The Kuwait Scene Category

new painting } zeri girls

A week ago I got a call from my dear friend Laila Al-Hamad, letting me know that she was going to put on display, along with her Zeri handicrafts, a painting I did for her a while back, Drinks & Cigarettes. This was for an upcoming event, Kuwait Modern Heritage, to be held at Al Shaheed […]

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nuqat creative conference kuwait 2015

What a weekend! I am so happy it’s over though. I’m sad to have said goodbye to two of my best friends, sarah and laura, and happy to have met so many new ones, but it’s time to move on with my life, which came to a near standstill in preparation for my talk. Luckily I was […]

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chris johns comes to town

Yogi master guru wallah (just don’t know what to call him!) Chris Johns has come and gone. I love receiving friends in Kuwait. They tend to land like hurricanes and leave a trail of good memories in their wake. It’s so bittersweet, and I always look forward to more [desirable] visitors. Because I was busy enjoying my […]

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two women, two hopes

Because this week I’ve been immersed in all things Mai (even this journal is named after her), I’m going to include last night’s ‘The Hidden Light of Objects’ reading photos in this post.

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mai al-nakib’s ‘the hidden light of objects’ } reading and book signing

Click here for more on Mai Al-Nakib’s ‘The Hidden Light of Objects’ and any upcoming events, articles and accolades!

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1001 eves } eves come out to play

I wanted my Eves to have an official ‘coming out’ party so Noor and I set a meet-and-greet tea last night at her shop. The weather was lovely and Eve got to meet a few of our friends and family members. And somehow the event turned into an Eve treasure hunt. It was fun and […]

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me, my friends and the ninth global art forum

So the Global Art Forum came and went. There were glitches, some heartache and a general feeling of ‘it could’ve been better’. I’m sure we did all we could to present and host it to our best abilities. All I can hope for is that a. we do a better job next year (if we’re asked) and […]

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global art forum exhibition } preparing for tomorrow

Tomorrow is the opening of Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum, held here in Kuwait for the first time. Part of the two-day event is a group exhibition at Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiya’s Amricani Cultural Center in Sharg. For the past four days, in one way or another, the four artists displaying their work, with the help […]

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a great day without an end

All photos with an asterisk* are by Reem Algharabali.

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ghost houses & rooftop markets

If you are interested in learning more about Madeenah’s tours, please follow them on Instagram @madeenahkw.

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lb o j’zazz’s intro to art clay silver workshop } yesterday i made a pair of earrings

I’ve been wanting to take one of Lubna Saif Abbas’ workshops for ages, but they always fell on days that I couldn’t attend. This one, however, was on a Sunday afternoon. Perfect. And what made it even more perfect was that I love playing with clay and I love silver and it sort of blended […]

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silent night

Listen to Sinead O’Connor sing Silent Night:

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muhawwil (transformer) by monira al qadiri

I’ve always liked Monira Al Qadiri. Not solely for her talent but because she is humble and obsessive and laughs when she talks about her work. I didn’t know what to expect when I visited the Sultan Gallery last night to see Monira’s Muhawwil. And I’m so glad I didn’t, because I think the impact […]

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JAMM art auction tonight

I got a bit of an anxiety spell last night when I remembered tonight’s JAMM art auction. Being the control freak that I am, I’m a little out of my comfort zone when it comes to putting my work under the gavel. I couldn’t go to the preview last night and had no idea how […]

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Happy Halloween

My favorite non-holiday. All dressed up and no one to scare.

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peace one day } global truce 2012 art exhibition

Three weeks ago, I hadn’t heard of Peace One Day. Last night, I found myself on a rare Friday night out, with my dear friend Reem, at the Peace One Day Global Truce Art Exhibition at the CAP warehouse. When normally I’d be tucked in bed at that time, I was in the midst of […]

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a tribute from a daughter to her father

And what a tribute it is. I can only hope that my kids do the same for me after I’ve passed. I wanted to share this with you on this blog because I believe that the late Dr. Khaldoun AlNaqeeb, Kuwaiti scholar and sociologist,  was also an artist. This site, a resource for anyone, whether […]

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dar al-funoon’s 2nd affordable art exhibition

Visit the Dar Al-Funoon gallery for its second Affordable Art Exhibition. On display will be works by some pretty hefty artists, nothing over KD400, so a great chance to acquire a decent work of art. The gallery address is Al-Watiah, Behbehani Compound, House 28 telephone: 2243-3138  

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Boushahri Gallery 4th Annual Art Salon

Boushahri Gallery opened its 4th Annual Salon last Sunday. The exhibition will be open all summer. 

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amira behbehani’s ‘the cave in realizatioin’

I’m kicking myself for not going to the exhibition in which this piece by Kuwaiti artist Amira Behbehani was displayed. I don’t know, sometimes I just don’t pay enough attention to what’s going on around me. Because when I was flipping through the latest issue of B Journal and exclaimed how I couldn’t believe I […]

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Saturday Gallery Hop

I enjoyed a solitary game of gallery musical chairs this morning (ok one was Wednesday afternoon). I like galleries that open on the weekend because Saturday’s a day I often wonder what to do. So visiting an art gallery is as ideal as it gets.    

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