Ayyam Gallery is pleased to present Contemporary Uprising: Art from the Middle East, a collective exhibition of ten renowned artists from Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia, at Nest Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland.
Curated by the founders of Ayyam Gallery, Khaled and Hisham Samawi, in collaboration with Stefania Nazzal, the works have been carefully chosen with the aim of introducing the Middle East’s vivid contemporary art scene to Switzerland. Politically-inspired and figural works abound in this generous, well-rounded selection, providing a detailed overview of the depth and breadth of subject matter, talent and techniques in the new wave of Contemporary Arab art presently produced throughout the Middle East and the Diaspora.
The artists of this region characteristically draw from the events surrounding them and with every work a social critique is formed.This thematic element of the art allows the viewer to gain an insight and deeper understanding of the culture, the conflict and the quotidian of the Arab world.
Contemporary Uprising: Art from the Middle East will feature several key players in the art scene of the region.With a pedigreed list of biennales, private collections, film festivals and museum exhibitions, the artists on exhibit are at the forefront of art in their respective countries.
The varied perspectives and diversity of media will present a truly enlightening exhibition, engaging audiences with the wide spectrum of ideas present in art from the region and showcasing the importance of the Middle East in global art collecting.
Date : 21 May - 25 May, 2014
Timings: 21 May (6:30PM)
Venue : Nest Gallery, Rue Etienne-Dumont 12-14, 1204, Geneva, Switzerland.
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