Today morning, Zain put together 3 shows celebrating Kuwait’s golden years, 60s & 70s, 80s, and 90s. Directed by Yaroub Bu Rhama, the shows were a reflection of the simplicity and the joy of the past. Beautiful work.
Today, at 9 am, will be the opening of Kan Zaman exhibition at Bayt Lothan, I passed by yesterday for a private preview, and if you’re into arabesque, vintag-y pieces and accessories, that’s the place to be!
Not everybody was ready, a lot of brands where still setting their space. I found some really nice home decor pieces, one of a kind, not the style you see every day which I loved!
Lulu Al Mishari was there with her Black Pearl Boutique, and I finally got to see it! One of the best local boutiques! very stylish, yet simple, timeless yet contemporary, my cup of tea. She will be opening a store soon in Shuwaikh Industrial Area, opposite Store 4.
How refreshing is this table set up at Hamsa’s?!
Kan Zaman will be starting Jan 13 until Jan 15 at Bayt Lothan, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, and from 5:00 to 9:00, make some time to drop by!
The British Council and Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait, in partnership with the National Council for Arts and Letters, are pleased to announce Landscapes Expanded, a month-long residency programme that aims to support artists from different backgrounds to explore landscape art in their own practice.
The exhibition Out of Britain explores one hundred years of British landscape and examines the ways in which artists have engaged with landscape and addressed timeless and fundamental questions about man’s place in the world. The works in the show illustrate individual artist’s attempts to find their place among an ever-changing environment where they are often driven to challenge traditional ways of interpreting and framing the landscape.
Landscapes Expanded will support artists to explore contemporary issues intrinsically related to site, space, and place in their field of work. The residency will begin with a three-day workshop that will support artists to develop concepts for their research in the weeks that follow. Throughout the programme participants will benefit from group and individual reviews of their work and guidance from the residency facilitator and visiting contributors.
The residency programme will be led by artist and curator Alia Farid Abdal, who explores personal perspectives of public space and constructed landscapes in her own art work and academic research. The program will also benefit from insightful contributions from visiting artists and art critics such as British Artist David Rayson, whose work is featured in Out of Britain. Rayson is currently the Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London.
Participants’ work produced during the residency programme will be exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMArt Kuwait) at the end of October 2012. Chosen works may also be exhibited at a British Council Visual Arts exhibition that will showcase artists from the Gulf at the Brunei Gallery in London in 2015.
- This residency is open to practicing artists and creative practitioners (from all disciplines) who are keen to develop the concepts of landscape art in their practice.
- Applicants must reside in Kuwait.
- Applicants must commit to participate in a three-day workshop (18th – 20th September 2012) and closing presentation, which will take place on 18th October 2012.
- The workshops will be hosted in English, however translators will be available should they be required.
E-mail the following (in English or Arabic) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Artist C.V.
- Up to 10 images of your work with an appendix stating the title, medium, and year the work was executed.
- A statement of intent (up to 500 words) explaining why you are applying to the programme and what you hope to obtain from it. Briefly state what themes you are interested to explore during the residency program.
Deadline: 9th September 2012 (10am)
Large images will have to be submitted via http://www.wetransfer.com or any other host site in which your images can be downloaded directly. Alternatively, you may wish to submit a link to your work online. For videos, provide links of uploaded material either on YouTube or vimeo.
I recently learnt about Studio AIO; a startup Kuwaiti business, that specializes in graphic and web design. It’s a design agency based in Kuwait that pretty much does everything that a rising business requires, from logos and stationary, to packaging and websites, they take care of a business’ or individual’s design needs.
The services they offer are:
- Branding and Creative Development.
- Packaging and Stationary.
- Web Design and Implementation.
- Banners and Advertisements.
- Art and Illustrations.
- Professional Photography.
Check out some samples of their photography, web design and prints. They seem to be very talented, all the best of luck to them!
Follow them on Twitter for more details.
Remember when Khaleejesque launched their 1st-print issue a couple of weeks back? Well, I’m still reading through the articles every other night and the one I’m about to share here is by far, my favorite!
The reason for which I absolutely loved this article is because it touches a personal base; it talks about being born within a certain nationality, culture, or boundaries, living somewhere else that is not your home-country, while feeling it’s home. You end up being a ‘Third Culture Kid’, and growing into a ‘Third Culture Adult’, moving around, taking the best of the cultures you experience, loving each one like it’s your own, embracing the world like no one else can do! For this I say I’m a Third Culture Adult and proud!
The article is by Ghadeer Al-Otaibi, one of the editors at Khaleejesque, I loved the way it’s tweaked! If you are a Third Culture Kid, or Adult, your thoughts will float around as you read her story! You would involuntarily go down memory lane and indulge in your reminiscence.
This is my most admired part of the whole article:
It is in Australia where I learnt what I was. It is where I realized I wasn’t your average Kuwaiti, not a Spaniard, a Lebanese or an American. It was here I realized I was a blend of all of the cultures that I had lived in, forming my own wave and tastes in lifestyle, music and art. Despite the complexities, now that I have grown from being a Third Culture Kid into an adult Third Culture Kid, I can truly say that my experiences have given me the greatest gifts one could ever ask for. ~Ghadeer Al Otaibi
To read the full article, collect your copy of Khaleejesque Print Issue at any of the following places, here.
2 days ago happened to be Khaleejesque first print-issue launch event. It was held at the 360 Mall; when I got the invitation, I knew for sure the issue is going to be unique! But when I actually went there, and saw it, I was astonished! The cover, the topics, the photography, and the writing!! Thumbs up Khaleejesque! It’s absolutely a wonderful job for a 1st issue! Can’t wait to see what you guys have lined up!
BonkerBox was there and people were taking such awesome pictures! Check them out!
I fell in love with this photo shoot! You can find more details in their issue. It’s absolutely beautiful! And bear in mind, it’s all done in Kuwait!
I will be talking more in-depth on some of the articles I liked from the print-issue, stay tuned, it’s worth it! Meanwhile, Khaleejesque website will still be running as we know it!
* Images above are by the lovely, @Jacqui from Couch Avenue Blog, I took some pictures while I was there, But totally loved hers when I saw them, and she was sweet enough to share! Thank you darling <3
Red Bull Art of Motion happening now in Failaka! Up till Thursday! Will be posting about it soon! Stay tuned!
As part of their vision, reflecting their rebellious & self-ironic image; Red Bull Doodle Art was born to reach out to students, explore their brains, and bring out their potential hidden talents.
Doodling is a type of sketch; an unfocused drawing, typically drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class..You could use school books, sheets of paper, or notebooks..And all you need is human fantasy & pen.
Red Bull Doodle Art has kicked start today at GUST & Kuwait University CBA campuses; All you need to do is take one of the doodling cards being distributed on one of these campuses, get creative, and drop it back in te Doodle Box located on campus.
The winner will enjoy driving a Mini Cooper with their Doodle printed on it..And they will automatically qualify for the regional competition in which the winner will get their doodle applied on a backpack as a limited edition offered from Burton! Of course the winner would have the first developed item with the probability of having his name on it as the designer! Cool!
Tha last day for submission will be tomorrow, Tuesday 20th.