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The Greater Middle East Unveiled

Located in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Opera Gallery is welcoming an exhibition from April 24th to May 6th that is solely dedicated to talents made in the Middle East. The event comes at the heels of Dubai’s festive art season, during which the city put great effort into establishing itself as the region’s primary hub for contemporary art through cultural events such as Art Dubai, Design Days Dubai, and SIKKA Art Fair.

“In recent years, there has been a growing interest in modern and contemporary art in the Middle East, since the region’s vibrant and eclectic scene influenced a new generation of creative artists,” explained Annamaria Bersani, Gallery Manager of Opera Gallery, in an official statement.

The exhibition, entitled The Greater Middle East Unveiled, will include contemporary paintings, photography, installations, and sculptures from artists from different countries and cities, ranging from Cairo to Tehran, Baghdad to Damascus, and Jerusalem to Istanbul. Qatari artist and curator Yousef Ahmad, Turkish artist Arzu Akgun, Iranian artist Samira Alikhanzadeh, Moroccan painter and writer Mahi Binebine will participate, amongst many others.

First established in 1994, Opera Gallery is a worldwide network of contemporary art galleries in 11 different cities, including: Paris (1994), Singapore (1994), New York (2000), Miami (2003), Hong Kong (2004), London (2005), Venice (2005), Seoul (2007), Dubai (2008), and Monaco (2009).

Follow the exhibition’s updates via the Gallery’s website

—Elisabeta Tudor

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