The MountainMoataz Nasr 9 Mar - 16 May 2019 Meem Gallery, Dubai, in collaboration with GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana presents Moataz Nasr’s The Mountain. Last seen as part of an immersive, multi-sensory experience in the Egyptian pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, the 12-minute film marks the artist’s inaugural foray into filmmaking. A powerful parable about the consequences of fear and inaction, set in rural Upper Egypt, the film is made up of 58 minutes of footage, shown across five screens.
Screen timings at Meem Gallery, Umm Suqiem Road: 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00. From 9 March - 16 May, every day except Friday.
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The Magical Number 7 +/- TwoAsma Khoory, Salama Nasib and Sara Al Haddad 21 Jan - 15 Feb 2019 This three-artist exhibition considers the complexities of memory and takes its title from the landmark 1956 paper by George A. Miller, The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on Our Capacity for Processing Information, published in Psychological Review, discussing short-term memory and the storage of memories. All three artists approach the concept of memory through their work; albeit in dramatically different ways and techniques.
Beauty Blocked My ViewZhivago Duncan 7 Nov 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 As an artist working in a huge variety of media, Duncan now presents this surprising new body of work using the Indonesian method of batik. Batik has a long cultural history throughout the Middle East and Asia and is most developed in Indonesia, where batik has a long history of intricate designs that represent a person’s marital and societal status and their religious preference. A cloth that is usually reserved for clothing and accessories, Duncan has re-purposed this method in the form of canvas, to create painting.
Travelling Through TransparencyKamal Boullata Jun 11, 2019 Boullata has created a special edition silkscreen titled, Qasida, which will be launched on the same day and proceeds will benefit Al-Shabaka, a global Palestinian think tank. As found in much of Boullata’s art-making, the work Qasida, reflects his interest in the geometric and the poetic, with a sense of rhythm to be found in its form.