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‘1971 – Contemporary Art From The UAE’

The Farjam Foundation to showcase the works of established and emerging Emirati artists until December 15, 2015 2015-11-03 15:02:16
The Farjam Foundation, in its quest to discover, harness and bring awareness about regional talent, is delighted to dedicate a special exhibition entitled ’1971 - Contemporary Art from The UAE’ to showcase the works of established and emerging Emirati artists until December 15, 2015.

The exhibition epitomizes the embodiment of the artists’ creative skills and their extraordinary harmonious relationship with their homeland. It delves into the innumerable nuances of the deep culture, the ever-changing landscape, and the rich history of the UAE.

The year 1971 signifies a turning point in the UAE's history with the unification of the seven independent emirates. The Farjam Foundation is of the view that, it is the eternal bond formed by this unification that has since been a vehicle for the phenomenal rise of Emirati talent. The exhibition coincides with the UAE National Day and is a befitting tribute to the UAE artists.

“Today, more so than at any other time in the history of United Arab Emirates, the pace at which the Emirati artists are expressing themselves is at its peak and expanding with exhilarating speed. A careful look at the history of the country indicates that a major catalyst to this surge can be attributed to the unification. It is therefore an honor and delight that we celebrate the works of talented artists whose creative process were, consciously or unconsciously, triggered or stimulated by the passion and bond of the unification,” said Farhad Farjam, Founder and CEO of the Farjam Foundation.

The Photography section of the exhibition includes works from Anas Al Dheeb. H.H. Sheikha Lateefa Bint Makhtoom, Lamya Gargash and Maitha Huraiz. Paintings include works from artists such as Abdul Qader Al Rais, H.H. Shaikha Alyazia Bint Nahyan Al Nahyan, Hussein Sharif, Dr.Najat Meki, Khawla Al Falasi, Khadija Sultan Al Malik, Maisoon Al Saleh, Mohammed Kazem, Musab Al Rais, and Sumaya Al Rais.

The Farjam Foundation lays strong emphasis on education, and in line with its mission to bridge the gap between scholars, artists and researchers, a special guided tour is being organized at the Foundation for “First Wednesdays” Talks. First Wednesdays is a series of guided visits held on the first Wednesday of each month. Short talks about the exhibition on view are given by a different expert in the field each time. For this exhibition the aim is to allow all visitors to get deeper insights into the different techniques, styles and imagination of the artists while creating their own works of art. The Farjam Foundation will host this special gathering on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 pm.

The Foundation would like to acknowledge, with thanks, the loan of certain artworks by the Barjeel Art Foundation, The Third Line Gallery, Tashkeel, and the contributing artists.

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