17 October - 2 December 2014

 Contemporary Art from the United Arab Emirates   October 17 - November 29, 2014

Artspace111 looks forward to exhibiting the first major tour of Emirati artwork - which features over 50 paintings, photographs, sculptures, video installations, and other media by 25 Emirati artists - will showcase the creativity radiating throughout the Emirati art scene and highlight the development and history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The overarching theme of the exhibition highlights the balance between the UAE's rapid development while maintaining its ties to its heritage and past and honoring traditional values. The exhibition features core elements of Emirati life and represents all seven emirates while emphasizing the importance of kinship and home, nature and landscape, as well as technology and innovation to Emirati culture.


Artspace111 has partnered with the UAE Embassy to share the UAE's compelling narrative and rich cultural heritage through this groundbreaking cultural diplomacy art initiative, which will be a powerful tool for finding common ground, building lasting relationships, and fostering respect. Past Forward will provide an opportunity for peer-to-peer exchanges of ideas, information, and experiential learning, as well as a framework for Americans and Emiratis to better understand one another through first-hand insight into life and culture in the UAE through these works of art. The exhibition will travel across the United States over the next 18 months, including stops in Texas, California, and Washington.


Open to the Public from: October 17 - December 2, 2014.

Tuesday - Friday 10 - 5, Saturday 10 - 3.