Home >> Entertainment

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Launch “Kuwait Arts Forum”

Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre Launch “Kuwait Arts Forum”

Monday, February 3, 2020/ Editor -  


Home >> Entertainment

Artists from around the globe unite to reflect on the role of of innovation in contemporary Islamic arts and design



Kuwait City, Kuwait – 3 February 2020:   Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is delighted to announce the launch of the “Kuwait Arts Forum” which will be held at the Fine Arts Centre between  13th to 15th of February 2020. The annual event is dedicated to highlighting central themes in visual arts today and to fostering debate and dialogue on arts and culture across the Gulf region.


The first edition of the forum aims to shed light on the role of innovation in Contemporary Islamic Arts and Design as they exist in the twenty-first century. Invited speakers and artists will demonstrate how Islamic art and its rich visual heritage continue to influence their work. 


Curated by Dutch author and artist Eric Broug, the 2020 “Kuwait Arts Forum” will be a  3-day forum featuring eight talks, one keynote speech, two roundtables, and six workshops led by prominent artists, designers, media creators and art professionals from Kuwait, the UAE, Syria, Egypt, Italy, Andorra, the Netherlands, Canada and the UK.



The participants will present and showcase their artistic practice and artworks while educating and engaging with the audiences on topics such as drawing using random shapes, mastering handwriting, calligraphy, the art of graffiti making and abstract Arabic writing.  The local and international artists and speakers include Eric Broug, Jassim Nasrallah, Mahmoud Tamman, Teakster, Asrae Yazdani, Mohammad Sharaf, Claudio Cravero, Yaman Al Baker, Ahmed Keshta, Ahmed Alholi, Meshari Alnajjar, Abdullah Alotaibi, Husain Albanay, Roch Michel and Alia Farid. 



Curator, Eric Broug said, “With the first edition of “Kuwait Arts Forum”, we intend to contribute to the revival of innovation in Islamic arts and design. We are confident that the three-day forum will inspire a broad range of art practitioners, students and professionals to think about what the role of Islamic art can bring in the present day. I’d like to thank Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre and its Fine Arts Museum for taking the initiative to organise this international plaftform that will witness the collaboration of experts from around the world for the first time in Kuwait.  After all, the best ideas are always generated when one can discuss and share with likeminded people.”



Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre is one the many projects developed by the Amiri Diwan to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and promote critical, creative, and interpretive thinking within Kuwaiti society through world-class exhibitions and educational public programmes.

Previous in Entertainment

Next in Entertainment

Home >> Entertainment Section

Latest Press Release

Urgent Implementation of ICAO COVID-19 Guidelines Needed

The New HUAWEI P40 Pro: Here are its Seven Cool fFatures You Need to Know About

Omega Announces Its Role as the Official Timekeeper of the 36th America's Cup

HONOR MagicBook Series is Perfect for Fashion Forward, Design Conscious Individu ...

The New Edition of HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e is here with a Two Weeks Battery and Other ...

Eid Gifts From The Body Shop

Made in Italy, ICSA® Issues a Notification of Counterfeit Products Found in the ...

UAE Banks Among Top Performing in GCC, KPMG Report Finds

Kristina Fidelskaya A/W 2020 Collection “Dream”

Maillon De Cartier Watch

Make Up for Ever Introduces for the First Time Its New Active Care-in-foundation ...

5 Tricks Your HUAWEI Nova 7i Can Do to Entertain You at Home

Olay Eyes Hydra Gel

Ralph Lauren Expands Its Earth Polo Offering, Reinforces Commitment to Protectin ...

LG Prioritizes Home Comfort With Latest Air Conditioners for GCC Market

COVID-19 Triggers Marked Decline in Global Trade: UNCTAD

Kuwait COVID-19 Business Impact Survey Finds 45% of Businesses Have Shut Down Si ...

7 Cool Tricks on How to Make the Best Use of Your New HUAWEI Nova 7i

HUAWEI's AppGallery: Designed to Enhance User Experience

HUAWEI Watch GT 2e - your perfect health companion while staying at home