Arkan Plaza, the prime location for business, retail, and leisure in Sheikh Zayed, will host Arkan Art Week exhibition from Thursday, November 11 to Wednesday 17.
A private open reception was organized on Wednesday, November 10th featuring a live music performance by Nathalie Bichara in presence of artists and curators, high-profile guests, and media representation.
Arkan Art Week will feature more than 50 artists, exhibiting fine artworks from every medium, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, illustration, mixed media, and photography in collaboration with prestigious fine art galleries including Gyptian, Art Empowers, ZagPick Gallery, The Arts’ Hub, and many independent artists under Gyptian’s management. The event is planned and managed by Inka, Arkan’s event management arm.
Art Empowers, will also host talks and workshops, most notably an interactive painting workshop moderated by the renowned Mohamed Abla.
Commenting on the event, Ahmed BadrEldin, Board Member of El Badr, said: “We are very pleased to be working together with some of the most prestigious art galleries and studios in Egypt, who exhibit magnificent artwork during the exhibition. At Arkan, we are always keen on hosting and organizing events that cater to the taste and interests of our residents and visitors. The Arkan Art Week truly mirrors the concept on which Arkan Plaza was built – to always offer an added value for our clients and partners beyond luxurious housing, administrative, and commercial units.”
Co-founder of Gyptian, Seif Fawzy, expressed his happiness to be working with Arkan “The Arkan Art Week exhibition will offer a range of opportunities for collectors, art lovers, and enthusiasts. It also and strengthens the position of Arkan as a platform that has supported artists, creators, and designers,” he said.
Gyptian co-founder Sherifa El Demerdash also said: “At Gyptian, we are always on the lookout for strategic partners with whom we can work to feature the artworks of brilliant Egyptian artists. Working with Arkan is a yet a new milestone for Gyptian and an exciting adventure that opens the doors to huge opportunities for artists as it opens the horizons for even more collaboration and inspiration.”
Gyptian co-founder Nour El Demerdash highlighted the role played by Arkan in providing a platform for talented young artists in Egypt, who often suffer the lack of such spaces. She added that, together with Arkan, artists enjoy a unique opportunity to exhibit their artwork to the public while also getting the chance to sell some of their best work.