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The Art Library Exhibitions: Hassan Sharif

Duo show and new monograph by Hassan Sharif
Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall, Riyadh
March 1 - June 15, 2023

Misk Art Institute introduces The Art Library series’ fifth slipcase with Manal AlDowayan (Manal AlDowayan: Participatory) and Hassan Sharif (Hassan Sharif: Woven). For the first time, the Institute, alongside its partners (Rizzoli Libri, Art Dubai), will host book previews to promote the series regionally and internationally.

In collaboration with Rizzoli Libri, the Institute publishes four books per annum both in Arabic and English. The first slipcase has selected artworks displayed in an exhibition during the spring at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This year, The Art Library Exhibitions will host Manal AlDowayan (Saudi Arabia) and the late Hassan Sharif’s (United Arab Emirates) artworks, considered their first solo exhibitions in the Kingdom. A program for the opening will be confirmed at a later time.

The exhibitions will be followed by the first regional book preview on March 3 at Art Dubai, paying homage to Sharif’s origins in the United Arab Emirates and where AlDowayan began her career and is home to her studio. The preview will include an introduction to the Institute and series by MAI’s Acting Strategy and Development Director, Nawaf Alharbi and Acting Curatorial Director, Basma Alshathry. The program includes two panel discussions and a book signing with key speakers, Dr. Omar Kholeif (Director of Collections and Senior Curator at Sharjah Art Foundation and Contributing Writer for Hassan Sharif’s book), Manal AlDowayan (Artist), Maya El Khalil (Independent Curator and Contributing Writer for Manal AlDowayan’s book), and Cecilia Ruggeri (Curator at Misk Art Institute).


Hassan Sharif: Woven
Foreword by HE Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, the United Arab Emirates

“Weaving Art and Life”
By Catherine David, art historian, curator, and museum director

“Seeing with Hassan Sharif”
By Dr. Omar Kholeif, curator, historian, and broadcaster; Director of Collections and Senior Curator at Sharjah Art Foundation

“The Life of Hassan Sharif”
By Cristiana de Marchi, artist, curator, and art critic

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