Contemporary art in Oman

From January 14, 2024, to January 16, 2024, Oman's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth inaugurated the '111' visual arts exhibition and launched the book "Contemporary Omani Artistic Achievement" by author and artist Hussein Obaid, at Sablat Ruznah hall in Muscat. The exhibition is a continuation of past shows, reinforcing its role in establishing the foundations of Oman's contemporary artistic movement.

The event started with a visual presentation on the history of Oman under the reign of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said. The exhibition features 90 artworks by 25 Omani artists who are pioneers of the country's artistic movement, representing various schools and artistic tendencies.

Said bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth for Culture, emphasized that the exhibition coincides with Oman's celebrations and honors the founding artists who laid the groundwork for contemporary Omani art.

Hussein Obaid's book, "Contemporary Omani Artistic Achievement," enriches the local and international art scene by documenting the evolution of Omani contemporary art. It includes 600 pages divided into two volumes and seven chapters, covering the history and development of Omani art, from its traditional and Islamic influences to its contemporary expressions.