A show for our times

The landmark exhibition ‘Unity in Diversity’ celebrates art’s ability to build bridges across divides, while reminding us of what we can achieve when we set aside our differences 

An exclusive, first-time collective art exhibition in Dubai is offering visitors a wonderful opportunity to view a richly diverse and exciting range of works under one roof on topical themes that are well suited to the unprecedented times in which we’ve all been living.

Titled ‘Unity in Diversity’, the show runs from September 28 to October 12 in the upper studio of Dubai Opera House – a sublime space located directly above the theatre, well suited to showcasing the exceptional display of exhibits, which includes oil paintings, calligraphy and sculptures, among others. 

The groundbreaking exhibition is a first-time project for the newly created Khawla Art & Culture Foundation, which was set up by the renowned calligrapher, artist and poet, Her Highness Sheikha Khawla Bint Ahmed Bin Khalifa Al-Suwaidi, wife of H.H. Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s National Security Advisor.

In line with the show’s theme, visitors will find a total of 50 works by 40 artists hailing from 10 different countries spanning the continents, with the unique style of each participant celebrated, from their individual treatment of the media with which they work to the themes they choose to explore. An additional 24 works by Sheikha Khawla herself, on show for the first time in the UAE, are undoubtedly a highlight.