event / Jeddah

Pen to Paper

27 February 2013 — 26 March 2013
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Athr Gallery, Serafi Megamall Office Towers, 5th floor,

"Pen to Paper" In collaboration with AL MADAD FOUNDATION, followed by SOTHEBY'S Fundraising Auction in support of education and literacy (IQRA')

Athr Gallery | Opening 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Athr Gallery, in collaboration with Al Madad Foundation, is pleased to announce Pen to Paper, a group exhibition of works from private collections across the Middle East in support of literacy programs for disadvantaged children.  Pen to Paper will serve as an arena to display the invaluable pieces accumulated across the region and give the main contributors and supporters of the contemporary art world a platform to share their understanding and reasoning behind their choices, in a bid to plant the seed of inspiration amongst future generations. This group exhibition is specifically curated to create a dialogue between artists, collectors, and audience and aims to question the diffusion of information, notions of knowledge and truth as well as the power of misinformation. An auction conducted by Sotheby’s will accompany the opening of the exhibition, the proceeds of which will fund Al Madad Foundation's affiliated education initiative Iqra’ for disadvantaged Lebanese children, as well as Palestinian and Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

Part of Sotheby's "Jeddah Art Week" events

Artwork: Giovanni Ozzola, Illuminarsi, 2012. Neon Wire. Courtesy of Galleria Continua