Category: Art

19th Sharjah Islamic Art Festival

The 19th Edition of Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival titled ‘Bunyan’ opened at the Sharjah Art Museum on December 14, 2016 in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Salem bin Abdulrahman Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Ruler’s office; alongside His Excellency Abdullah Al Owais, Chairman of Sharjah Department of Culture and...

Numina, Sculptural Installation

Lose yourself in the mesmerising, shifting patterns of Zarah Hussain’s sculptural installation Numina – a piece that takes the artform of Islamic geometry and adds a whole new dimension to it. Blurring the boundaries between science and spirituality, Islamic geometry is traditionally drawn by hand with a ruler and pen,...

Light as a Spiritual Connection

Shahida Ahmed presents two remarkable installations ’99 Illuming’ and ‘Illuminated Ray’ at the Sharjah Art Museum as part of the 18th Islamic Arts Festival in Sharjah. Shahida Ahmed, known as the British female Muslim ceramic artist, has won many awards and recognition for her work. Her installation ‘Oneness’, currently exhibited in...

The Qur’anic Manuscripts from the Oriental Collection

The Gazi Husrev Beg Library in Sarajevo is hosting an exhibition of the Qur’anic manuscripts from the Oriental Collection of the Historical Archives of Sarajevo. The exhibition was opened on the occasion of the International Day of the Archive and the month of Ramadan. Organized by the Historical Archives of...

The Third Line

The Third Line is participating in the 5th edition of Frieze New York and is exhibiting works by Abbas Akhavan, Ala Ebtekar, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Pouran Jinchi, Rana Begum and Sherin Guirguis. With the selection of the works based on exploring movement in materiality, the artists play with concepts of...

Reviving Afghan Traditions

As the world notes the achievements of women on March 8, International Women’s Day, a newly opened exhibition, presented by the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, casts a spotlight on young Afghan women artists and arts entrepreneurs who are reviving the culture and economy of their country. ‘Turquoise Mountain; Artists...

Unsettled Nostalgia, A Solo Exhibition

Mohamad Hafez (1984) was born in Damascus, raised in Saudi Arabia, and educated in the United States. A New Haven based architect, Hafez uses plaster, rigid foam, paint and found objects to create three dimensional architectural streetscapes, installations and wall murals of his native Syria that are deeply personal, photorealistic...

Mesmerizing Laser Cut Sculptures ‘HYBYCOZO’

‘Light’, this year’s theme of Islamic Arts Festival in Sharjah, aims to show the depth and importance of Islamic Arts by presenting a contemporary interpretation of the concept. As part of Islamic Arts Festival a series of laser cut sculptures are on view in Sharjah at Al Majaz Water Front....

Summa – Bosniaca

Sead Emric presents the new serie ‘Summa – Bosniaca’ first at the ARTEVIDA, the Center for Culture and Arts in Slovenian capital city Ljubljana, and soon after at the City Gallery in Bosnian city Jajce, also known as the historical place of the Bosnian kings. ‘Summa – Bosniaca’ is composed...

Photographs from the East

In photographs imbued with a unique intensity and beauty Steve McCurry records the enormous changes in the world we live in. The exhibition in the Schaudepot of the Museum für Gestaltung offers – for the first time in Switzerland – a deep insight into the powerfully colourful oeuvre of this...

Mirror Reflection

The exhibition ‘Mirror Reflection’ brought together ten Bosnian artists in their creative expression to explore Islamic spirituality, as a part of their cultural heritage. Art and spirituality are inseparable, so artists have the need to constantly visually explore and show another side of the this world, the inner dimensions of...

Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul, the premier art fair in Turkey and the region, proudly hosts its 10th edition this year from November 12 – 15, 2015. The fair takes place at the renowned Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC) and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC). As Turkish interest in contemporary art has increased...

Photo Exhibition The Holy Month of Ramadan

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) and StudioBasel are proud to present ‘The Holy Month of Ramadan: A Visual Celebration – Capture the Spirit of Ramadan’ exhibition for the second consecutive year. This visual celebration of the holy month, through photography, aims to educate and enlighten millions of viewers around...

Mohammad Bozorgi Transcendental Strokes

A master calligrapher, Mohammad Bozorgi, recognised for his innovation of traditional forms, will debut recent works that reflect new experiments in merging the text-based abstraction of Islamic art with the aesthetic concerns of contemporary painting. The exhibition at Ayyam Gallery Dubai (Al Quoz) will open on May 25 and will...

Nowheresville

by Ala Ebtekar The Third Line will open its Spring 2015 program with Ala Ebtekar’s Nowheresville\’nä-k?ja,-abäd\. Working with ideas of the celestial, home to planetary and spiritual configurations that have fascinated humanity since the beginning of time. Continuing his investigation into traditional and popular depictions of space and time, Ala...