February is a month where we celebrate love! Worldwide, lovers & friends around the world celebrate their love on the 14th, where in Kuwait, people celebrate National Day on the 25th and the Liberation Day on the 26th. I would like to take this oppertunity to salute all lovers in the world who sacrifay their life for someone’s else happiness, or to build a country or to free it! Those are hidden soldiers, soldiers of love.
Now! Mark Your Calendar as the Art Map has a lot going on this month! Ready?!
1. Ayyam Gallery Calendar
What: Solo exhibition by syrian artist Thaier Helal, featuring recent canvases, the artist will present an entire new body of work incorporating photographs of the Syrian military forces originally taken by the media.
When: February 6 – March 15
Where: Ayyam Gallery, Dubai (DIFC)
What: The 1st photography exhibition by renowned photojournalist Ammar Abd Rabbo titled “Coming Soon”. Ammar’ s new photographic works transport the viewer beyond the wall of informality providing a privileged look into one of life’s most intimate spheres.
When: February 16 – March 2
Where: Ayyam Galler, Beirut.
Don’t Miss! Artitsts Mohannad Orabi, Kais Salman, Mouteea Murad, Omran Younes are working live from Ayyam Gallery, Damascus and it is all broadcasted through video steam for everyone to see! Check them out daily on: http://www.ustream.tv/user/ag-syria
2. The JamJar Talks!
What: Join The JamJar Center for an art discussion celebrating Tasmena’s 2nd Anniversary (Reflect.Share.Discuss.Plan).
When: February 7 from 7 – 9 PM
Where: The JamJar, Al Quoz, Dubai
3. The Ara Gallery Calligraphy Workshop
What: The Ara Gallery announced for hosting an Arabic calligraphy workshops with Omani artist Saleh Al Sukairi in 10 Sessions to introduce the basic elements, principles and techniques of Arabic Calligraphy.
When: The course starts April 5 to June 7, 2012. Registration starts now! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: The Pavilion Downtown, Dubai.
4. Nuqat Event at Tanween
What: Tanween Design Boutique -part of Tashkeil- will be hosting its next event (Nuqta) featuring upcoming designers in the region with talents ranging from Product to Jewelry to Fashion! Featured Nuqta Designers will be: KASHIDA (Lebanon- Product), May Al-Qassar (Kuwait- Jewelry), Jarrah Al-Bloushi (Kuwait- Art/Photography), Amina Khalil (Egypt- Fashion), Nivine Maktabi (Lebanon-Home) and Mahin Hussein (Pakistan- Fashion Accessories).
When: From 13 – 15 February, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Tanween Design Boutique, Shatee District, Jeddah, KSA.
5. Hymns on Wall of Love at Gallery Tilal!
What: Abdel Moein Saleh solo exhibition “Hymns on Wall of Love”.
When: 12 – 23 February
Where: Gallery Tilal, Kuwait
6. Newsha Tavakolian’s Photos of (Hajj)
What: (Hajj: Journey To The Heart Of Islam) is photography exhibition by Iranian artist Newsha Tavakolian.
When: 26 January – 15 April 2012.
Where: British Museum’s Exhibition, London
Stay Tuned with AlMaha for upcoming updates with February events calendar 🙂