Millennium Resort Mussanah announced plans to host a major art exhibition celebrating the expressive works of French – Tunisian artist Leila Allagui. Held under the title ‘AL AHLA’, the exhibition premiered at the Omani-French Centre under the patronage of His Excellency Abdullah Al Harrasi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and TV, of H.E. Roland Dubertrand, Ambassador of France, and H.E. Farhad Khlif, Ambassador of Tunisia, and will take visitors of the resort on a cultural journey from April 9th-27th 2016. Presenting a large selection of the artiste’s most dynamic paintings, the resort will once again unite leading figures, enthusiasts, experts and guests for an inspiring showcase of one of the region’s rising talents.
With an artistic portfolio spanning over two decades, Ms. Allagui’s career as an international artist began in 1991, when she would participate in a major exhibition in Algeria. Since then, her work has been celebrated in over eight exhibits, receiving critical acclaim in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Sultanate for their artistic representation of Oman for her work and dedication.
Maurice Derooij, General Manager of Millennium Resort Mussanah, said, “Art is quickly becoming a proactive and inspirational medium of choice in Oman, a method of reaching and communicating with others through displays of creativity and ingenuity that touch the soul and develop cohesion. Now more than ever, it is integral that we reach out to our youth and inspire another generation of Arab artists. Despite bringing an exhibition of this calibre to Oman, our objective remains the same: to build bridges between cultures, connect people, inspire local artists, and preserve as well as showcase the depth of talent in the Arab World.”
The exhibition reflects Millennium Resort Mussanah’s prominent role in promoting art, culture, and communal development in Oman. The resort has also strived to support the growth of local art through a diverse range of programmes, initiatives and exhibitions that allow talented Omanis to hone their craft and reach new audiences.