Khaleej Times hosted a collaborative art exhibition “Art and Headlines” at Andakulova Gallery in Dubai from 16 to 22 November 2017. The exhibition showcased a visual interpretation of 13 Khaleej Times front pages from the last four decades by artists.
The artists portrayed their interpretation of the front page in various types of art: conceptual, functional art, acrylic painting, watercolor, conceptual, charcoal painting, graffiti, and mixed mediums.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Yasser Al Gergawi, Director of Cultural Events, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development; H.E. Vipul, Consul General of India; H.E. Charitha Yattogoda, Consul General of Sri Lanka and H.E. Dato’ Yubazlan Haji Yusof, Consul General of Malaysia.
Vinay Kamat, editor-in-chief of Khaleej Times, says, “There is a thin line between news and creativity. News inspires art and art inspires news. Khaleej Times‘ initiative brings the blur into focus, showcasing the unique contribution of newspapers to art and art’s own stamp on newspapers. The influence of news makes art contemporary, contextual and impressionistic.”
Ravi Raman, senior vice-president at Khaleej Times, adds “These are truly special pages both of Khaleej Times and the nation, we are truly pleased to see talented artists create their renditions of it”.