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Dubai Art Season concludes with ‘Arts & Culture Forum’

Dubai, UAE; April 13, 2014: The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, is marking the culmination of Dubai Art Season, the city’s umbrella arts initiative, with a dedicated ‘Arts & Culture Forum’ on Monday, April 14, 2014.

‘Get Acquainted’ - Beyond the Scope of Modern and Classical Arabic Calligraphy

Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial has always been a welcoming host for modernity and tradition. The launch of the sixth edition of Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial starting on April 2, 2014 has been announced on the press conference at the Department of Culture and Information in Al Layah area. This year the biennial will be under the theme 'Get Acquainted', aiming to reveal the power of the letter in bringing cultures together. An art that reflects the spirit of the place and the existence.

Art Dubai 2014 Featuring 85 Galleries From 34 Countries

Art Dubai, the region’s largest and most global art fair, opened its doors to the public on March 20, 2014 at Madinat Jumeirah and runs until 22 March. The eighth annual edition of the fair is the biggest in its history, featuring 85 galleries from 34 countries, with over 500 artists participating across its programmes. Seventy museum groups and more than 400 international curators are attending the fair, from all over the world.

SIKKA Art Fair 2014 kicks off with compelling showcase of artworks

SIKKA Art Fair, the contemporary artist-led fair of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, has opened on March 16, 2014 with a multicultural and compelling showcase of artworks and the largest line-up of activities to date.

Sabrina Amrani Gallery at Art14 London

Sabrina Amrani Gallery attends for the first time an art fair in London, participating in the section London First of Art14 London, presenting art from South Asian artists along with works by Arab Mediterranean artists. From the minimal handmade drawings by Waqas Khan (Pakistan) to the high end special effects videos by Larissa Sansour (Palestine), through the elegant painting on glass by Nicène Kossentini (Tunisia) and the ongoing series of memorial plaques with absurd open ended statements by UBIK (India).

4th PechaKucha Night in Sharjah

Maraya Art Centre, the innovative contemporary visual arts hub and initiative by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) – hosted the fourth edition of the popular and innovative PechaKucha Night Sharjah.

‘21, 39’ Jeddah Arts

The inaugural event of ‘21, 39’ Jeddah Arts will present a comprised programme of exhibitions, educational workshops, artist studio visits, gallery openings and talks, highlighting the narrative of art in Saudi Arabia. The ‘21, 39’ programme introduces a number of Saudi artists in two key group exhibitions celebrating the modern and contemporary schools of art practice in the Kingdom, curated by Hamza Serafi.

VIEW FROM INSIDE - Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Mixed Media Art

FotoFest announces the selection of 48 leading contemporary Arab artists for its principal exhibitions in the 2014 Biennial, VIEW FROM INSIDE. The 15th edition of the international Biennial in Houston, Texas (March 15 - April 27, 2014), presenting contemporary photo and media-related art from the Middle East and North Africa will be the largest program of its kind in the United States in more than a decade.