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August 14, 2017

TRANSITION

TRANSITION – 3 WEEKS OF EMERGING ARAB ART IN LONDON.TRANSITION – 3 WEEKS OF EMERGING ARAB ART IN LONDON.

Reconnecting Arts an artist led platform presents, TRANSITION a showcase of over 30 emerging Middle Eastern Artists reflecting on the ways transition has taken place in their life.

Ranging from fine art, calligraphy, sculpture, photography, to video, zines and installation, the artists explore topics and issues that shape the lives of Middle Eastern artists both locally and internationally. This includes the effect of urbanisation as well as displacement, the impact of balancing East and West, as well as gender roles, embracing faith and the future of the Middle East.

The exhibition showcases a diverse and refreshing selection of work that encourages dialogue about the power of connection and the complexities of change geographically, personally or artistically.

15th August 2017 – 2nd September 2017

Private View: 15th August / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU, UK

Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 11:00AM – 6:00PM / Sun: Closed

FREE ENTRY

Getting here: Located in Bankside, minutes from Borough Market and the Tate Modern. The nearest Underground and National Rail service is at London Bridge. The RV1 and 381 buses stop outside the gallery.

 

The exhibtion will be accompanied by workshops, talks and educational tours.

April 03, 2017

MiSK Art festival

MiSK Art is a festival dedicated to visual arts, created to provide the local artist with an avenue to express themselves as well as display, promote and sell their art in a creative and inspiring setting.

MiSK Art is a festival dedicated to visual arts, created to provide the local artist with an avenue to express themselves as well as display, promote and sell their art in a creative and inspiring setting. It will attract art connoisseurs and lovers and is accessible to everyone in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond. The festival is expected to support the local art scene, highlight it, and aid its development process.

from 4th to 7th April 2017 

 from 4 PM to 11 PM 

 Durrat Arriyadh ,Banban, Riyadh

December 13, 2016

Islamic Arts Festival, 19th edition, 2016 Theme Concept | BUNYAN

The annual Islamic Arts Festival began in 1998 under the supervision and organisation of the Directorate of Art in the Department of Culture and Information, with the intention of exhibiting various kinds of traditional and contemporary Islamic arts. 

Over its consecutive editions, the Festival was able to display different vibrant styles of Islamic Art through a selection of art projects illustrating the authenticity of Islamic Art and its ability to keep up with current artistic changes.

The Festival is one of the most renowned Islamic Art events in the region, and its events include local and international exhibitions, intellectual programmes, and interactive activities.

December 13, 2019

Emergeast

Online art gallery for emerging Middle Eastern artists and young collectors

June 24, 2016

Identity

 

       Group exhibition curated by Enas Elkorashy at made in.. Art Gallery from 25 June to 15 July 2016 Artists Ahmed Abd Elfattah - Aya Elfallah - Bonaventura Giordano - Carina Cheung - Claudio Sireci - Eiman Elgibreen - Farbod Ahmadvand – Gino Baffo - Hala Elsharouny - Heba Abed – Maria Cristina Barbon – Mhanny Yaoud - Miriam Hathout – Nicola Zolin – Nora Almazroon – Patrizia Polese - Rachelle Sawma - Rami Alrabih - Rossano Liberatore – Shereen Elbaroudy – Walaa Metwaly

April 29, 2016

BREAKFAST IN BEIRUT

 

       What's there beyond war, burqa, terrorism, fanatism and emigration. BREAKFAST IN BEIRUT tries to figure it out, thanks to both European and Middle East Artists. The exhibition will show the other side of the Middle East!

The name of the project derives from BREAKFAST IN BEIRUT doc-film by Farrah ALHashem.

   We are recently living a critical period, historically and culturally speaking. Bataclan in Paris, Syrian refugees, Libyan political instability and the last terrorist attack in Bruxelles are news that leave us profound questions.

What do we know about the Middle East? Our knowledge is based on TV news, war stories or American movies, maybe on some books or trips. Usually we only have a partial view of what is happening.

Breakfast in Beirut is the opportunity to get in touch with international artists, to discover the real problems of the Middle East through their works of art: prejudices, fear and war. But it is also a way to see a charming culture: its food, perfumes and art that has fascinated Europe for more than a millennium.

Breakfast in Beirut is a contemporary art show, in Villa Giovannina’s “Barchessa”, located in Villorba, Treviso (Italy).
The art show is curated by Daniel Buso and Enas Elkorashy.

 

Saturday, April 30 at 2 PM in UTC+02

Villa Giovannina

VILLORBA of Treviso

30.04 - 05.06.2016

March 12, 2016

Art Dubai

RCA 

Dubai’s edition of Royal College of Art anonymous art exhibition and sale – returns to Art Dubai  (March 16-19) and is held in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. For the first time, the sale will take place across two key locations during Art Week Dubai.

 The 2016 RCA Secret Dubai will feature 1,000 original post-card size artworks displayed for sale at Alserkal Avenue (March 14-19) and Art Dubai (March 17-19). Art enthusiasts must register their interest online for this unique opportunity to purchase original works of art for just 500 dirhams.

 Registration details can be found on RCA Secret Dubai’s website. 

December 31, 2015

Art REPRESENT

Art REPRESENT

London

October 16, 2015

Florence Biennale 2015. X Edition

October 17th – 25th | Fortezza da Basso, Florence

 

The Florence Biennale is the main contemporary art exhibit in Florence and it has always represented an excellent showcase of the world’s contemporary art.

Every two years it animates the city of Florence thanks to a rich program featuring conferences, exhibits, performances, and educational events, which offer artists and visitors various opportunities to learn about and discuss some of the main themes of art and culture.

 

From its first founding in 1997, the Florence Biennale has taken pride in being one of the few international events (if not the first of its kind) to be organised as an independent and self-financed stage for contemporary art. It features all the principal forms of expression of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, art on paper, photography, installations, video art, digital art, mixed media, ceramic, textile art, performance, jewelry art. Now in its tenth edition, it has exhibited the work of almost 6000 artists from more than a hundred countries.

The Biennale’s main pride is the International Award “Lorenzo il Magnifico”, named after Lorenzo dei Medici, known as the Magnificent, the ruler of Florence and the patron of the arts in the Renaissance. This prize is awarded by an International Jury composed of renowned members of the art world to the most deserving <participating artists and to important individuals who have made distinguished contributions to art and culture.

 

Today it is one of the most important points of reference for contemporary art in the world and it is continuously searching for and nurturing the most innovative and interesting artists. The mission that the Florence Biennale has followed since its inception has been to work in favour of intercultural dialogue and to promote respect and tolerance between peoples through art and culture. The efforts it has made in promoting these values have resulted in numerous recognitions from international organisations such as the United Nations and the UNESCO Centers.

May 14, 2015

RomArt 2015

ROMART 2015

International Biennale of Art and Culture

15th May 2015
 
Rome, the Italian capital, in its futuristic fairgrounds will host from the 15 to the 18 May 2015 the 1st edition of RomArt, International Biennial of Art and Culture.
The most great Mediterranean capital will become, in those days, the cradle of International Art giving host to Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Design, Photography, Video and Digital Art, and many other forms of Art.
Old and new talents, the result of a careful selection by the Scientific Committee, will expose their works in about 17,000 square meters. The pavilion will be properly equipped for a great event of worldwide importance.
In the exhibition center, among the largest and most accredited in Europe, built by Tommaso Valle, and with its strategic position in the center of Italy, we will see developing important connections between old and new markets, old and new worlds.
Artists from all over the world will give rise to an event that is destined to become something to remember.
 
 

September 30, 2014

Solol Exhibition

The Scotoma Of Mudejares   2014, first Solo
 

After introducing the romanization of the arabic script in my previous projects. I wanted to explain cultural scotoma in my first solo exhibition by using historical images that illustrate how arabic script is becoming foriegnized. Highlighting this cultural scotoma is almost as if history is repeating itself - one day WE will be those old civilizations written about in history books.

Aljamiado (Spanish: [alxaˈmjaðo]; Arabic: عَجَمِيَة‎ trans. ʿajamiyah) or Aljamía texts are manuscripts which use the Arabic script for transcribing European languages, especially Romance languages such as Mozarabic, Portuguese, Spanish or Ladino.

Mudéjar (Spanish: [muˈðexar, muˈðehar], Portuguese: [muˈðɛʒaɾ], Catalan: Mudèjar [muˈðɛʒər], Arabic: مدجن‎ trans. Mudajjan, "tamed ") is the name given to individual Moors or Muslims of Al-Andalus who remained in Iberia after the Christian Reconquista but were not converted to Christianity, unlike Moriscos who had converted. It also denotes a style of Iberian architecture and decoration, particularly of Aragon and Castile, of the 12th to 16th centuries, strongly influenced by Moorish taste and workmanship.

 
 

January 31, 2015

I Art

I Art 

January 31, 2014

Jeddah Art week

Jeddah Art week 2014

November 24, 2012

I am Spring

I AM SPRING Art Exhibition at FA Gallery , saturday 25/5/2013 @ 7:00 P.M Kuwait .. 
Freedom is a choice you have to fight foran innovative fund raising exhibition bringing together artists to produce a short film in support of women's rights and empowerment.
The event will be attended by the film's Writer & Director Rami Yasin and Producer Alexander Waddouh
Artists & Filmmakers in Support of Women"s rights FA Gallery ,,Saturday 25/5/2013 .. @ 7:00 P.M

May 29, 2013

RHIZOMA, Venice Biennale 55

RHIZOMA, Venice Biennale 55

 

Curated by London-based art critic and independent curator, Sara Raza, and Saudi-based poet, curator and artist, Ashraf Fayadh, RHIZOMA's premise draws from the actual rhizoma, the ancient Greek word for the underground root of a plant that shoots its roots both horizontally and vertically as a metaphor for a bold new generation of artists who are challenging the force of gravity through inspiring projects.

Many of the artists are creating new works specifically for the exhibition. Works present in the exhibition explore multiplicity in both concept and execution deployed via an array of mediums such as new media practices and the employment of internet and video art, photography, sculpture, textiles and installation. Highlights including several site specific works that subvert geometric spatial dynamics, and special projects by cross-platform YouTube sensations TelFaz11 and UTurn, who will be collaborating with artists to create new realities that reach peer-group audiences in their millions. In addition, a special rhizomatic structure will be especially designed and built within the exhibition by The Amen Art Foundation, a new Riyadh based platform set up by Edge of Arabia co-founder, Abdulnasser Gharem. This platform will stage several art works and projects which function as an extended metaphor for non-linear identities and generational collaborations which Rhizomapromotes. Within this structure, The Khatt Foundation, a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to advancing design thinking in the Middle East, will run a participatory research station inviting public collaboration in designing the visual identity of the foundation.

"Rhizoma is a curatorial project with infinite possibilities to form multiple endings and create new beginnings. The nature of Saudi Arabia's art production is comparable to an actual rhizoma. There is an exciting emerging art scene inside Saudi Arabia that exists at the grassroots and it is purposefully making its ascent upwards. These artists are part of a subterranean network, independent and distinctive in their styles and approach, technologically astute, experimental and possess the ability to break away from the mainstream."
- Sara Raza

"We aim to provide a clear vision of the radical transformation in Saudi art, which is now more affiliated with its roots, to the real culture represented by the awareness of the different living conditions in Saudi Arabia. This awareness is creating a strong message from a new generation of artists to formulate art in their own way.”
- Ashraf Fayad

February 24, 2015

Mostly Visible

Mostly Visible
 
Group exhibetion organized by Athr gallery and curated by Ashraf Fayadh
 
 

May 11, 2013

Young Saudi Artist 2013

Young Saudi Artist 2013
Athr Gallery

February 20, 2012

Young Saudi Artist 2012

Young Saudi Artist 2012
Athr Gallery
 

This year marks the first major public contemporary art exhibition in Saudi Arabia, bringing to light the breadth and depth of the existing Saudi Art scene. In support of this new spirit of expression and dialogue, Athr Gallery is proud to present the second edition of the Young Saudi Artists exhibition. The exhibition will show the works of twenty-three up and coming new artists, across a range of styles and mediums. The exhibition demonstrates primarily, the continuity and particularly, the growth of the Saudi art scene, showing that it is expanding, thriving and here to stay.

Many claim that the environment of Saudi Arabia and its conservative and traditionalist nature is not conducive to contemporary art. The Young Saudi Artists exhibition demonstrates that not only is it conducive to the production of art, but it is this very nature that sets that art apart.  It forces young people to search for alternative means of expression and imbues their work with subtlety and multiple layers of meaning. The Young Saudi Artists continue to explore current realities, push boundaries, challenge stereotypes and engage each other on a platform where Individual artistic identities are made known; some free from the stigma of locality and others a testimony to it.

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