Etihad modern at Gallery celebrates the Holy month of Ramadan with Art Souq 2014, a special collective exhibition of affordable art, opening Monday July 7
Etihad Modern Art Gallery celebrates the holy month of Ramadan with an Art Souq (A unique collection of contemporary art)
Etihad modern at Gallery celebrates the Holy month of Ramadan with Art Souq 2014, a special collective exhibition, opening Monday July 7th, the concept came in an effort from Etihad Modern Art Gallery to take part of the cultural activities planned in Abu Dhabi during the summer and especially in the holy month of Ramadan.
Marking the end of a very successful season at the gallery, Etihad Modern Art Gallery, open the doors of the gallery to the public, showcasing a carefully selected, diverse collection of work from various artists.In the context of all-embracing spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, the gallery seizes the opportunity to bring contemporary art closer to the community.
"As mentioned before, myself and the team at the gallery are always eager to promote art as part of our local society. With this event we would like to spread the message that art is not just for a private circle of collectors and connoisseurs: Art is for everyone, present in every aspect of life, be it social, cultural, or educational " commented Khaled Seddiq AL Mutawaa, Founder of the Gallery.
Following last year’s great success of Islamic Art Ramadan Exhibition, Etihad Modern Art Gallery is now endeavouring to shed light on the emerging contemporary art scene of Abu Dhabi. A wide spectrum of different art media, forms and styles will be represented in this year's event. The visitor will find contemporary sculptures, photorealistic oil paintings, fine art photography prints, mixed media pieces, healing art creations, and much more.
The gallery team carefully curated work by resident and invited artists, local and international, well established signatures and promising talents, creating an new exciting art landscape for the visitor to experience. "We are committed to honour the trust that the public has showed us since we opened, by consistently selecting and showcasing exciting work at the highest possible standard ", added Khaled Seddiq Al Mutawaa. "Through Art Souq 2014 we would like to convey the idea of developing heritage, with classical forms of art as its foundation. It gives me great pleasure to be able to bring together so many of the region's distinguished contemporary artists under one roof, during this Holy Month." Al Mutawaa concluded.
The exhibition will include works from well established artists such as Khulood Al Jabri, Mu’tasim Al Kubaisi, Yiannis Roussakis and Khaled Najjad among many others. A pioneer in healing art in UAE, acclaimed painter Wilma Burton, will exhibit work for the first time in the gallery.
Also, Etihad Modern Art Gallery team promised a unique and unexpected guest at opening night, a newcomer to the city, but will not reveal any details...
Art Souq 2014 opening night is on Wednesday Monday July 7th at 9.00 pm. The event will continue until Thursday July 31st.
Etihad Modern Art Gallery
Etihad Modern Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi, UAE, encourages the creation of art with local references, showcasing work from well established as well as new Emirati and international artists. It is a dynamic multi-function art space that aims to play an active and positive role to the brightly emerging art scene in Abu Dhabi. The gallery is opening a creative dialogue with the public, introducing contemporary concepts and activities, staying true to the vision of its founder, Khaled Seddiq Al Mutawaa. With a diverse calendar of art exhibitions and community initiatives, Etihad Modern Art Gallery is rapidly becoming the meeting point of a lively community of art enthusiasts, at the heart of the city.
The gallery operates an open door policy throughout the week. This inclusive concept has resonated with art collectors and the general public alike.
Khulood Al Jabri, conveys her development and uniqueness through the approaches such as expressionism and symbolism. She puts together elements in perfect harmony in her work, by focusing human features and objects in such a way that is somewhat close to graphic description.
Mu’Tasim Al Kubaisy, a sculptor in essence. His work goes beyond the apparent representation of the form and postures, implying an inner underlying power of emotion and spirit, always open to interpretation.
Wilma Burton is a new artist to Etihad Modern Art Gallery, specializing in Healing Art. Her work has been acknowledged by San Francisco Museum as well as Globalization, the International Creative Networking Group. One can observe in her work a real dedication to her unique practice.
Khaled Al Najjad is a painter very interested in photorealism. He combines classical forms and techniques with modern elements. His influences stem from his Arab and Cuban heritage. His artistic approach to his subject is honest and direct.
Yiannis Roussakis aims to reveal through this art the surreal nature of seemingly trivial objects, spaces and moments, reflecting the idea that our personal reality is a state of dreaming. Yiannis has presented his work in solo and collective shows in London, Athens and Glasgow. His work was commended at 2012 Sony World Photo Awards and was included in the final show at Somerset House in London.
Etihad Modern Art Gallery - Bateen Area, 4 Al Falah Street.
62226 Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates