ART lounge_launch @ villa lutz_barbar_february 2008

artists: artlounge founders Demi McLeod and Marion Labani ART lounge_launch @ villa lutz_barbar_february 2008 ART lounge_launch @ villa lutz_barbar_february 2008 ART lounge_launch @ villa lutz_barbar_february 2008
sponsors: The Gulf Hotel and African&Eastern

ART lounge 1 @ the gulf hotel_may 2008

artists: Abbas Almosawi, Balqees Fakhroo, Kareema Taha, Jaffar Al Oraibi, Freed Abu Qais, Faisal Al Absi,
Khalid Farhan, Mohammed Fakhrawi
ART lounge 1 @ the gulf hotel_may 2008 ART lounge 1 @ the gulf hotel_may 2008 ART lounge 1 @ the gulf hotel_may 2008
sponsors: The Gulf Hotel, Gulf Brands and Oman Air

ART lounge 2_under the desert sky @ banyan tree al areen_october 2008

artists: Balqees Fakhroo, Faika Al Hassan, Kareema Taha, Lobna Al Amin, Nabeela Alkayer, Ali Al Mahmeed, Fuad Albinfalah, Ali Al Koofy, Khalil Hammad ART lounge 2 @ under the desert sky_banyan tree al areen_october 2008 ART lounge 2 @ under the desert sky_banyan tree al areen_october 2008 ART lounge 2 @ under the desert sky_banyan tree al areen_october 2008
sponsors: The Banyan Tree Resort and Spa Al Areen and
BMMI

ART lounge 3_extended @ al aali shopping complex_november 2008

artists: Abbas Almosawi, Ali Khamees, Jaffar Al Oraibi, Mohamed Al Mahdi, Zaman Jassim ART lounge 3 @  extended_al aali shopping complex_november 2008 ART lounge 3 @  extended_al aali shopping complex_november 2008 ART lounge 3 @  extended_al aali shopping complex_november 2008
sponsors: Al Aali Shopping Complex and Restaurant Lanterns
ART lounge has given support in 2008 to the Sneha Recreation Center for Children with special needs as part proceeds to them for supply art materials

bilateral relations @ national museum_april 2009

a conversation in art between Bahrain and Germany
incorporated in
SPRING OF CULTURE BAHRAIN 2009
Held under the patronage of
The Ministry of Culture and Information in Bahrain
Sector of Culture & National Heritage
and
H.E. Dr. Hubert Lang
German Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain
Initialized and Organized
by
ARTLOUNGE
Sponsored
by
The Ministry of Culture & Information
In cooperation with
The Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Bahrain
The Economic Development Board
The Bahrain Arts Society
Seven Bahraini artists have been exhibiting their work together with four German artists resident in Bahrain. The exhibition has been opened by Shaika Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa in attendance of H.E. Dr. Hubert Lang, the German Ambassador to Bahrain at the Fine Art Hall at Bahrain National Museum on 15th of April 2009.
“As Leo Tolstoy wrote on art, “ In order to correctly define art, it is necessary, first of all, to consider it as a means to pleasure and to consider it as one of the conditions of human life. Viewing it in this way we can not fail to observe that art is one of the means of intercourse between man and man” Bahrain is proud to host an exhibition that emphasizes cross-cultural dialogue featuring the works of both German and Bahraini artists who explore processes of cultural and artistic translation from different angles.”
Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa
Minister of Culture & Information
March2009
Preword for catalogue “bilateral relations”
participating artists:
Adnan Ahmed, Fuad Albinfalah, Manfred Erber, Stefanie de Vos, Ali Al Mahmed, Jaffar Al Oraibi, Marion Labani, Faika Al Hassan, Monika Al Fehaid, Khalil Al Hashimi, Khalil Hammad
bilateral relations
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ART lounge 4_international @ villa lutz_barbar_may 2009

Exhibiting in 2008 artist’s Bahraini nationality, ART lounge will include this year artist’s different nationalities resident in Bahrain. With only one exception at ART lounge 4 I will welcome a German Glass artist who will visit Bahrain for first time to present his work.
artists: Wilfried Markus (Germany), Sophie Stephan Berger (France), Abbas Almosawi (Bahrain), Cheney Fairchild (UK), Sayd Hassan Al Sari (Bahrain), Christian Ghammachi (Lebanon)
sponsors: Restaurant Lanterns
ART lounge 4_international @  villa lutz_barbar_may 2009
ART lounge 4_international @ villa lutz_barbar_may 2009 ART lounge 4_international @ villa lutz_barbar_may 2009 ART lounge 4_international @ villa lutz_barbar_may 2009 ART lounge 4_international @ villa lutz_barbar_may 2009 ART lounge 4_international @ villa lutz_barbar_may 2009

ART lounge 5_national day Bahrain @ al aali shopping complex
16th till 20th of December 2009_10am till 10pm daily

ART lounge is proudly exhibiting fine art works by

Abbas Almosawi_paintings @ al aali shopping complex_GATE 2
Manfred Erber_photography @ al aali shopping complex_GATE 1

All artworks are for sale. Personal signed copies of the book “Abbas Almosawi and the colours of Bahrain” will be available during the exhibition. Part proceeds to charity child care in Bahrain.

Both artists will participate amongst others at “bilateral relations_a conversation in art between Bahrain and Germany” in summer 2010 in Berlin. The first part of this exhibition has been on display at the Arthall at the National Museum in Bahrain in April 2009, drawing the attention to artwork influenced by the Orient and Occident in a cultural diversity context. Initialized and organized by ART lounge in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture Bahrain and the German Embassy in Bahrain amongst others its taking now the second step with the help of the German Arabic Friendship Society in Berlin to give this concept an showcase in Germany too.
ART lounge 5_national day Bahrain @  al aali shopping complex_16th till 20th of December 2009_10am till 10pm daily

PREVIEW

bilateral relations @ ARTCENTER_BERLIN/Germany

JULY/AUGUST 2010
artists: Lobna Al Amin, Abbas Almosawi, Khalid Farhan, Jaffar Al Oraibi, Stefanie de Vos, Manfred Erber, Monika El Fehaid, Marion Labani
sponsored and supported by:: DAFG Berlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Germany, Ministry of Culture Bahrain, German Ambassy in Bahrain