Art & Design Weeks in the Gulf

March is the cultural season in the Gulf and this year is no different.

If you are in the region or feel like making the trip please come join us for our Khatt Foundation events as well as other art and design activities taking places over the coming two weeks. Below is a selection of the events already posted on our website. You can follow the links to read more about each.

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The Khatt Foundation Events

1. The Khatt Foundation in collaboration with Tashkeel will be exhibiting Arabic Typeface design resulting from Khatt Foundation Arabic Type Design Workshop Series 2012, that we conducted in Dubai last November. The work will be exhibited at Design Days Dubai 2013.

2. The above mentioned workshop series led to the book: Arabic Type Design for Beginners, an Illustrated Guidebook. The book launch will be at Design Days Dubai, Monday 18 March at 8-9pm.

3. A Khatt Foundation workshop, Arabic Lettering & Ornament. At Design Days Dubai, on Thursday 21 March, 4-6pm.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there. Follow the links on each event for detailed information.

Other design events

We would also like to point your attention to the following design events.
1. Tasmeem Doha—Hybrid Making, Biennial art + design conference 2013
At VCU Qatar, Doha. 10-17 March 2013.

2. Sikka Art Fair, with some design installations, like Design House
At Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Dubai. 14-24 March.

3. Presentation of the Jameel Prize 2013. A talk with Prize Curator Salma Touqan, finalist Nada Debs, and jury member Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès. At Design Days Dubai, March 20, at 19:00.

4. Presentation of Nuqta Calligraphy and Typography App.
At The Archive: Safa Park, Dubai. March 21, at 18:30.

5. Visual Arabia 2013, Creative and Design Conference.
At Dubai Community Theater and Arts Center, Mall of the Emirates Barsha, Dubai. 20 March

Hope you can attend and enjoy some (if not all) of these events.
And do send us your impressions of this week of hyperactivity.

Last but not least are two major art events in addition to special shows at Dubai and Sharjah-based art galleries.
You can visit the website of the Sharjah Art Foundation to learn about the 11th Sharjah Biennial 2013. And you can visit the website of Art Dubai for information about the program and events at the fair and related gallery programs. Also check the website of The Archive at Safa Park to catch some of their many interesting activities, presentations and talks during the March month.