The first Korean contemporary art exhibition by a public art institution will open on October 21. Titled [Ana] Please Keep Your Eyes Closed for a Moment, curated by JW Stella at Maraya Art Centre, focuses on contemporary cultural practice in South Korea and the Arab world, which aims to bring about a closer understanding of two different worlds.

When Korean and Arabic art collide

One of the artists, Sujin Lee, will present 'Flying Across The Moonlight', a result of her research into the traces of cultural exchange made between Korea and the Arab world since 57BC. Gayoung Jun meanwhile will be unveiling a 15m-long mural drawing, a self-portrait of sorts based on her inner self and her surroundings in Sharjah. With a total of 176,956 squares in a grid, this time-intensive installation is a sight to see.

Artist and philosopher Juyeon Kim, in a  continuation of a series of works, uses 7000 local Emirati newspapers as compost. While unorthodox, it symbolises how every being in the universe grows, matures and evolves in a different way.

[Ana] Please Keep Your Eyes Closed for a Moment opens at the Maraya Art Centre on October 21, 2015 and runs until January 2, 2016.

When Korean and Arabic art collide