When: 23/10/2008 - 13/11/2008
Where: Souq Wagif
A Syrian Contemporary Art Exhibition will be inaugurated today by the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari, at the Waqif Art Centre at 7.30pm.
The opening will be followed by a one-off classic music concert performed by Syrian trio of Ghazwan Zerikly (piano) and Maria Arnaout and Dana Dabbous (both on violin) at 8.30pm.
The exhibition comprises art works from eight leading Syrian artists: Sarah Shamma, Rima Salamoun, Ahmad Moualla, Yasser Hamoud, Hamoud Shantout, Sabhan Adam, Mustafa Ali and Wael Adelbet.
The ‘Art House Damascus’ has teamed up with Waqif Art Centre for the event that emphasises on the influence of contemporary Syrian art in the region.
Shamma is a member of Fine Arts Syndicate in Damascus and award winner of the fourth prize at the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, London and first prize in Latakia Biennial Painting in Latakia, Syria.
Salamoun is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University and a member of Syrian Syndicate of Fine Arts, while Moualla, a painter and designer, is a graduate of Ecole National Superieur des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
Hamoud, Shantout, Adam, Ali and Adelbet have all participated in a number of solo and collective exhibitions too.
The musicians, Zerikly, Arnaout and Dabbous have represented Syria at a number of global events around the world. Arnaout recently became a member of the newly-founded Qatar National Symphony, while Dabbous’s accomplishment, among other things include, participation in the farewell concert of UN’s outgoing secretary general Kofi Annan in New York.
The exhibition opens daily until November 13 from 10am to 12.30pm and from 4.30pm to 10pm, except Fridays, when it opens from 5pm-10pm only.
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