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Abolish Article 153. Annual art exhibition in Kuwait

Abolish Article 153: Expressive Exhibition at “The Hub” Gallery
Twelve years have passed since Kuwaiti women got the right to participate in the political battle in Kuwait; this date, the 16th of May, coincides with the launching of one of the most important creative exhibitions that show a collection of Artistic work and Photographs representing “Women” in order to encourage them to obtain their full rights as well as a support and solidarity with the abolition of Article 153 of the Kuwaiti Penal Code, which allows men to get away with killing their  mothers, daughters, sisters and wives if they suspect them of sexual impropriety with a light punishment of a prison sentence     for a period not exceeding three years or a fine of 15 KD  or one of these penalties, and this is contrary to the principles of Islamic law.

Dr. Al-Anoud Al-Sharikh, Sheikha Al-Nafisi, Lulu Al-Sabah, Amira Behbehani and Sundus Hussain are the organizers of this exhibition and they are the ones who initiated this idea to demand the cancellation of this article and its negative consequences on human rights in general and women’s rights in particular.

The exhibition will last for a week in the hall of “The Hub” Gallery located on the Arabian Gulf Street – Sharq. It will include paintings, jewelry and sculptures created by a group of young Kuwaiti and Arab artists to promote this awareness campaign in all segments of Kuwaiti society in the hope of achieving justice and equality between men and women and the exclusion of violence in any way. Read more about campaign

Abolish Article 153 will host its 4th Art Exhibition at the HUB Gallery in Kuwait. The exhibition will include more then 50 artworks in various media by Kuwaiti and Middle Eastern artists.

Artists: Abdulla Al Awadhi, Abdulla Al Saab, Alina Amer, Amani Althuwaini, Amira Behbehani, Afsoon, Alexandra Zambom*, Azza Al Sherif, Eilidh Middleton, Emma Harake, Fadel Al Abbar, Farah Salem, Fatma Abodoma, Ghada Khunji, Hamad Al Saab, Ibrahim Ismail, Jad El Khoury, Jamal AlYousef, Maher Kuraitem, Manal Al Majed, Maryam Hosseinnia, Mohammed Al Kouh, Neda Dana-Haeri, Norma I. Figueroa, Ricardas Blazukas, Sara AbuMrad, Sara Marwa, Shereen Audi, Shurooq Amin, Sumaya Abdul Ghani, Tagreed Al Baghshi, Thuraya Al Baqsami, Wafaa Al Husaini, Waleed Shalaan, Warda Al Kandari, Zahra Al Mahdi, Zeinab Qabazard, Ziyad Al Arfaj and AUK Graphic Design Students.

All artworks shown at the exhibition were created for the purpose of this exhibition.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the campaign.Continue Reading..