The Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation will host a major Exhibition of Sudanese Plastic Art on Wednesday, November 5, 2019. The Sudanese Artist’s Exhibition, which will showcase the artworks of 10 Sudanese artists, will take place at 7:00 pm at the Grand Exhibition Hall in Al Owais Cultural Foundation premises in Deira, Dubai.
The event will see the participation of artists Tagalsir Hassan, Iman Shaggag, Elgayli Yousif El Semait, Abdul Qadir Hassan Al Mubarak, Dia Eldin El Doush, Amel Beshir Taha, Elameen Mohammed Osman, Abdelbasit Al Khatim, Issam Abdel Hafeez and veteran artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq. Moreover, the exhibition coincides with a retrospective exhibition by one of the participants, artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishac, which will be held in the city of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands on the occasion of her winning the Principal Prince Klaus Award for 2019; one of the world’s most prestigious art awards.
Sudanese contemporary plastic art rests on a long history of ancient civilizations in Sudan that extends for thousands of years, includes a diverse visual and cultural legacy that reflects the ethnic, linguistic, religious and geographical richness of the country. Throughout history, Sudanese artists have made numerous prestigious international achievements in all the cultural events that they participated in.
This exhibition presents three generations of Sudanese artists, who were brought together by academic life or work or who have met through various social or cultural circles and eventually became friends despite their varying ages and social and cultural backgrounds. Three women artists take part in this exhibition with artworks that express unique visions and individual artistic styles, ideas and themes.
The artworks presented by the ten participating artists in this exhibition shed light on the high level of maturity that has characterized the plastic art movement in Sudan since the mid twentieth century and until today, and which promises more fine contributions in the future.
The Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation takes pride in presenting this exhibition to its audience as it believes that the rich world of art has the power to build bridges of knowledge to connect us with our brethren, who have had an active presence in various fields of Arab culture. Today we hail art as a tool of promoting culture and communication, and also as a means of expression that allows us to voice the common concerns that unite us and that are represented in such portraits of humanity; combining profound philosophical ideas and expression with the richness and genuineness of color.