Ramadan Kareem!

Capsule Arts wishes you and your family a blessed holy month of Ramadan.

We're pleased to announce that all three limited edition art prints in Emirati artist Khalid Mezaina's series, 5 Times a Day will be included as part of 'Reflections', an exhibition that explores notions of reflection during the holy month of Ramadan. UAE-based artists reclaim local materials and spaces to create works that encourage an introspective approach towards the local and the present.

Inspired by the spirit of Ramadan, the exhibition redefines the boundaries of personal and social spaces and proposes an alternative way of looking at one’s surroundings. It offers a space that explores these notions. From raw materials found in the UAE to suspended moments of worship and spirituality along the many highways of Dubai, the collection of work promises a much-needed pause during Ramadan.

Exhibiting artists are: JZ Aamir, Maitha Abdulla, Reem Falaknaz, Rand Abdul Jabbar, Zeinab Al Hashimi, Khalid Mezaina, Latifa Saeed, Saher Oliver Samman and Mohamed Somji.

Held in Emaar's popular Ramadan tent on the Downtown Boulevard in Dubai. The tent will run from 18 June till the end of Ramadan. As well as having some fantastic art relating to Islamic culture on show, Emaar's Ramadan tent offers a perfect place for families and friends to gather during Ramadan, with its blend of Islamic Art and Arabian hospitality.

All three prints in Khalid's series are available to purchase here: 5 Times a Day #15 Times a Day #2 5 Times a Day #3

5 times a day combo
5 times a day combo

Khalid often reflects on Arabic culture and everyday life in his art, and last year we collaborated with the talented artist to bring out a special charitable art print for Ramadan, Porta Mosque.

Khalid Mezaina, Porta Mosque, 2014, Courtesy the artist and Capsule Arts
Khalid Mezaina, Porta Mosque, 2014, Courtesy the artist and Capsule Arts

The piece was inspired by the UAE's many temporary mosque structures that can be found at construction sites and around the Emirates. 25% of proceeds from each sale go to The Big Heart Campaign, a UAE charity for Syrian refugee children.