Islamic Arts Festival 19th Edition "Bunyan"


Under The Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah the Cultural Affairs at the Sharjah Department of Culture and information, organizes the "19th edition of Islamic Art Festival", on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 till January 24th, 2016, under the theme "Bunyan".

The festival will include more than 30 solo exhibitions produced by artists from the United Arab Emirates and various Arab and Foreign countries that will take place in Sharjah Art Museum and different venues across the Emirate of Sharjah. Along the festival several talks and workshops will be held in various sites.

The Islamic Arts Festival in its current edition goes far beyond the idea of the construction itself into the visible and tangible built entity; the chosen title BUNYAN, mimics the hidden aspect in the state of this construction that establishes the conception behind any structure, and through which we perceive the value of innovation as being both an achievement and a stand-alone creation. The creative state that produces any creation motivates us to delve into its secrets. Here, we are invited to have a visual discussion about the state of creation which we perceive at every corner, making us engage in what leads to structures of various types by relying on contemporary art and its view of Islamic Arts with their different components, types and artistic spectrums.

Date 14 December, 2016 – 24 January, 2017
Audience Public
Venue Piazza
Admission FREE

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