'Messages' A Powerful Exhibition by Nasser Al Aswadi

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Nasser Al Aswadi “Messages, Rasayhil” reveals subtly in layers the abyssal depths of humanity. Powerful and gentle, as a spiritual art writing to our soul, to our heart, to our mind and to our eyes. Abundance, generosity, humility, authenticity are all adjectives that characterise the work of Nasser Al Aswadi, a discreet artist who invites us to loo[...]

The Crest

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This autumn, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum received the latest from Zaha Hadid. The celebrated architect revealed the ‘Crest’ installation, which was commissioned by ME by Melia ? Hotels in celebration of ME Dubai Hotel. One of the highlights ofThe London Design Festival this year (13-21 September) has been the ‘Crest’ installa- tion - commissioned by[...]

Saudi Design Week Turns Riyadh into a Design Hub

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The first edition of Saudi Design Week celebrated Saudi Arabia and its creative scene by hosting a series of events across the capital, Riyadh. The event, which aimed to create a platform to discuss design hosted a series of events, curated exhibitions and series of talks that covered multiple disciplines from decorative art, design, to art, photography, typ[...]

DjerbaHood

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1 village - 150 artists - 30 nationalities This summer, under the cool breeze of the village of Djerba in Tunisia, 150 artists from 30 different nationalities came together, by invitation from Itinerrance gallery, to bring a new life to this small town. Itinerrance gallery, founded in 2004 by Mehdi Ben Cheikh, has a goal to promote the recognition of stre[...]

The aura Design Competition

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The aura Design Competition, in association with Saudi Design Week, has annouced the winning de- sign and the three finalists. The winning design will be produced by aura and exhibited at Saudi De- sign Week 2015. The winning designer is Noura AlKharashi. Her design will be publicized in the next few months as the production starts with aura. The two runner[...]

Dignity

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Over 200 art lovers came together at Alaan Artspace, in Riyadh, on the night of Tuesday, June 3rd, to appreciate the fine art of Saudi photography, and to contribute to a worthy cause. Riyadh+Acumen, a volunteer chapter in support of Acumen, organized the 2nd DIGNITY exhibit, which was curated by Banafsajeel, a cultural plat- form facilitating the exchange [...]

Arabic Typography

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The Arab world is made up of 19 countries spread over two continents. The main thing that joins us together is the Arabic language and hence the importance of design play, Arabic typography, and calligraphy... “The Arab world is made up of 19 coun- tries spread over two continents.The main thing that joins us is the Arabic language and hence[...]

The Art of Collecting with Dr. Alfredo Gysi

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Oasis Magazine talks to Dr. Alfredo Gysi, BSI Bank’s CEO, about the BSI art collection, the importance of art, and the exciting projects and artists that BSI is involved with. Why is it important for BSI to present and showcase art works to the public and also to support and sponsor major art and cultural affairs? Our commitment to arts permeates our ident[...]

Khalid Shafar Design & Contemporary Contour

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Since the inception of the brand ‘Khalid Shafar’ in 2011, KASA became the showcase platform and the home for the brand. The first space was opened in November 2012 in Dubai. Oasis magazine spoke to the man behind the brand. Shafar said he believed the journey started with the need for an organic growth of an industry and what the masses were looking for. “W[...]

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