The opening of the art exhibition “CROSSROADS #4 – Diversified Union” will take place on Saturday, 29 January 2012, 6:30 PM at the Light Box, Marina Wing Lobby together with the group of eight Emirati artists, Abdul Rauf Khalfan, Ahmed Sharif, Azza Al Qubaisi, Khalid Al Banna, Mohamed Al Qasab, Muna Abdul Kader Al Ali, Muna Al Khaja and Nasir Nasralla.
Crossroads is a row of art exhibitions at Yas Viceroy Hotel and its aim is to make art accessible for everyone who walks into a public place, as well as to showcase the work of Emirati and resident artists.
Diversified Union is a joint venture between a group of Emirati Artists and Swiss Art Gate UAE. Swiss Art Gate UAE has co-operated with this group in 2011, and displayed their artwork in Europe and in the United Arab Emirates, except the artwork of Azza Al Qubaisi. Azza Al Qubaisi is the creator of the Swiss Ambassador’s Award once a year. Swiss Art Gate UAE invited artists to Lausanne Switzerland during the Emirati-Swiss Friendship Forum in June 2011 and to the celebration of 40 Years UAE National Day in Podgorica, Montenegro, on 2nd December 2011, under the patronage of H.E. Hamza Al Ulama.
All artists come from different areas in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah), and their background is different as they studied with various masters in the past. Their artwork shows different languages, but all have one in common, to deliver the message of their life and heritage by creating oil or acrylic paintings on canvas, sculptures or mixed media work.
January 29, 2012