Mark Your Calendar for November

Aaran Gallery

What: ‘Geometry of Perception’ a solo exhibition by iranian artist Negar Varasteh

When: November 30, 2012

Where: AAran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

Ayyam Gallery – Beirut

What: ‘Against the Wall’, a solo exhibition of new works by Syrian artist Abdul Karim Majdal Al-Beik, seek untold stories amongst the multitude of graffiti, etchings, marks and cracks of the walls of Damascus’s Old City.

When:  22 November to 31 December 2012.

Where: Ayyam Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.


Raja’ Nehme Sertin Gallery

What: Solo exhibition by Lebanese artist Emma Harake.

When: November 15 – December 27, 2012.

Where: Raja’ Nehme Sertin Art Gallery, Kfarhbab – Ghazir, Lebanon.


Gallery Tilal

What: Solo exhibition by artist Suhail Baddor.

When: Running until November 22, 2012.

Where: Gallery Tilal , Kuwait.

Hamazkayin Art Gallery

What: Solo exhibition by Lebanese artist Krikor Norikian.

When: November 23 – December 10, 2012.

Where: Hamazkayin Art  Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.

Book signing on Friday, 23 Nov, 2012 from 6PM – 9PM.

XVA Gallery

What: XVA invites you to the third edition of Affordable Art Night,. All artworks on display will be priced at AED 4000 or less, and will cover a wide range of mediums; such as photography, oil on canvas, mixed media works and sculpture. Joining us from the XVA Art Hotel is Imamadaoun, our in house tailor, who will be taking measurements and bringing your desings to life. Also on display will be a fabulous selection of jewellery by local designers.

When: Monday 26th November, from 7pm.

Where:  XVA Gallery in DIFC, Dubai, UAE.


Art Circle

What: ‘Erotic Landscape’ Solo exhibition by Lebanese artist Wissam Beydon where he portrays the beauty of woman and nature as a unfied body in exotic paintings.

When: Running until November 29, 2012.

Where: Art Circle Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.

CAP – Kuwait

What: Contemporary Art Platform – Kuwait (CAP) brings the international ‘Dress Code’ project a collective exhibition of 12 artists creating an artpiece of memories & positions by a Dress! Artists  from Algeria to Pakistan and from Turkey to Egypt to the Emirates, via Syria, Lebanon and Iraq are: Ahmed Al Bahrani, Fadi Yazigi, Fatma Bucak, Ghassan Ghaib, Mahmoud Al Obaidi, Marya Kazoun, Nayza H. Khan, Nermine Hammam, Rachida Azadaou, Samta Benyahia, Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, Zena Assi and Issam Barhouch.

When: November 21st – December 21st 2012.

Where: CAP – Kuwait.

Boushahri Art Gallery

What: Solo exhibition by Spanish artist Alfredo Palermo.

When: 12 – 30 November, 2012.

WhereBoushahri Art Gallery, Kuwait.

Ayyam Gallery

‘Silence’ in DIFC

Khaled Takreti ‘Portrait’ Acrylic on Canvas, 150 x 150 cm.

What:  ‘Silence’ a solo exhibition of Syrian artist Khaled Takreti. Departing from his usual heavily saturated candy coloured canvases, a subdued palette of sepia and grey tones and stark backgrounds render this body of work more engaging as the viewer is able to quietly impose onto the world of these silent characters.

When: November 5th – 29th, 2012.

Where: Ayyam Gallery, DIFC, Dubai – UAE.

‘Syria’ in Ayyam Art Center

Tammam Azzam ‘Bullet’ Archival Print On Cotton Paper, 60 x 60 cm.

What: ‘Syria’, Tammam Azzam’s solo exhibition of new digital and installation art is his way of reaching out, of sounding his pain and protest and shedding light on the matter. Exhibited exactly one year from the start of the series and curated by acclaimed Syrian artist Safwan Dahoul, these works extend a political commentary on the upheavals in their homeland that have led to the Syrian Uprising and the subsequent destruction and violence.

When: November 10th – December 31st, 2012.

Where: Ayyam Art Center, Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai – UAE.

Green Art Gallery

What: A Permanent Record For Future Investigation, an exhibition curated by New York-based artist Kamrooz Aram. The show will feature the work of five artists – Nazgol Ansarinia, Talia Chetrit, Iman Issa, Mehreen Murtaza, and Hajra Waheed – whose practices use image-making as a means to negotiate the question of representation. For these artists, representation is understood as a depiction of a space or an object, a description of an event, the writing of history, or the rendering of a memory.

When: 5 November – 10 January 2013

Where: Green Art Gallery, AlSerkal Avenue, Dubai – UAE.

CAP – Kuwait

What: The Future Shorts Festival is the biggest pop up film festival of its kind, showcasing the most exciting short films from around the world. This season, Future Shorts Festival will travel to over 172 countries and 547 cities with more than 75,000 people experiencing a showcase of the best short films from around the world.

When: November 4th 2012

Where: Contemporary Art Platform (CAP), Shuwaikh – Kuwait.

Sharjah Art Foundation

What: (Inspite Of It All) an exhibition of work from the Sharjah Art Foundation’s growing collection presents a range of artistic responses to some of the most pressing issues we are faced with today. Curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi, the exhibition features work by 14 artists including Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, Muratbek Djoumaliev and Gulnara Kazmalieva, Nikolaj Larsen, Maha Maamoun, Rashid Masharawi, Jean-Luc Moulène, Moataz Nasr, Marcel Odenbach, Melik Ohanian, Mario Rizzi, Raeda Saadeh, Jayce Salloum, Sharif Waked and Liu Wei.

When: November 3rd – January 3rd, 2013.

Where: Collections Building, Arts Area, Heart of Sharjah.


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