Barjeel Art Foundation is an independent, UAE-based initiative established to manage, preserve and exhibit an extensive collection of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art. The foundation’s guiding principle is to contribute to the intellectual development of the art scene in the Arab region by building a prominent, publicly accessible art collection in the UAE.
How does education influence the work of artists? And how does creativity adapt to the rules and processes in academic institutes? When attempting to define an artist, one often forgets that artists are people too, compelled to making things; they trigger emotions, and project realities through different mediums.
Observation is an exhibition showing the changes and developments of two of the first generation artists of the UAE, Dr Najat Mekky and Mohammed AlQassab. Works will include pieces from different periods of their careers from the 1980s until the present day.