The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, November 12, 2018

Art Bahrain Across Borders International Fair opened to the public today
Bran Symondson, 'AKA Peace'.

MANAMA.- Bahrain’s second contemporary art fair, Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB 2017) is being held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Conference Centre from 22-26 March under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa. The fair hosts acclaimed artists and galleries from all corners of the world and has been designed to embrace and highlight excellence in the local arts sector, whilst uniting the local and global art communities and providing a stage for learning, engagement and the exchange of ideas.

ArtBAB 2017 features 60 participants and 10 galleries from across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the USA. Ten galleries exhibiting at the fair, in the dedicated ‘Gallery Pavilion’ includes: leading London gallery ‘Maddox Gallery’ (UK); Ukraine’s biggest art gallery ‘Tsekh Gallery’ which has expanded into Lithuania with its second space; ‘XVA Gallery’ (Dubai), one of the Middle East’s foremost contemporary art galleries; ‘Samara Art Gallery’ (India) which comes on board to showcase a variety of Indian artists including work by owner Sonal Ambani; ‘Project 88’ (India) which has a roster of some of the most exciting artists working in the Indian subcontinent; reputed Syrian ‘Samer Kozah’ Art Gallery; ‘David Risley’ (Denmark), a contemporary art gallery representing new and emerging talent as well as established artists; ‘Temnikova and Kasela Gallery’ (Estonia) which functions as one of the countries few commercial galleries; Bait Muzna Art Gallery (Oman), the first gallery to open up in Oman showcasing contemporary art; and ‘Galerie Charradeau’ (France) which hosts works such as furniture, graphic works and sculptures from the 1930s and post-war.

In addition, a separate pavilion for general entry artists, both established local and reputed international names, have taken their own exhibition space to display their individual works. These sixteen artists include Bahrainis Balqees Fakhro, Nabeela Al Khayer, Jamal Abdulrahim, Lulwa Bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa, Faika Al Hassan, Mariam Fakhro, Abbas Al Mosawi, Maryam Nass and Khaled Farhan. The international names include Pamela Arent (USA), Yonas Hailu (Ethiopia), Dorte Tuldar (Denmark), Mazarine Memon (Canada), Bhanu Palam (India), Rouble Nagi (India) and Azelio Corni (Italy).

Thirty-six Bahraini participants are showcasing their work at the ‘ArtBAB Pavilion’, a section dedicated exclusively to Bahraini artists who are being funded by Tamkeen, the project owners. These artists include: Aysha Al Moayyed, Somaya Abdulghani, Zakeya Zada, Dalal AbdulRahman Al Sindi, Ayman Jaafar, Maryam Al Sindi, Husain Isa Yusef Yaqoob, Maryam Al Hajri, Sahar Ahmadi, Salwa Almoayyed, Saima Jalil, Seema Baqi, Mohamed Taha, Hamed Al Bosta, Dana Al Moaibed, Taiba Faraj, Waseela Marzooq Ahmed, Amani Al Hajeri, Areej Rajab, Ahmed Anan, Karina Al Zu'bi, Sana Al Borshaid, Noora Hasan Al Ghatam, Mohammed Al Mahdi, Sayed Hassan Al Sari, Mona El Rubi, Elias Madan, Ghada Khunji, Abdulkarim Al Orrayed, Rasha Yousif, Aysha Hafuz, Omar Alrashid, Othman Khunji, Ebrahim Khalifa, Mayasa Al Sowaidi and Marwa Bint Rashid Al Khalifa.

In addition to 60 artists, like a forest of moving imagery, the ‘Floating World’ installation features thirty-two large scale suspended projections – 6 meters wide - screening video films by internationally renowned artists. The international names include Marcel Dzama (Canada), Cristina Lucas (Spain), John Stezaker (UK), Beat Streuli (Switzerland), Gillian Wearing (UK), Ming Wong (Singapore), Maha Maamoun (Egypt), Flo Kasearu (Estonia), Marko Maetamm (Estonia), Nilbar Gures (Turkey), Ebtisam Abdulaziz (Sharjah), Raqs (India), Cao Fei (China), Neha Chosky (India/USA), Jan Toomik (Estonia), Iv Toshain (Bulgaria), Michel Francois (Belgium), Graham Gussin (UK), Alice Cattaneo (Italy), Dean Kelland (UK), Shi Jong (China), Shimabuku (Japan), Fiona Banner (UK) and Cornelia Parker (UK).

Jonathan Watkins (Director of the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and Chairman of artist selection, ArtBAB International Selection Committee) curated this video exhibition. with support from Alistair Hicks (former Senior Curator at Deutsche Bank for nearly twenty years, author of The Global Art Compass (2014) and a member of the ArtBAB International Selection Committee)

Jonathan Watkins, Chairman of artist selection, ArtBAB International Selection Committee, says: "The idea for Floating World was inspired by Bahrain, and more specifically by the venue itself. The BIECC is an extraordinary place. Vast in size, with windows and skylights that can be easily covered, it's the perfect environment for large scale video projections. A forest of moving images, we're turning the fair itself into unforgettable artistic experience; an immersive event like no other. It's very exciting."

Today's News

March 24, 2017

New Exhibition Celebrates Works of Saint Louis Artists Inspired by the Game of Chess

Young Chinese jet set shop at Hong Kong's Art Basel

Grand Palais opens "Rodin: The Centennial Exhibition"

Barbican Art Gallery opens first major UK exhibition to focus on Japanese domestic architecture

Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions

Museum Ludwig showcases part of its photographs collection in special room

Contact lenses and condom wrappers shortlisted for €10,000 Rijksmuseum award

Baltimore Museum of Art acquires significant contemporary works

First retrospective of the work of fashion designer Halston opens at Nassau County Museum of Art

DC Moore Gallery exhibits twenty-one vibrant collages from 1979 by Romare Bearden

Cortesi Gallery presents a series of works from the last two years by Maurizio Donzelli

Chris Succo's second solo exhibition with Almine Rech Gallery on view in London

Secret Swiss 'castle find' collection to be offered at Bonhams Spa Classic sale

Hillwood mourns the death of chief curator Liana Paredes

Exhibition of contemporary biblical collages by David Mach opens at Dadiani Fine Art

Christine Poggi appointed Director of the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU

Syrian refugee tent finds life as dress with a past

Smith College names first-ever Contemporary Art Curator

Forgotten vintage timepieces from vault offered after 40 years

Laurence Calmels joins Phillips as Regional Director for France

LUMAS presents new work by Olaf Hajek, Isabelle Menin and René Twigge

Art Bahrain Across Borders International Fair opened to the public today

Roman rings to dazzling diamonds in Dix Noonan Webb's Spring Jewellery sale

Elizabeth Jaeger presents a series of truncated reclining nudes at Jack Hanley Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- TEFAF New York Fall 2018 opens to strong attendance and robust sales

2.- Michael Jackson's Bad jacket, Dylan's Fender Telecaster, U2's iconic guitars lead to Julien's Auctions sale

3.- 'Have you news of my boy?': Kipling's vain search for lost son

4.- Tate Britain opens the largest Edward Burne-Jones retrospective to be held in the UK

5.- Bartolomé Bermejo's visual universe shown in all its splendor for the very first time

6.- Thomas P. Campbell to lead the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

7.- Canadian doctors to start prescribing museum visits

8.- Exhibition in Leuven brings to life the grandiose world of the noble Arenberg family

9.- Walking Batman strolls across the auction block for a record $16,800 at Milestone's Premier Toy Auction

10.- Skeletons unearthed in giant United Kingdom train line excavation

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful