Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Beautiful Bits from Bahrain

We went for a wedding in Bahrain over the weekend and of course during the day, we did some sightseeing and just chilled around. Bahrain is such a cozy and a beautiful country, the people who we have met during our quick trip were very genuine, humble and welcoming. Must make it a point to visit Bahrain at least once a year. Scroll down for some art inspo...

One of my quick stop in Bahrain was  Al Riwaq Art Space, a not-for-profit space supporting contemporary art practices in Bahrain. Saudi Duo Basma and Noura Bouzo created this art installation called Al Maha. 15 limited edition pieces of oryx balloon sculptures to mirror the effect of the Terracotta Army (246 BCE). It is also a re-imaging of the work of Jeff Koons. The artist were exploring the copy/paste syndrome, which reminded me of the topic discussed by Nuqat Foundation during their last event.

Pictured above is Henna with patterns inspired by high end logos, like this one of Chanel's, it was on display At Al Riwaq Art Space and titled "Luxury Henna' by artist Eric Parnes

This beautiful art installation is by Bahraini artist Adel AlAbbasi. He used old cassette tapes and drew a portrait of legendary Egyptian singer Umm Kalthoum

Another beautiful art installation is by Bahraini artist Adel AlAbbasi, he crafted the Arabic letter Noon using locks. 

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