Dear Friends, dear Members,
As 2022 is coming to an end, it is the moment to look back to the fabulous year it has been for The Art Circle.
First, I would like to address a warm thank you to our “dream team”, a group of 8 passionate women, who work tirelessly behind the scenes, simply driven by the love of art and the desire to fulfill our mission.
Founder & President
ART SINCE 1900
10th & 12th January 2023
Private art history course
MEMBERS GET TOGETHER
19th January 2023
Gathering and dinner at Lina Mikati’s residence
FROM OUR MEMBERS TO OUR MEMBERS
30th January 202
"Half a century of life in the UAE" a talk with Dr. Frauke and David Heard-Bey house
AN AFTERNOON IN DUBAI
6th February 2023
Aisha Alabbar Gallery Benedicte Gimonnet solo show “In Search of Eden”
Leila Heller Gallery Lorenzo Quinn “Now & Forever “
FROM ABU DHABI TO THE WORLD
8th-15th February 2023
Organized Trip to India Art Fair In Delhi & Kochi-Muziris Biennale
A very rich program is in store for The Art Circle Members, including VIP pass to all IAF as well as Kochi Biennale, cultural events, private collections tours, artists studio and more.
SIKKA ART AND DESIGN FESTIVAL, DUBAI
27th February 2023
A guided tour of the major art and designs exhibitions and installations in the presence of the artists.
A unique celebration of visual and performing arts and films, annually held in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood in March under the umbrella of Dubai Art Season
The tour will be covered by the Media.
AN AFTERNOON AT ALSERKAL
28th February 2023
Rana Begum,” Dappled Light”.
Guided tour of the latest experiential exhibitions featuring some of the MENASA region’s most exciting artists.
1st March 2023
Guided tour of Art Dubai 16th Edition
The 16th edition of Art Dubai will feature more than 100 contemporary, modern and digital participants from over 40 countries and 6 continents. The 2023 fair will include 30 first-time participants and over 60% of the gallery program is drawn from the Global South, reaffirming Art Dubai’s position as the leading marketplace for art from this region.
A DAY IN DUABI
7th March 2023
MIA Art Collection “Fragility”
MIA is a private art collection with a global footprint aimed at promoting women artists and their work.
From Our Members to Our Members Viktoria Melnykova
Viktoriya is a great lover of Rana Begum's work and will be happy to talk to us about one of her sculptures in her collection as well as guide us through other pieces in her home.
Originally from Ukraine, she was naturalised in France where she had her first encounter with art. Initially interested in psychology, she found a link to her interest in artistic expression during her first visit to the Centre Georges Pompidou. Today, Viktoriya is interested in a humanistic approach and develops different projects such as therapeutic art, educational interventions in schools and projects with artists.
A DAY IN ABU DHABI
20th March 2023
Private tour of 421 Exhibitions
Private Visit to Serena Carnevale's Private Collection
13th - 14th March 2023
A two day trip to Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah
Letter from our member Roos Dhunjibhoy Meyers
Born and raised in Belgium, I was of course exposed to the grand masters of the Flanders. Art was always present in my life, and museum visits were often on our travel itinerary. My very own first art purchase, however, was in Mumbai, India, where I had settled with my husband and daughter.
ROOS DHUNJIBHOY MEYERS
Member of the Art Circle