In The Frame plans two art events
Dubai, November 15, 2011
In The Frame, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of arts in the Middle East, will organsie two vibrant and interactive art events in Dubai.
The organization, created by Noor Kadhim and Khatija Sacranie, was conceptualised as a unique platform to enable and promote Arab and Eastern artistic expression of all genres. ITF will coordinate projects in support of educational initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa, a statement said.
ITF’s launch project is the Iraqi Art Project. ITF’s future projects will be supported by Aramex, in collaboration with Ruwwad, Aramex’s non-profit arm, which is dedicated to educational projects in the Middle East, it said.
The Iraqi Art Project comprises two events. The first is a painting workshop on December 9 and 10, which is open to aspiring artists resident in Dubai. It will be supervised by our artists and graduate arts students from the UK with a specialty in street and contemporary art. The theme of the workshops will be “Identity”.
The second Iraqi Art Project event is an art exhibition at the organisation’s partner venue, the Showcase Gallery (Dubai), taking place from January 12-15. It will unveil and auction fresh new works of internationally and locally-based Iraqi artists.
The exhibition will be spearheaded by two emerging Iraqi street artists. There will also be spoken word performers, musical artists and speakers who will speak about Iraq and the development of its contemporary art scene.
Proceeds of the Iraqi Art Project will be donated to The Young Mesopotamians (TYM), a UK established charity that unites art teachers from prestigious universities around the world in a pilot education program in Baghdad to teach and mentor resident Iraqi artists on the ground.
Noor Kadhim said: “There is a wealth of talent in the Middle East, which we aim to encourage and develop. We will grant regional audiences access to new art and allow them to get involved in creative activity for the benefit of educational causes”.
Khatija Sacranie said: “we aim to foster an understanding of what identity means to people living in this region, and allow them a platform for the discussion and expression of this and other topical concepts here.”
Sharon Harvey, director of the Showcase Gallery, said: “I am delighted to be hosting the Iraqi Identity art exhibition for In the Frame and to be contributing to promoting new Iraqi art for a good cause.” – TradeArabia News Service
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