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Mon, 27 Nov




- Feminin Pluriel "Beyond the City" at Kanvas - Victor Ekpuk at Efie Gallery - Quentin Desmit studio visit

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27 Nov 2023, 10:30 – 14:00

Dubai, Dubai - United Arab Emirates


10:30 AM

Feminin Pluriel “Beyond the City “ at  Kanvas

In line with our mission to encourage the local art scene, we are proud to announce the below visit where artists like Karine Roche  and Valerie Maouvrier emerged from as short-listed in our Art Circle award.

Feminin Pluriel ("Feminine Plural"), is a collective of French artists based in Dubai, that was created in 2020 by the artist Geraldine Lenogue (@geraldine.lenogue) and the help of the French Social Club (FSC). Sharing experience & knowledge are at the very heart of the group, united by a common language, “Art”.

The team of artists focuses on supporting each other while embracing new challenges. The diversity of their disciplines such as painting, photography, ceramic, digital art, drawing and mix media are the true richness of the collective.

Creative minds influence creative work. As a result, a series of exhibitions have sparked all over Dubai. Now, the collective is introducing Chapter 1 of its new theme: "Beyond the city" in collaboration with kanvas. Each artwork, created for this show, offers a vision of opposition between the City and Nature. A strong commitment, in line with the year of COP28 in the Emirates.

kanvas is a global artistic and creative community, showcasing visual and digital art, immersive and generative art, NFTs, interactive and experiential design at its primary location in the newest cultural district of Dubai, in Al Quoz Industrial 1, or at any global location based on the project.

11:30 AM

Efie gallery (just opposite Kanvas)

A short visit to Efie gallery that features the amazing Victor Ekpuk’s art with an explanation of his work.

"Victor Ekpuk (b.1964) is an internationally-renowned Nigerian-American artist based in Washington, D.C. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures reimagine the ancient Nigerian communication system, Nsibidi, to explore a diverse spectrum of meaning addressing historical narratives, the contemporary African diaspora, and humanity’s connection to the sacred.

Ekpuk’s three-decade long career has earned his works inclusion in numerous prestigious collections, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; Boston Museum of Fine Art; The World Bank; Bank ABC (Arab Bank Corporation) in the Kingdom of Bahrain; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi; Elizabeth Miller Sculpture Center; Hood Museum; Krannert Art Museum; Newark Museum; United States Art in Embassies Art Collection."

12:30 PM

Quentin Desmit studio guided by the artist himself.,55.214599609375&z=17&hl=en

Originally from Belgium, Quentin Desmit is a multi-faceted UAE-based artist who communicates through vivid colors and expressive curves, bypassing conventional words.

As a teenager, he attended the William Morris Academy where he studied Fine Arts and Photography before getting a degree in Interior and Spatial Design at the prestigious Chelsea College of Art and Design in London.

Quentin made Dubai his home in 2012, a vibrant city that has impacted his visual identity by linking his love for modern architecture with his know-how in Fine Arts. Captivated by Arabic calligraphy, Quentin’s sculptures convey this calligraphic essence, inviting the viewers to sense their rhythm.

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