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NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
2022

Dear members,

Originally from Paris, I first arrived in the Middle East 33 years ago in Cairo, Egypt. Since then, I have spent most of the time in the Gulf region where I witnessed the art scene grow and blossom, benefiting from openness and encouragement by official institutions along with galleries, passionate art lovers, and collectors. This rapid and ongoing development of the Gulf art scene is simply fascinating. At the birth of the UAE in 1971, pioneer artists used to go study abroad, most of them in Cairo and some in Europe. Since then, museums, cultural institutions, university art departments, art galleries as well as auction houses opened, and many art initiatives have been flourishing in the Emirates. Artists from diverse backgrounds and cultures are joining this dynamic community while “locally grown” ones find more opportunities to exhibit their artworks on a wider regional stage as well as institutions overseas. There are exemplary and laudable efforts by several actors on the art scene in the Arabian Peninsula who are giving artists a unique opportunity to strive.

 

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17th EDITION OF CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL
17th September 2022


VIP Invitation

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AN AFTERNOON IN DUBAI

27th September 2022

HISTORICAL AND EXCEPTIONAL JEWELS

Sotheby's Private Tour

ALSERKAL LATES

“Art Into the Night” 

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A DAY IN DUBAI

3rd October 2022 

 

CHRISTIE'S: ART OF THE ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART & OLD MASTER PAINTINGS AND EUROPEAN ART 

ISMAILI CENTRE 

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NYUAD ART GALLERY

11th October 2022 

"Khaleej Modern, Pioneers and Collectives in the Arabian Peninsula"

Curated by Dr. Aisha Stoby

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A DAY IN DUBAI

18th October 2022

YAW OWUSU AT EFIE GALLERY

Private Visit and Meeting the Artist

SACHA JAFRI STUDIO

Private Visit and Meeting the Artist

HOUSE OF CLAY​ DUBAI

Private Tour

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A DAY IN ABU DHABI | CULTURAL FOUNDATION
4th November 2022


Art Residency Tour given by Rabi Georges

Life is a Circus, Private Tour given by Sumayya Al Suwaidi  

Fahrelnissa and the Institutes: Towards a Sky, Private Tour given by Zuhoor Alsayegh 

Lullabies: A Journey Through Song, Private Tour given by Reem Alhashmi      

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LOUVRE ABU DHABI
4th November 2022


Private guided tour of "Impressionism: Pathways to Modernity"

Living Art: Rehearsal on Stage| Dome Plaza

 

Letter from our member Anita Wanningen

Art enriches our lives

Having been resident of the UAE and living in Abu Dhabi for over 15 years I had the pleasure of watching this country grow in several aspects, the art world being one them. This acknowledgment of art being important to the UAE has helped it to become a major player in the Art industry. With the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi almost five years ago Abu Dhabi put itself on the international travellers bucket list. The amount of travelers and Art lovers travelling to Abu Dhabi will only grow with all the museums currently being built in the cultural district on Saadiyat Island. I am very excited and amazed by it all and cannot wait for it to open.

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ANITA WANNINGEN 

Member of the Art Circle

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