Calligraphy, photography, painting and more culture
Time Out Bahrain staff
RE at Waterline, Bahrain Financial Harbour Works from four artists, Giuse Maggi, Loraine Todd, Jody Peck and Louise Greenfield, all using different means and mediums to create pieces out of recycled materials – thus giving the old, unwanted and cast-aside a new lease of life. The exhibition marks the renaming of the west atrium gallery as The Waterline. RE. Until Thu, May 23, 10am-7pm weekdays, 3-7pm weekends. The Waterline, Bahrain Financial Harbour. (17 102 950).
The Extraordinary Ordinary Finnish architect Thomas Modeen, Bahraini architect Maysam Alnasser and French-Tunisian calligrapher Abdallah Akar come together to use images and objects examining the concept of layering roots – what makes the ordinary extraordinary. The Extraordinary Ordinary. Until Mon, May 20. La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art, Ras Ruman (17 230 123).
The Painted Surface – Mairi Thomas An exhibition of photographs taken throughout Bahrain and printed on archival textured paper, rather than photographic paper, to give a more realistic interpretation of actual paintings on their varied surfaces around the island including stone, concrete, wood and hands. Exhibition opens on May 4, 4-6pm, when the artist will be on hand to chat. The Painted Surface. May 4-31, 8am-1pm and 4-8pm, closed Fridays. World Beat Fitness Centre Cafe. Call (17 612 576).
Double Dimensions Two of Bahrain’s leading expat artists, British-born Meriel Cooper-Wallace and Sita Dotinga from Holland, will hold a joint exhibition of their work in early May. Reflecting their very different styles in painting, but alluding to the Bahraini influences they both enjoy, they have called their show ‘Double Dimensions’. Both have lived in Bahrain for more than eight years and they have known each other and worked together throughout that time. Double Dimensions. Friday, May 10, 2-7pm and Saturday, May 11, 10am-6pm. Villa 2, Venice Garden, Avenue 77 (opposite the camel farm on Janabiya Highway). Call (39 163 879).
Instanbul Modern – Bahrain There’s still time to visit the Spring of Culture exhibition Istanbul Modern – Bahrain which features a selection of pieces from the contemporary art and photography collections of Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Gathering 244 works by 94 artists from different periods, the show focuses on contemporary themes such as imagination, identity, the interdisciplinary of nature of visual culture and more. Istanbul Modern – Bahrain. Until Jun 8. Bahrain National Museum.