The Dubai Mall, Dubai
10th Sep – 3rd Oct 2009
The Dubai Mall during Ramadan will be the Mont Blanc Calligraphy Exhibition, ‘Letters’, in association with UNICEF. The exhibition supports education programmes worldwide for International Day of Literacy which falls September 8 each year. A calligraphy exhibition supporting the region’s heritage and culture will be on display at the Grand Atrium from September 10 to October 3. In addition, UNICEF will be hosting a calligraphy competition for children and students throughout Dubai.
The ‘Letters’ exhibition will showcase artwork from leading artists from the region including Hamza Bounoua, the award-winning Algerian artist, Ahmed Mustafa, the Egyptian Islamic Calligrapher, internationally renowned Ali Omar Ermes and Tunisian award-winning visual artist Nja Mahdaoui, to name a few.
Barjeel Art Foundation will host an exhibition entitled Tariqah (Pathway) at Maraya Art Centre on the 21st of February. The exhibition will present a collection of modern and contemporary Arab artworks inspired by Islamic art traditions. The artworks have been selected from the private collection of Sultan Saud Al Qassimi, founder of Barjeel Art Foundation. The exhibition coincides with the celebration of Sharjah as ‘Capital of Islamic Culture 2014′, with pieces on display referencing the ‘pathway’ of translating ephemeral ideas into material forms through art-making.
The exhibition “Between Desert and Sea: A Selection from the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts” opened on 24 January 2013, it shows the common background in contemporary visual art between Turkey and the Arab countries that are on the shore of the Mediterranean which includes Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia.
Meem Gallery’s two-part exhibition, Modern Arab Art and Letters in Art, marks the first installment of the gallery’s new curatorial venture Meem Projects. Modern Arab Art will display key works, in a range of media (painting, sculpture, and drawings), by modern ‘pioneer’ artists.