'LIVE LIMITLESS' AN ART EXHIBITION BY FUNUN ARTS #EachforEqual
(Saju Nair - Dubai) Every sunrise in The United Arab Emirates is welcome with the onset of new innovative gatherings in various segments, which has indeed kept this country and the community exuberant and curious. The art fraternity in this great nation has always taken the lead role in organizing art gatherings that preserves and spreads awareness on the importance of nourishing tradition, art and culture. Ever since the commencement of the year 2020, UAE has witnessed enormous art gatherings organized by various art galleries that has been in the lime light with the active participation of artists and the art industry. Such regular gatherings prove to be a key ingredient in the process of enhancing social relations within the community and to spread the message of unity and togetherness.
Funun Arts, one among the leading art galleries in the UAE has, this time, organized an art exhibition titled 'Live Limitless' on the 7th of March 2020 on the eve of The International Women's Day to express their solidarity and support for women across the globe. This gathering stood apart as unique as the selection of participating artists was not restricted to women alone but was open for all people, men and women alike, to exhibit their creations and this gesture by Funun helped spread the message of 'Each for Equal' by expressing gender quality in a creative method. The well-known Khan Sisters immaculately emphasized the message of gender equality in the event and beautifully designed and presented this in a way that was appreciated and applauded by the art community here and abroad.
'Live Limitless' was hosted by The Canvas Hotel in the elegant ambience of M Gallery wherein prominent personalities from different walks of
life corroborated their presence to extend their support on this note-worthy
day and to experience and admire the magnificent creations which was bedecked
on the walls of the venue. The artworks displayed of high standards created by
depicting a diverse range of subjects brought to form with specialized
techniques using various mediums has enthralled the visitors, elevating their experience
to a whole new level of satisfaction. Elegantly created portraits, stunning abstracts,
beautiful landscapes and florals were only some of those subjects, in addition
to some striking photographs, that drew attention from the visitors and took
the breath away of the art fraternity
'Live Limitless' was inaugurated by His Excellency Suhail Mohammad Al Zarooni- Chairman of Al Zarooni Foundation & Al Zarooni Group of Companies (Guinness World Record Holder, A Philanthropist, An Author, An Emirati Collector, Ambassador at Large and Emirati Businessman). "I am happy to be the part of this beautiful exhibition. This is the perfect way to celebrate the International Women's Day, where along with female artists, male artists also showcased their art. This is a house full evening, Congratulations to Shiba Khan, Farah Khan and the entire Funun team." His Excellency Suhail Mohammad Al Zarooni says during his inaugural address.
The event was further glorified with the presence of Ms. Sultana Kazim - Fashion Designer, Abstract Expressionist, Representative of Museum of America's in UAE, Mr. Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi - Entrepreneur and Eminent Emirati Artist, Mr. Peter Gressmann - Art Critic, Curator, Art Agent and founder of artforumuae, Mr. Romit Purohit and Ms. Sonal Purohit - founder of The Paintbrush Community, Artist Imran Manzoor and Syed Afraz Masood Shah.
The inspiring presence of Ms. Lydya Khallat, Miss Iraq 2017 who is also a Civil activist and a member of the conflict prevention team in the project to build bridges between Nineveh Communities / Media Department has indeed proliferated the glory of the evening manifold. Mr. Peter Gressmann, Ms. Sultana Kazim, Dr. Romit Purohit and Ms. Christina Assmann appreciated the artists and Funun while they addressed the gathering during the inaugural ceremony.
Funun Art has always ensured their active presence in the art scene, be it a festival, a special occasion or for any noble cause and it is quite remarkable to state that they have always dazed the art world with their commendable organizing skills and inspiring curating abilities as they believe 'Art is the best way to express and effectively communicate'. 'Live Limitless' featured magnificent creations of 45 artists from diverse background and different nationalities so as a result of this creative mélange of cultures, the artworks displayed were of vivid subjects and each was perceived differently by different artists in different perspectives and this aspect ensured the uniqueness of each and every work that was displayed to provide a phenomenal experience for all lovers of art.
Ms. Farah Khan - Creative designer of Funun Arts who has meticulously worked towards the success of 'Live Limitless' says "To host a gathering in large scale involving well renowned and admired artists and to have many inspiring personalities during the inaugural day was indeed a tough job. We are happy and thankful to the management of The Canvas Hotel and M Gallery for making this easy with their unconditional support. The success of this evening was indeed the fruits of the hard work and collective efforts put in by Ms. Sarita, Ms. Christina Assmann - Hotel Manager, Mr. Rahul Prakash - Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Ankush - F&B Manager, Mr. Paul and Mr. Mark. We are highly obliged for their wonderful hospitality and providing our artists and guest a stunning ambience to celebrate this special day at this venue which is very close to our heart."
Anjini Prakash Laithu is a veteran artist who always ensures his presence in almost all the art gatherings either as a participant or as an art enthusiast. "Congratulations to Khan Sisters of Funun Arts for organizing this unique show at Canvas Hotel Dubai. There are enormous gatherings conducted by various galleries in connection to International Women's Day and such gatherings are mostly organized involving artworks created by female artists which is a standard practice. I have been to various such gatherings and it is very gratifying to notice that year by year, the participation of women artists is increasing and their creations are of high quality and technically brilliant. This time, The Khan Sisters have attempted to set a new tradition by welcoming entries from male artists as well, thus establishing gender equality which conveys a strong message on the importance of togetherness in the community. It was really pleasing to see the appreciation of the gathering that shows the acceptance of the idea proposed by Funun which will surely set new dimensions for the events yet to come. I am very fortunate to be a participating artist of this event and all my best wishes to fellow artists, organizers and women across the world on this special day." Says Mr. Laithu
Shiba Khan, the founder of Funun arts expressed her appreciation to Farah Khan for taking the lead to organize this gathering. "I am always addressing the exhibition but my Sister Farah Khan, is the magic wand behind all the beautiful events. 'An equal world is an enabled world' -Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world which is essential for economies and communities to thrive. A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious, sharing equal importance between us enables to derive finest ideas through healthy debates that will surely make the world a better place. You make the world come alive, you make the world colorful, you are the inspiration behind all that happens, you are the pillar of strength to many around you, the centrifugal force of your own little world called family. I take my pride for being a woman and celebrate every day the happiness of that what I am and I hope you all also enjoy the same feeling and aspirations. We at Funun arts stand with all those wonderful women who battle various circumstances such as the hurdles, the sacrifices and the compromises they make and we wish them all a strong sense of inner purpose and strength. We also salute all those wonderful men who stand shoulder to shoulder to give them courage and confidence in every step of their life."
'Live Limitless' will occupy the M Gallery till 7th of April giving an opportunity for the community to visit and admire the marvelous artworks displayed.
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