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Dubai: The lines by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, send a message of inspiration, hope, and motivation from the city of the future to the world. Through innovative buildings, Dubai has provided the world with a cultural and architectural icon that expresses Dubai’s approach to innovation.
Funun Arts and Artist Playground by Pullman organized a group art exhibition “Tribute to Dubai” where artists from 12 different nationalities showcased their love for this nation through their paintings and artifacts. This exhibition will run for two months. Starting from 20th January 2023, this creative space will be exhibiting the wondrous works of the talented artists: Ahmed Al Awadhi, Alfonso Miguel Baleda, Alia Amin, Anjini Prakash Laitu, Anupa Bhambany, Catherine Nurez, Conan Dune, Edcel Cabalan, Eman Elhakim, Esther Soto, Ismail Al Sheikh Mohammed, Kalopsia Wiz, Kiran Kumar, Madine Talebpour, Mahboobeh Salimi Nouri, Mahfuzur Rahman, Mahnaz Rafiq Javid, Nadia Adamenko, Nadra Hajjar, Pari Sagar, Philippe Deray, Rania Elsalamony, Ritu Chaturvedi, Sara Samadani, Sharmila Laghate, Suva Mishra, Tumpa Banerjee
This beautiful exhibition was inaugurated by the legendary artist Abdul Qader Al Rais, along with dignitaries Mrs.Sultana Kazim, Faisal Abdul Qader, Bassam Nader, Eng. Maitha Albalooshi, Renate Wernary, Zenofar Fatima, Geraldine Dunoyer, and Gustavo Montero.
Funun Arts have been organizing art events for a decade and are famous for connecting nationalities across the world through art. Their motto says, “Coming together is a success, working together is progress”. Artist Playground has also always been the space for local artists to display their talent and creativity. Artist Playground along with the hotel’s art curator – Funun Arts Group showcase the beautiful artworks inspired by the historical depictions and stories of Old Dubai that take one back in time. Funun Arts Group exhibits both locally and internationally, collaborating with galleries and taking part in international art fairs along with doing several shows in the UAE. They organize all sorts of art events, exhibitions, art talks, panel discussions, art competitions, and many more.
Abdul Qader Al Rais, a legendary Emirati artist said “We can see a variety of work and the expressive way of artists through their paintings. Each artwork narrates a story that is well explained by artists and felt by the viewer. We are experiencing the whole world under one roof. It is like bringing the colors of the world on one canvas.
Sultana Kazim, artist and member of the American museum in UAE said “Art is one of the main means of communication that can connect the world and it allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other via images, sounds, and stories.
Shiba Khan, Artist and Founder of Funun Arts shared her views by saying” UAE is the most colorful place in the world where we can see so many different nationalities from around the globe living together with love and harmony. This is like a garden with so many beautiful and different flowers. And as an artist and founder of the art group, I always feel that art is the best way to express myself, and it brings all on one platform.
GM of the hotel Mr. Ghaith Dalati feels proud to be part of the mega celebration. Through this exhibition, we can experience the harmony and strength of this great nation which is full of diverse people showing their love by showcasing the artwork themed Dubai.
Maitha Al Balooshi, an Emirati motivational speaker said” Art gives meaning to our lives and helps us understand our world. It is an essential part of our culture because it allows us to have a deeper understanding of our emotions; increases our self-awareness, and also allows us to be open to new ideas and experiences.
Bassam Nader, a motivational speaker said,”.All forms of art are important as Art can communicate information, shape our everyday lives, make a social statement, and be enjoyed for aesthetic beauty
Farah Khan, co-founder of Funun Arts said,” Funun Arts has been organizing art events for a decade and are famous for connecting nationalities across the world through art. Our motto says, “Coming together is a success, working together is progress”.
Through this exhibition, you can experience the culture and heritage of Dubai along with modern Dubai. Each artist’s work represents their perspective of Dubai. Artists used different mediums and different styles but kept the uniform theme” Tribute to Dubai”.
Art lovers who attended the exhibition were amazed to see the vast collection of paintings, artifacts, leatherwork, and much more.
“Determination, strategy, and vision for the future are the real resources in the quest for excellence and success.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
You can see the wonderful artworks exhibited from 20th January to 20th March 2023 at Artist Playground by Pullman.
About Funun Arts-
Funun Arts is a vibrant community of art galleries, visual arts, designers, photographers, and creative brains. This is an essential platform for emerging artists, cultural practitioners, creative entrepreneurs, and homegrown initiatives. It is a platform where artists are given an opportunity to exhibit their talents in a space that is affordable and allows them the freedom to enhance their creativity. Funun Arts Group exhibits both locally and internationally, collaborating with galleries and participating in international art fairs along with doing a number of shows in UAE. Now more than six hundred multinational artists are part of this art community. Funun Arts is a one-stop solution that creates a bridge between artists, art collectors, art enthusiasts, architects, and interior designers.
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