Collective 2016 will bring together Art on 56th diverse roster of artists in a summer exhibition that features both emerging and established talent from the Middle East and their most recent body of work.
Starting July 21 until September 15, it will showcase works executed recently and exhibited for the first time.
The artists include: Saoud Abdallah, Alaa Abou Shahine, Oliver Aoun, Mouneer Al Shaarani, Serwan Baran, Georges Bassil, Tarek Butayhi, Zouheir Dabbagh, Naim Doumit, Pinar Du Pre, Safaa El Set, Nawar Haidar, Hasko Hasko, Anas Homsi, Nazir Ismail, Zeina Kamareddine, Dyala Khodary, Joëlle A. Kurdy, Rafik Majzoub, Edgard Mazigi, Abdullah Murad, Boshra Mustafa, Iyad Naja, Riyad Ne’mah, Baris Saribas, Edward Shahda, Delair Shaker, Reem Yassouf, Yigit Yazici, Raffi Yedalian and Nassouh Zaghlouleh.
The space will exhibit artworks in a large variety of media, including painting, sculpture, work on paper and photography. This colorful exchange of unique themes and materials highlights the powerful meaning of images and the prominent role of art in chronicling Middle Eastern history, society and its multi-layered landscape. As markers of a growing regional art scene, the artists’ works as a whole are a testament to the flourishing Middle Eastern artistic canon, and reveal the ways in which personal approaches to art serve to construct a collective, creative narrative.