Art Kuwait, an online magazine based in Kuwait, works to provide a decent glimpse into art happenings in one of the Middle East’s more conservative countries.
To wrap up 2012, they have helpfully compiled a list of the year’s top local exhibitions. Read on to find out more about Kuwaiti art projects in 2012.
The exhibitions listed by the publication represent, perhaps surprisingly, a broad spectrum of mediums, from painting to sculpture to installation, and even included JAMM: The Third Contemporary Arab, Iranian and International Art Auction, an event that highlights the country’s market potential.
In compiling their list, Art Kuwait “had an aim to distinguish the quality of the presented art as well as the idea of the exhibition itself” as opposed to simply trying “to feature all art events in Kuwait”. According to the article, the quantity of art exhibitions increased in 2012 when compared with 2011.
What do you consider to be the top ten art exhibitions or projects in your country for 2012? Leave us a comment with your list below.
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