17 November 2018 - 28 February 2019
Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery, Dubai
Opening reception: Saturday, November 17 at 10am
It is a privilege to invite you to the inauguration of Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery for its first exhibition, Dubai Meets the World.
About the exhibition
Exactly 100 years ago, UAE’s founding father H.H sheikh Zayed bin Sultan ALNahyan was born, his vision exceeded his generation, he had an aspiration and he turned it into reality. Dubai is a fruitful result of a nation that sought universality whilst preserving its national identity, Dubai has become a melting pot of diverse cultures and a home for over 200 nationalities.
Dubai emerged from nonentity and grew into one of the fastest growing cities in the
Middle East becoming a trading and financial hub for investors, business enterprises, as well as continuing its commitment in preserving culture, design, film, art and architecture.
Design in the desert where a few decades ago there was mostly empty desert, today Dubai is home to one of the world’s most distinctive and rapidly growing skylines. These include ambitions building projects such as the Burj AL Arab designed to mimic the shape of traditional sail, the palm Jumeirah and the Burj Khalifa. Showing variety of designs in highly eclectic the result of influence from both Arab and international architectural. When we look at Burj Khalifa it is hard to imagine that just 50 years ago, most building were only one level high and made of mud and palm fronds.
However the city of Dubai is new but the idea of Dubai is not, it’s just in that age of jet- powered globalization. Dubai is a city where everyone and everything in it – its luxuries, laborers, architects, accents, even its aspirations – was flown in from someplace else, an 77 percentage of the population of foreign born, from
over 200 nationalities.
This year Aisha AlAbbar Art Gallery and in the middle of the UAE’s celebratory “Year of Zayed” it honors to present its first exhibition with a unique selection of masterpieces presented by renowned and award- winning modern Egyptian artists such as Georgie Bahqoury, Guirguis Lorfy, Sayed Saad ELdin, Sayed Abd Elrasoul and Samir Fuad, showcasing their work in the gallery exclusively.
In addition to that, the gallery pride itself in hosting contemporary artists from various nationalities such as Ahmed Abdel Fattah presenting the masterpiece of “The tribute sculpture of H.H Shiekh Zayed AlNahyan” Ahmed Abdel Fattah Youssef, Abedel Aziz Elmahdy, Blu Smith, Britt Boutros Ghali, Eiman Elgibreen, Fahad AlNaymah, Habby Khalil, Hend Adnan, Iveta Bencova, Karima Alshomali, Laura Iniesta, Marina Fontana, Matilde Tibuzzi, Maysa Mohamed, Najlaa Alsaleem, Nazir Tanbouli, Patrizia Polese, Romany Hafez, Shrouq Bint Fahd, Souske and Talal Altukhaes
Aisha Alabbar will present one of her newest artwork during the opening day with the knowledge that she has specialized in photography since 2008. The opening of the art exhibition was a dream that attracts the artistic energies around the world to be the meeting point of the arts of all kinds and fields. Alabbar believes in the importance of art in communicating the artist's idea to the public and strongly believes in the impact of art on our current society.
About Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery
Aisha ALAbbar Art Gallery was founded in Dubai in 2018, by Renowned artist Aisha ALAabbar.
The gallery is considered to be an important podium for well-established global modern and contemporaneous artists to present their recent work whether solo or within a group to disseminate a fresh perception of the present-day art scene. The gallery aims to cultivate an Avant grade selection of contemporary and modern glossary that could speak of our time today.
The gallery reflects the identity of the City of Dubai by giving artists from around the globe the opportunity to present their works, thereby creating a cultural mélange of identities within the Aisha Alabbar Art Gallery.
In addition, the venue is a meeting point where cinema and fashion intertwine. A multidisciplinary space that speaks the language of Art and Culture.