Posted on August 20, 2019

The International Festival of Visual Art organised by Big Group under the title ‘The Other Face of Regular Chaos’, kicked off in Istanbul on Sunday night with the participation of 80 artists from Arab and foreign countries.

Qatari artist Dania Tarek, who is participating in the three-day exhibition, has been bestowed the title of the ‘Star of the Festival’. The exhibition displays paintings, including paintings on war, alienation, the unknown, future and the expressions of ancient civilizations. The exhibition also includes a collection of handicrafts and artistic works, the most prominent of which is the display of the craft of Mecca, which uses various types of ropes to knit necklaces and clothes, in addition to many wood sculpture works, stone and bone.

A fashion show of Iraqi heritage clothing, a theatrical show of melodrama, artistic symposiums, concerts by Arab singers and a poetry evenings are also part of the programme. Dania Tarek expressed her happiness for being given the Star of the Festival title, saying Qatar’s devotion to art enabled her to become a successful artist. Tarek was born with a hearing disability, however, that did not stop her from reflecting her emotions through feather and colours.