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In Dialogue: Rashid Al Khalifa, Modhir Ahmed, Walid Siti and Abdulrahim Sharif

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Posted October 31, 2013 by artBahrain in artDestination

The Waterline Gallery
Bahrain Financial Harbour, Bahrain
25 November 2013 – 25 January 2014

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On 25 November 2013 artBahrain sets out to create a strong visual dialogue between a selection of works by two Bahraini artists and two Iraqi artists in an exhibition entitled “In Dialogue” at Waterline Gallery at the Bahrain Financial Harbour.

In Dialogue brings together for the first time the works of prominent contemporary artists Rashid Al Khalifa, Modhir Ahmed, Walid Siti and Abdulrahim Sharif – four artists with differing mediums who continually produce ideas in context with contemporary currents in art and politics.

Rashid Al Khalifa. Yellow Sun With Orange, 2013. Chrome convex with enamel paint work, 90 x 90 cm

Rashid Al Khalifa. Yellow Sun With Orange, 2013. Chrome convex with enamel paint work,
90 x 90 cm

“In Dialogue” is Rashid Al Khalifa and Walid Siti’s use of ‘line’ as the basic element of expression. Both artists play with the delicate balance of planes and movement, and share an interest in breaking with mainstream treatments of painting, extending wall-based artwork.

Walid Siti. Skylines, 2013. Inkjet print on paper,105 x 140 cm edition of 5

Walid Siti. Skylines, 2013. Inkjet print on paper,105 x 140 cm edition of 5

 

Modhir Ahmed.  Detail of The Town installation, 2001

Modhir Ahmed. Detail of The Town installation, 2001

“In Dialogue” is Modhir Ahmed and Abdulrahim Sharif‘s display of the power of life within the invasive evocations of paint and the human figure whether on canvas or paper, showing how their ideas and formal innovations ripple through contemporary practice.

Abdulrahim Sharif. River of Sin, 2013. Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm

Abdulrahim Sharif. River of Sin, 2013. Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm

Created to inspire the artistic talents in Bahrain, “In Dialogue” is the first series of commissions geared toward providing local artists with a new platform to create an ambitious project and contribute to the growth of Bahrain as a creative destination.

“In Dialogue” will open at 7.00pm, for all to attend and will remain open until 25 January 2014. It will be open to the public Sunday- Thursday, 10am-7pm and Friday and Saturday, 12pm-6pm.

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