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Canvas Education is coming to Jeddah and Riyadh in 2011

In 2011, we would like to take Canvas Education to new destinations, Jeddah and Riyadh, to host seminars on some of the most interesting subjects in the world of art. Please fill out the information on registration page to help us tailor-make the classes.









Understanding Contemporary Art

Explore the foundations of art and gain insight into the Contemporary art world. The Post-War period (from 1945-70) is recognised as one of the most creative resurgences of the 20th century, spanning movements from Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s to the yBas of the 1990s.

This seminar was made possible through the Ministry of Culture, Bahrain and Moda Mall.

To see the full programme, click here.




Art Basel Miami Beach
Public Art in Jeddah
Panel Discussion

How did sculptures by Henry Moore, Alexander Calder and others end up on Jeddah's corniche in the 1970s? What cultural initiatives are happening locally? Find out from Hani M S Farsi, Art Patron, London and Mona Khazindar, Head of Exhibitions & Collections - Contemporary Art, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris. Panel moderated by Ali Khadra, Founder and Publisher of Canvas magazine, Dubai.

Spaces are limited! Please ensure you arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before the start of the panel. This event is open to the public.

Date: 2 December 2010
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Salon, Miami Beach Convention Centre

For more information on the panelists and a press release, please click here.


Art Basel

Frankly Speaking: Myrna Ayad Interviews Hans Ulrich Obrist

Canvas's Deputy Editor and the Serpentine's Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects talk museums, art, artists and where it goes from here.

Date: 17 June 2010
Time: 16:00-16:30
Place: Art Basel, Art Salon at Art Unlimited, Hall 1


This event is open to the public. For more information contact Alia Fattouh on alia.fattouh@canvas-central.com or +971 505578983

For further information, please click here.


Dubai

CANVAS YOUNG TALENTS AWARD

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote art and culture in the region and beyond, and in the spirit of encouraging young adults wishing to pursue artistic careers, Canvas has teamed up with Dubai-based artist Katya Trabulsy to hold a series of workshops that will conclude with an exhibition and competition. Three finalists aged 10-17 will win prizes generously provided by Philips.
An exhibition of works created by students as well as the announcement of the three finalists of this award will take place as follows:

Date: 16 May, 2010. The exhibition will continue until 20 May.
Time: 19:30-21:30
Location: American University in Dubai, Visual Communications Department (Building A),
The Rotunda Gallery



Art Basel Miami Beach

Gender, Wars and Chadors III

Can art help shift sensitivities in the Gulf? To what extent can artists combat artistic stereotypes which tend to be over-represented in the West? Join Canvas at Art Basel Miami Beach for a conversation on the controversy over some dominant themes in Contemporary Middle Eastern art.

For further information, please click here.






Gender, Wars and Chadors II

Genders, Wars and Chadors II: How do Middle Eastern curators respond to the massive international surge of interest in regional art? And should they combat the stereotypes? Join Canvas at the British Museum for a conversation on the controversy over some dominant themes in Contemporary Middle Eastern art.

For further information, please click here.




Abu Dhabi – Emirates Palace Hotel

CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART (Monday 17 November, 2008)

This seminar will focus on the influences on Chinese art, how the Cultural Revolution instigated the birth of a dormant arts scene and movements in Chinese Contemporary art from 1980 to the present. The seminar will also cover the Chinese art market from its domestic recognition to its global success.

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT (Tuesday 18 November, 2008)

This seminar will examine how the juxtaposition of everyday life and traditions has affected culture-rich India and Pakistan in the past 20 to 30 years and the subjects that are commonly treated in these societies. The seminar will also analyse the South Asian market's behaviour in comparison to other emerging ones.




INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC ART
Abu Dhabi – Emirates Palace Hotel, 14 to 16 June 2008
Abu Dhabi – Emirates Palace Hotel, 15 to 17 June 2008

DAY 1 - INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC ART: ARAB CIVILISATIONS

DAY 2 - THE REACH OF ISLAM: ARTS & CRAFTS


DAY 3 - CALLIGRAPHY: FROM TRADITIONAL TO MODERN





PICASSO’S CENTURY

Abu Dhabi – Emirates Palace Hotel, Monday 19 May 2008

Module 1: The Birth of a Genius, the Blue and Rose Periods: 1889-1907

Module 2: The Triumph of Cubism: 1907-1921


Module 3: The return to tradition and the Metamorphosis: 1917-1945


Module 4: Variations on the Masters: 1945-1973

Module 5: Picasso at the Metropolitan Museum


Module 6: Picasso & the Art Market




Smart Collecting - Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern Art - Understanding Jewellery & Watches

Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel: 19-21 January
Abu Dhabi: 20-22 January
Kuwait City, Marina Hotel: 23-24 January

For the first time in the Middle East, art lovers will be able to select from a range of intensiveone-day courses. Presented by internationally renowned experts, experience the beauty of original works of art and jewellery up close and personal.

DAY 1 - SMART COLLECTING

DAY 2 - MODERN & CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART


DAY 3 - UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY & WATCHES