We invite you to contemplate the works of French painter Karine Roche in the exhibition “Woman and Art” from January 27 to February 28, 2014 at Sharjah Art Museum.
The Women & Art exhibition was launched in 2000 under the patronage of The Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bin Mohammad al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Chairperson of Sharjah Ladies Club. Her Highness realized that many gifted Arab and Western women possess special talents all over the globe, and therefore she wanted to provide them with the opportunity to share their expertise and knowledge with others in order to consolidate cultural communication and share their art outside the boundaries of their countries. The idea of bringing them all under one roof materialized.
The first edition of the exhibition drew local and international interest, given that the female-oriented exhibition is the first of its kind to be held in the Middle East. It provides accomplished female artists with a great platform to express their thoughts and culture. After witnessing a resounding success that exceeded expectations in the first edition, the exhibition became a biyearly event that is held by Sharjah Ladies Club. Each edition aims at presenting one global issue among women. Former themes revolved around the concepts of “Peace and War”, “International Vision”, and “Environment and Future”.
This time, Sharjah Ladies Club is organizing the 5th edition of the Women & Art exhibition under the patronage of the Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohamed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Chairperson of Sharjah Ladies Club.
This year, the exhibition will be themed around the concept of “Interpreting Peace” and will run from January 27th to February 28th, 2014, and through which 24 female artists will exhibit artwork reflective of their own interpretation of peace from around the world under one roof.
The exhibition has remained faithful to realizing the mission it has entrusted on itself; providing female artists with a forum to showcase their work, meet, and exchange views with other prominent artists from all walks of life. This platform provides them with the opportunity to consolidate cultural communication, and enables them as well as the audience to observe the movement of women and art on a global level.