PLEASE JOIN US AT THE ARTEEAST BENEFIT AUCTION
When: Friday, November 30, 2012
ArteEast is pleased to announce that works in the 2012 Benefit Auction are generously donated by artists representing diverse artistic practices from across the MENA region. We are honored by this support by so many of our esteemed artist friends, many of whom have shown in important exhibitions around the world and whose works are in major private and museum collections and would like to thank: Adel Abidin, Haig Aivazian, Abbas Akhavan, Jananne Al-Ani, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Jowhara AlSaud, Negar Behbahani, Daniele Genadry, Amirali Ghasemi, Pouran Jinchi, John Jurayj, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Mohammed Kazem, Huda Lutfi, Jumana Manna,Suleiman Mansour, Nabil Nahas, Ibrahim Quraishi, Michael Rakowitz, Zineb Sedira, Hassan Sharif, and Raed Yassin
ArteEast is a New York based leading international visibility platform and support structure for art practices from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and its diaspora. With a mandate that includes the literary, visual and performance arts, ArteEast offers diverse global audiences in-depth access to the contemporary MENA arts, fostering nuanced perspectives on the region’s cultural context. As a dedicated partner to the MENA art sector, ArteEast also promotes regional arts production through support to both artists and arts spaces.
ArteEast launched its Residency Program in 2011 to support the holistic development of the MENA regional art sector. In our first year, we hosted two US-based residencies, the first featured Iranian-Canadian artist Abbas Akhavan at the The Watermill Center and a second residency with Beirut-based arts organization 98weeks at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP). ArteEast’s 2012 Residencies include Beirut-based researcher Kristine Khouri’s exploration of how the Sultan Gallery in Kuwait and the Residency for Moroccan-French artist Bouchra Khalili’s 2011-2013 Vera List Center Fellowship(for more details see here.
ArteEast is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to US taxpayers.