Friday 22nd June, 2018
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On 12 September Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Queen Consort of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Director-General Irina Bokova, inaugurated the exhibition 'Women' by Bahraini Women Artists, held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 12 to 15 September 2017.

The exhibition features a group of five women artists with a wide range of styles, schools and artworks, selected as representatives of the Bahraini art scene, coming from different generations and covering different topics through photography, paintings and juxtaposition of images. It was organized by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and the curator, Ms Louise-Amelie Barbier, who sees the exhibition as 'an opportunity to show an unfamiliar artistic scene to the French public as well as the artistic and cultural world'.

'Gender equality is a UNESCO global priority and that it is not a women's issue but a human rights issue, it's about the societies we want to live in and is a key condition for sustainability,' said the Director-General, underscoring the importance of art and how it has a 'unique potential to open minds, spur thinking, engagement and even action'.

H.E. Dr Mai bint Mohamed Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, addressed the importance of sharing Bahraini artwork with the world,' highlighting that Bahrain 'considers art and culture of vital importance within its national vision'.

Following the opening of the exhibition, the Director-General held a bilateral meeting with Her Royal Highness in presence of H.E. Dr Mai bint Mohamed Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to UNESCO H.E. Dr Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar and representatives from the Supreme Council for Women.


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