East/East-East seeks to initiate an experimental East-arts narrative. The programme is predicated on a belief that this narrative requires a new approach, one which is neither delineated by Western institutions nor remains the sole, privileged domain of Western-focussed curators.
East/East-East champions a less stressful, more organic domain. This is the playful space carved out by shared geopolitical psychologies, the place where these idiosyncrasies are mapped, celebrated and nurtured. Uninterested in formulating responses to values emanating from galactic museums or art brokers, East/East-East will instead thrive off self-reflexive regional dialogues, using such insularity and rapprochement to find alternative approaches to art from the GGC, Levant, Pakistan, India, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.
In collaboration with a number of cultural organisations, arts enthusiasts and curators, East/East-East will investigate these new narratives with a series of exhibitions and initiatives in DUCTAC’s Gallery of Light throughout 2015–2016.
ITALIAN VANITY ART EXHIBITION
May 4th to May 10th, 2017
Curated by Gina Affinito
The aim of this exhibition is to promote the Italian Visual Art and young Italian artists in Dubai, with special focus on their approach to Contemporary Art. This exhibition covers a variety of visual art mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and installation art.
Italian Vanity Art Exhibition will be inaugurated on May 4th, 2017 at 7PM in the Gallery of Light, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC), Mall of the Emirates, in the presence of Vice President of Italian Industry & Commerce in Dubai, Mr. Piero Ricotti and Mr. Mauro Marzocchi.
The exhibition will continue until May 10th with the following schedule:
May 5th: 2PM – 8PM
May 6th - 10th: 11AM – 8PM
Visitors will be welcomed by the English and Italian speaking hostess. The admission is free.
On display: Accorsi Art Gallery
Roberta Barni, Renato Bugiotti, Pietro Daresta, Maxo Della Rocca, Giuliana Fusari, Gabriela Herma, Guido Mannini, Mauro Molle, Paolo Perelli, Alfonso Silba, Laura Stoppani Arionte Art Gallery
Sara Berti, Concetta De Pasquale, Antonello Arena, Alessandra Lanese, Franco Politano, Fabio Modica, Giacomo failla, Mimmo Scuderi
Allio Giovanni, Antico Giovanni Gagliardini, Asdhe (Daniela Damiano), Aufiero Rosario, Baraldi Gabriella, Barbaglia Walter, Basaev Oleg, Bosetti Arturo, Buonora Vito Marino, Conti Elena, Danelli Beatrice, De Troia Giacomo, Festino Giuseppe, G. Maria Ausilia, Greppi Marco, Giulia Lauritano, Lusignani Gabriella, Masciullo Concetta, Masera Alessandro, Mumari, Oneto Elisabetta, Pallotta Teresa Claudia, Ranaldi Ezio, Rizzo Miriam, Rosti Simone, Settembre Annapatrizia, Silvestre Angelina, Simonetti Marianna, Sordi Alberto, Spada Angela, Spalla Pizzorno Elettra, Taroni Marina, Vivace Domenica, ZENU (Zenucchini Lorenzo)
Ancient Art of Block Printing Workshop
May 5th, 2017 from 11AM to 2:30PM
By Andrew Parry
Age: 13+ years
Come and explore the ancient art of relief or block printing.
During this workshop you will learn the basic techniques of cutting designs, inking up and printing onto paper.
You will start off by practising on ‘soft cut’ which is easy to carve into and then you will progress onto a lino block. There you will be shown how to transfer your design onto your block and how to use the cutting tools.
No printing press is required for this technique.
All essential materials are provided but you are free to bring along any simple ideas you can use for your print design.
Andrew Parry, is an eminent artist, currently working in the UK. He graduated from Dundee Art School in Scotland in Drawing and Painting and has a post graduate degree in Print Making. He is also trained in the art of etching at the Krakow Arts Academy in Poland.
Andrew has spent many years working in the field of Arts and Disability, and regular runs community arts programmes where art is used to improve health , wellbeing and self-confidence.
He has been involved in the design and production of a number of large public art works, including mosaic and ceramic tiled pieces for public places.
May 24th to June 27th, 2017
This upcoming exhibition follows the open call to all UAE based artists who were invited to join us this Ramadan for the chance of exhibiting one of their artworks in our beautiful Gallery of Light.
This exhibition aims to initiate a conversation about how the observance of Ramadan upholds the Islamic beliefs and traditions across the globe, and how it influences the daily lives of people residing in the region.
Artists were encouraged to explore the juxtaposition of the deeply personal and spiritual practices along with the strong and vivid socio-cultural connotations associated the term “Ramadan” and “The Holy Month.”
The Participants and the Process:
All artists currently residing in the United Arab Emirates above the age of 18 were invited to submit their artwork in medium of their choice. The open call application deadline was April 22nd, and the received artworks will be reviewed by the expert selection committee. Results will be announced on April 26th.