Abu Dhabi International Book Fair - May 2023
The Abu Dhabi International Fair 2023 witnessed a multitude of attendees during its 32nd edition. Taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from May 22 to 28, the event was held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi. The fair was a hub for all-things literature, arts, and culture with publishers, industry leaders, and artists exhibiting at various pavilions. The Arabian Gallery stood out with its stellar collection of world-renowned artworks. Inviting both artists and art collectors, our successful showcase of art pieces received widespread praise from visitors.
The Arabian Gallery displayed a constellation of art from the Middle East and beyond as we brought together an intricate selection of paintings, photographs, and sculptures from the art masters of the region. We were fortunate to interact with many emerging and established artists from all over the world and understand the intricate details and meaning behind their works.
Several esteemed dignitaries and guests visited The Arabian Gallery pavilion. Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate Media Group, Ian Fairservice visited the pavilion and engaged with various visitors and art enthusiasts. The team also had the privilege to interact with esteemed guests, including representatives from the Ministry of Education, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and the fair's guest of honor, the Republic of Turkiye.
In addition to the art showcased at our pavilion, the event also featured many cultural, musical and historical sessions, truly engaging visitors with stories that never end.
Shadow of Reality by Jassim Al Awadhi - November 2022
Emirati artist Jassim Al Awadhi recently held a personal exhibition named "Shadow of Reality" at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, and we were privileged to receive an invitation to attend. The exhibition, which took place on 29th November 2022, garnered praise from the art community in the UAE and was graced by the presence of many VIP guests, including His Excellency Mohammad Al-Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation.
Akaas Visual Arts organized the exhibition, which showcased Jassim Al Awadhi's paintings and sculptures that aimed to combine local heritage with the modern world. His works of art explored the concept of a person's origin and their connection with their shadow. The Circle, one of Jassim's sculptures, was particularly well-received by visitors. The artwork, made of iron, depicts three figures with the same design but in different colors, symbolizing the pursuit of renewal.
Jassim's artistic creations are influenced by the architectural designs of the Al Fahidi region and reflect the local culture and vision ofthe UAE, leaving a lasting impact on those who experienced them.
Art Exhibition with Tres Ases (Almudena Angoso) - May 2021
The launch of our website coincided with an unprecedented exhibition with a renowned artist - Tres Ases (Almudena Angoso). The Spanish artist, who uses a combination of oil painting and mixed media in her work, navigates colours and textures to bring her portraits to life. Almudena's work finds inspiration from her travel around the world especially her travels to Africa and India which left the transcendental impression. The exhibition showcased Almudena's selected art at the Arabian Gallery's headquarters in Dubai and was received well by several VIP guests and visitors to the gallery.
Etihad Museum, 2019
One of our proudest moments in 2019 was curating an exhibition at the Etihad Museum titled Ramesh Shukla: Capturing the Spirit of the Founding Fathers to complement the release of Shukla's book, the Founding Fathers of the United Arab Emirates: Zayed and Rashid. In this exhibition, we focused on the art of photography, Shukla's life in the UAE and the subjects of his photographs: the founding fathers of the UAE. The exhibition ran from March until December 2019.