posted on 01/10/2012: 523 views
The Sharjah Museums Department (SMD) has announced the 3rd edition of the ‘Lasting Impressions' exhibition with a focus on the works of renowned Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais
The exhibition, which aims to highlight outstanding local and Arab artistic works, includes some of Al Rais' early works from the 1970s, some of his recent pieces, and other pieces of a political nature.
"Al Rais draws inspiration from the region's landscape, heritage, environment and construction,” Aisha Demmas, director of executive affairs at Sharjah Museums Department, said in her welcome speech, referring to the artist as a standout cultural and artistic ambassador for his country.
Manal Ataya, SMD director general, also described Al Rais' works as multi-layered and complex.
A detailed presentation of Al Rais' artworks will be on display at Sharjah Art Museum until November 30.
Al Rais has exhibited his work around the world since 1965 and has taken part in numerous exhibitions in Kuwait, Geneva, Madrid, Vienna, London, and Sydney. In his 40-year career in contemporary art, Al Rais has also featured as a solo exhibitor at several other events, making the 2012 ‘Lasting Impressions' exhibition his 36th solo exhibition.
The exhibition previously hosted Syrian artist Esmail Al Rifai in its first edition and Emirati artist Najat Meky in its second edition. – Gulf News
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