Bahrain Art Week in London

Bahrain Art Week in London

Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4LD Wednesday 21st – Wednesday 28th November 2018


Private View Tuesday 20th November 2018, 6-8pm

Showcasing and celebrating Bahrain’s rich history as one of the oldest contemporary cultures in the Middle East, Bahrain Art Week will provide a platform for Bahraini artists to expand their international influence through London’s dynamic art scene, prior to Art Bahrain Across Borders 2019 fair.

Accumulation brings together works by 11 Bahraini artists whose practices address subjective experience, memory, notions of progress and the inevitability of decay. The exhibition is a meditation on the historical legacies of Bahrain from traditional crafts, industry and pop culture to modernism’s forms, including art and architecture. The encounters that unfold through videos, paintings and sculpture draw links between the concepts of legacy, memory and value.

The works reflect the aesthetics of change and progress within multiple modernities and histories of Bahraini society,  the development and influence of the oil industry, the growth and decay of an urban centre; and aspirations to progress . The artists in the show span a few generations of Bahrainis who are witnesses to many histories and changing perspectives. What are the material and abstract manifestations of memory? Which legacies are being carried in the world of contemporary Bahraini artists? What is the role of memory in reflecting the past? And how might the past influence the future?

The exhibition will present works by: Aysha Al Moayyed, Hala Kaiksow, Othman Khunji, Balqees Fakhro, Marwa AlKhalifa, Dawiya Al Alawiyat, Faiqa Al Hassan, Mohammed Al Mahdi, Nabeela Al Khayer, Taiba Faraj and Salman El Najem.

Bahrain Art Week in London

Bahrain Art Week in London

Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4LD Wednesday 21st – Wednesday 28th November 2018


Private View Tuesday 20th November 2018, 6-8pm

Showcasing and celebrating Bahrain’s rich history as one of the oldest contemporary cultures in the Middle East, Bahrain Art Week will provide a platform for Bahraini artists to expand their international influence through London’s dynamic art scene, prior to Art Bahrain Across Borders 2019 fair.

Accumulation brings together works by 11 Bahraini artists whose practices address subjective experience, memory, notions of progress and the inevitability of decay. The exhibition is a meditation on the historical legacies of Bahrain from traditional crafts, industry and pop culture to modernism’s forms, including art and architecture. The encounters that unfold through videos, paintings and sculpture draw links between the concepts of legacy, memory and value.

The works reflect the aesthetics of change and progress within multiple modernities and histories of Bahraini society,  the development and influence of the oil industry, the growth and decay of an urban centre; and aspirations to progress . The artists in the show span a few generations of Bahrainis who are witnesses to many histories and changing perspectives. What are the material and abstract manifestations of memory? Which legacies are being carried in the world of contemporary Bahraini artists? What is the role of memory in reflecting the past? And how might the past influence the future?

The exhibition will present works by: Aysha Al Moayyed, Hala Kaiksow, Othman Khunji, Balqees Fakhro, Marwa AlKhalifa, Dawiya Al Alawiyat, Faiqa Al Hassan, Mohammed Al Mahdi, Nabeela Al Khayer, Taiba Faraj and Salman El Najem.