentation. And Professor Kevin Mitchell teases advanced work in interior design by including the possibility to go beyond the interior and existing, given conditions and program.

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May 27
James Clar artist talk at Art Hong Kong 2010
James Clar artist talk at Art Hong Kong 2010

James Clar's pieces will be exhibited at the upcoming Art Hong Kong fair at Galerie Caprice Horn (Hall #3, Booth N-06) and at Galerie Kashya Hildebrand (Hall #3, Booth N-08). James will be present at the fair and has been asked to do a talk on Thursday, 27 May.

Apr 25
LOCAL puts Dubai on the global design map
LOCAL puts Dubai on the global design map

Traffic launched LOCAL - a line of furniture, clothing, stationery and objects - at Zona Tortona during Milan Design Week 2010. After a successful launch in Milan, LOCAL returns to Dubai for an exhibition at Traffic, opening on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

For more information check

download official press release

Feb 16
‘Acceleration’, New Works by James Clar, Art Dubai 2010
‘Acceleration’, New Works by James Clar, Art Dubai 2010

Award winning artist, James Clar debuts new works in a show entitled 'Acceleration'. These works will be available for viewing at Traffic's stand at Art Dubai 2010.

'Acceleration' is a dynamic statement on the continuously evolving times we live in. The works deal with powerful themes such as politics, violence and xenophobia as well as the universally human ideas of love and pleasure.

Feb 14
Droog Al Arab panel discussion at traffic

No piece of furniture has attracted the attention of designers, architects and artists alike as has the chair. The chair is closely related to the shape of the human body, it is the depiction of our body and has arms, legs, feet and a back. The chair has assumed a key role in the history of design - as an experimental object, as the motor driving new developments forwards and as an icon. It has long since advanced from being an everyday utilitarian object to attain the status of an artistic event.

In ‘Vitra Miniatures’, 100 miniatures of classical seats convey the significance of design and the role it plays in the industrial production process. These classical chairs, exact 1:6 replicas of the originals, are presented on plinths in an elegant installation.

Presented in nine groups (representing periods from 1800 - 1990), the exhibition is accompanied by 40 wall-mounted panels comprising photographs, original drawings and time-lines.

'Vitra Miniatures' runs from March 6 - March 27 2010.
traffic is open Sat - Thu, 10 am - 8 pm.