Mark Your Calendar for April

After the madness of March across the region, don’t think there is a rest in the Art scene! Here are list of activities, events & more to catch uo in April!

  • The Ara Gallery

1. Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

What: Love the beauty of fine Arabic calligraphy and would like to work on the skills to create it yourself? Join 10-session workshop lead by Saleh Al Shukairi.

When: From April 5 – June 7, 2012

Where: Pavillion Downtown Dubai.

For more information & registration: The Ara Gallery

2. The Ara Gallery 1st Year Anniversary

What: The Ara Gallery celebrate their 1-year anniversary with Noor Dubai Foundation to host the “Art4Sight” exhibition and charity art auction. Linking art and aid, ART4Sight gives us the thrilling opportunity to host an art event that will help restore vision through the generous donation of artworks sold in a fundraising auction lead by Christie’s auction house. Featuring 25-30 lots, the funds raised in the auction will support Noor Dubai programs globally and directly help those who are unable to access the medical attention they require.

When: The Exhibition from 22 – 23 April. Charity Auction: 23 April at 7:30 PM

Where: The Ara Gallery, Dubai

3. Khawla Al Marri Solo Exhibition

What: Emirati pop artist, Khawla Al Marri presents her next solo exhibition, “Fighters”, portraying women as warriors in the Arab world. An exhibition inspired by the artist’s friend – a positive and strong individual, a person who adds color to life even when it may seems grey and dire like a war zone. This new series of over-sized artworks that mirrors that larger-than-life strong personalities of the subjects is based on Arab female warriors who battled bravely in war zones in Arabia. Al Marri has taken these stories of female warriors and turned them into the strong ‘fighters’ we see around us in our modern life.

When: April 25 – June 2, 2012

Where: The Ara Gallery, Dubai.

Ferhad Ahrarania 'Miss Iraq no. 1' digital print on cotton aida and embroidery, 2009
  • MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARAB,IRANIAN AND TURKISH ART Auction by Christie’s

What: Christie’s annual action MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARAB,IRANIAN AND TURKISH ART returns for the 6th year following massive success recorded from 2006. Since then, Christie’s has gone on to sell over US$200 million worth of art in Dubai and firmly established itself as the leading auction house in the region. This year’s auctions will feature well established artists on the region such as Paul Guiragossian, Louay Kayali, Hossien Zenderoudi, Safwan Dahoul, Shurooq Amin, Ferhad Moushiri, Shirin Neshat, Laila Essyadi, Afsoon, Kezban Arca Batibeki, Youssef Nabil and many others!

When: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARAB,IRANIAN AND TURKISH ART I on April 17, 2012

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARAB,IRANIAN AND TURKISH ART II on April 18, 2012

Where: Chritie’s, DIFC, Dubai

Stay tuned as we will update the list through April.

Cheers

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