Yesterday evening, Sharjah Art Foundation Director Sheikha Nawar Al Qasimi opened an exhibition by Palestinian-American artist Samia Halabi at the Sharjah Art Museum in the presence of Sharjah Art Foundation Founder Sheikh Sultan Saud Al Qasimi. Sharjah Museum Authority Director General Aisha Rashid Dimas, artist Samia Halabi and curator Inas Yassin. A large number of cultural personalities and art lovers attended.
The exhibition, which runs until January 7, 2024, is part of the “Minor Marks” exhibition series, aiming to shed light on key artistic figures who contributed to the development of modern art in the Arab world.
The comprehensive exhibition includes around 200 diverse works by Halabi, produced over his six-decade artistic career, from abstract paintings and digital works to powerful documentary drawings, which are on loan from various collections both domestically and internationally, including Samia. Halabi’s own studio in New York.
The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to explore Samia Halabi’s unique artistic experience and learn about her inspiring role as a Palestinian artist and activist in shaping the contemporary Arab art scene through her vibrant and creative work. Brand in the art world.
The exhibition offers a comprehensive look at the life of the artist, one of the most important pioneers of abstract art in the Arab world, showcasing works that chronicle his journey of exploring the concept of image-making and abstraction spanning decades of work. The relation of geometrical principles to vision and perception is what transcends realistic diagnosis.
Through the exhibition, the Sharjah Museum Authority allows the Palestinian artist to present his own philosophy of figure-making and painting as an art form independent of his artistic practice, committed to presenting the Palestinian story. The development and diversity of the artist’s creativity in particular and the abstract school in general.
The Sharjah Museum Authority highly appreciated the great support and patronage received from the Samia Halabi Foundation and expressed its thanks and appreciation to all parties who made organizational arrangements to host the exhibition in the Emirate of Sharjah.
Organized by the Sharjah Museums Authority and overseen by curator Inas Yassin, it is a continuation of the path of giving, brilliance and creativity and is part of Sharjah’s efforts to promote and provide a platform for art and culture. With the “Minor Marks” series, which hosts a famous artist annually… for famous artists in the world, they enrich the Arab art scene, and the latest edition of this exhibition is an exceptional opportunity for lovers of the art of Samia Halabi. Learn about creativity and his unique and rich artistic path.
In its new edition, the “Different Signs” exhibition includes a variety of cultural events and workshops catering to the needs of various segments of society, including a sign language tour aimed at hearing-impaired people, apart from special tours and free educational programs. Towards school students.
Sharjah Art Museum, in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, is organizing “A Conversation with Artist Samia Halabi: A Conversation Session in the presence of Exhibition Curator Inas Yassin and Conversation Director Sultan Al. Qasimi” on September 23, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the presence of an elite panel of artists and art enthusiasts.
Among the interesting activities, the commission is organizing a “Music of Colors” workshop based on the works of Samia Halabi to provide children with disabilities between the ages of 7 and 14 years. This art and workshop encourages participants to create their own abstract paintings while learning about techniques through art and colors and shapes, while the “Letter and Art” workshop allows participants 18 and older to view an artist’s painting. Yellow Swirl” before they begin creating their own paintings, the “Creative Series” workshop allows youth aged 13 to 17 to discover the influence of nature in the abstract paintings of artist Samia Halabi. Paintings under the influence of nature