I have participated recently in the exhibition "I am the other" which is taking a place in an abandoned resturant in the "eventful" Adliya. "Bohemia" with its destroyed walls and broken windows seemed to be the perfect place for a group of young artists to showcase their talent.
"I am the other" is a concept that demonstrates how we include and exclude the others...How we go one building walls to keep the other away. IT is also shows that, for the others, you your self become " the other".
Each artist translated this concept differently, here are some images for the exhibition and some of the great work it has...
|Across the entrance, is the work of Nada Alaradi where she puts you and the other in a glass window to portray the idea that one can be the other within moments|
|An artwork by Mohammad Falamarzy on the elevators doors... You can guess that the artists didn't leave an empty spot|
|On the left from Falamarzy's, Brad filled a whole room with artworks that "literally" puts east and west face to face!|
|On the other side, Adel Alabbasi had his installation of post-its sketches|
|On your way up, the ambient atmosphere from a little room drags you into Ahmad Anan's lighting fixtures|
|On the first floor, a work done by my friend Edd for a litrature piece written by Sabeeka Alshamlan|
|Another Paste-work by Edd|
|Another great art work by Leon.D, a part of 3-murals concept|
|Across from Leon's, two contradicting artworks by another friend of mine; Huvil|
|And in the other rooms comes my installation art/ live perforemance where I had a whole 3 walls filled with "Alsha'b Yoreed" or "People Demand" with me crossing each one to write "Ana Oreed" or "I want" instead.|
Living in a time when words like "religion" and "human rights" are being abused; politics became the main theme subject for the young and the old..."al-sha'b yoreed" or "people demand" has been extremely popular until it reached a point where it became an expression for the individual rights rather than group rights... The piece demonstrates this conflict between "I" and "the people" and how "alsha'b yoreed" has been abused to represent rather individual demands for the price of the others'.
Thank you for visiting ^_^