Date & Time: Jun 21 to Sep 30, 2015 09:30 PM
Venue: Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi
Contact: Diane Yaneza Tel: +971 2 621 0145
Reference Link: https://abudhabievents.ae/en/Pages/art-souk.aspx
The Souk offers an opportunity for visitors to begin the adventure of collecting art or expand their existing collection.
Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of styles, techniques, and mediums that bridge the traditional and the contemporary. Greek artist Yiannis Roussakis reveals authentic and sometimes-surprising ingredients of Emirati life through his photography and design work, exploring the connection of Emirati people with their land, culture and animals.
French painter Karine Roche’s impressionistic brushwork combines the vibrant pace of city life with the exuberant energy of natural forms.
The event also showcase the works of artists such as Khaled Al Najjad, whose Arab and Cuban heritage marks the departure point for his stark photorealistic visions, and Kim Robertson, whose exploration of the Japanese aesthetic of imperfection creates an intimate, honest, and austere body of work.
The exhibition will also feature a host of affordable sculptural works in stone and bronze by artists such as esteemed Bulgarian sculptor Svilen Petrov’s sleek, ornamental figures, as well as mosaic, glass, and craft works by Joann De Morges, whose playful and surreal objects give form to personal myths and public legends.
In honor of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the calligraphic beauty of Arabic and the common history of the Emirati community will be explored by the textual wall art of Suhaila Abdulkareem, the decorative horizons of Hakem Al Taher, and the narrative symbolism of Ihsan Abou Said.
The Art Souq will run from the start of Ramadan and extend to a few weeks before the new season begins in September.