Dina Nasser-K hadivi, Art Con­sul­tant

Architectural Digest (UAE) - - The Scene -

The prover­bial ‘they’ say all good things come in small pack­ages, and in art con­sul­tant Dina Nasser-Kha­davi’s case, they’re right. The pe­tite art con­sul­tant is an art world pow­er­house, ris­ing through the ranks at Christie’s, be­fore sign­ing it up as her first cor­po­rate client when she launched her own busi­ness, DNK Art Con­sult­ing in Geneva, Switzer­land, in 2008. She now has an of­fice in Dubai, too, but also di­vides her time be­tween Lon­don, New York and Paris.

Do you no­tice a geo­graph­i­cal dif­fer­ence in the art peo­ple ap­pre­ci­ate? Yes, def­i­nitely. Peo­ple will be drawn to art be­cause it re­minds them of some­thing fa­mil­iar, or be­cause con­versely it’s com­pletely dif­fer­ent to what they’re used to. What’s the most im­pres­sive art­work you’ve ever seen and why? The Clock by Chris­tian Mar­clay – it’s a 24-hour video mon­tage of thou­sands of film and

clips of clocks and watches, edited to­gether so they show the ac­tual time. It’s a func­tion­ing time­piece.

“Peo­ple are drawn to art that re­minds them of some­thing fa­mil­iar”

In the fourth floor Pow­der Room, basins carved from pink Onyx are fin­ished with brass swan faucetsOP­PO­SITE: Nasser-Khadivi perches on a pink up­hol­stered chair by a mir­rored makeup ta­ble

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