A packed room on the 51st floor of the Capital Club, Bahrain's premier private business club, recently heard an inspirational talk on modern and contemporary art from Bashar Al Shroogi, Director of Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai's largest multi-gallery space. Hosted by Capital Club, Mr. Shroogi, a contemporary art expert and a trained architect delivered a presentation on 'Introduction to the Art Market' to its Members and their guests.
During the presentation, Mr Shroogi explained the process of finding, appreciating, and collecting modern and contemporary art. He also analysed the interests and practices of a fast changing art world. As there have been significant changes in the art market over the past decade with more art lovers attracted towards modern and contemporary art, Mr Shroogi shared a number of tips and gave advice on purchasing and building individual collections.
In February this year, Mr Shroogi presented the first in the series of lectures on strategies or collecting modern and contemporary art entitled "Art of Collecting" at an exclusive ladies' function at Capital Club. Mr Shroogi runs the Cuadro gallery and lives and works between Barcelona, Spain and Dubai, UAE.
The Capital Club recently was the base for the International Media Centre hosted by the Information Affairs Authority, providing a range of state-of-the-art facilities for the international media covering the Bahrain Parliamentary and Municipal elections.
As Bahrain's premier private business club, the Capital Club offers a place to relax, celebrate or network in exclusive surroundings, on the uppermost floors of the iconic Bahrain Financial Harbour. It regularly hosts social and business gatherings to facilitate networking among Members and to foster an environment of learning from some of the world's most respected leaders.
The Club offers an array of benefits to its Members including bespoke dining options, world class gourmet cuisine, and library and meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audio visual facilities. It provides a luxurious and chic atmosphere unrivalled in the Kingdom. Membership is by invitation only with various packages for Bahrainis and expatriates. It offers international privileges through affiliation with more than 250 clubs worldwide.