You and Me (constructing identity)

You and Me (constructing identity)

Dan Brault
2010—2011

Each painting in the installation You and Me (constructing identity) plays in an autoreferential cycle that constantly hovers between the perception of the part and the whole.

6 paintings

6 paintings

Elias Zayat
1981—2009

Figures intertwine, almost floating, while recurring images of faces recall Zayat’s other endeavour – conservator and restorer of orthodox icons.

Lydda Airport

Lydda Airport

Emily Jacir
2009

Lydda Airport is a short film named after the facility built in 1930 in what was then known as the British Mandate of Palestine.

Camar Cande’s Journey

Camar Cande’s Journey

Abdullah Al Saadi
2010

Camar Cande’s Journey chronicles a trek Abdullah Al Saadi took through the northern region of the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Pattern to Follow

Pattern to Follow

Aisha Khalid
2010

In Aisha Khalid’s Pattern to Follow series, the artist devises a contemporary approach to painting classical Islamic geometric patterns.

Kashmiri Shawl

Kashmiri Shawl

Aisha Khalid
2011

Through Aisha Khalid’s labour-intensive process of inserting pins through a layer of two shawls, Kashmiri Shawl inspires contradictory responses.

Ride the Caspian

Ride the Caspian

Almagul Menlibayeva and Bahar Behbahani
2011

Almagul Menlibayeva and Bahar Behbahani explore the dialogue between two ancient cultures that border the Caspian Sea on the crossroads of the Middle East and Central Asia.

A Love Story

A Love Story

Amar Kanwar
2010

A Love Story is a miniature narrative in four acts where time becomes fluid as the image is distilled to its inner self.

21 Assemblages on paper

21 Assemblages on paper

Bahman Mohassess
1989—2010

He began culling images from newspapers and magazines, instinctively juxtaposing them.

Sharjah CityMap and Sharjah InfoCart

Sharjah CityMap and Sharjah InfoCart

Alexis Bhagat and Lize Mogel
2011

The Sharjah InfoCart is a mobile kiosk that traveled to malls and outdoor public places in Sharjah including Al Qasba, Sahara Centre Mall, Rolla, and Al-Jubail bus station, during January and February 2011.

Javad

Javad

Bahman Kiarostami
2011

Javad Yassari rose to fame in the late 1970s in Lalezar, Tehran’s club strip where he sang in smoky theatres and cabarets.

Maportaliche / It Has No Importance

Maportaliche / It Has No Importance

Mustapha Benfodil
2011

Maportaliche/ It has no importance is a mixed-media installation of a patchwork of words, texts, short descriptions in languages from the artist’s lived socio-linguistic reality in Algeria as well as from his world of literary and theatrical production.

The Simple Affair that Moved the World

The Simple Affair that Moved the World

Anna Boghiguian
2010—2011

Anna Boghiguian’s project is about migration, whether of goods and ideas or the movement of people in global labour markets.

A Typology of Houses

A Typology of Houses

Hala Al-Ani
2010

A Typology of Houses is a descriptive record of culture made manifest in the building vernacular of residential housing in Dubai.

Tagh’out

Tagh’out

Ammar Bouras
2011

'In the eyes of the Islamist terrorists I belonged to the hateful category of the tagh’out' – a traitor to the cause of God.

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