Omani artists join counterparts in Asian Arts Biennale in Bangladesh

856904By Mai Al Abria — The Omani Society for Fine Arts (OSFA) of the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science, Diwan of Royal Court participated at 17th Asian Arts Biennale Bangladesh which kicked off December 1 and will run until Dec 31, 2016. Joining their counterparts from around the world, Omani artists Maryam al Zadjalia, Anwar Sonia, Mosa Omar al Zadjali, Hamad al Jabri and Radika Hamali join also head out to participate in the event. The participation comes within the framework of OSFA to revive the value of communication and to build bridges of cooperation between the Sultanate and the rest of the world in the field of fine arts.
OSFA also targets to support Omani artists in gaining international experiences to contribute to the development of their potential and enable them to contribute to the enrichment of the art movement in the Sultanate as well as to represent the Sultanate in international art forums.
856907Since its commencement in 1981, the Asian Art Biennale has attempted to display the kaleidoscope of various artistic endeavours of the time in which continuity and change come together.
It was inevitable that with time, other regions that share, more or less, the same artistic impulses and face the same challenge of forging an identity of their own, would be included in the exhibition as has happened in recent years. It is the substance of artistic creativity at present that binds the regions represented in the exhibition.
The 17th Asian Art Biennale showcases the artistic heritage and contemporary art in Asia and kindred regions. It is the firm belief of the organisers that with each biennale, a new milestone in the unique art movement in Asia has been crossed.  It also shows, through their works, the progress of established and young artists.