Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates, a groundbreaking cultural diplomacy program and art exhibition, is being unveiled in Texas as part of the exhibition's 18-month national tour. Past Forward, organized and circulated by Meridian International Center with support from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, showcases the UAE's compelling national narrative and rich cultural heritage.
Paintings, photographs, sculptures, video installations, and other media by 25 notable Emirati artists will be simultaneously displayed at Artspace111 in Fort Worth and the World Affairs Council headquarters in Dallas for public viewing. The artworks showcase the creativity radiating throughout the Emirati art scene and highlight the development and history of the UAE.
Mr. Omar Al Shamsi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President and CEO, Meridian International Center, Shamma Al Amri, a featured Emirati Artist, and Noor Al Suwaidi, Co-curator of Past Forward, will be on hand at the opening reception.
The exhibit will be on display through November 29.