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Monday, January 20, 2014

A One Fine Dubai Art Night

Art lovers in Dubai finally have a reason to rejoice. On January 29th, from 7, four spectacular shows will open to the public in Al Quoz, creating one large arena for all things art. Enthusiasts can indulge in cultural affair, enjoying the unique opening exhibitions showcasing different themes using various artistic styles and techniques. From the socio-political matters flooding the streets of Egypt to the unexpected “traumatic” exposure to reality, these exhibitions will intrigue and challenge the cultural mind.

Etemad Gallery presents “A Woman’s Face in the Crowd”, an exhibition by Mohammad Reza Sharifzadeh from 29 January - 13 March 2014.
This collection is a composition of digital photography, paintings and calligraphy. Reflecting on the history of art in Iran, certain subjects were banned from pubic display. In accordance with the same mental and symbolic approach, it continues to show images of women informing the social sphere of contemporary Iran or being informed by it. Even though being manipulated or limited, the images are effective.

For more info: +971 4 347 0909 / info@galleryetemad.com
Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), Al Quoz 1,
Street 4B (Between Times Square Centre and Al Tayer Motors)
The Courtyard Building

Gallery ward presents “The Hive,” a solo exhibition by Ahmed Kassim, from 29 January – 7 March 2014.
The Hive will feature a series of commissioned artwork by the contemporary Egyptian artist Ahmed Kassim. This exhibition will feature the unique satirical style used in his vibrant canvas paintings reflecting the socio-political culture in Egypt today.
Typically a hive is a metaphor for a very tightly packed group of cells. They tend to be densely populated and swarming with activity. In this exhibition, the curator brings forth the idea of the hive as a metaphor for everyday life, within a given physical space, over a period of time. The artist, Ahmed Kassim has therefore created a specially commissioned series of acrylic on canvas paintings with his personal culturally specific interpretation of this highly charged concept.
For more Information: +9714 3883204/ www.galleryward.com
AL Quoz district Street. 6,
Next to The Courtyard
Interchange 1, Al Manara,

Khak Gallery presents “Trauma”, a sculpture and installation exhibition by Mahsa Karimizadeh from 29 January - 25 February, 2014.
In one sense, ‘Trauma’ means ‘wound’ in Greek, and in another sense, it means being suddenly and unexpectedly exposed to reality. A reference to the past or to events that act as stations of accentuation and a phenomenon that abruptly comes to a person’s notice, can give birth to trauma. Mahsa Karimizadeh from Shiraz, Iran, has created an eclectic body of work, ranging from sculptures to installations and paintings. Her work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions in Iran and abroad and has been represented by Khak Gallery for several years. 

For more Information: +971 5 69750544/ info@khakgallery.com
Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), Al Quoz 1,
Street 4B (Between Times Square Centre and Al Tayer Motors)
The Courtyard Building

Total Arts presents “Khor Dubai”, a nominated site for the world heritage, from 29 January – 20 February, 2014.
Total Arts in association with Architectural Heritage Society of UAE and Dubai Municipality present an exhibition and lecture outlining different aspects of life along the Dubai Creek, from the early 20th century to the modern days. The transition phase, changes in the use of Khor, modernization and decadence; as well as contemporary uses, persistence and evolution of tradition. Mr. Rashad M. Bukhash, Director of Architectural Heritage Department, Dubai Municipality, and Chairman of Architectural Heritage Society of UAE, will carry out the lecture the same evening.
For more information: +971 4 347 5050 / totalart@courtyard-uae.com
Sheikh Zayed Road (E11), Al Quoz 1,
Street 4B (Between Times Square Centre and Al Tayer Motors)
The Courtyard Building

1 comment:

  1. Interested in "The Hive", let me call this number and book my tickets now.