Deutsche Bank opens art expo in Riyadh
Riyadh, November 12, 2012
Deutsche Bank, through its Middle East Foundation, has opened an art exhibition in partnership with the Intellectual Education Institute for Girls in East Riyadh.
The exhibition titled “Hidden Voices: Art Through the Eyes of Challenged Youth" is being held at Al Faisaliah Tower and will run until November 23.
The art presented in the exhibition was created by students of the Institute and is influenced by the artists Picasso, van Gogh, Kandinsky and Klimt.
All of the 29 pieces on display are part of a silent auction, the proceeds of which will go towards purchasing communication devices for the Institute, to help the students develop, learn and become more self-sufficient.
In addition, Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation funded the purchase of a Tobii C12 device for the Institute which was handed over during the event.
The life-changing device enables individuals who are unable to speak or have difficulties speaking, such as those suffering from cerebral palsy, to communicate digitally by touch or eye control.
Dina Fatani, an art teacher at the Institute, said: “We are grateful for the generous support of Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation in providing these girls with the opportunity to display their artistic abilities in their own style. In addition, having the Tobii C12 device will improve the lives of these girls by enhancing their communication abilities and allowing them to be further acknowledged by the community."
Jamal Alkishi, chief executive officer of Deutsche Securities Saudi Arabia, added: “The enthusiasm of the school’s representatives as well as their ambition to make the voices of their students’ heard has been a great inspiration to all of us.
“At Deutsche Bank we strongly believe that creativity needs to be stimulated in order to be successful. We would like to thank both Al Khozama Management Company (AKMC) for hosting the exhibition and Al-Faisaliah Hotel for their support and contributions in making this exhibition possible."
At the end of the bidding period on November 23, representatives from Deutsche Bank and the Institute will review the biddings to determine the highest bid for each painting and winners will be announced accordingly, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service