Friday, December 15, 2017

Artists from 31 countries to exhibit work at 20th Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival

THE NATIONAL
By Salam Al Amir
A ceramic by Salim Jawhar, one of the previous works on display at the Islamic Arts Festival at Sharjah Art Museum. Pawan Singh / The National
SHARJAH, UAE---Artists from 31 countries from across the world are to take part in this year’s 20th edition of the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival (SIAF). The SIAF, organized by the Sharjah Cultural Affairs Department and with a theme of “impact”, will start on December 13 and run until January 23, 2018. It is to include 81 artworks that will be showcased in different venues across the emirate. Mohammed Al Qaseer, general coordinator of SIAF, said that 270 activities will take place as part of the festival, including 44 exhibitions, 46 lectures and 153 workshops. More than 30 of the exhibitions are to be held at the Sharjah Art Museum, presenting the works of five artists from the UAE, as well as others from Arab countries and countries around the world. [More]