Alserkal Avenue and Atassi Foundation to present collection of Syrian art| March 9- April 3, 2017 | Dubai Exhibitions

Syria: Into the Light to feature more than 60 works by Syrian masters and emerging artists

Alserkal Avenue and the Atassi Foundation have revealed details about Syria: Into the Light, the Atassi Foundation’s largest-ever exhibition and its first in the MENA region since its formation last year. The show will mark Alserkal Avenue’s inauguration of Concrete, a multi-disciplinary, multi-purpose event venue designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas. The exhibition will open on 9 March 2017 and close on 3 April 2017.

Curated by Mouna Atassi, the founder of Atassi Foundation, in collaboration with writer and curator Rasha Salti, the show will be based on the theme of ‘Portraits and Figures’ and will include more than 60 works by over 40 artists illustrating the landscape of Syrian art from 1924 up to 2016. Through this theme, the exhibition will highlight the trajectories and shifts of art movements in Syria and its socio-cultural histories, from the early 20th century until the present day, representing different movements, techniques and mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video art.

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Yazan Paints Sabah on The Streets Of Beirut | Street Art

 

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Yazan Halwani, a graffiti/street artist born & raised in Beirut, Lebanon,  painted a grand mural in Hamra, Beirut as a tribute to the legendary Lebanese singer Sabah who passed away in November 2014. The mural shows the singer smiling, revealing her friendly character and a great welcome to those entering Hamra street.

 

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Street Art in Paris by Pejac | Art

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Spanish artist Pejac has created some breathtaking street art around Paris. He is well known for his silhouettes. I love how he mimicked ants yet used forms of humans. the door is very believable as well.

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Architect Portraits by Federico Babina | Art

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Federico Babina is a talented Italian Illustrator I have been following lately. His work is so simple yet so creative. In the series I am focusing on, he created portraits of famous architects using their work as part of the portrait, you won’t believe till you see yourself. Check out the slideshow below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Installations By Mathias Kiss | Art

 

 

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Mathias Kiss is an artist whose name has been featured in the past few years for being an artist with spectacular installations, my favorite of which is the 3D mirror  shown here among others.

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12 Shoes for 12 Lovers | Exhibition by Sebastian Errazuriz | Art

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The idea of this exhibition is beautiful in every way. The fact that the artist designed 12 sculptural shoes representing 12 different relationships in his life and crafted with such beautiful detail is amazing. On the website dedicated to this exhibition, he has a story written under each of the shoes representing the relationship that inspired it. I attached the photos of the images available till today, will add the last one once uploaded to his website. Which one is your favorite?

Update: He added the last shoe, the Rock, it’s shown below.

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