press release

Each Day An Artist
12.05.2018 - 01.09.2018

Lawrie Shabibi is pleased to present “Each Day an Artist” from 12 May – [12 June], 2018.

“Each Day an Artist” is an exhibition conceived for the holy month of Ramadan. We propose a new way of viewing art during a month when, for 30 days, daily life takes on a new rhythm. Ramadan, as well as being a month of fasting, is a period where we are encouraged to slow down, reflect and reconnect with family, friends and the greater community. It is also a month when the relationship to time becomes overriding: there are strict eating and fasting times, late evening prayers and reduced working hours.

The exhibition will open on 12th May with the work of one artist, and every day a new artist will be added. Over the run of the exhibition, a total of 30 artists will be shown. The list of invited artists will reflect our personal interests and will be decided by us – the directors and other members of the gallery. They will include artists from our roster as well as artists working with other galleries in Dubai. Many have never exhibited in the gallery or alongside the other artists being shown, including Kamrooz Aram, Mohammed Kazem, Philip Mueller, Farhad Ahrarnia and Nathaniel Rackowe.

The exhibition sequence will emerge intuitively, an exchange between the various parties involved – artists and other galleries.

The daily additions will be documented on our website and various social media platforms in real time, coming full circle with an exhibition where all the works will be on display.

“Each Day an Artist” gives us a chance to present a new type of exhibition, one that is permitted to evolve freely for 30 days reflecting the pace of the month of Ramadan.

We hope that you will visit the show on more than once occasion to watch it grow. Wishing you Ramadan Kareem.