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Bayn art exhibition opens

posted on 06/03/2017: 849 views

UAE. Bayn: the In-Between, The third exhibition organised by UAE Unlimited, opened on 25th February in Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi .

The opening ceremony was led by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, founder of UAE Unlimited platform. UAE Unlimited is a satellite platform with a mission to nurture and develop emerging artists in the UAE.

'Bayn: the In-Between' is a collaboration between UAE Unlimited and a number of UAE-based artists, curators, and institutions, highlighting the collective nature of the creative community in the UAE today.

The opening ceremony was also attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan and members of the Art and Culture committee including Executive Director of UAE Unlimited Shobha Pia Shamdsani, Abdul Monem Al Serkal Founder of Al Serkal Avenue, Marwan Al Sarkal CEO of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Angela Migally, Executive Director of Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation and Giuseppe Moscatello, Director of Maraya Art Centre.

The exhibition was developed and produced with the support of Maraya Productions in Sharjah.

Maya Allison, Founding Director of NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, is the Senior Curatorial Adviser to the project and the exhibition's curator Munira Al Sayegh. The participating artists presented a wide range of creative practices that explore the various reactions to the transformations happening today in our society.

These include Emirati installation and multi-media artist, Asma Al Ahmed, Iraqi architect and designer, Hatem Hatem, Emirati musician and sound artist, Maytha Al Shamsi, Jordanian portrait artist, Saif Mhaisen, Emirati textile artist, Sara Al Haddad, Syrian landscape artist and designer, Talin Hazbar, Bahraini-American documentary artist, Nasser Al Zayani, and Emirati architect and illustrator, Talal Al Ansari.

Shobha Pia Shamdsani, Executive Director of UAE Unlimited said, "Through UAE Unlimited's partnerships with local initiatives in the UAE, we are able to offer emerging artists the advantage of working directly with experienced creative professionals whose insights are invaluable to the development of these young artists."

Maya Allison, Senior Curatorial Adviser, said, "An exhibition of emerging artists on this scale is a major, exciting undertaking, particularly with nine entirely new works being produced. Munira's curatorial concept and commitment to the creative vision of these emerging artists is commendable, as is the commitment of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and Shobha Pia Shamdsani to the support of emerging artists, and now emerging curators, in the UAE."

The exhibition is held in Warehouse 421 until 18 June 2017.


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