A Big space and even bigger dreams: Alserkal Avenue and Atassi Foundation presents…

Syria: Into the Light, the Atassi Foundation’s largest-ever exhibition is all ready to launch this March. The show will also mark Alserkal Avenue’s inauguration of Concrete, a multi-disciplinary, multi-purpose event venue designed by (OMA)

It will be the Atassi Foundation’s largest-ever exhibition and its first in the MENA region since its formation last year. The show will mark Alserkal Avenue’s inauguration of Concrete, a multi-disciplinary, multi-purpose event venue designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas. The exhibition will open on 9 March 2017 and close on 3 April 2017.

Louay Kayyali Nap Oil on Canvas

 

Curated by Mouna Atassi, the founder of Atassi Foundation, in collaboration with writer and curator Rasha Salti, the show will be based on the theme of ‘Portraits and Figures’ and will include more than 60 works by over 40 artists illustrating the landscape of Syrian art from 1924 up to 2016. 

The opening of Concrete is a pivotal moment for the arts and culture scene of Dubai. Rem Koolhaas is known for his avant-garde approach to urban architecture, his practice has been deeply involved in the restoration and re-imagination of numerous arts-related buildings and structures around the world.Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, Founder of Alserkal Avenue.

Come walk through the landscapes of Syrian art movements, its past meeting its present and reminiscing of its future through paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and video art.

 

Exhibition Design
The exhibition is designed by well-known Syrian architect, Michel Zayat, to accentuate the features of Concrete, which allow for a symbiotic relationship with art.

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