The best talent is bringing out the talent in others. It can be cultivated and enhanced. Unfortunately the biggest problem is that talent is not always recognized by those who can see a use for it but fortunately a new art gallery aimed at promoting emerging creative talent from across the Middle East is to open at Mall of the Emirates. Named Fann-À-Porter Art Gallery – ‘fann’ is the Arabic word for art, while ‘porter’ means ‘to carry’ in French.
It will have a busy year-round calendar, hosting work by an eclectic range of young and talented artists from all over the world. Its first exhibition will be Chanting on Earth, by award-winning Jordanian potter Hazem Al Zubai. Opening next Monday, it explores the way humans have used clay to communicate for thousands of years, fashioning it into tablets upon which letters and poetry could be inscribed.
Ghada Kunash, General Manager at both Fann-À-Porter and Vindemia Gallery, said that it is with great joy and enthusiasm that they celebrate their return to Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and renew their collaboration and partnership that started back in 2009. He further stated that their new art gallery, Fann-À-Porter, opens its doors for young artists and art lovers, and for those who seek uniqueness.
The gallery will also host a permanent display of artworks from emerging Emirati artists, in tribute to the UAE. It’s a partnership between Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and Vindemia Gallery, an art and antiques gallery shop. Based at Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina, Vindemia sells furniture, porcelain, jewellery and more dating from as far back as the 18th century.
Talent should be recognized in each and every field, there are many ways to recognize and nurture it, Fann-À-Porter Art Gallery has its own way. We hope that it will find some of the finest artists in its hunt for talent.