CURTAIN RAISER OF “CONTENTMENT” AN EVENT BY FUNUN@ AJMAN HOTEL

(Saju Nair - Dubai) The art community in The United Arab Emirates is extremely busy as multiple exhibitions have been organized by various galleries in addition to solo exhibitions, throughout this great nation. Mostly all weekends are completely occupied with art gatherings at various venues and so as the artists are busy giving life to their creations and putting them on show for the world to rejoice. The most significant benefit from these continuous exhibitions is that the art fraternity in this great nation is fortunate to witness plentiful of new and impressive creations in addition to a platform to meet artist and art enthusiasts in regular intervals which enhances the strong personal relations within the community and create a sense of togetherness between various nationalities which contributes to governments initiative of declaring 2019 as the "Year of Tolerance".

As we all know, this great nation is a home to 200 plus nationalities and so as this vibrant place is rich with various traditions and culture. Having a presence of such a vast community has always enhanced the glory of this city with various colorful celebrations which preserves their culture and also provides an opportunity to witness and experience the mélange of cultures.

Every festival or every significant day in the history of the world has always been celebrated by the Art community in UAE by organizing art gatherings wherein the respective galleries ensures the selection of art works are in line with the theme of that special day. We have experienced a number of such events in The United Arab Emirates which successfully echoed the importance of the theme and an awareness / message to the society.

The month of October carries immense significance in the world as this month is treated as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a campaign organized globally to spread awareness on the rapidly growing concern and to give strength and confidence to those who are victims to Breast cancer. Major contribution of funds raised through such initiatives are utilized for the research, prevention and also to support those who are infected and struggling to obtain available treatments due to their financial constraints.

Such initiatives taken by various organizations through various gatherings are efforts taken to raise awareness and to reduce the stigma off breast cancer through educating the society on the symptoms and by providing information on the available treatment options and to support the needy.

Time and again, the art community in the UAE has raised to such occasions and this time, one of the well admired and prominent galleries "Funun" under the able leadership of the gracious Khan Sisters, Shiba Khan and Farah Khan are set to organize an Art exhibition joining hands with Ajman Hotel (Managed by Blazon Hotels). This exhibition titled "Contentment" is scheduled to open on 25th October 2019 at the aesthetic ambience of Ajman Hotel wherein 11 artists shall display their splendid creations. Eleven well reputed and enormously talented artists who are set to showcase their magical creations are Anjini Prakash Laitu, Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi, Bilal Siddiqui, Farah Khan, Imraan Manzoor, Mouna Fersi Seghir, Nevine Meguid, Safa Muhammed, Saima Hasan, Shabana Sheikh & Shiba Khan.

Shiba & Farah
Shiba & Farah

Funun has always ensured organizing events which largely contributes to social causes and so as every initiative taken by The Khan Sisters are widely accepted by the art community in The United Arab Emirates and abroad. The curators of this show and an aspiring artist by themselves Shiba Khan & Farah Khan shared a little about this event and they say "It always gives us immense pleasure and pride when we stand up for a cause which needs an awareness in the society. We are really thankful to these artists who have accepted our calls and decided to stand together with us with their artworks. Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want but the realization of how much you already have. Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and we believe art is the best medium which will help you to discover that and to express yourself. We want to spread this message of unity, strength, courage and hope to the community on the little best way we as an artist can contribute. We also use this platform to spread an awareness and to express our solidarity to the Fighters, Admiring the survivors and to Congratulate the winners who have eliminated this disease with their strong determination and commitment. We would humbly urge the community to support us with your presence on the opening day which will really enhance the confidence of the society connected to Breast Cancer"

We at Televisionario2 congratulate the inspiring Khan Sisters and salute all the talented artists for their initiative to join this great cause. All our best wishes to Funun for the successful execution of this event.

We shall bring the complete report on the inauguration ceremony to our savant readers across the globe, meanwhile keep following us to be appraised on the developments in art in The United Arab Emirates.

Cheers!