Breaking Boundaries, installation view at Firetti Contemporary
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Curated by Celine Azem and Kayna Lang and co – curated by Mohammed Al Saqqa, Breaking Boundaries brings together antipodal linguistic and cultural aspects of communication through the works of British artist, Josh Rowell and Saudi Arabian artist, Nasser Al Salem.

In Breaking Boundaries, Rowell and Al Salem use language as the core of their artistic practice, however, both artists explore and juxtapose concepts of communication in diverse ways. Through the works of Josh Rowell, we are presented with a language that explores and reshapes information, and celebrates the hand-made in a time that is increasingly being enveloped by the virtual. Nasser Al Salem, on the other hand, pushes the boundaries of age-old Islamic art by re-inventing it in non-conventional mixed media forms and by exploring its conceptual potential.

Breaking Boundaries, installation view at Firetti Contemporary
Breaking Boundaries, installation view at Firetti Contemporary

The exhibition unveils the first ever NFT by Al Salem Allah (He is the First and Last), and first NFT of the series Virtually Fragile by Rowell. Taking yet another step into the means of language and spreading ideas through an unfamiliar channel, both artists are closing the gap between the two worlds of the digital and physical. The presented NFT’s provide a unique and individual administration into crypto-communication, so that viewers and collectors are able to appreciate not only the digital possibilities of their work, but also the tangible potential of both the physical and digital being showcased side by side.

Check the above gallery for a guided tour.

Breaking Boundaries, installation view at Firetti Contemporary
Breaking Boundaries, installation view at Firetti Contemporary

Info courtesy of Firetti Contemporary

The exhibition is on view until the 13th of April

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