Tuesday 7 December 2021

Dubai Art Expo features 500 artists from 170 countries

DUBAI, 19 days ago

Artissima Art Agency recently held the  Dubai Art Expo with a record of over 500 artists from over 170 countries with a grand opening at the Meydan Hotel with visual artists, followed by performances including art talks and shows.

The three-day event was attended by Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and curated by Aurela Cuku, Founder of Artissima Art Agency.

The historic event was an initiative from the UAE for the world artists to celebrate the golden jubilee of the UAE and showcased exquisite art while fostering mutual cooperation that built bridges between nations.

There were a series of talks on art by renowned artists and performing arts personalities. Attending the event on the first day was the Minister of Culture from Albania, Elva Margariti, Fiji Ambassador, Naipote Katonitabua, President of Peace Run Italy, Alfredo de Joanan, Bernard Dika from national Park for Peace with a strong representation from the Colors of Peace.

On the second day, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhoods with Akaas Visual Arts played host to the Association of Colours of Peace exhibition, a non-profit association that promotes children’s art internationally to reduce cultural, social and economic distances between rich and poor countries with messages of peace, tolerance and unity. Children from the UAE will be drawing for peace.

The President of 'Colors for Peace', Antonio Giannelli, Bernard Dika, Councillor at National Park for Peace Sant’Anna di Stazzema and Councillor for Innovation and Youth Policies of the Tuscan Region, Italy together with the President of Peace Run, Alfredo De Joannon endorsed the Peace torch to Angelo Baldini, the President at Cycling team MG K VIS. The cyclists rode from the Meydan Hotel to Al Fahidi area for the awareness of the Colors for Peace initiative. This was followed by the show 'Symbols of Peace and Love' by the well-known Syrian artist Badie Jahjah, a spiritual artist.

On the last day, there were Art Talks with the Secretary General of the Foundation Centro Conservazione e Restauro “La Venaria Reale” Sara Abram in presence of Dr Platon Alexiou, Dr Najat Al Saeed and Dr Nasser Palangi.

This was followed by the show “Caravaggio” by the well-known Italian artist Mimmo Centonze. There will also be additional insights from Dr Carla Barbara Coppi on her new book.

Aurela Cuku, Curator of the exhibition and Founder of Artissima Art Agency was a catalyst in bringing art from all over the world to encourage a culture of art and heritage appreciation.

Artissima Art Agency has helped evolve the art community consistently over the last decade, launching the region's best artists and art shows under one roof. The event was sponsored by San Marino Welcome, Morals General Contracting, Anker, Studio Emmeand Creative Artestic. – TradeArabia News Service


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