|March 05, 2014
May 2014: DESERT REFLECTION
Xhixha joins the sacred art of abstraction to its exact opposite:
The prehensile capture of the slippery illusion of forms as they develop in time and in space. By sculpting the material the artist underlines the iridescent reflections of the steel, which, magically, becomes a source of light.
In the wall reliefs treated by Helidon Xhixha with transparent solid color lacquers, or in his three- dimensional artifacts with relief on the front, there is a sensory connection with [more..]
| March 06, 2014
May 2014: MOSTAFA DASHTI paintings
MOSTAFA DASHTI’s early work depicted powerful desert scenes. This relationship with landscapes, whether natural or human created, has continued over the years and is still apparent in most of his work today.
As he expresses “The root of all my paintings is in nature—sky, earth, clouds and even meteoroids. Every time I painted a subject, every element on my canvas could be traced to something in nature and the presence of these nature’s figures proves that I am not an abstract painter. Of c[more..]
|March 07, 2014
April 2014 lecture: BURSA, first Ottoman Capital
In association with Architecture Heritage Society of UAE, Courtyard hosts a lecture by Serkan Gunay :
BURSA, first Ottoman Capital on Wednesday at 7.15 pm
Serkan Gunay was graduated from Architecture Department of Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) and after that he continued his studies in Middle East Technical University (METU) of Ankara, in the Graduate Program of Documentation and Conservation of Historic Monuments.
Since the year 2006 in addition to his professional career h[more..]
| March 07, 2014
January 2014: Khor Dubai, where the city started
Total Arts in association with Architectural Heritage Society of UAE and Dubai Municipality present an exhibition and lecture outlining different aspects of life along the Dubai Creek.
Notwithstanding the impressive growth of Modern Dubai for tens of kilometers along the seashore, the creek has remained the very "heart" of the city. Along the creek and the seashore are still found the traditional boat-building areas where large wooden boats are built, restored and maintained by skille[more..]
|March 07, 2014
March 2014: THE THREAD
Total Arts at the Courtyard is pleased to present:
17 March – 25 April 2014
Artists: Maryam Ashkanian, Soodeh Bagheri, and Cecilia Monero- Yaghoubi
The Thread presents works by three female artists who incorporate stitching and thread as prominent features in the concept and structure of their work. The show includes small two-dimensional pieces and larger-scale installations by Maryam Ashkanian, Soodeh Bagheri and
Cecilia Monero- Yaghoubi, with the th[more..]