Iftar

Iftar

Ayman Ramadan

When I first came across a picture of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, I noticed how much it resembles the Islamic breaking of the fast – known as Iftar in Arabic – during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Parallax

Parallax

Shahzia Sikander

This work is part of a group of drawings that functions as a liaison between the conception of an idea and the chase to its fruition.

Dictums 10:120

Dictums 10:120

Wael Shawky

Dictums 10:120 is a multipart project that involves the composition and performance of a qawwali song.

Sound cells: FRIDAYS

Sound cells: FRIDAYS

Magdi Mostafa

Sound cells : FRIDAYS, the second installation in Magdi Mostafa’s '(sound cells)' series, is an abstract evocation of the artist’s Cairo neighbourhood, Ardellawa, as heard on Fridays – a day of prayer, but also a day of household chores and cleaning.

Kurchatov 22

Kurchatov 22

Almagul Menlibayeva

Kurchatov 22, a five-channel video installation with surround sound, was shot in the heartland of the former 'Iron Curtain of the Soviet Union', formally known to insiders by its code name Kurchatov 22 , a secret territory in the North West of Kazakhstan, established under the strict control of Joseph Stalin and L. (Lavrenti) Beria in 1948.

Enclosed

Enclosed

Amina Menia

Enclosed revisits the extraordinary history of a monument located in the heart of Algiers.

$3,000/Night Room

$3,000/Night Room

Ahmed Mater

The Fairmont Hotel in the Clock Tower of the Abraaj al Bait complex has 858 rooms, each with an en suite bathroom with tub. Many wealthy families from the Gulf have a room booked year-round for themselves and their visitors.

Bronze Revirado (Overturned Bronze)

Bronze Revirado (Overturned Bronze)

Pablo Lobato

The video brings us closer to actions that are usually heard but not seen, revealing a performance in contrast to its religious connotations: the bell ringers’ violent, abrupt, repetitive and physically dangerous efforts seem almost like a pagan ritual carried out in a trance.

Peace is Not What You Believe

Peace is Not What You Believe

Kamarstudios

Peace is not what you believe explores how we hear and understand the world and attempts to open a new space where we can move freely.

Power Station

Power Station

Simryn Gill

The Power Station series records the interiors of two neighbour buildings, a power station and a residence.

Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)

Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)

Simon Fujiwara

Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex) tells the story of Simon Fujiwara’s attempt to restage and photograph a lost picture of his mother held in the arms of a Lebanese boyfriend.

Infinite Rock

Infinite Rock

Thilo Frank

Infinite Rock is a disturbing caesura in the absolute brightness of the Arabian urban fabric: a dark volume that absorbs all light, creating a visual current that draws in the visitor.

Ichi

Ichi

Lara Favaretto

Compromised of 121 iron scaffolding pipes from Sharjah, one of which created by a Syrian weaver in the city is completely covered in red wool thread.

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