Mark Your Calendar For October

The Ara Gallery

What: “Modernism” an Arabic Calligraphy in a Contemporary Context is a group exhibition of calligraphers presented by the Dubai Arabic Calligraphy Center.

When: October 11 – November 11, 2012

Where: The Ara Gallery, Dubai, UAE.

CAP Kuwait

What: A group exhibition featuring a series of photographs taken by 15 participants of the CAP photography workshop. Led by two members of the Rawiya Collective, Laura Boushnak & Tamara Abdul Hadi. All proceeds will go to “Hayat” Breast Cancer Foundation.

When: October 10 – 17, 2012.

WhereContemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait.

Gallery Tilal

What: Solo exhibition by Kuwaiti established artists Mohammad Al Shaikh Al Farisi.

When: October 7th – 18, 2012.

WhereGallery Tilal, Kuwait.

Joanna Seikaly Art Gallery

What: “True Color” A group exhibition by young Syrian artists Anas Homsi, Wissam Shaabi and Fadi Al Hamwi.

When: October 18 – November 17, 2012

WhereJoanna Seikaly Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.

Kuwait Art Association

What: Solo exhibition for young Kuwaiti artist Abdullah Al Otaibi.

When: October 15, 2012

Where: Kuwait Art Association, Hawally, Kuwait.


Hollywood Costume

What: Hollywood Costume is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see over 100 of the most iconic costumes in the history of film-making. It explores the most beloved characters in Hollywood history and gives an insight on the role of the costume designer and their vital contribution to cinema storytelling. The exhibition includes costumes from many of the greatest films of all time including The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Singin’ in the Rain, Vertigo, Some Like it Hot and more.

When: 20 October 2012 – 27 January 2013

Where: Victor & Albert (V&A), London, UK.


Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950

What: Celebrate the opening of V&A renovated Fashion gallery with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.

When: Running until 6 January 2013.

Where: Victor & Albert (V&A), London, UK.


Azad Art Gallery

What: A solo exhibition of Iranian sculpture Ghodratollah Agheli featuring his latest artworks from “Venus in the Land of Troubles”.

When: October 12 – 17, 2012.

Where: Azad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

Leila Heller Gallery

What:  “Variations on Line” is the first solo exhibition in the United States by Turkish artist Gulay Semercioglu who forms geometric, 3D compositions by weaving thin vibrantly colored metal wires on to a wooden plank. More than twenty layers are created from one long piece of metal wire wound around numerous nails.  The results are abstract, perhaps even meditative, works inspired by the shapes of microorganisms, simple leaf forms, mountains, and even water.

When: October 11 through November 10, 2012.

WhereLeila Heller Gallery, New York City, USA.

Zaman Gallery

What: “Red in Black” is the first solo exhibition of Syrian artist Nizar Othman.

When: October 4 – 13, 2012.

Where: Zaman Art Gallery, Beiru, Lebanon.

Albareh Gallery

Jehan Saleh

What: “TAQASEEM VI”, the forth edition of group exhibition presented by Albareh Gallery since 2010, gathers four mid-career artists who live in Bahrain and are best friends in real life. The artists are Ahmed Annan, Mohamed AlMahdi, Hassan AlSari and Jehan Saleh.

When: 2nd – 26th of October 2012.

Where: Albareh Gallery, Adliya, Bahrain.

Khaled Jarrar at FIAC

Khaled Jarrar “Concrete Palestine # 1” 2012 , Ed of 3

What: Galerie Polaris annonces the participation of Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar in Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) 2012 with his new works and video.

When: FIAC will be from 18th – 21th October 2012.

Where: Paris Grand Palais, Paris, France.

Hosfelt Gallery

Jay Defeo ‘Untitled’ from (Jewelry Series), acrylic, charcoal and graphite on paper, 1976

What: Two solo exhibitions by Hosfelt Gallery first is late artist Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) titled “Mechanics” featuring 25 works varied between painting on paper, drawings, collages and various photo-based works, most never before exhibited – illustrate DeFeo’s musings on anthropomorphism, creation, and metaphysics.

Second exhibition is “Screen Obscura” by American artist Jim Campbell presenting two permutations of his Home Movies series, whose source material comes from found footage of old home movies. In addition to the perceptual challenge of low-resolution imagery typical of his work, both pieces in this exhibition involve another element of obfuscation, which paradoxically facilitates their comprehension.

When: 13 October – 8 December 2012

Where: Hosfelt Gallery, San Fransisco, USA.


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