How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Exotic Art

I was invited by the lovely Ms. Liane AlGhusain to attend “How I Learned to Stop Fearing and Love Exotic Art” exhibition showcasing multimedia works from Iran & the Arab world featuring art pieces, text, and calligraphy!

This JAMM’s exhibition featured multimedia works that incorporated text in its various forms; calligraphy, graffiti, quotations, poems and sometimes just a single letter…. It was just beautiful! I met my friend Dana there… and then we met Mohammed, another friend and walked around 🙂

Join us virtually on the tour please 😉

The exhibition was nicely packed… a few media personnel, photographers, artists, lovely crowd and more….

Artists who participated were; Parviz Tanavoli, Hassan Hajjaj, Farideh Lashai, Katya Traboulsi, Farid Abdal, Amira Behbehani, Shezad Dawood, Nargess Hashemi, Susan Hefuna, and Farhad Moshiri.

Really interesting art pieces… each artist showed his/her special touch and style…

Here is an art piece that we stood in front of for a bit while! It was huge, and “mashallah” a lot of people stood there gazing at it… its by Amira Behbehani… whom we got the chance to talk to, and she was really sweet 🙂

I love it when I get the chance to talk to the artist while checking out their work… they give you insider info, and you get to know something or two about them!

A couple of close ups of her art piece

Moving on… Dana and Mohammed were checking some art pieces, discussing them too! I couldnt resist snapping this shot!

Check out the frames on those photographs below

You see… different forms of art under one roof!

This piece depended on lighting and special effects…

I believe this is the artist explaining her work to someone… I heard her talking about it and what it symbolizes

Farid Abdal jewelry display

Catering was from Lenotre and it was canapes, refreshments, tea… LOVED it!

All in all, the exhibition was fabulous – NOT to be missed! I am so happy Dana asked me to join… I was gonna miss it, but really thanks D :* And thank you again and again Liane for inviting us 🙂 I really enjoyed it to bits!


You can know more about the exhibition from their Facebook Event Page (link). It will be up and running till December 10th 2011.


Location (You can click the first image to enlarge the map) but its at the Life Center in Shuwaikh! We mistakenly went to CAP Gallery inside Life Center, but the security guard led us to the CAP Warehouse next to the Life Center (link)


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