The fourth edition of Bahrain’s leading art fair, ArtBAB, will see 16 international galleries from Buenos Aires to Mumbai, showcase works alongside local artists. Strengthening ties with the Gulf and galleries across the world, ArtBAB seeks to build exciting creative bridges that serve as catalysts for the future of Bahraini and Middle Eastern Art. TAG Fine Arts will present a specially curated contemporary cartographic display, featuring beautiful and highly creative maps of Bahrain and the surrounding area by seven international artists.
Ewan David Eason’s impressive Mappa Mundi Bahrain is inspired from his series of continents, countries and cities, and draws on his stunning use of gold leaf. Justine Smith integrates mapping and banknotes in her powerful Money Maps of the World series to explore the role of money in people’s lives and to illustrate key aspects of history and culture.
Making an exciting return to ArtBAB this year is Bulgarian Art Agency Ltd with incredible artworks by Zurab Tsereteli, renowned Georgian-Russian artist and architect. Tsereteli, President of the Russian Academy of Arts, has been at the forefront of Georgian and Russian art for over forty years with works including the 1997 Moscow landmark statue Peter the Great, and the re-design of the outstanding Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on the Moscow River.
A leading modern and contemporary art gallery from Paris, Galerie Bruno Massa will exhibit artworks by emerging German painter Ursula Schregel and Jordanian artist and photographer Wedad Alnasser, and striking blown glass sculptures by Rudolf Breda. In addition, NK Gallery will travel from Antwerp to display works by acclaimed Belgian artist Didier Mahieu whose works in multiple mediums from painting to film earned him the 1993 Princess Grace International Prize in Contemporary Art.
Core Art Gallery from Athens and Buenos Aires-based contemporary art gallery Quimera Galeria will contribute to the impressive international line up along with Art Lounge, which aims to spread the work of international artists throughout Portugal. Cosmic Heart Gallery brings Natasha Lalla and Shailan Parker’s creative and abstract artistic creations from Mumbai. Participating from the Middle East is the Baghdad Art Gallery who can be seen alongside leading Dubai galleries Fann A Porter and Sconci Art Gallery. ArtBAB 2019 will also feature Zu_Cace, the innovative gallery from Zayed University’s College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, rounding out an impressive international programme with art intersecting from Bahrain and the Gulf with three continents across the globe.
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IMAGE: Faika Al Hasan, Chaos, 2018, Acrylic on Paper