Under the Kind Patronage of H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum FN Designs will showcase from January 30 to February 28, 2014, the third edition of FAKiE#3 – a skateboard dexhibition. First held in 2010 with a reoccurrence in 2012, the exhibition has always been popular and this time features works of 21 locally-based artists including H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, who have used new or broken skate decks as their canvas. With a variety of media, the diverse pool of artists have transformed the unconventional objects into striking pieces of art for the exhibition.
H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, founder and director of FN Designs, stated, “Art for us has no boundaries. We do it because we love it. Therefore we accept all art forms. FAKiE#3 is unusual in many ways and portrays the unexpected. It is truly interesting to see how each artist has experimented and expressed his or her ideas on a skateboard and it leads to a fundamental question ‘What inspired each one?’ By transposing a skateboard into a canvas, an artist’s experience goes well beyond the ‘everyday’ and contributes to understanding surrealist sensibilities. Intense in detail, it haunts our imagination beyond a few moments and I truly hope people will enjoy it”.
The preview of the exhibition will be held on Thursday, January 30 from 5.30pm to 9.30pm at FN Designs sprawling gallery located in Unit 26 in Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz 1 in Dubai and will be attended by a select group of art lovers. The event is supported by HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings, Coral Deira – Dubai, Jeremy Amalric (Flowevents), Rage, Dubai World Trade Center and MPJ – Marketing Pro-Junction.
Laurent A. Voivenel, CEO, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings, commented, “Art for us at HMH has a name called passion. We have passionately promoted art from the day we came into being and feel truly privileged to support this unique exhibition, and are grateful to FN Designs for having given us the opportunity to do so. Art is about feelings, it is not about the talent. We believe art is everywhere, you just have to feel it. And FAKiE#3 is an intriguing show that engages the senses with its diversity of expressions”.
H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, Azim Al Ghussein, Bahar Al Bahar, Bhuvana Iyengar, Deama Hatahet, Gian Juan, Hamdan Al Shamsi, Humaid Mansoor, Joseph Manata, Kathryn Wilson, Liz Ramos, Mark Barretto, Maryam Alzaabi, Mohammed Hindash, Nazli Maleki, Rashid Al Mulla, Saeed Khalifa, Sema Orouk, Stefan Messam, Vanessa Abellera and Ven Manayan
All decks will be for sale.
Opening Night: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5.30pm to 9.30pm, and runs until Friday, February 28, 2014
Location: FN Designs, Unit 26 in Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz 1 in Dubai
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