Dubai to host top Syrian artist
Dubai, March 10, 2008
Total Arts Gallery in Dubai’s Courtyard has teamed up with one of the leading Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cultural institutions, Hewar Art Gallery, to bring world-renowned Syrian-born German artist, Bahram Hajou, to Dubai.
The exhibition, which is held under the theme “Dialogues” and runs from March 15 to April 5, will showcase over 30 paintings of the artist, famous for subtle works of nature and humanity.
The show is being held as part of his world tour, which has included exhibitions in Germany, Mexico, France, Germany, UK, Hungary, New York and Syria.
Hajou's painting also recently graced the walls of Salon d’Autumne, one of the most famous galleries in Paris.
Hewar Art Gallery, who has been the driving force behind bringing the artist to Dubai, strives to make a valuable contribution towards developing and facilitating greater appreciation of Arabic art and culture.
“The gallery’s main objective is to promote visual culture through art exhibitions, while creating awareness of art among people through exhibitions featuring world-leading artists,” said Mohammad Al Sa’awy, general manager of Hewar Art Gallery.
“We are extremely delighted to bring Bahram Hajou to the UAE, and are certain art lovers and collectors will flock to view some of the originals of his famous paintings.”
The exhibition, which will be held at Total Arts Gallery in the Courtyard building on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, is expected to draw a large number of art lovers from Dubai and neighbouring emirates.
Hajou said: 'Inherent among the gentle strokes and original colouring of the paintings, are tales of beauty and love, fear and solitude, forgiveness and understanding, anxiety and furtiveness, freedom and dependence.
“Dubai is becoming a regional hub for arts and culture. With the new initiatives such as the establishment of Cultural Village, I believe more regional and international artists will be flocking to Dubai to display their work and it’s really a great pleasure for me to be part of this.'
Hewar Art Gallery also aims to collect important pieces of modern Arabic art objects as it establishes an art museum in Riyadh that will document the various stages in the history of Arabic art.-TradeArabia News Service