Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Saad Yagan in “Al Owais Culture” and “The Heritage of Fine Art”


Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation organized an art lecture by veteran Syrian artist Saad Yagan, “Crisis of Expressing Tradition in Fine Art”, accompanied by a presentation of illustrated slides about the artist’s rich experience. For more than half a century.

The lecture was attended by audience and public dignitaries from various cultural and artistic sectors who packed the lecture hall of the Foundation, Dr. Fatima Al-Shaykh, Member of the Board of Trustees, Ibrahim Al-Hashemi, Managing Director. Foundation, Artist Salma Al-Mari, Artist Muhammad Khair Jarrah, Director Walid Quadli and other cultural figures and friends of the Foundation.

During his lecture, artist Saad Yagan presented the approaches: “The crisis of freedom and expression, image, specificity, significance, authenticity, race and dependence, and the contrast of freedom.”

The veteran artist spoke about the ready-made ideas that circulate in the art world and the need to re-examine them rather than relying on ready-mades from texts.

Participants gave testimonies about the art world represented by the artist, and discussed the idea of ​​mythology, the methodology of their work and how to benefit from popular or historical tradition.

At the end of the evening, Fatimah Al-Shaykh presented the artist with a certificate of appreciation and thanked her for her efforts to enrich the creative movement and wished her to give more.

Saad is a Syrian plastic artist, born in Aleppo in 1949. He has participated in more than 100 group exhibitions in the Arab world and abroad, and his works are distributed worldwide.

Saad Yagan graduated from the Fine Arts Center in Aleppo in 1964, and in 1965 he began participating in official state exhibitions. He joined the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1970.

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