ABOUT THE PROJECT (2014)
The photo expo was a collaboration with Kuwait Ministry of Culture Arts and Letters and the Slovenian Embassy, and held at Kuwait’s Modern Art Museum on February 2014, attended by the Minister of Information, SH Salman Al Sabah, and Mr.Yachi the Minister of Culture and Ambassador Robert Kokalj. The expo was later moved to the 1 prestigious Kuwait Mall, Prestige in The Avenues.
The exhibition LOVE IN US is love story between an Arab mare and an Arab stallion – the mare comes out of a desert stallion out of the sea. Beside the ocean, they meet on the shore, kiss and have a filly named Timeless love, who symbolized Arab horse blood around the world since almost in any horse somewhere down the line is connection with Arab horse. The ocean connects all the nations through the loving waves that lap up on our shores. Lipizzaner’s, themselves, were bred by Arab and Spanish horses 435 years ago in Lipica Stud farm in Slovenia. Some of the photos belong now to the permanent collection of the Kuwait Ministry of Culture Arts and Letters.
2014 Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait
2014 Prestige, The Avenues, Kuwait
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE KUWAIT WORLD OF HORSES:
“Since one year ago I have kept on coming back to Kuwait to establish a relationship with Kuwaiti breeders and to see and capture the beauty of Arab horses for those admirers who don’t have privilege to see them in daily life and for you owners who adore them every day more and more. Thank you for letting me capture moments of your beloved horses and teaching me to capture the beauty and soul of Arab horses. I am honored you let me in to your farms and your lives and trusted me to be near the most beautiful horses in the world. I hope my art will meet your expectations and that is just the first step in the beautiful journey of ours. I have met and visited many more farms and important people but time didn’t permit to put them all in this project therefore I apologize and hope you will give me chance in future to continue the path started to the Arab Horse world.”
I would like to express my deepest respect and great fullness to:
Sheikha Sha. Sarah Fahad Al Sabah, General Manager of The Arab Horse Center and Bait Al Arab, her AL Arab Stud to welcome me in the world of Kuwait Arab horses. www.baitalarab-kw.com
Special thanks go also to the owners and teams of the farms whose horses that are mostly pictured in the exhibition photos are champions.
Mr. Mohamed Omar and Mr. Abdalluah AL Mtrek owners of the ALDANAT STUD, www.aldanatstud.com
Mr. Abdullah Al-Sedirawi owner of the AL SEDIRAWI STUD
Mr. Dr. Abdullah Mohammed AlMeshal and
Mr. Basem Abdulnabi, ALMESHAL ARABIAN STUD www.almeshalarabians.com/stud
Mr. Khaled Al-Nughaimshey, ASAYEL STUD, www.asayelq8.com
Mr. Mohammad A. Al Khamiss, Al KHAMISS STUD www.alkhamiss.com
Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs
Ministry of Culture Art, Letters
Dr .Robert Kokalj , Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Cairo
LIPICA SLOVENIAN STATE STUD FARM, www.lipica.org
THE AVENUES PRESTIGE, Companies INTEGRAL International Services, Boushery Gallery team , Fotoformat -Brane, Dotbeckspace team, Interexpo group, Nora, Ahmed Nagi, Mohammad al Rokhayyes, Marina FM 888 team, Jaber Ahmad Abdulkhaleq, Darko Jazbec,, Mohammed A. Alsayegh
Shukran from my heart to all of you my friends and family and those who help me with exhibition in any way.