mercredi 29 août 2012

Summer Olympics Art Exhibition

Lahd Gallery is proud to present its Summer Olympics Art Exhibition, scheduled to be held on 1st of August 2012, during the London 2012 Games. The gallery will exhibit and have a sale on the paintings of several emerging artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and will form a segment of cultural activities for the London Olympics.

Contemporary art from the MENA region is among the fastest-growing in the world, attracting not just domestic but international art collectors. At the same time, there has been an increasing appreciation in the range and complexities of MENA’s evolving visual arts sector, which is establishing a body of work distinctive from that of the West while also increasingly engaging and drawing upon developments in the US and Europe.

Works on display include Arabic Calligraphy where this genre will be traced to its historical origins and will explore how it has developed into an exacting craft of high aesthetic sensibility. The gallery will also indulge the viewer to a diverse selection of mystical objects, framed by the artist Irini Gonou, a Greek/Arabic artist who seeks to explore the healing power of the written word as a specific cultural idiom and takes the form of a dialogue between the Greek and Arabic cultures.

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