Highlights from Elmarsa Gallery’s ‘Nuances of Black and White’

The gallery is available to view at alserkal.online/elmarsa. (Supplied)
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Updated 10 April 2020

Highlights from Elmarsa Gallery’s ‘Nuances of Black and White’

  • Here are some highlights from Elmarsa Gallery’s ‘Nuances of Black and White’ available to view at alserkal.online/elmarsa

“Untitled 2”

Raeda Ashour

Elmarsa’s exhibition presents “a group of artists using black and white and the nuanced shades in between” and “works that range from realism to abstraction to modern art.” The Saudi artist Raeda Ashour is a member of the women’s Saudiaat Art Group in Jeddah and contributes this manually embossed work to the show.


Gouider Triki

The Tunisian artist, born in 1949, is known for his use of “mystical symbols and patterns inspired by his Berber heritage,” according to the gallery. “His abstract, surreal compositions are filled with flora and animal forms — reflecting his experience of working on the land — but also with popular figures wearing archaic outfits. 

‘L’inaccessible étoile’

Omar Bey

Another Tunisian artist, Bey’s work, the exhibition brochure says, displays “an innovative command of materials that enables him to evoke surprise humor and contemplation in viewers.” His main theme is “the paradoxical excess of human existence.”

Middle East Games Con is going digital 

The free online event will be streamed live from Oct. 29  to Oct. 31. (Middle East Games Con)
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Middle East Games Con is going digital 

DUBAI: The 2020 edition of Middle East Games Con will take place online. 

The free online event, said to be the “first of its-kind digital gaming experience,” will be streamed live from Oct. 29  to Oct. 31.

The annual video game convention, known for its stellar line-up of gaming titles and tournaments including Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty, Tekken, FIFA, League of Legends and many more, is expected to feature Esports tournaments, special guest appearances, product reveals and gaming awards. 

“Our focus for this year and new for 2020 is the first-ever official Middle East Games Con Esports tournament and the gaming awards,” event manager Finlay Parr said in a statement on their website. “In addition to these new and exciting activities for 2020, we are of-course bringing fans their favourite features of the Con to their homes.” 

“Each year we welcome gamers of all ages from across the MENA region, and this year we don’t want anyone to miss out on our annual event due to travel, health or other reasons,” added Kiera Doherty, the pop culture portfolio director. 

Nations worldwide have been cancelling events to curb the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 disease. Organizers, in response, have made their festivals digital to entertain people at home during self-isolation.