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Royal family to exhibit personal art collection

Visitors to the annual Quoz Arts Fest, to be held on Alserkal Avenue on 27-28 January, will be able to see the unique private art collection of Dubai’s Royal Family. The collection spans two creative decades, and includes works by leading Arab and international artists.

Sheikha Latifa bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, collector, curator and artist who founded Tashkeel in 2008, in collaboration with FN Designs, has contributed some of her favourite works to the exhibition. These include works by renowned Emirati artists such as Abdul Qadir Al Rais and Dr Najat Makki, as well as Emirati calligraphers Majid Alusef and Wissam Shawkat.

The exhibition will feature works in a variety of techniques, from thousands of mirror shards in Monir Farmanfarmayan’s works to diamond dust scattered on silkscreen Diligam Te Domine by Damien Hirst and stainless steel elements on canvas by Korean artist Yong Rae Kwon.

The exhibition also includes works by artists who have used Tashkeel’s workshops and professional equipment, including Manal Al Dovayan’s photograph “Mother” from her “I Am” series.

Al Dovayan is the artist selected to represent Saudi Arabia at the 60th Venice Biennale in April 2024. Two artists supported through Tashkeel’s mentorship programmes, Ruben Sanchez and Alonza Guevara, are also featured in Sheikha Latifa’s private collection.

Quoz Arts Fest 2024 is the region’s highly anticipated arts and culture festival. Festival-goers can expect a busy weekend filled with exciting performances by musicians, art installations, delicious culinary offerings and engaging workshops.

Source: Khaleej Times

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