‘Boundless/Binding’ by Emergeast in collaboration with Hunna Art at Subliminal Projects Gallery LA

Emergeast teamed up with LA’s Subliminal Projects gallery for ‘Boundless/Binding’, an exhibition spotlighting globally-based Middle Eastern female artists. In a time of significant regional shifts, the showcase becomes a hub for dialogue, empowering the female perspective in a critical space. Collaborating with Hunna Art, the curation focuses on voices shaping contemporary narratives.

‘Boundless/Binding’at Subliminal Projects Gallery LA installation shot

Boundless/Binding accentuates the power of expression, weaving personal and collective dialogues on identity and belonging amid the region’s evolving narratives. Each artist, bound by sociocultural ties yet boundless in creativity, contributes to this rich tapestry. From Bouthayna Al Mufta’s adored faces series to Alymamah’s immersive visual tales, the exhibit delves into themes ranging from globalisation to societal expectations and resistance.

‘Boundless/Binding’at Subliminal Projects Gallery LA installation shot

Featured artists include Aliyah Alawadhi, Alymamah Rashed, Bouthayna Al Muftah, Dora Dalila Cheffi, Elham Etemadi, Hana Shahnavaz, Helen Zughaib, Leila Pazooki, Lena Kassicieh, Maliheh Zafarnezhad, Mays AlMoosawi, Myriame Dachraoui, Noor Abuissa, Reem R., and Shirin Sahba.

Boundless/Binding is a collaborative showcase, drawing over 250 guests to the dynamic setting of the Subliminal Projects gallery. Notable attendees included Billy Idol and Shepard Fairey. International musician Saint Levant was also present at the show expressing solidarity with Palestinians and regional artists. This marked a debut for Emergeast in the USA, aligning with its ethos of advocating art for change and pushing boundaries.

‘Boundless/Binding’at Subliminal Projects Gallery LA installation shot

About Emergeast

Established in 2014, Emergeast stands as the inaugural online gallery in the Middle East, advocating for emerging and mid-career artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The platform serves as a conduit for artist discovery, while also empowering a new generation of collectors through narrative-driven experiences. Through a visually compelling selection, Emergeast artists offer a window into their journeys, exploring social and political themes while infusing a contemporary interpretation of the cultural heritage of the global south. At its core, Emergeast thrives on collaboration, aiming to elevate collective consciousness by integrating art, culture, and education into everyday life.

Location: Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles.

Date: February 17 – March 30, 2024

Caption featured image: ‘Boundless/Binding’at Subliminal Projects Gallery LA installation shot

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