You are cordially invited to the Exhibition of Kuwaiti artist Jassem Bu Hamad. The exhibition will inaugurate the opening of the new Al Mashreq Gallery branch at the Grand Avenues, Ground Floor.
Join us at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 22 at 7pm
The National Council of Culture, Arts, and Letters presents Kuwait’s first Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia. Under the general theme of “The Encyclopedic Palace”, proposed by Massimiliano Gioni director of this edition, the exhibition National Works explores two major works by sculptor Sami Mohammad (b. 1943) along with a new photographic production by Tarek Al-Ghoussein (b. 1962). Curated by Ala Younis, National Works disassembles symbols of grandeur in paused/post glorious times, in an attempt to re-interpret Kuwait’s modernization project.
In the year of its political independence, Kuwait welcomed its new-found prosperity by declaring a willingness to share its future wealth with its neighbors. The time was directed to institutional building in preparation for and accommodation of a growing influx of investments. The country’s urban landscape soon became an open-air museum of national and international performances of construction, creation and political manifestation.
Moving to a new country is exciting and perhaps a bit intimidating. During her explorations of Kuwait, Linda has recorded some glimpses of Kuwaiti history and culture. Her collection of photographs is in no way complete but each picture is like a small colorful piece of added to a quilt. When her time is over, the “quilt” will be a warm reminder of things seen & experienced in Kuwait. Linda Shields arrived in Kuwait in 2003 & is working in an international school as a classroom teacher. She was born & raised in Indonesia and the Netherlands before her parents immigrated to the US when she was 10 years old. As an adult, she lived in the US, Netherlands and Saudi Arabia. Linda uses her pictures and stories to share the places she has lived and visited with her family and friends.
The Museum of National Works houses several different exhibition halls giving the history of Kuwait, the invasion, the destruction of Kuwait & the downfall of Saddam. A short film is included in the tour which takes us back a step in the History of Kuwait. Fee: KD 3 Advance reservations required at email@example.com
Join Bayt Lothan & the Mazaj Band for a night of instrumental bliss with a selection of Turkish music, jazz, and classic Kuwaiti music. Don’t miss it! Book your tickets today by clicking HERE!
The House of Mirrors is home to the family of the late renowned artist, Khalifa Al-Qattan. His wife has spent vast amounts of time creating scenes on the walls, the floors and even the ceilings to showcase what can be done with broken pieces of mirror and glass when accompanied by an artists’ touch. Enjoy a guided tour with the AWARE Center to view the splendors of this ‘bedazzled’ home. Cameras are welcome. This is an adult only tour for 8 participants. Register for this tour by forwarding your name, email, place of employment and telephone contact to firstname.lastname@example.org. Advance reservations are required, and further details will be shared upon registration. Fees: 2 KD per person.