Bahrain to host most anticipated art exhibition in October

Published on : Thursday, May 21, 2015

MIA'S NEWEST ART EXHIBITION SHOWCASES WORKSFocusing on creation, communication and inspiration, Bahrain will host the most anticipated art exhibition, “Art Bahrain,” on Oct 13, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.


The exhibition is under the patronage of Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the Bahraini King, and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), it was announced at a press conference in Manama.


Urging young artists to participate in the exhibition and join leading names, the Art Bahrain team revealed details of participating galleries and artists from around the world.


It was also announced that the first edition of Art Bahrain will feature the launch of Sacha Jafri’s 18-year Retrospective International Collection. The full Retrospective Collection comprises 48 artistic works, which include the best four paintings from each of his 12 collections, from 1996 to 2014.


A selection of these pieces have been handpicked and carefully curated by the artist, to be displayed at Art Bahrain, which is the first international event to display these artistic works together, after which it will be displayed at other international exhibitions.


Art Bahrain Co-Founder, Kaneka Subberwal said that, Bahrain enjoys a refined level of appreciation for talent and art, which makes it a great location for international art exhibitions.


The Art Bahrain team expect to host up to 200 international art collectors, close to 2,000 VIP clients and approximately 10,000 visitors, which will gather artists, art collectors and art lovers and serve as a platform where artists and galleries from around the world will share space and inspiration with local artists.


Art Bahrain Co-Founder, Khalid Juman, said that, Art Bahrain was successful at attracting prominent exhibitors, thanks to Princess Sabeeka’s support.


The fair will also see the works of leading Bahraini artists, Jamal Abdul Rahim, Shaikha Lulwa bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa and Shaikha Marwa bint Rashid Al Khalifa, amongst others.


The first edition of the annual exhibition “Art Bahrain” will be organised by Art Select and Pico International Bahrain.

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