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House of Art

Opening Date:
December 2016

Culture, which makes houses for beauty and creative engagement, holds a special place in the Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research, as represented by Art House, where the aesthetics enjoy their unique logic of creation, and where the Sheikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa carves out a house from his house, where art is enshrined in the language of its existence.

At the heart of this house, there is a shortcut to the city of Muharraq through photographic works that capture the visual memory of this intimate city. In the art of poetry and deep language, the voice of the poet Mahmoud Darwish in some way compensates for his absence. Likewise, the sea offers a parallel charm, touching the place through preparatory work (qarqour) ties from each thread of his net a diver’s float fished by the sea.

From this house, which was part of the original house of Sheikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, the arts will
speak of Muharraq with its visuals, of the magic of Bahrain and the sea, of the Arab world through the voice of the poet Mahmoud Darwish.