Islamic Iran in the Mirror of Culture and Civilization

SARAJEVO / The Iranian Cultural Week, traditionally held every year in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ended on Saturday January 19, 2013. The goal of this event was to present the heritage and the cultural diversity of Iran today.


ISTANBUL / All Arts Istanbul will be held for the first time in April 2013, at the Istanbul Convention Center, and it will offer art enthusiasts a wide array of works, ranging from Turkish and Ottoman traditional arts to antiques, from modern to contemporary art. In addition to a variety of artworks from Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, antiques and contemporary art will be presented to audiences side by side for the first time.

More than 40 Top Designers and Artists from The Gulf Region at Al Riwaq Art Space’s Market338

BAHRAIN / More than 40 top designers and artists from the gulf region are teaming up in Adliya’s Block 338 to showcase their work in a two-week art and design fair launching November 29th through December 15th, 2012. Market338, organized by Al Riwaq Art Space, will feature music performances, lectures, workshops, pop-up cafes, and specially commissioned public art installations.

Next month’s Abu Dhabi Art welcomes contemporary designers, artists, architects

Abu Dhabi / The fourth edition of Abu Dhabi Art, a platform for modern and contemporary art held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomes renowned art world personalities for its 2012 public programme. Adel Abidin, Frank Gehry, Richard Armstrong, Jean Nouvel, Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Stuart Haygarth, Abdulnasser Gharem, Ghada Amer, Mohammed Kazem and Marina Abramovic (for her first time in the Middle East), are just some of the names in town that week, reflecting the international calibre of Abu Dhabi Art and the capital as a cross-roads for the arts scene.

QUOZ: First Initiative Among 30 Arts Spaces in ME Region

DUBAI / This November, the UAE’s arts scene continues to diversify with the launch of a new annual arts initiative titled QUOZ, the first such project to take place in the region. An array of events dedicated to the public will take place on 10 November among 30 arts spaces in the industrial area of Al Quoz, Dubai, from 10am - 10pm.

MICA Creative Finds Its Place In The British Isle!

LONDON / On Tuesday 3rd July, tucked away in gallery 8 of the Saatchi Gallery off King’s Road, Mica Creative announced the winner’s of the art competition and major summer exhibition, ‘My Place On The Isle: Exploring Faith & Identity’. An incredibly successful auction raised up to £50,000 for Mica Creative! The winning and shortlisted artists exhibition will be showcased at the Mica Gallery from 30th July – 8th September 2012, coinciding with the Olympic summer.