Arts from the Middle East Win the Attention of the World in London

March 13, 2013 - By Erum Al Howaish for Sketchbook

One of Athr Gallery’s developers, Adnan Manjal, said that their aim is “to expose the portfolio of unique and talented artists to the rest of the world, beyond the boarder of the Middle East”. Manjal added about Athr’s participation in London’s International Art’13, “even though the Middle East is a crucial point of focus for the gallery, Europe is equally important as we strongly believe our artists are of the same calibre and yet unique… Although Athr Gallery has collaborated with London-based galleries on several exhibitions in the past, Art’13 was a perfect platform to introduce Athr Gallery’s artists to the London’s art fairs.”

Art from the Middle East a winner in London

March 6, 2013 - By Erum Al-Howaish for Saudi Gazette

In Art’13, Athr Gallery has presented a solo exhibition of the Palestinian artist Hazem Hareb’s series “Inside-Outside”, “Me and the Other Half” and the video installation “Impossible Travel”, which consisted of beautiful conceptual photos that expressed his protest against the deterioration of the quality of life in Palestine.

Art13 London Panel Talk

March 2, 2013

This panel discussion focused on the emergence of contemporary art practice in Saudi Arabia and the challenges of making art and exhibiting it.

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Art13 London announces the galleries selected for London First

February 26, 2013 - By Art Fairs London

The Middle Eastern galleries selected for the initiative include Athr Gallery, Saudi Arabia and Lawrie Shabibi, UAE. Athr Gallery, located in Jeddah, will stage a solo presentation of a Palestinian artist’s work at London First. Hazem Harb will explore themes including war, loss, trauma, human vulnerability and global instability through his multi-media, conceptual works, ranging from large-scale paintings through to digital photography and video.

Saudi impact Exhibition opens in London next month

February 24, 2013 - By Maryam Al Schiff for AlSharq

Hazem Harb Solo in Art13 Art Fair

February 19, 2013

Athr Gallery from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be participating at this year's inaugural ART13 fair in London from March 1st to 3rd. The fair is a brand-new event that aims to reflect the shifting dynamics of the art world through engaging with emerging art hubs, galleries and artists worldwide, being a great platform for ATHR. They'll be bringing a solo booth to the 'London First' programme stand, featuring the work of acclaimed Palestinian multi-media artist Hazem Harb. Harb will be showing "Impossible Travel, Me and the Other Half & Inside-Outside", a presentation involving conceptual images of a hypothetical wall standing in his home country Palestine. 

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Athr Gallery will be participating at this year's inaugural ART13 fair in London from March 1st to 3rd. The fair is a brand-new event that aims to reflect the shifting dynamics of the art world through engaging with emerging art hubs, galleries and artists worldwide, being a great platform for ATHR. They'll be bringing a solo booth to the 'London First' programme stand, featuring the work of acclaimed Palestinian multi-media artist Hazem Harb. Harb will be showing "Impossible Travel, Me and the Other Half & Inside-Outside", a presentation involving conceptual images of a hypothetical wall standing in his home country Palestine. 

 To complement the gallery's appearance at the Fair, Athr will be hosting a panel discussion on March 2nd at 4 pm, providing an opportunity to engage with regional experts from the UK and Middle East for a frank and insightful debate revolving around notions of artistic production, exhibition and practicalties of art in today's Saudi Arabia. As the country's art scene has sparked into life in recent years, the panel will discuss the pioneering and wide-ranging functions the gallery serves local artists and audiences, as well as recounting their experiences of touring the world's fairs and galleries over the past few years.