The Kuwait Scene Category
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 […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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.