Racing artist Armin Flossdorf paints the town F1-coloured
Time Out Bahrain staff
Racing artist Armin Flossdorf paints the town F1-coloured.
See the Formula 1 through an artist’s eyes as painter Armin Flossdorf displays his works and actually produces live art during race week.
The popular German artists visited the island last year and returns to display his creations in both lobbies at the Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre until April - live painting sessions, during which he starts with a blank canvas and creates a unique artwork on the spot, will take place at the Ixir lobby.
Flossdorf is well-known on the Grand Prix circuit having a long-held interest in the sport which led him, 11 years ago, to start producing live pictures of the racing action.
His pictures, using acrylic and pencil on canvas, can now be found hanging in the VIP lounges of race tracks around the world and also in the F1 museum in Paris, thanks to one of his earliest supporters, Jean Todt, president of the Federation International de l’Automobile.
Several drivers have also purchased his work over the years as has F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
The exhibition will run from April 1-6. Contact the hotel for details of live painting sessions. Call (17 171 000).
Annual Bahrain Heritage Festival Weaving Colours is the theme for this year’s heritage festival, organised by the Ministry of Culture and aimed at promoting Bahraini heritage and talent. The festival offers a valuable opportunity for local traditional craft workers, artisans, entrepreneurs and contemporary artists to showcase their products and activities in annual festival. It also offers musicians and folk artists the opportunity to revive and perform popular music and folk songs. This year’s festival focuses on Bahraini clothing and textiles and the techniques, tools and craftsmen. Annual Bahrain Heritage Festival. April 9-2, the display space in front of Bahrain National Museum.
Alwan 338 Under the theme of ‘Foundations’ and with a focus on the neighbourhood of Adliya, this extensive project offers a packed schedule of exhibitions, artist talks and workshops, research projects, screenings, talks, food, music, and much more. It’s the annual festival from Al Riwaq Art Space, which is running in conjunction with Spring of Culture and bringing with it opportunities to interact with exciting new works produced by local, regional, and international artists. Alwan 338. Until April 19, Al Riwaq Art Space, Adliya. Call (17 717 441)
Entropy of Fusions Ali Abayoglu composes abstract sculptures, paintings and installations made of wood, metal and other materials through fusion with glass technique. His works Sukufe and Ekmek were exhibited in Pera Fine Arts Gallery in Pera, Istanbul and his thesis, ‘Reflections of Ottoman Ornements on Glass’, a hot fusion sample of the Ottoman motives is on display at his Turkish university’s faculty of fine arts gallery. He mounts his debut solo exhibition in Bahrain as part of Spring of Culture. Entropy of Fusions. April 10-June 15. La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art. Call (17 230 123)