'Islamopolitan' Exhibition opening in Sharjah
Exploring Islam and design
In the presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, the Maraya Art Centre welcomed 'Islamopolitan' this week, the first of its kind collective design exhibition running until August 23.
The exhibition was attended by Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director Hamriya freezone Authority, Director Sharjah Airport international freezone and Manal Ataya, Director-General Sharjah Museums Department in addition to an audience of design and art professionals, academics, and interested members of the general public and co-curated by celebrated designer Khalid Shafar and Maraya Art Centre Manager Giuseppe Moscatello.
The show is the first of its kind to bring together work by 23 different designers and artists from around the world, inspired by Islam as a design influence, the term 'Islamopolitan' being coined by the co-curators to combine the words "Islam" and "Cosmopolitan."