As part of the year of cultural cooperation between the UAE and France, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority has hosted an exhibition by UAE painter Abdulqader Al Rais at Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.
Considered as a pioneer of Arab contemporary art, Al Rais is celebrated in the United Arab Emirates as a major painter who combined modernity and tradition over a constantly evolving set of work.
This one-month retrospective is designed as a journey through the culture of the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition started with the very first paintings produced by the artist in 1960 and went through to his latest work which was specially created for the occasion. The exhibition was accompanied by VIP receptions, masterclasses and workshops by Al Rais himself.