Artspace opens new gallery at DIFC
Dubai, November 3, 2008
Artspace has inaugurated its new contemporary art gallery at the Gate Village in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Artspace, which established itself first in Dubai in May 2003, focuses on Middle Eastern contemporary art.
One of a new breed of art galleries that have surfaced in Dubai over the past five years, Artspace has evolved into one of the most prominent institutions promoting art from the region.
'The establishment of the new gallery comes at a time when global interest in Middle Eastern contemporary art is growing,' stated Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, governor of DIFC and managing director of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
'By promoting art galleries like Artspace, DIFC seeks to support Dubai's initiatives to harness this new artistic energy in the region. Artspace’s new gallery promises to make a key contribution to this effort by showcasing the best in regional art,' he added.
Artspace was born out of the the gallery's owner, Maliha Al Tabari's passion for contemporary art. A painter and sculptor herself, with a BFA and an art history minor from Otis College of Art and Design and Ringling School of Art and Design, Florida.
On the occasion of the launch of the new gallery, Artspace is showcasing the works of artists who represent a new wave of Middle Eastern art including Adam Henein, Zakaria Ramhani, Adel El Siwi, Ahmed Mater, Paul Guiragossian, Emanuel Guiragossian, Louay Kayyali, Youssef Ahmed and Omar El-Nagdi.-TradeArabia News Service