Exhibition - The Place of Perpetual Undulation by Reem Falaknaz at Gulf Photo Plus
Reem Falaknaz's first solo exhibition The Place of Perpetual Undulation will open at Gulf Photo Plus on Thursday, 7th January. I've known Reem for many years and I've seen her photography develop, and I'm thrilled about her first solo exhibition.
Reem will give a talk on the opening night at 7.30pm and will also give a guided tour on Monday, 18th January at 7.30pm.
Reem Falaknaz’s exploration of small Emirati villages began several years ago when, struck by the drastic developmental changes these villages and their surrounding landscapes faced, she decided to capture the shift through the lens of her camera.
Concentrated on the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, the exhibition showcases the life of the local people and the life of the surrounding mountains – a constant source of stone and raw construction material for an emirate with a rapidly developing and ravenously demanding infrastructure.
As the artist explains, “Ras Al Khaimah, where the series is set, is a mountainous area that is being flattened to pave way for new resorts and hotels, or by quarry sites for providing the building materials for places like these resorts.”
Opening night: Thursday, 7th January at 7.00 pm followed by a talk with Reem Falaknaz at 7.30 pm
Exhibition runs: 7th - 31st January 2016 (Guided artist-tour of the exhibition will take place on Monday, 18th January at 7.30 pm)
Venue: Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai (location map)