Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2018

November 14, 2018 to November 17, 2018
Collective - by Adlita Stephan | Dalia Baassiri | Hanibal Srouji | Jamil Molaeb | Laure Ghorayeb | Zad Moultaka | Elie Bourgely | Dinah Diwan
Manarat Al Saadiyat - Saadiyat Cultural District - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2018

Galerie Janine Rubeiz


Abu Dhabi Art Fair

From November 14 to November 17, 2018

Booth A19: Focus: "Huguette Caland", Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif

Booth A3: Modern & Contemporary Art

Dalia Baassiri

Nevine Bouez

Elie Bourgely

Dinah Diwan

Laure Ghorayeb

Jamil Molaeb

Zad Moultaka

Hanibal Srouji

Adlita Stephan


Dinah Diwan's artwork is part of a series of paintings inspired by the diary that she kept in Beirut, in 1975, without knowing that she would eventually be forced to leave the city. The title of the painting, A Wandering City, represents the freedom of living and moving that colors the lines of her diary and refers to a re-invented order/disorder of memory in time and space.

Laure Ghorayeb is presented with an unparalleled intimate collection of artworks. At 87 years, Ghorayeb continues to record, with a direct approach, themes and fragments of our daily life.

She tackles universal concerns with candor, while deriving inspiration from within her keen perception of the world through atypical methods.

The collection showcases rare paintings by the artist Jamil Molaeb. His signature paintings, conceived through color and sign, are his ultimate destination of expression. These particular artworks address the sacred city of Jerusalem. They evoke the magical simplicity of iconic representation through the use of unique pictorial structures.

Zad Moultaka artworks offer an alternative sensorial and visual experience. His paintings embody his experimentations relating to his globally praised installation Samas at the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale in 2017. Moultaka's work invites us continuously to indulge on multiple readings and sensorial levels.

Hanibal Srouji's paintings convey renewed positive energies. They compel us to look forward to a future with dynamic perspectives. The artworks exemplify the artist's search for capturing the ephemeral qualities of nature as underlying forces to induce hope. While being very particular and decisively personal they emphasize the visual use of color and space.

Recording Time is an essential ingredient in Adlita Stephan's works. Gestures, lines, signs and words accumulate over the surface. They repeat and overlap until the piece reaches its full significance and completion. The artwork presented is part of a series where repetition sets the rhythm; where the ultimate goal is to blur the consciousness of its existence. Complete inner submersion is the objective, as a replication of the artist's dream like inner life.