“THE BIG PICTURE”: SELF-FUNDED ART HAPPENING IN DUBAI SET TO DEMOLISH BOUNDARIES FOR ART SAKE

“The BIG Picture” exhibition will be hosted by the Gallery of Light at Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre (DUCTAC) on the weekend of 6 – 8 June 2013. 

The BIG Picture is an independent art exhibition; self-funded and organized by participating artists. The concept is inspired by a fast and busy society that often magnifies minor issues and gets caught up in the details of a demanding daily schedule, while ignoring the vision and the essence of where we are all heading as collectives or individuals and neglecting the significance of the journey and the overall process we each follow.

The BIG Picture demolishes boundaries and gives the artists the freedom to express their interpretation of this message in a simple method, freeing it from art politics, galleries’ profitable guidelines or fame-driven market, while emphasizing the importance of it via large pieces. It is an exhibition that does not limit the artists with the commercial factors and allows them to concentrate on art for art’s sake.

We live in a vast world; let us look at art from outer space, let us look at the big picture, no matter how big it gets, or small it might need to be” said a member of The Big Picture team. The BIG Picture will be exploring multifaceted artistic creations, featuring paintings, photography, sculpture, digital art, performance art, installation as well as audio visual arts, by ambitious emerging and published artists. It will present over 22 Dubai based artists who have been inspired by growing and cosmopolitan societies. The opening night will be on Thursday 6 June, 19.00-22.00, and the exhibition will continue on Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 22.00.

Participating Artists:

Amal Mahmoud, Amjad Aljoukhda, Angie Abbas, Ashwin Pillai, B’lu, House of Design, Ilona Maras, IS, Karim Hobeika, Lama Kabbani, Mai Aldabbah, Manisha Andrade, Mel Pickup, Nashwa Zakaria, Nihal Akmal, Ram Nath, Roba Hamadeh, Shaok Tahir, Sumanta Dahda, TJ Abustan, Ufuk Kobas, Zaahirah Muthy

About the Gallery of Light

The Gallery of Light is dedicated to collaborations with under-represented artists and curators and to exhibiting arts practice that is evolving & experimental. Gallery of Light is operated on not-for-profit principles putting all income received from sponsorship or rental hire back into it’s cultural programming, educational outreach and the welcome of all visitors.

Exhibition Informations

The Big Picture – Art Exhibition

Opening 6 June 2013, 7pm – 10pm

Timings

6 June: 7pm – 10pm; 7 June: 10am – 10pm; 8 June: 10am – 10pm

Address

Gallery of Light, Mall of Emirates, 2nd level, Al Barsha

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tel: +971 4 341 4777

www.thebigpicture.ae

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