I made up for all the weekends I should have been spending in Al Serkal by immersing myself in so much art these past two months. I must say, it really gave me the energy boost I needed to be more productive. Some days started with me feeling forced to go (by myself), and boy am I glad I did! Here are photos taken during several days spent at Al Serkal, as well as Gallery
After all these years, I finally meet my love, Osan – who is responsible for gifting the world with this amazing book. She is the sole reason I went to Sikka. I mean, of course I’m there for the art, but Osan is a work of art – I love her so much and look up to her in so many ways.
The setting of Sikka could not be any more perfect (couldn’t be more perfect for our first meeting, too!) for an Art Fair. Osan and Cholo told us that prominent families used to live in these buildings, at this now historical neighborhood / part of Al Fahidi. Like so many art museums and galleries, the set up in itself is an art form, and Sikka’s is so uniquely done. I wish we spent more time to see everything, but we went on a Weekday, and we all know what the metro’s like bound to Rashidiya starting at 5:30 PM., it just didn’t give us a lot of time to explore. Boo.
I won’t forget the first time Tin took me to Al Serkal. I heard about it because my Love, Osan, was promoting her boyfriend Cholo’s exhibit at one of the galleries in the Avenue. I wanted to go, however, knowing that I was barely a month old in Dubai, I did not want to risk getting lost.
I thank my lucky stars for Tin : she sends me a message one day and asks me to go with her. Eternally grateful for that, because weeks later, Al Serkal will turn out to be one of my favourite, favourite places not only in Dubai, but on Earth!