Thursday, December 14, 2017

Artists unveil authentic world of contemporary Islamic art

By Afkar Abdullah
A visitor watching the artwork EPISTROPHE, by artist Timo Nasseri at the Sharjah Art Museum. - KT photo by M. Sajjad
Artists from various parts of the world gathered on Wednesday at the 20th Sharjah Islamic Art Festival (SIAF) displaying different vibrant styles of artworks illustrating the authenticity of the Islamic Art in tune with the contemporary art world. Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Qassimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the SIAF at the Sharjah Islamic Art Museum, which will run until January 23, 2018. The event is organised under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, by the cultural affairs department at the Sharjah department of information culture. The festival is one of the most renowned Islamic art events in the region, and its events include local and international exhibitions, intellectual programmes, and interactive activities. [More]
Epistrophy 7, 2013, polished stainless steel, 240 x 240 x 70 cm