"Talent, not gender, is what should define you in the world of art,” affirmed Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the United Arab Emirates. And it is talent which is the common denominator among some of the most important names in the artistic scene in Dubai and the Emirates. One of the most important and influential curators on an international level is Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, who, at just 22 years old, took on the direction of the Biennial of Sharjah, making it one of the world’s most interesting art events. She also founded the Sharjah Art Foundation in 2009, through which numerous activities contributed in transforming the artistic scene of the Emirates into a powerful nexus and incubator of ideas. Meanwhile, her colleague, Manal Ataya, Director-General of the Sharjah Museums Authority, is in charge of the overall management of 17 museums and the strategic development of future museum projects. And the art district, Alserkal Avenue, is also in the hands of a woman, Vilma Jurkute. Britain’s Antonia Carver, once director of Art Dubai, now in charge of Art Jameel, has always pointed out, as well as demonstrating it through her own career, just how significant the female presence is in the local art scene. And there are top flight artists as well, like Shaikha Al Mazrou and Sarah Almehairi, and the number of female artists is also surely destined to increase.
The Soldier's Ironic Moral Compass According to Saher Nasser
Saher Nasser's latest work examines the psychology of the soldier and the tangible actions he imposes on others. An artistic research that adopts an observational rather than a scientific approach. He remains neutral, making no judgments or offering apologies, touching ironically on the forces that shape the moral compass of the military world.
Transparencies is the title of the 2023 edition of Art Here, the event curated by Maya El Khalil. The artists will be able to present their works in one of the most extraordinary museum settings in the world. One winner will be shortlisted for the Richard Mille Art Prize.
A journey through the boundless world of color, texture and imagination. Nabil Nahas, draws inspiration from his Mediterranean roots, reconnecting to the places of his childhood, Lebanon and Egypt, and to a deep affinity with the human soul.
In this new solo exhibition, Asma Belhamar presents an important body of work inspired by the architectural history of the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition is characterized by the artist's reflections on constantly changing culture and national identity.