A MULTI-MEDIA ‘Spark’ exhibition and live tango experience comes to La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art and Spa, Manama this weekend.
The exhibition will showcase the works of artist Ali Abayoglu who manipulates unorthodox materials into works of art.
Abayoglu’s fascination with everyday objects goes back to his childhood when his father used to tell him stories of how glass was first made.
Those stories sparked in him an interest in seeing the beauty of glass, metal and other everyday objects, influencing his trajectory as a multi-media sculptor.
The month-long exhibit opens on Friday and continues until April 15.
A tango performance by Gladys Fernandez and Luis Signoretti will be held on Friday.
Ms Fernandez, who has an extensive background in classical and contemporary dance, was trained by the late masters of Buenos Aires and popular dancers, the Milongueros.
Among the earliest tango teachers in Europe, she has worked in Italy, The Netherlands and Belgium since 1991. She is an established cultural ambassador with 30 years of experience in her field.
Mr Signoretti has his degree from Buenos Aires and has represented Argentina since 1995 on international tours. Since 2014, he has teamed up with Ms Fernandez to develop tango in Italy and the Middle East, while also conducting master classes for high-level dancers.
Tickets to the event cost BD30+ each and includes a fixed menu, starting at 6.30pm.
The exhibition and show is being held as part of the Bahrain Spring of Culture.