April 4, 2022  Art & Object Staff

The Top Art Stories from Sekka Magazine - March 2022

Created: Mon, 04/04/2022 - 12:47
Author: jeremy

Founded in 2017 by Manar and Sharifah Alhinai, Sekka is an online arts and culture platform that highlights remarkable stories from around the Arab world.

Each month, Art & Object will highlight Sekka's five best new art stories. Our hope is that our readers come away from these stories more knowledgeable about this culturally rich part of the world but also are able to emotionally connect with art and artists that they might not otherwise have been exposed to. Here are the top art stories from Sekka for March 2022.

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Image courtesy of Tagreed Albagshi via Sekka Magazine
 Image courtesy of Tagreed Albagshi via Sekka Magazine
Arab Womanhood Celebrated in New Show at DFC

With the support of Sekka, and in collaboration with Dubai Festival City, the Khaleeji Art Museum, the first digital museum dedicated to art and photography of the Arab Gulf States, will host an art show that will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022. Titled This Is Me: Celebrating Arab Womanhood, the show will bring together six Arab artists and photographers, some of whom were featured in Sekka’s latest issue, who will showcase their work on an Imagine Screen positioned on a 37-story high building in Dubai Festival City. The screen is the largest permanent outdoor projection in the world...

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Images: Hala Al Abbasi Via Sekka Magazine
This sticker was created by Hala Al Abbasi for Instagram, and was inspired by the happy and beautiful atmosphere that observers of the month share with their families and loved ones.
Meet the Bahraini Artist Behind Instagram’s Ramadan Stickers

Hala Al Abbasi created the first Ramadan stickers for Instagram to be used by millions of users around the world...

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Image by Maryna Fasteyeva for the Khaleeji Art Museum. Via Sekka Magazine.
Emirati curator Sumayyah Alsuwaidi. Image by Maryna Fasteyeva for the Khaleeji Art Museum.
New Khaleeji Art Museum Exhibition Opens in Dubai’s Historic Al Fahidi District

On Tuesday, 15 March, the Khaleeji Art Museum opened its door to visitors to its latest exhibition Before Take Off.  Taking place at House 11 (also known as the ‘Khaleeji House’) in Dubai’s Al Fahidi Historic District, the exhibition is a pop up art event held on the ground by the Khaleeji Art Museum, the first digital museum dedicated to art and photography of the Arab Gulf States, as part of the UAE’s annual Sikka Art and Design Festival...

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Image by Burair Alkishri via Sekka Magazine
A guest standing by The Folding City by Safa Al Belushi in collaboration with Taher Majid, Rayan AlBalushi and Tara Atkinson. Image by Burair Alkishri for Sekka.
New Surreal Art Experience Opens at Historic Omani Fort

On Thursday, 17 March 2022, Oman’s latest art experience, Ahlam El Asr, officially opened in Muttrah and was visited by the Foreign Minister of Oman His Excellency Sayyid Badr Albusaidi ambassadors, dignitaries and creatives. The special art event is born out of a collaboration between Sekka, Zawraq Collective, a duo of creative Omani women who reimagine Muscat’s art scene as belonging to its youth and their explosive talents, and Teepee, an Omani pop-up glamping experience that creates one of a kind experiences that encourage cultural immersion, reconnecting with nature and ignite a sense of adventure...

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Image courtesy of Hessa Al Suwaidi Via Sekka Magazine
From “Kishati” by Emirati artist Hessa Al Suwaidi. Image courtesy of Hessa Al Suwaidi.
Sekka and 1971-Design Space Celebrate Womanhood In A New Exhibition

The Women Series: She is Who Births One Half of Society and Raises the Other is a group exhibition brought together through a collaboration between Sekka and “1971-Design Space.” The exhibition opened on March 8 and showcases the works of three artists from the Gulf region: Budoor Al Reyami from Oman, Maha Al Asaker from Kuwait and Hessa Al Suwaidi from the United Arab Emirates. The works exhibited reflect on Arab womanhood, identity and culture, while exploring how each artist perceives cultural traditions in different contexts and how each portrays these reflections through their work...