INtheFRAME in conjunction with Showcase Gallery presents The Iraqi Art Project, which unites sixteen internationally based Iraqi artists of diverse experience and backgrounds. Each artist will be exhibiting their art over the course of two days, Thursday 12thand Saturday 14th January 2012, and have donated at least one piece of work to be auctioned at Showcase Gallery.
On Saturday 14th January, the works will be auctioned in a two part auction and each person to walk away with a piece will take not just a special piece of Iraqi art, but a priceless part of Iraq’s legacy and it’s creative present and future.
The auctions comprise Part One (Emerging Artists) and Part Two (Established Artists). The Emerging Artists include street artists from Dubai and London and contemporary artists from Montreal, San Francisco, London and Dubai. The Established Artists include prominent and respected names such as Dia Azzawi, Ahmed Bahrani, Ismail Azzam and Mahmud Obaidi.
The proceeds of the auctions will be invested in The Young Mesopotamians (TYM).
TYM is a UK established charity that is implementing a unique arts teaching exchange programme in Baghdad to under-resourced artists and students. It will be taught by internationally recognised academics from prestigious teaching institutions around the world, from Princeton and New York University to the Universities of Berlin and Amsterdam.
Thursday 12th January 2012
Exhibition viewing only: 9am to 6pm
Saturday 14th January 2012
Exhibition viewing: 9am to 6pm
Auctions from 6.30pm to 8pm
Showcase Gallery, Villa 679 opp. Dubai Municipality Center near Al Manara Street
Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Sequim 2
Showcase Gallery: +971 4 3488797, email@example.com, www.showcasedubai.com