BMW Group Announce Contemporary Art Project in Middle-East

29 Jan 2016 - SLT

BMW Contemporary BThe BMW Group is expanding its support of contemporary Art and Culture in the Middle East with the launch of BMW Contemporary, an exclusive initiative that aims to strengthen intercultural dialogues and spark curiosity and imagination. BMW Contemporary will unite artists and collectors from across the region to meet, discuss and share their bespoke collections with the public and bring to life their unique stories in a series of online episodes that will be featured across BMW Group Middle East’s social media channels throughout the year. The first episode, entitled “The Art of 7”, will see renowned Art Consultant and Curator Ali Khadra introduce Youssef Nabil, an internationally acclaimed Egyptian artist, and Sheikha Paula Mubarak Al Sabah, a high- profile art lover and collector residing in Kuwait. As the first host of the series, Sheikha Paula has allowed exclusive access to her stunning Kuwait Estate in which audiences will not only learn about her extensive collection but will immerse themselves into Youssef’s world of Egyptian Glamour, departure and loss.

Cultural commitment is an integral part of the BMW Group’s corporate culture. The company believes that unrestricted freedom is of the utmost importance, as much so for the art world as it is for ground-breaking innovations within business. “As a car company, BMW Group Middle East Corporate Communication we see many synergies with the Art & Culture world. We both strive for innovation, and creativity in many respects be it design or how we engage with our audiences,” continued Heidlberger. The BMW Group focuses its cultural cooperations on jazz and classical music, modern and contemporary art, architecture and design.

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