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Dia Azzawi


  • Meem Gallery Um Suqeim Dubai United Arab Emirates (map)

This exhibition, which displays Dia Azzawi's paintings and sculpture from 2007 to 2008, is the first to bring the Iraqi modern art pioneer's recent work to Dubai. Following his retrospective exhibition held at the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival (March 2009), this collection demonstrates the artist's continuing interest in both Arab and European culture. The exhibition includes Relationship (2007), a painting in which Azzawi draws inspiration from Gustav Klimt's The Kiss (c. 1907); Biruni Sketch of Landmasses (2007), which reveals his interest in, and unique interpretation of, classical Islamic history; and Voyager's Traces (2008) which recalls memories from the artist's travels.