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Opening reception is on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7-9pm

Throughout the centuries the Middle East has been regarded as the cradle of religions; a title with imposing implications on the sociopolitical structure of the Middle East.

The Sacred Paths is not a search for the essence of the sacred, so much as it dissects the social and cultural accumulations that have evolved in accordance with ideologies that derive their legitimacy from religion, and thus divine rule.

This exhibition engages the symbolic, political, social and personal meanings of the Path rather than its physical aspects. It underscores the overarching collective social practices that developed from a continuous search for belonging, fed by the myriad myths and narratives of holy homelands, ordained by higher powers, that generations have been raised to believe. The Sacred Paths showcases 13 photographers from the Middle-East, mostly acclaimed photojournalists, whose work documents their journeys through various countries in the region.

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Opening reception is on  Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7-9pm

Najeebah Al Ghadban‘s first solo show A White Asylum, featuring a body of collage and assemblage works that developed from the artist’s continuous exploration of the human psyche. This series of portraits depicts the vulnerability of human emotions, in sculptural and photographic detail, utilizing shadows and industrial tools to emphasize the discordance between expressions of heart and entrapment of mind.

The ‘white’ of the asylum, measures the space of existence: the white light of the hereafter, or the white walls of the now. The ‘asylum’ holds the faces, the bodies, the hands, the scenes: the loveless lovers, the modern mythic battles, the liars and the cheats, the violent, but most significantly, the alone. Whether the nameless of the asylum are confined to the id of one mind, or whether they are united simply by the archetype of their disfunction, is for the viewer to decide.

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Boushahri Gallery: Young Kuwaiti artists

October 22, 2014
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Opening is on Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 at 7 pm Artists: Ibrahim Al Attiya, Ahmad Ayoub Hussain, Ahmad Al Qaysar,…

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FA Gallery: Mahmoud Ashkanani

October 16, 2014
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Opening is on Sunday, 19 October, 2014  at 7.00 pm Exhibition of Kuwaiti painter Mahmoud Ashkanani.

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Sultan Gallery: Secretary by Ghadah Alkandari

October 14, 2014
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  Opening is on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7-9pm Ghadah Alkandari’s solo show Secretary is a visual account of…

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Christie’s Dubai: Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art Auction

October 14, 2014
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Christie’s Dubai will be offering 10 works by the leading Lebanese modernist Shafic Abboud (1926-2004) from the exceptional Beirut collection…

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