For the second time, artist Ibrahim Gailani, Bait al Zubair Museum and Oman Cancer Association find one another to establish the Art 100X100 exposition. An event that started at the 4th of Februar to mark the anniversary of the annual World Cancer Day and that will take place till the 12th of Februar.
As usual the exhibition brings together a cross-section of Oman’s artistic community under one roof, with established artists exhibiting alongside the work of emerging new talents and students, even kids. However, with the success of last year’s event, with the help of social media such as Facebook and Instagram, submissions have also come from artists in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Europe and the United States. Last year, 72 paintings were sold in just a few hours on opening night. The aim of the project is still the same as last year. Art 100X100 is an attempt to heal, to unite and to raise awareness about the importance of early detection.
The Oman Cancer Association, founded by cancer survivor Yuthar al-Rahawy, recently celebrated its 11th anniversary. The organization has launched a number of flagship projects, including a mobile mammography service that screened more than 6000 women in the past two years, and has gained recognition from His majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the United nations. The Asscociation’s next big enterprise will focus palliative care. Fund raising activities have included cancer survivors cycling from Muscat to Salalah, a solo kayak adventure along the coast of Oman, various runs and Art 100X100, 100 pieces are for sale at 100 Rials each.
Art 100X100 at Bait al Zubair Museum in Muscat is still open till 12th February from 9.30am till 6.00pm, except Friday 7th February.