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Exhibition: Do You See What I See at Cuadro

Michel Le Belhomme - The Blind Beast VI 

Do You See What I See is a new photography exhibition featuring four different series by Ammar Al-Attar, Ayla HibriFarah Al-Qasimi and Michel Le Belhomme. The exhibition is in Cuadro (located in DIFC in Dubai) and is on till 9th January, 2014. 

I visited this exhibition a couple of days ago, and found some of the photos quite striking, some that didn't say much, and a few that left me thinking. I will revisit this exhibition again and write a full review soon. In the meantime, here are some of the photos from the exhibition. If you are in the neighbourhood, do go and check it out. 


Ammar Al-Attar - Sibeel Water Series 

Ammar Al Attar - Sibeel Water VII

Ayla Hibri - Amir Asil Series 

Ayla Hibri - Amir Asil VII

Farah Al-Qasimi - Sunset Circus Series 

Farah Al-Qasimi - Living Room (Orleans, MA)

Michel Le Belhomme - The Blind Beast Series 

Michel Le Belhomme - The Blind Beast II


About the exhibition:

Often times we are unable to see what is in front of us. There are many reasons why we remain blind to our every day realities. Perhaps it is because we move too rapidly and are faced with more visual information than we can assess. Perhaps it is because we assume that through our past experiences we already know the genuine nature of the forms that cross our path.

Regardless of the reasons, our obliviousness towards our daily visual realities remains true. Consequently, contemporary photographic practices have become an essential means through which we explore and understand our surroundings.

A photograph suspends, amplifies, and offers for consideration a visual composition that the purveyor of the camera supposes to be essential. It is a suspended moment that has been removed from a linear context or sequence.

Consider the effect of stopping a film; the still persists until the movie begins again, but that moment is lost to the next as soon as the film begins again.  On the other hand, a photograph has no fear of being consumed by the next moment. It exists in a vacuum, for the long term. It is this sense of permanence that amplifies and aggrandizes the still image, inviting us to deconstruct the tableau presented to better consider the fleeting visual experience.
(via Cuadro)



Exhibition details
Date: On till 9th January 2014. Sunday-Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm | Saturday 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Venue: Cuadro, DIFC, Dubai (location map
Free entry. 

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