Sharjah's Islamic Art Festival is now open

There are 31 exhibitions on display

Sharjah’s Islamic Art Festival is now open
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Sharjah’s 22nd annual Islamic Art Festival has opened.

This year’s festival, organised by the Sharjah Department of Culture, is themed ‘prospect’ and will run from December 11 until January 21, 2020.

There are 31 exhibitions, containing sculptures, calligraphies and other Islamic art, in the Sharjah Art Museum.

According to the organisers, it “prompts contemplation and venturing on a journey towards visual realms that exist beyond the limits of space. It is about admiring beauty while being blindfolded. It is the practice of imagination that can invoke the absent beautiful and undiscovered realms”.

The festival has 253 events, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and mutual, and more than 100 artists are taking part from 31 countries across the globe.

The Islamic Art Festival was inaugurated by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah on December 11.

You can find out more information on the Sharjah Art Museum website here.
Free. Wed Dec 11 to Tue Jan 21. Sharjah Art Museum, Bait Al Serkal, Al Shuwaihean Area (06 568 8222).

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