Category: Art

Exhibition: The Four Elements

Artist Nagihan Seymour returns to The Lightbox with a new show, ‘The Four Elements’, following her successful solo exhibition in 2017. UK-based artist Nagihan Seymour is specialised in Tezhip, the art of illumination and sacred geometry. ‘The Four Elements’ includes her latest paintings and ceramics incorporating natural pigments and precious metals. Drawing...

Haseki Hürrem Sultan and the Ottoman Art

Haseki Hürrem Sultan, a beloved wife of the Kanuni Sultan Süleyman I, represents one of the most prominent figures of Ottoman history. Today, there are different opinions about her exact origin (“Was she Ukrainian or Russian?”), but it is known that she was purchased as a slave and brought to...

Solo Show Horizons

“What does Abstraction mean? Everything is natural as the surfaces intertwine and intersect in the light for an inner/outer representation that nature always ends up taking over.” (Asma M’Naouar) Horizons expands on Asma M’Naouar’s career-long investigation into abstraction through movement, materiality and emotion. The exhibition reflects the act of painting and...

Turning COVID Lockdown Stories into Meditative Art

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) explores the universal sanctity of breath through a series of commissioned paintings, accompanied with animation and soundscape, by British artist Zarah Hussain. Moving through inhalations and exhalations, as well as the silent spaces in between, Hussain’s work — produced in London while the artist was...

3D Calligraphy Foad-Hamzeh, 3D Arabic calligrafitti

DIFC Art Nights started at the Dubai International Financial Center with the participation of a group of UAE-based artists, who exhibit collections of their most beautiful artworks to a diverse international audience. New to this session, held in the Village of the Gate, is the presence of the calligraffiti artworks...

A Solo Exhibition By Jorge Tacla

Sabrina Amrani is pleased to present Señal de Abandono, the first solo exhibition by Jorge Tacla in the gallery, as part of Apertura Gallery Weekend. Like much of Jorge Tacla’s work, his paintings represent a space of social rupture. These works situate themselves in the joints of a new architecture...

Mediterranean Shared & Divided

Mediterranean – Shared & Divided is a visual art project about in the Mediterranean area. This interdisciplinary project explores photography, mixed-media and installation to create contemporary motions of this space. The project intends to promote a dialogue among communities between Sarajevo, Tunisia, Istanbul and Cairo. In the fragmentation of Mediterranean...

Art Collection The Ottoman Room

Islamic art has always integrated various forms of crafts. For example, the furniture inside mosques, tekkes, palaces, and houses was made in metal, porcelain, wood, and decorated by carpet weaving, calligraphy, etc. The main focus in mosques was to decorate mihrabs, mimbers, mahvils, and walls, in connection to carpets or...

6th LCD Awards The Winners

The 18 winners, hailing from 13 different countries, ranging from local grass-roots organizations to renowned national institutions. Now in its sixth edition, the LCD Awards highlight the world’s best established and emerging cultural destinations, recognizing their exceptional contribution to cultural life. On behalf of LCD Berlin, Florian Wupperfeld, Founder of...

Ottoman Mihrab in Istanbul

Ottoman Mihrab in Istanbul

Mihrab is next to minbar and mahfil the best known element of any mosque interior. All three elements have a functional and aesthetic role. Mihrab is a semi circular niche set into the middle of ‘qibla wall’ in order to indicate the direction of Mecca. This element did not exist...

A Solo Representation of eL Seed

A Solo Representation of eL Seed

eL Seed is a French-Tunisian artist who specializes in calligraphy. Typically, Arabic calligraphy is associated with Islamic Art and Qu’ranic texts. He fuses the beauty of Arabic calligraphy with the roughness of graffiti. Keeping away from traditional Arabic calligraphy rules, the artist created his style to spread universal messages throughout...

Arabic Calligraphy Inspired by Music

Arabic Calligraphy Inspired by Music

The exhibition ‘Music of Letters’ features more than 30 paintings in which Panahi, being trained in calligraphy as well as music, was inspired by different musical pieces. Paintings by prominent French-Iranian artist Bahman Panahi in which the two art forms of music and calligraphy complement each other is on display...

1000 Years of Art Across the Islamic and Indian World

1000 Years of Art Across the Islamic and Indian World

Benedict Carter, Sotheby’s Islamic Art specialist and Head of Sale, said: “Spanning several continents and centuries – with the earliest pieces stretching back to the seventh century – the selection showcases masterpieces of calligraphy, painting, ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and furniture. Viewed together, it is an undeniable testament to the sophisticated,...

A Great Collections of Orientalist Paintings

A Great Collections of Orientalist Paintings

Precious records of the history of the Islamic world, Orientalist paintings provide a unique window into a realm that has forever changed, capturing in technicolour detail every aspect of life in the region. This autumn, visitors to Sotheby’s London galleries will experience every facet of daily life in the Arab,...

Solo Exhibition: Wild Flowers

Solo Exhibition: Wild Flowers

Pi Artworks Istanbul is pleased to host artist Nejat Sati’s solo exhibition Wild Flowers, a special show interpreting the links between art and nature. It presents an exploration of wildflowers concerning their colors. The exhibition for the first time presents this series of abstract paintings in one place and invites...

The Third Line at Art Basel 2019

The Third Line at Art Basel 2019

The Third Line participates in Art Basel with a solo presentation featuring new works by Farah Al Qasimi Farah’s latest body of work looks at domestic traditions of hospitality and interior decor witnessed across public and private spaces in the Gulf states. A ubiquitous mark of Britain’s presence in the...

A Decade-Long Explorations

A Decade-Long Explorations

The realization of the circle’s significance, in terms of motif and backstory, together with her arrival at something of a personal milestone, convinced the British-Pakistani artist Shahida Ahmed that it should be the central theme of her first show at the Mussawir Gallery in Lahore. The exhibition titled Full Circle...

Manifesting the Unseen

Manifesting the Unseen

Bringing together an international group of emerging Muslim women artists ‘Manifesting the Unseen’ invites the viewer to see the unseen, challenging their perceptions of Islam and Muslim women. The exhibition which is based at Broadway Market in Hackney showcases the talents of 11 Muslim women artists whose works include Islamic...

Poetry and Light in the work of Dana Awartani

Poetry and Light in the work of Dana Awartani

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture has organized the 21st edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival (SIAF). The exhibition ‘The Silence Between Us’ is the second collaboration between the...

Islamic Arts Festival Look Up, Look Out

Islamic Arts Festival Look Up, Look Out

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, the Cultural Affairs Department at the Sharjah Department of Culture has organized the 21st edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival (SIAF). The installation ‘Look Up, Look Out’, created by London-based design collective Toy...