Upcoming Spring & Summer Programmes
RECENTLY RECOGNIZED FOR ARTS PATRONAGE, THE FARJAM FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ITS SPRING AND SUMMER EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES
The Farjam Foundation to participate in Art Nights @ Gate Village
An exciting collaboration between the galleries and retailers at DIFC’s Gate Village, Art Nights aims to promote public appreciation and engagement with the arts and culture in Dubai in a relaxed evening setting. The Farjam Foundation at DIFC will be among the participating art venues to remain open later than usual on Monday 2 May. In the context of The Farjam Foundation’s current exhibition LOVE IS NOT EVERYTHING: A SELECTION OF WORKS BY FARHAD MOSHIRI, visitors will be invited to partake in an interactive multi-sensory special event directly influenced by Moshiri’s cake paintings guaranteed to leave their taste for art fulfilled.
Farhad Farjam receives the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Award
Recognized for the second time since the Award’s inception in 2010, Farhad Farjam was again awarded the prestigious Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patron of the Arts Award in the category of Distinguished Patron of the Arts.
Educational Programmes at The Farjam Foundation
The next First Wednesdays, The Farjam Foundation’s popular series of lunchtime guided visits, will take place May 4th from 1.00pm to 1.30pm, followed by refreshments. The tour will offer insight into The Farjam Foundation’s current exhibition LOVE IS NOT EVERYTHING, the first worldwide retrospective of celebrated Iranian artist Farhad Moshiri. Renowned for his highly textural, hybrid artworks, Moshiri links traditional Iranian art forms with more international pop-culture elements. By tackling with both humour and depth the ambivalent identity that comes with the marriage of heritage and contemporary culture, his works powerfully resonate with our times.
School and University Programmes
The Farjam Foundation’s School and University Programmes run continuously throughout the year. In these hour long visits, school children engage with the art on view through tailor made, age appropriate worksheets and University students are given guided tours. The current exhibition at The Farjam Foundation, LOVE IS NOT EVERYTHING: A SELECTION OF WORKS BY FARHAD MOSHIRI, will inspire school children and university students alike with its breadth of technique, bold use of colour, and intricate detailing.
For further information and bookings please visit www.farjamcollection.org or contact The Farjam Foundation directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Camp 2011
After the success of last year’s Art Camp, The Farjam Foundation is delighted to announce it will hold a children’s art and activities programme this summer 2011. At Art Camp, children are given the opportunity to be an artist for the summer and explore the fascinating world of art through worksheets, games and hands-on craft activities.
Further information and details of last year’s Art Camp are available on www.farjamcollection.org or by contacting email@example.com.
Notes to editors:
The Farjam Foundation @ DIFC
The Farjam Foundation @ DIFC showcases a rotating series of exhibitions drawn from the Farjam Foundation. A programme of educational events offers audiences the opportunity to learn more about the works on view and the context in which these were produced.
All exhibitions and programmes are free and open to the public. Due to the popularity of the programmes, visitors are advised to book in advance. The Farjam Foundation is open: Sunday to Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm.
Please visit www.farjamcollection.org for updates on events at The Farjam Foundation @ DIFC.
The Farjam Foundation at the DIFC is a non-profit, non-governmental institution generously supported by the Hafiz Foundation.
The Hafiz Foundation
The Hafiz Foundation was founded in 2008 to support outstanding initiatives within the visual arts, with a special emphasis on the greater Middle East. With the city of Dubai as its base, the Foundation aims to become a centre for production, preservation, and promotion of the arts at large. At the heart of the Foundation’s goals is the development of educational opportunities for young Middle Eastern artists, students, scholars, curators, and art enthusiasts.
As a partner to both local and international cultural initiatives, the Foundation’s recent activities include having supported the founding of the award-winning Middle Eastern arts magazine Bidoun, support for local arts education programs, as well as the organization of a series of exhibitions displaying selected works from The Farjam Foundation.
- End -