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Exhibition "The Mural for The Peace" | Alliance Francaise Dubai | March 16 to 19, 2015

Alliance Francaise Dubai is proud to host the exhibition "The Mural for The Peace" from March 16 to 19, 2015 in its Oud Metha location.

The Mural For The Peace, organized by the Museum of the Americas in Doral, Florida, is formed by 108 small size artworks by artists from 40 countries.

The Mural for The Peace is a traveling show that will be taken to as many countries as possible. Starting in Houston (Texas) where the International Office of the Museum of the Americas is located, the exhibition first stopover will be Dubai.

This artistic project was initiated in March 2014 by Dr. Raul Oyuela, Museum of Americas Director on a visit to Art Dubai. Once back home (Houston, USA), Dr. Raul Oyuela and his team called out to more than 3,000 artists worldwide for 'The Mural for The Peace' show. The first artworks were then received in December 2014.

The Mural is formed with 8x8 inches (approx. 20×20 centimeters) of various art pieces, techniques which vary from photography, digital art, textiles, sculptures and graphic art.

Dr. Raul Oyuela says: "The idea of 'The Mural for The Peace' came to me as I was visited Dubai Art Fair 2014. I thought it would be interesting to present some work of art done by many artists from more than 40 countries in these difficult times. All of us love PEACE and we consider the United Arab Emirates a peaceful country that opens the doors to everyone. This was my fourth visit to Dubai and on each visit I had the opportunity to see many wonderful things and very kind and nice people there. Dubai is today a first class attraction and we decide to show The Mural for The Peace during the ART DUBAI week."

Bernard Frontero, Alliance Francaise Dubai Director, says “ We are honored to host The Mural for Peace exhibition. Dialog between cultures has always been one of the pillars of Alliance Francaise. It’s by mutual understanding and communication that we will able to built a lasting peace all over the world.” 


Dr. Raul Oyuela will attend the show opening at Alliance Francaise Dubai on March 16. He will be traveling with a delegation of 21 members of the Museum of the Americas, amongst them will be 12 artists whose artworks are part of the Mural.

'The Mural for Peace' artists are:
Suzzanne Cousin (Dubai/ Houston) 
Ajna Dalamal (Morocco)
Rosalia de Meindorfer (Germany)
Hayat Saidi (Morocco)
Hannya Buentemeyer (born in Costa Rica, German citizenship)
'Di Cast' Diane Castellet (France)
Pamela Knox (Peru)
Fabiana Novillo Diaz (Argentina)
Margot Oyuela (USA)
Josefina Rovira Ramirez (born in Cuba, lives in Miami, Florida)
Maco Vargas (Peru)
Raul Oyuela (born in Argentina, resident of Houston, Texas)


About the Museum of the Americas:

The Museum of the Americas is a non-profit organization founded in Miami, Florida, in 1991. Since then, the institution has organized hundreds of exhibitions and promotions in more than 60 countries participating in other museums, art galleries, art fairs and other venues around the world. The Museum is governed by a Board of Directors headed by Commodore George Horak and directed by Dr. Raul Oyuela and Deputy Director Martha Beillard. The Museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and American for the Arts.

Date: Opening on Tuesday March 16th at 8pm - exhibition on til March 19th 
Location: Auditorium Alliance Francaise - Oud Metha
Free Entry

About Alliance Française Dubai

Alliance Française Dubai is a non-profit organization that keep aiming “To be the French Institute and the French Cultural hub of choice in Dubai for learning the French language, and for the promotion of French & Francophone cultures in a thriving environment.”

Alliance Française Dubai is extremely active on the cultural scene of the UAE. They promote visual and performing arts not only for French and Francophone artists but especially for other artists of various nationalities.

Tel: 04 335 87 12 
Email: info@afdubai.org

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