Winter is coming! And there’s no better place to prepare yourself than at the Passions Arabia Exhibition. A curated collection of Kuwaiti and regional designers from the fields of jewelry, fashion, shoes, bags, home accessories, beauty and art are gathering together under one roof at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait on 25th and 26th November. 10am – 1pm, and 5pm – 10pm.

ART & DESIGN PROFILES 1: “The revolution demands social reform, but it has no social dimension. It is a political dilemma.” Selim Mawad, Beirut //
Day 27 of the Revolution // 15 November 2019

Half-man, half-bull (thawr –ثور ) and from Beirut, Mawad’s minotaur presents to the world the streets of many a revolution (thawrat – ثورة

The bull narrates the personal revolution of Lebanese artist-activist Selim Mawad as he continues his journey out of Africa, through Europe, and finds himself amidst another revolution… this time in Lebanon.

The bull first springs forth in Burundi where Mawad is on a peace-building and genocide investigation mission gone rogue, and is re-born on his rooftop atelier in during Beirut’s November of resistance.

For Mawad, it is a representation of the self and of the universal values he has upheld for more than two decades – those same values he today finds himself in a struggle to re-focus.

His beast is not an innocent within its actions. The bull spans the imagination of humanity; from the caveman hunting, it to the 21st century’s artificial intelligence domesticating it.

The bull has existed from time immemorial in the human consciousness. Here, Mawad’s creature continues its journey from the revolutionary streets of Beirut and takes its place within the fantasy of an exhibition space.

Whilst the (thawr – ثور ) is sacred for some, and the (thawr – ثور ) is revolution for many, the (thawrat – ثورة ) is the primordial self of one and of all.

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PASSIONS ARABIA – WINTER IS COMING

Fashion Designer Profiles

1 – Bazza Alzouman

2 – Mariane Bechara

3 – Second St

4 – CSB Ready-to-Wear

5 – Qouture by Q

6 – Heba Al Enezi

7 – Nada Al Ayoub

Accessories and Fashion Jewelry Designers

1 – Okhtein

2 – Zyne

3 – Eight

4 – Roqaya’s Rocks

5 – Th’haba

6 – Falamank by Tarfa Itani

7 – The Twist

8 – Ebbara

9 – Intisars

Beauty and Cosmetics

1 – K7L by Areej Sultan Al Essa

2 – Prismologie

3 – ASAP Beauty

4 – Suhad Perfumes

Art and Design 

1 – Selim Mawad

2 – Abdulla Al Awadi