Exhibition - Al Haraka Baraka: In Movement There is Blessing at Maraya Art Centre
Last night saw the opening of a new group exhibition I'm in titled Al Haraka Baraka: In Movement There is Blessing in Maraya Art Centre.
The exibition explores the rich mix of cultures that have long existed in the U.A.E. and the influence of these cultural migrations. Transitions in geographies and nationalities leave their traces in family names, local dishes, customs, costumes, music, dance and cultural practices.
Today this situation continues but on a grander scale since the discovery of oil and the formation of the U.A.E. as a united country. A magnet for migration, the U.A.E. hosts over 75 nationalities today. For the last forty years ago, the country has been permanently under construction. There is a tangible feeling of impermanence and building and rebuilding, things are accepted as constantly in flux.
Here's a look at the works featured in the exhibition and I will posting more details about the exhibition, the works and the artists soon.
Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim - Fresh and Salt (2015)
Ammar Al Attar - He who possesses a skill will never go hungry (2016)
Zeinab Al Hashemi - Within the Grid (2016)
Walid Al Wawi- Act Two: The Rationalisation - Hiding: The Longest Walk (2016)
Alaa Edris - States (2016)
eem Falaknaz - Ana Anqushu (2016)
Hazem Harb - Unlimited Progress (2016)
Tulip Hazbar - From Sounds and People: Sharjah (2016)
Khalid Mezaina - Emirian (2016)
Hind Mezaina - The Colour of Happiness (2016)