October 25 – November 30, 2010
Ayyam Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its new location in the DIFC district of Dubai alongside the revamping of its Al Quoz branch into the Ayyam Art Center, a multifaceted venue that will host large-scale exhibitions, installations, film screenings, a permanent collection and auctions. It will also host museum grade arab collections in an attempt to bridge the gap until the region’s future museums come online.
With 1,500 square feet of space, the new Dubai site will be located in the heart of the gallery district of DIFC’s Gate Village and will serve as the ideal setting for Ayyam Gallery’s program of solo shows. This move not only marks a significant step for the gallery but also points to the shifting direction of the Middle Eastern art scene, which is now working towards sustaining the exciting momentum that has catapulted the region as one of the world’s most sought after art hubs.
Over the course of four years, Ayyam Gallery has invested in long-term initiatives that have expanded the boundaries of local cultural while engaging global audiences. These latest developments will build upon its reputation for high-caliber art shows and groundbreaking proposals, which include an impressive publishing house, highly successful auctions and a widely respected program for fostering young talent.
The DIFC space will open with an exhibition featuring recent work by Syrian painter Khaled Takreti, an artist whose dynamic figurative compositions have been gaining significant attention from critics and collectors alike.