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Bahraini Art Takes Center Stage in New York Exhibition – “The Sea of Life: Modern and Contemporary Art

An upcoming art exhibition in New York, titled “The Sea of Life: Modern and Contemporary Art from The Kingdom of Bahrain,” will showcase the works of 14 Bahraini artists. The exhibition, scheduled to run from November 29 to March 30, is a collaborative effort by the National Council for Arts (NCA), the Bahraini Embassy to the US, the Middle East Institute (MEI), and the Rashid Al Khalifa Art Foundation. The event aims to promote Bahrain’s artistic heritage and creativity on the international stage.

The art exhibition in New York will feature the works of 14 Bahraini artists, providing a platform to showcase their talent and creativity. The theme of the exhibition, “The Sea of Life,” aligns with Bahrain’s rich history, cultural heritage, and connection to natural resources.The exhibition is patronized by the National Council for Arts (NCA), reflecting the council’s commitment to developing various forms of art in Bahrain. His Highness Shaikh Turki bin Rashid Al Khalifa, NCA Deputy Chairman, commended the directives of Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, NCA Chairman, in supporting artistic initiatives and fostering awareness of their societal significance.

The collaborative effort between NCA, the Bahraini Embassy, MEI, and the Rashid Al Khalifa Art Foundation underscores the commitment to showcasing Bahrain’s cultural and artistic contributions internationally. The Middle East Institute expressed gratitude for the coordination and emphasized the exhibition’s role in strengthening Bahrain-US cultural cooperation.The 14 participating Bahraini artists include Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Marwa Al Khalifa, Mohammed Al Mahdi, Mariam Al Noaimi, Jaffar Al Oraibi, Abdulkarim Al Arrayed, Mashael Al Saei, Jamal Al Yousif, Nasser Al Yousif, Ibrahim Bou Saad, Balqees Fakhro, Aisha Hafiz, Ghada Khunji, and Abbas Yousif.

The chosen theme, “Sea of Life,” holds cultural and historical significance for Bahrain, representing the close connection between the Bahraini people and elements like the sea. The exhibition aims to highlight the symbolic importance of the sea in various cultures and religions, particularly in the context of Bahrain’s islands.The exhibition in New York provides a valuable opportunity for Bahraini artists to gain exposure on the global stage. It serves as a platform to introduce Bahraini art to the American public and foster cultural exchange between Bahrain and the United States.

“The Sea of Life” exhibition in New York stands as a testament to Bahrain’s commitment to promoting its artistic legacy and fostering international cultural exchange. Through the collective efforts of the NCA, Bahraini Embassy, MEI, and the Rashid Al Khalifa Art Foundation, the exhibition is poised to showcase the diverse and vibrant contributions of Bahraini artists, creating a bridge between cultures and fostering appreciation for the Kingdom’s rich artistic heritage.

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