Dana Awartani

Open Call Maan Artist Grants مـعــاً: دعوة مفتوحة

May 9, 2020

Maan was initiated as a response to the magnitude of the current crisis and its impact on the arts community and a continuation of Athr’s support of the art scene and its artists. It is intrinsic to our mission to proactively participate in their sustainability all while making art accessible to a wider audience and triggering change, particularly in times of uncertainty.  Initiated by Athr in cooperation with artists, the production and research fund consists of creating limited edition artworks by established and emerging artists to support fellow practicing artists.

Open to all Saudi Arabia-based visual artists, irrespective of medium of practice. There are no limitations concerning age, region or provenance of the applicant. If you are a visual artist and have a project that needs a stimulus of funds for completion or need seed funding for production or research, please see the link below and apply online.

For further information, please contact us via this email address.

maangrant@athrart.com

 

بدأت معاً كاستجابة لللأزمة الحالية ومدى تأثيرها على المجتمع الفني واستمراراً لدعم غاليري أثر للمشهد الفني والفنانين. رسالتنا هي إحداث تغيير إيجابي وأن نجعل الفن في متناول أكبر عدد من الجمهور خاصة في هذه الأوقات الصعبة. يعتمد صندوق دعم الإنتاج الفني والبحوث، الذي بدأه أثر بالتعاون مع الفنانين، على إنتاج أعمال فنية محدودة الإصدار لدعم زملائهم الفنانين الناشئين

الدعوة مفتوحة لجميع الفنانين التشكيليين المقيمين في المملكة العربية السعودية، بجميع الممارسات الفنية. لا توجد قيود فيما يتعلق بعمر مقدم الطلب أو منطقته

إذا كنت فنان/فنانة ولديك مشروع يحتاج إلى دعم وتمويل مادي لإنتاجه أو لغايات البحث، يرجى الاطلاع على الرابط أدناه وتقديم نموذج الطلب. لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى التواصل معنا عن طريق البريد الإلكتروني

maangrant@athrart.com

 
 
 
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March 2, 2018 - Mariam Nihal for Saudi Gazette

A book of poetry entitled Classical Poems by Arab Women and Mughal era inspired mesmerizing works of art by Saudi artist Dana Awartani. Torn between the era of Mughals and classical poetry, she methodically reconfigured and crafted a nostalgic series of Islamic art and ‘Jali’ work with artisans in India on silk panels reminiscent of the royal era. Known to reinvent classic and sacred works of the past with a contemporary style, Awartani does not disappoint in her latest work for 21,39 Jeddah Arts at Athr gallery.

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Jeddah’s yearly arts festival, 21,39, took place last week, and its ancillary events this year stretched across the country. Organisers took international visitors to Dammam, on the country’s east coast, to see the gorgeously high-spec Ithra: King Abdullah Aziz Centre for World Culture, the Saudi Aramco-funded art and cultural space that opens later this year, as well as to the King Abdullah Economic City to see the country’s first-ever solo show, Drum Roll, Please of Ahmed Mater.

The Clocks Are Striking Thirteen, curated by one of Athr Gallery’s former directors, Maya El Khalil, showed works that played with materiality and symbolism in novel ways. And it had feeling: there was a sense of things at stake.

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