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Six Indian Artists To Participate In ArtBAB 2019

Bahrain’s International Art Fair to be held from 6th to 10th March 2019

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ArtBAB 2019 (Art Bahrain Across Borders), Bahrain’s foremost international art fair, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King of Bahrain, is going to be organized from 6th to 10th March 2019. Six artists from two galleries of India will be showcasing their artwork in this highly anticipated exhibition this year.

The theme of this fourth edition of the Middle East’s youngest and most promising art fair is ‘Legacies’ which will explore the nearly 50-year-old Bahraini contemporary art scene and its foundation in the Kingdom’s rich art heritage. 

There will be a diverse Speaker’s Programme, during the Fair, which will bring together art foundations, cultural districts and museums with fintech, blockchain, AI and VR specialists.

Shaikha Maram bint Isa Al Khalifa, Director of the Office of Her Royal Highness Wife of the King of Bahrain, said “We are proud of the unique conversations that we have started about Bahraini art around the world – in 2018 alone, our supporting project Artists Across Borders has taken few Bahraini artists to Paris, Moscow, Singapore, India and the U.K. In the 2019 edition of the Fair, we shall explore not just the heritage and legacies that inspire Bahraini contemporary art but also the new directions of art on the global stage.”

Kaneka Subberwal, Fairs and Programme Director of ArtBAB 2019, said “Indian galleries and artists generally have a prominent presence at the fair every year. This year also, I am delighted to announce that we have received confirmations from six Indian artists to take part. The art fair’s 2019 edition would be an exciting amalgam of Bahraini art and cutting-edge trends from the art industry.”

“Our Virtual Corner at ArtBAB 2019 will take the art experience beyond borders – the public will be able to have three different VR experiences using Vive Pro Headsets and literally ‘touch’ celebrated contemporary Chinese art collections, 17th century Dutch and Flemish masterpieces as well as millennial VR artwork”, added Kaneka.

Two artists from Cosmic Heart Gallery of Mumbai - Natasha Lalla and Shailan Parker, with a flair for contemporary, abstract art will be displaying their work at ArtBAB 2019. Painting for over two decades, Natasha Lalla has developed a distinct style of her own, which involves painting with her fingers. The artist has never owned a paintbrush and makes use of vivid colours to create stunningly abstract pieces that unleash a host of creative and universal energies. Shailan Parker is a versatile photographer with over thirty years of experience in varied photography disciplines. He brings a keen understanding of design concepts and digital technology to his work. His spontaneous expression results in conscious and remarkable abstract imagery of nature. 

In its effort to decode the intersection between art, culture and technology, ArtBAB 2019 will also host an impressive array of speakers through a series of panel discussions, debates and interviews.



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