Shelter for a New Youth, 2011

Rosalind Nashashibi

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Shelter for a New Youth, 2011, mixed-media installation, photographs mounted on aluminum and acrylic paint on MDF, painting on wood, trees, areesh, Courtesy of the artist and Tulips & Roses, Brussels. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation with support from the British Council, Installation view, photo by Alfredo Rubio

Project Description

The areesh, a traditional Emirati palm shelter used as housing until the 1950s, functions in Shelter for a New Youth to provide protection from the sun. Similar to structures erected for the benefit of travellers or pilgrims, here it is intended as a space for relaxation in which to reflect on the eternal dichotomies of the cerebral and the sensual, the material and the spiritual, and the individual and the collective.

Courtesy of the artist and Tulips & Roses, Brussels. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, with support from the British Council

April 2011

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