A Burgeoning Collection

A Burgeoning Collection

When: Wednesday 16 Sep, 2015 12:00 AM - Saturday 03 Oct, 2015 12:00 AM.
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block (E), Third Floor (Maraya Art Gallery)

Curated By: Dr. Alexandra MacGilp

This exhibition will present selected works of contemporary art and design from the Maraya Art Centre collection, including new acquisitions. It will include works by thirty artists and designers who are Emirati, UAE-based or from the wider Gulf area. The show is a testament to the growing art scene in the Gulf region and Maraya's commitment to supporting emerging local talent.

A Burgeoning Collection will show works of art and design from Maraya's growing collection in a variety of media, from photography to sculpture. It will include artworks commissioned for exhibitions at Maraya Art Centre and 1971 Design Space, as well as by artists in residence, and works from the Maraya Video Archive. The show celebrates the work of the local artists supported by Maraya, often when in the early stages of their careers and forms a foundation from which the collection can develop. Ultimately Maraya will loan works from its collection to other institutions with the goal of promoting the evolving art scene in the region.