November 17, 2016 Back To News

Antonio Santin in Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival 2016

Antonio Santin
In Medias Res, 2016
Oil on Canvas,
137 x 221cm

We’re proud to share that Antonio Santin has been included in the 2016, 19th Edition of the Islamic Arts Festival in Sharjah, from December 14, 2016 – January 24, 2017 at the Sharjah Art Museum.

The annual Islamic Arts Festival began in 1998 under the supervision and organisation of the Directorate of Art in the Department of Culture and Information, with the intention of exhibiting various kinds of traditional and contemporary Islamic arts.
Over its consecutive editions, the Festival was able to display different vibrant styles of Islamic Art through a selection of art projects illustrating the authenticity of Islamic Art and its ability to keep up with current artistic changes.
The Festival is one of the most renowned Islamic Art events in the region, and its events include local and international exhibitions, intellectual programmes, and interactive activities.

The Islamic Arts Festival in its current edition goes far beyond the idea of the construction itself into the visible and tangible built entity; the chosen title BUNYAN, mimics the hidden aspect in the state of this construction that establishes the conception behind any structure, and through which we perceive the value of innovation as being both an achievement and a stand-alone creation. The creative state that produces any creation motivates us to delve into its secrets. This concept of structure and its systems governing all existence, form a vital topic for us to engage in. It also motivates us to reveal the mysteries of structure as an essential notion in any entity produced by mankind.

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