I read on Kuwait Times that officials from the ministry has shutdown the art gallery expo organized by popular Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin on the first day of launching, the officials justified the ban by stating that the displayed galleries were indecent.
“Amin said officials focused on two of her 16 works – a painting of a woman in a mini-dress sitting on a man’s lap entitled “My Mistress and Family” and a picture showing three men playing cards and drinking “grape juice” from a bottle which suggested contraband alcohol.”
What’s more interesting is how she reacted with the ban by stating that she’s now more determined than ever and that she would keep on producing art that challenges local perceptions.
I paid a little visit to the Mawaheb expo at the Avenues mall and I liked what I saw, there were a variety of young talents (artists, musicians, inventors, photographers, designers..etc) showcasing their creative work.
As I understood this expo is organized by Sabah Al Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creative (SACGC), this center was created last year, I think, to support gifted individuals.
Some of the talents that I really liked were the painting, computer animation and graphics designing, cartoons and caricature, and the knitting.
The expo will extend for another two days and there are over 20 talents, pay it a visit I promise you won’t regret.