Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development
Dubai’s Renowned ARTSPACE Gallery Proudly Presents
An Exhibition of Works by Farouk Hosny
Artspace hosts exclusive exhibit in celebration of the gallery’s 10th anniversary
October 2013 - Artspace Dubai proudly presents an exhibition of works by Farouk Hosny on November 13, 2013 to mark its monumental 10th anniversary. The sole sponsor of the event is the Duet Group.
Farouk Hosny is considered as one of the Middle East’s most iconic artists. Upon graduating from the Alexandria Academy of Arts in 1964, he was appointed as the director of the Anfoushy Cultural Palace. Hosny then relocated to Paris as a cultural attaché heading the Egyptian Cultural Center in Paris. Hosny was honored at an early age when he was appointed in the prestigious position of handling the Egyptian Academy of Arts in Rome. Following his successful time at the Rome academy, he was chosen as the minister of culture of Egypt, a position he held until his retirement in 2011.
Mr. Hosny is renowned for his unique abstract style in art. His works have been featured in the most prominent museums, exhibitions and art centers in the world including the Metropolitan museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale in Miami, the National Museum of Vienna, le Vittoriano Museum in Rome, Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, Tokyo Art Museum in addition to several Arab and Egyptian Museums.
Some of the most important art critics have given him introductions such as Jessica Winegar, Dan Cameron, Philippe de Montebello of the USA, Michel Nuridsany from France, Enzo Bilardello, Giovanni Carladente, Lorenza Troki and Maria Trenga Benedetti from Italy.
Composed with exquisite balance, enigmatic imagery and a dynamic palette, Hosny’s paintings speak the language of the modern world. Through his use of abstraction, Hosny has transformed the eternal signs of his native country into restless, calligraphic gestures using vivid colors evocative of the Egyptian landscape: the blacks of sudden nightfall, the blues of sea water, the whites of limestone, the violets of the Sinai mountain range, the burning ocher of the desert, the green of the flowing Nile, the grays of ancient stones, and the oranges of flaming sunsets.
The exhibit’s sponsor, Duet Group Limited is a global alternative asset management firm. The firm places a special focus on high performance and transparency. Known for their unique approach and innovative methods, the Duet Group is delighted to be associated with Artspace as they highlight the beautiful pieces by Farouk Hosny who uses such an original style, much like the Duet Group applies in its solutions for its clients. The Duet Group believes that its success is linked to the achievements of the communities in which they operate, and that access to the arts is an integral part of a healthy society. The company values opportunities for growth and innovation and hold the resources to establish lasting, mutually beneficial collaborations with those who share the same vision for excellence within the community.
Managing Director of Artspace, Maliha Al Tabari commented, “We are absolutely thrilled to be commemorating our 10th anniversary with an exclusive exhibition of Farouk Hosny’s work. The decade mark is a major milestone that Artspace is so proud to celebrate as we look back on ten successful years of innovation, creativity and fine contemporary art. We are very happy to have the Duet Group onboard as our sponsor for this event and we look forward to continuing to honor and drive contemporary Middle Eastern art forward.”
About Art Space
Founded in 2003, ARTSPACE Dubai is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Middle Eastern Art and Artists. ARTSPACE caters to the tastes and trends of the sophisticated Dubai art scene and the gallery’s discerning worldwide collector base. Its global clientele includes private collectors, art consultants, corporate art consultants, architects, interior designers as well as corporations, government, diplomatic and social VIPs. In addition to hosting a series of diverse and regular highly acclaimed exhibitions, ARTSPACE also provides consulting for art investors as well as offering corporate art services to the business community. Local partnerships with internationally renowned art houses and auction establishments have helped push ARTSPACE to the forefront of the market. ARTSPACE offers distinctive and unrivaled services to its clients and artists.
Managing Director Maliha Al-Tabari opened a second ARTSPACE location in London in 2012 in order to further drive Middle Eastern art forward and provide artists with a link between the East and West. Additionally, the London gallery will cater to ARTSPACE’s vast client base residing in the UK and throughout Europe. The gallery has participated in several local and international art fairs and collaborated with numerous iconic art institutions. It continues to be one of the art world’s leading platforms for contemporary Middle Eastern art. 2013 marks ARTSPACE’s monumental 10th anniversary.
ARTSPACE’s sponsor for Farouk Hosny’s exhibition is Duet Group. Duet Group is a global alternative asset manager co-founded by Henry Gabay and Alain Schibl in 2002 and manages over US$3.8 billion of equity across various strategies (Hedge/Long-Only Funds, Private Equity and Funds of Hedge Funds).
Duet Group’s investment teams are fully dedicated to their own strategies, and leverage their unique blend of experiences to find value for its investors in challenging market conditions.
Since its inception, the Duet Group has developed products in areas of growing importance within the investing community, notably within Emerging Markets, such as India, Africa and especially MENA.
Duet Group employs 70 professionals in its offices in London (Headquarters), New York, Boston, New Delhi and Dubai.
The Dubai office began over 4 years ago and today employs 14 professionals and manages Long Only Funds as well as the region’s largest MENA dedicated Hedge Fund. Duet MENA is one of the largest domestic managers in the GCC.
A cocktail reception will be held at ARTSPACE, located in The Gate Village 3, DIFC, from 7:00 pm on the 13th of November 2013. The e-invitation is attached.
Notes to Editor
Launched in May 2003 at the Fairmont Dubai, ARTSPACE invited Dubai and the region to acquaint themselves with Contemporary Middle Eastern Art. Having dedicated the past five years to promoting and establishing Contemporary Middle Eastern artists in the region, Artspace Gallery now boasts a portfolio of over 20 artists, and is located in the art district at The Gate Village, DIFC.
For more information and location:
Visit www.artspace-dubai.com or call +9714 3230820