New Dubai gallery set for March opening
Dubai, January 25, 2011
The new contemporary gallery Lawrie Shabibi is set to open on March 13 the Al Quoz district of Dubai.
Lawrie Shabibi’s inaugural exhibition will feature the works of renowned Lebanese artist Nabil Nahas – his first solo show at a gallery in the Middle East.
Founded by regional art veterans William Lawrie, former head of sale for Christie’s Middle East, and Asmaa Al Shabibi, previously managing director at Art Dubai, Lawrie Shabibi will focus on the works of both established and emerging contemporary artists from the Arab world, Iran, North Africa, South Asia and Turkey.
Lawrie Shabibi will also provide art advisory services to discerning collectors looking to acquire pieces of modern and contemporary artwork from the region, drawing on its directors’ previous expertise as Middle East-based arts consultants with extensive regional relationships with artists, collectors, and the commercial art market.
“Both Will and I have made the understanding and promotion of art from the wider Middle East, Iran, South Asia and Turkey region our mission in previous professional roles, and Lawrie Shabibi now enables us to highlight work from emerging artists as well as established masters,” said Asmaa Al Shabibi, director of Lawrie Shabibi.
“In addition to showcasing a scope and breadth of artwork not previously seen in the UAE, Lawrie Shabibi will also advise the region’s growing base of art collectors on finding and acquiring specific pieces for either new or established collections,” she added. – TradeArabia News Service