Last evening Capsule Arts attended the opening of the 31st Emirates Fine Art Society (EFAS) exhibition, held at Sharjah Art Museum in the Heart of Sharjah. Well worth the hour spent in traffic, the exhibition is a good survey of UAE artists and what they are creating now, with many new works on display. The show has a variety of mediums and disciplines with sculpture, installation art, paintings, photography and video on display. The EFAS annual exhibition is a great chance to see the work of many Emirati artists, and this year is no exception - from newcomers to the arts scene, to those gaining recognition such as Nasir Nasrallah who will be exhibiting at Sharjah Biennial 11 in March 2013, to more established artists such as Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Mohammad Al Qassab and Mohammed A. Ibrahim.
The exhibition is on throughout February and with artwork by over 30 local artists, it's one to attend. With many artist studios of the EFAS artists just over the road, it's also worth popping your head in on the chance you'll get to see the artists working in their studios.