BRINGING THE WORLD TOGETHER
An art competition by Art4you Gallery Community, with the theme Cultural Diversity, challenged artists in UAE
What do you think of when someone asks you about your family traditions? Do you picture the food you eat on special occasions? Do you imagine the customary dances you all perform? Do you think of the flag you fly proudly to represent the country that your family originated from? Do you see simple traditions like Friday game night or the jersey you wear on Sundays when it’s game time?
We’re all different, so let’s celebrate the wealth of culture and diversity we each bring to the table, and what we can learn from one another. Students were asked to send in their work, portrait, still life, action scene — whatever their art is, as long as it’s original!
Here the theme: ‘Cultural Diversity’, an art competition challenged artists in UAE, by Art4you Gallery Community. The three-month long awaited
art competition designed by Artist Activist Jesno Jackson, finally announced the Award Winners on Sept. 22, at 7pm in Antique Museum, followed by Art Exhibition for a week. The official ceremony was opened by Chief Guest Ms.Khulood Al Jabri (Emirati Expert Fine Artist), Guest of Honour Ahmed Abdullah Al Zoorey (Emirati Fine Art Expert) and Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi (Emirati Artist), judged the event to announce the top five awards.
“Art has the potential to change lives. When words are not enough, we turn the images and symbols to tell stories. Here Arty Strokes are leaving impressions”, says Rengi from the gallery.
“As the world becomes a single global economy people need not only an understanding of their own culture but also an understanding of the cultures of the world. Therefore, the arts must be representative of the larger community. The way to bring people together is through the visual arts .The artwork should provide insight into different cultures in the family of mankind, the customs, celebration, emotion, love, peace and respect of any of the different cultures of our planet.” Art4you Gallery bought together 16 finalists and 25 artworks, which was showcased in Antique Museum Gallery Space in Al Quoz, Dubai, with the work expressed from representational, expressionism, surrealism, realism and abstraction. Here they are enhancing our understanding and acceptance of different cultures.
There seems to be a lot of talent in UAE and from different parts of the world, all are together to experience different take off on various art forms.
The exhibition will be open till Sept. 30 at Emirati Art Gallery, Antique Museum, Dubai.