Dar Al Funoon
Dec. 5, 2011
Ghadah Alkandari - PrettyGreenBullet
The Second Exhibition
Opening at 7pm - 9pm on Monday 5th December 2011
One Night Only
An exhibition celebrating the second year of Ghadah Alkandari’s blog PrettyGreenBullet, this one-night show will showcase paintings and drawings, as well as everyday notes, doodles and sketches done by the artist over the last year. Because of the vagaries of Alkandari’s mind, even she can’t be sure what the final outcome of the show will be. The nature of her daily evolution and devolution of ideas form the basis of the PrettyGreenBullet experience, and this exhibition, the nutshell.
Don’t be left out; visit PrettyGreenBullet.com.
Dec. 12-5 January 2012 - (Jeffar Khaldi)
January 8-26, 2012 - (Khaled Farhan)
January 22, 2012 - (Al Marsam Al Har - Exhibition)
January 30 - February 23, 2012 - (Hussein Madi)
February 12, 2012 - (Abdul Moen - Solo Exhibition)
12 December 2011 - 5 January 2012
Artist statement: My work usually takes view of social, cultural issues , fused with political undertones. My perspective on the world is formed through conflicted cultures, visceral histories, collective memories and bleak realities.
Over the years, my work has absorbed a vast span of influences, reflecting my ongoing devotion to my craft and engagement with the world at large, and often taking journeys into the past .
It is stubbornly opinionated, and thrillingly alive with eclectic symbolism and imagery - from Arabic calligraphy and iconography to mythical creatures and fantasy scenes in dynamic fusions.
However, the most immediately noticeable thing about my work is the constant shift and evolution or my artistic focus and the urgency to find new way to look at things and a new way to interpret them.
January 8-26, 2012
Farhan Born in 1977 in a town called Muharraq, historic town of Kingdom of Bahrain.
The artistic experience of the sculptor Khalid Farhan integrates the negative and the positive in some of his works, and their relation with the making of plants. His works of art depends on the wood, stone and brass and they are characterised by the making of spheres and hemisphere is apparent in his woks which means the duality between two persons of among other group.
He considers the scientist “Freud” the key to his sculpture works since he is inspired by Freud’s vision which state that the straight lines stand for the man and the lenient (wavy) lines for the woman. Khalid Farhan is characterised by his abstract style and the simplicity of the idea impression.
Miami international sculpture, 2010 (USA)
Beogkmjk international sculpture symposium, Istanbul 2009 (Metals) - (Turkey)
Sweida international sculpture symposium, 2009 (Granite) - (Syria)
Kuwait international sculpture symposium, 2006 (Marble) - (Kuwait)
Cairo international Beinnale, 2006 (Egypt)
Grant of City Desert in paris, (3 months) 2006 (France)
International exhibition of contemporary sculpture, Miyazaki Airport - 2006/2008 (Japan)
Simppetra international sculpture symposium, 2006 (Granite) - (Portugal)
Alexandria international sculpture symposium, 2006 (Egypt)
Bahrain international sculpture symposium, 2005 (Marble0 - (Turkey)
Amar International sculpture symposium, Dubai - 2005 (Marble) - (Dubai)
First Bahrain International sculpture symposium - 2003 (Marble) - (Bahrain)
Aswan international sculpture symposium, 2002 - 2003 (Granite - (Egypt)
Cairo 14th Youth Salon, 1998 (Egypt)
Port Said - Fifth National Biannual Exhibition 1999 (Egypt)
Dar al Funoon
Al-Watiah, Behbehani Compound, House No. 28
For further information call +965 2243 3138
CAP - Contemporary Art Platform
20.11.11 - “How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Exotic Art” - Contemporary Arab & Iranian Art incorporating Calligraphy, Graffiti & Text (in collaboration with JAMM)
Dec. 1 - 8pm - Meditative Calligraphy Salon: Discussion with Fareed Abdal
Dec. 10 - 3pm - Meditative Calligraphy Workshop: Writing with Fareed Abdal
Exhibition closes December 10
14.12.11 - The Colorful World of Hamad Al Humaidhan (in collaboration with Dar Funoon)
Dec 18, 19, 20 4-6pm - Open Invitation for young artists to join Hamad for a painting session.
Exhibition closes December 28
11.1.12 - CAP Warehouse / Al-Hamad Design
The debut design collection by Al-Hamad Design, this line of furniture and design objects is a light-hearted reflection on productivity and luxury. Raised in Southern California, the Kuwaiti designer has produced his line on a foundation of new technologies. Focusing on modulating user experience, the collection features glow-in-the-dark garden furniture, lovable leather works and interactive concrete pieces for the modern collector.
Contemporary Art Center
Industrial Shuwaikh Block 2, St. 28 Life Center, Mezzanine
Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah
Every year, DAI organizes a series of public lectures and seminars given by internationally renowned scholars, as well as art courses, archelological field trips, musical concerts and audio - visual programs to enhance public awareness and the appreciation of Islamic art history. These activities are held at Maidan Cultural Centre and commence at 7.00 pm.
Dec. 5 (Monday) - Annie Montigny Lecture
Dec. 6 (Tuesday) - ÃÍãÏ ÝÄÇÏ ÈÇÔÇ / ãÍÇÖÑÉ
Dec. 7 (Wednesday) - Recital for Two Pianos Concert
Dec. 12 (Monday) - Lisa Urkevich Lecture
Dec. 13 (Tuesday) - Jarno Peltonen Lecture / Book Club The Long Way Back
Dec. 14 (Wednesday) - Polish Music Night Concert
Dec. 19 (Monday) - Souad Ali Lecture
Dec. 20 (Tuesday) - Futha Al-Abdulrazzaq Lecture
Dec. 21 (Wednesday) - An Evening of Acoustic Rock Concert
Dec. 28 (Wednesday) - Egyptian Music Night Concert
Jan. 4 (Wednesday) - Amiri Sea Band Kuwaiti Music Concert
Jan. 9 (Monday) - Kenan Music Lecture
Jan. 10 (Tuesday) - Book Club - The Rumi Collection
Jan. 11 (Wednesday) - GCC Music Concert
Jan. 16 (Monday) - íæÓÝ ÒíÏÇä
Jan. 17 (Tuesday) - Christiane Gruber Lecture / Creative Writing Workshop
Jan. 18 (Wednesday) - Ali Akbar and Friends Concert
Jan. 22 (Sunday) - International Theatre Workshop 1
Jan. 24 (Tuesday) - Theatre Seminar 1 Visiting Artist
Jan. 25 (Wednesday) - Yemeni Music Concert
Jan. 31 (Tuesday) - Creative Writing Workshop
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First Published in Men's Passion Issue #36 December 2011-January 2012