LIVE YOUR DREAM - SAYS ‘FUNUN ARTS’
(Saju Nair - Dubai) When the world is moving with the curves of COVID19, here, in the UAE, there are stringent measures taken by the administration to spread the awareness on the importance of the immediate elimination of this pandemic. It is indeed very promising to witness the society here and how they positively respond to instructions and gear up with everything required to counter the spread of this virus. Through this platform, TV2 extends our warmest support and solidarity to the front-line warriors and these groups of people who are on ground zero to help protect the community and to provide a safer environment to lead a healthy life in.
UAE has always been a place of exuberance and that has gifted event packed days for the native citizens and the 200 plus nationalities who have chosen this great nation as their second home. Providing a fertile land for the young, emerging, aspiring and professional artists to follow their passion and to enhance their creativity has indeed made UAE an international hub for promoting and valuing art and culture. Specifically, when referring to visual arts, which is the key subject of this report, various galleries in UAE has always facilitated artists with a larger platform to exhibit their magnificent creations for the whole world to experience and admire. Even during this pandemic, the art industry has been extremely busy with plenteous virtual art exhibitions, art talks, workshops and many more of such events which has placed artists in the limelight in all their glory.
Organizing back-to-back successful events by the well-known Khan Sisters in the banner of FUNUN arts has acclaimed prodigious admirations from the art world that has indeed elevated the confidence of artists to join hands with them. Ever since the restriction of organizing physical gatherings due to the ongoing pandemic, Funun has utilized the benefit of modern technology to bring the art world into our living space and has opened arrays of opportunities for artists across the globe to exhibit their creations and to share their own story and the inspiring factors that influenced them throughout their journey in art on a virtual platform that is followed by a large community from across the globe.
Today, TV2 is proud to share the details of Funun's latest virtual art exhibition with our savant readers across the globe. Fourth in the series of online gatherings, Funun executed yet another virtual interactive art exhibition on 10th September 2020 on a Zoom platform titled 'Fate'. The key elements that the curators have focused on in this exhibition is to enable artists to share their personal story, the factors that has influenced artists to give wings to their imaginations and their vision towards their artistic and professional life. The session was indeed a portrayal of how each artist carved their paths into the realm of art and it was truly magical to listen to them narrate their story from the very first time they created their first work. It was an enrapturing session and all those who followed the exhibition through social media platforms experienced the walk towards art in the point of perspective of each artist.
Ms. Antara Saha, Mr. Bilal Siddiqui, Ms. Farah Khan, Dr. Nafisa Ali Sayed, Mr. Noor Abbasi, Ms. Pooja Gupta, Ms. Shabnam Habib, Mr. Sugat Priyadarshi, Ms. Varsha Saju Nair and Ms. Victoria Sosonka are the fabulous artists who have displayed and explained their creations and shared their inspiring stories that has influenced them to enhance their passion in art.
'Fate' displayed 40 artworks of 10 astoundingly talented artists and presented a visual treat to the art fraternity. The displayed artworks have maintained the highest of standards and wide in subjects created in various mediums that has demonstrated technical brilliance by all participating artist who has occupied the center stage of this show. Diverse creations of Buddha, beautiful landscapes, striking abstract creations, elegant corridor of the Sheikh Zayed mosque, exquisite portraits in charcoal and acrylics that strongly converse with its expressions, Arabian culture and iconic wind towers that echoes the value of preserving tradition, dynamic moments from the neighborhood, stunning sunset synergized in vibrant colors were only some of those subjects from many that has occupied the virtual walls of 'Fate'.
Ms. Sultana Kazim - a renowned fashion designer, an artist and Representative and Coordinator for The Museum of Americas in UAE was scheduled to inaugurate the event, unfortunately due to health reasons, Ms. Sultana couldn't attend the live event but has sent her wishes for all participating artists and Funun Arts. This inspiring online gathering was also graced with the presence of Mr. Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi - Entrepreneur and Eminent Emirati Artist, Mr. Peter Gressmann - Art Critic, Art Dealer, Curator and founder of artforumuae, Mr. Anjini Prakash Laithu - Veteran Indian artist, Ms. Alessandra Giorda - Founder of ilTelevisionario2, Ms. Shadab Khan - Versatile contemporary Indian artist and motivational speaker and Dr. Romit Purohit and Ms. Sonal Purohit - founders of The Paintbrush Art Community who missed the event due to some unavoidable reasons but extends their full support and best wishes to all participating artists and the organizers of the event.
"While we were designing this event, we had a very clear vision that we would enhance this gathering from a normal art exhibition to something special for artists and the community. That is how we decided to provide platform for artists to share their story, journey and dreams along with describing their artworks. We are happy to say that Funun has a large following of students, our main idea behind this concept was to give a platform for emerging and professional artists to speak about their story, and journey which opens a larger platform for students and passionate individuals to listen to them and to get inspired. Indeed, an opportunity for them to listen to the artists and inspire these students to start spreading colors on canvas and the response from the community was even more convincing to justify our thought process. 'Fate' is an art exhibition which not only share the destiny, journey and achievements of an artist, but it has also taken all of us to the other side of their canvas. Over the years of experience in art industry Funun has always utilized all those opportunities to encourage the beginners and to present them along with senior artists for that we humbly acknowledge the inspiring support of all artists associated with us throughout our journey. We believe everyone has something inside himself or herself that can be expressed through a healthy creative platform and we feel that your own personal treasure is to discover your creativity. As told, without the artist our world will crumble, without the artist our life will go gray, without the artist our days would be lonely, because that is when the blank spaces win." Says Ms. Shiba Khan, founder of Funun Arts and Curator of the show.
Ms. Farah Khan, creative director of Funun
Arts says "The word 'Fate' has immense relevance in our daily life, if you see
the synonyms of Fate are Destiny, chance, fortune, providence, luck and doom.
Therefore, if we deeply analyze, all those are the factors that need to balance
in our life and that needs to earn by individual with their hard work,
commitment, dedication and courage. Therefore, we find the word 'Fate' much
more than a title of an event. Our intention was also to share other side of
the canvas of participating artists. When I say other side that cannot be as
pleasing as what you visualize in a painted canvas. Journey towards success
will have so many hurdles and challenges to face, with this concept we are
sharing those hidden secrets which each artists face during their artistic
carrier, a moment to look back and recollect those struggles that one has
successfully overcome to be in a platform like this. Their stories will surely
be a motivation to many who has witness this live show that also gives them the
confidence and courage to instigate the unidentified passion in them. With this
event if anyone has taken the first step to love and spread colors, then we
believe that Funun has met the purpose of touching young minds through the
inspiring stories of specialized artists."
"It was a very great opportunity for me to be a part of this exhibition by Funun and my gratitude to Shiba and Farah for inviting me to this event. This event was something different from a normal virtual exhibition because Funun has not limited the platform to only displaying artworks but has also given a platform for artists to explain about their involvement and stories behind their paintings, which was a great experience for all of us. We are very happy to understand the thought process of the artists and the way they relate to current social issues and trying to express their solidarity to the cause and the creative abilities that has made their works very beautiful. It is also a learning process for all of us as they have used different techniques and vibrant color combinations that submits a unique feeling to each artwork." Says Mr. Ahmed Rukni Al Awadhi - Entrepreneur and Eminent Emirati Artist
IlTelevisionario2.net congratulates Funun Arts for the success of this beautiful event, we tender our best wishes to all the artists and the organizers, and we hope to witness and enjoy many more of such events in the future.
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