Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Preview of Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait

If you love seeing contemporary art, then you must not miss out on the launch of CAP Kuwait tonight. I had the pleasure to preview Contemporary Art Platformlocated in Life Center at Industrial Shuwaikh, and honestly at first I thought it was just another art gallery. Little did I know! CAP Kuwait includes some facilities that any artists and art-lover would really appreciates. Think arts library of almost 1000 books, cinema, conference room, and design corner. CAP's Gallery Director Liane Al Ghusain gladly showed me around (thank you!!) and  also informed me that they're planning to introduce art-related classes and seminars in the near future, that should be exciting. 

Currently they're holding an exhibition titled Self-Encounters : Face to face with Kuwait art collectors, where they'll be showcasing portraits from the archives of Kuwait's biggest art collectors. You will find works by Andy Warhol, British street artist Banksy, Ghada Al Kandari, Halim Al Karim, and many more. Here is a sneak peak...

CAP's Gallery Director Liane Al Ghusain
One of my favorite pieces at CAP, you have to go and see it in real-life breathtaking!
This one's by Banksy

Mixed-media art pieces made out of lego 
King Che sculpture by Syrian Fadi Yazigi
composite photograph by Iraqi Halim Al Karim

There was a corner dedicated for Kuwaiti artists where you will find works by Ghada Al-Kandari, Shurooq Ameen, and Aziz Al-Mudhaf, to name a few.
Not sure if these tables were part of the exhibition, doubt it, but I fell in love with them anyways!
The cool thing about CAP is that they have a small library where you'll find a big selection of books related to art. They also had this cool bear-shaped book shelves where you can find books for sale.

5 comments:

The Manhattan Team said...

AMAZING concept & great post/pics! Would LOVE to visit soon!

halloum said...

Lovely! Gotta pay them a visit soon, thanks for sharing

Confashion said...

The Manhattan Team
Thank you :)
You have to visit this creative hub! Truly something!

Halloum
You're more than welcome ;)

CAP said...

Thanks so much! It was lovely hosting you. See you at the next show :)

Confashion said...

CAP
You're more than welcome :)

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