Receptions held at Art Dubai for museums
The Welfare Association has held an evening reception on the second day of the Art Dubai to introduce the Palestinian Museum. The museum is dedicated to Palestine.A reception was held for Turkey’s Contemporary Istanbul (CI) curators and artists at Al Qasr Hotel on March 21, as part of this year’s Art Dubai events.
CI President Ali Güreli and Akbank Chairwoman Sızan Sabancı Dinçer attended the reception.
“We are glad to be here and we invite everyone to Istanbul for the Contemporary Istanbul fair in November,” Güreli said, adding that as the most extensive contemporary art event in Turkey, CI is developing each year and increasing the amount of participants in order to promote the cultural and artistic life of the country and become an art hub for the region.
“This year, the fair will coincide with the Istanbul Biennial,” he said of the 8th CI fair, which will take place November 7 to 11. The reception also welcomed CI executives Emin Mahir Balcıoğlu and Ali Akay.
The Welfare Association held an evening reception on the same day to introduce the Palestinian Museum to the arts community. Hosted by the chairman of the Palestinian Museum Task Force, Omar Al-Qattan, and the museum director, Jack Persekian, the event was held at Mina A’Salam Beach at the Jumeirah Hotel.
The Palestinian Museum is dedicated to the exploration and understanding of the culture, history and society of Palestine and the Palestinian people.
According to the representatives of the museum, through an innovative mix of exhibitions, research, education programs and cultural events, the Palestinian Museum is a place where anyone can take part in a shared conversation about the Palestinian present, past, and future.
From its hub in Birzeit, with its network of local and international partnerships, and through digital platforms, the museum aims to reach out to all Palestinians wherever they may live to reinforce their common links with each other and their homeland, and to provide an opportunity to learn how varied, rich and complex the Palestinian experience has been and continues to be.