Artwork Details

  • Artist Lamya Gargash
  • Title The Majlis
  • Date 2009
  • Medium 5 C-prints, colour
  • Dimensions 59 X 59 cm
  • Credit Commissioned and Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation
The Majlis Image


Gargash’s photographic works use interiors as frameworks for revealing culture and identity in the UAE in the context of rapid exterior change, while also documenting domestic interiors as they are now. The Majlis series focuses on the room inside a house where people traditionally gather to socialise and receive guests. This focus reveals spatial formalities, how individuality is expressed through each subject's interpretation of that space and how the space shows evidence of globalisation and urban change in the Emirates.

The Majlis, 2009

Lamya Gargash
The Majlis, 2009
59 x 59 cm
Installation view
Commissioned and Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection


The Majlis

Gargash, Lamya

In her photographic works, Lamya Gargash explores interiors as a framework for revealing issues of culture and identity in the UAE, set within the context of rapid external change.