january, 2019

14jan(jan 14)12:49 pm11mar(mar 11)12:49 pmHoumam Al Sayed | The Sound of Silence


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Behind Citizen Zero, the central figure in all of Houmam Al Sayed’s works, a colorful sky leaves him immovable, silent and yet crisp.

In most of Al Sayed’s work and even when the subject is accompanied by others, a palpable aloneness surrounds Citizen Zero. And if he were to come to life, explains Al Sayed, his brain would be anatomically compressed to the eighth of the size of an actual human brain. It is in times of straining social contradictions when promises of liberation confront mechanisms of social repression that artists tend to resort to the expressive gesture registering a psychic disturbance on the body.


January 14 (Monday) 12:49 pm - March 11 (Monday) 12:49 pm


Anima Gallery

30 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl – Qatar


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Fathi Hassan, Untitled, 1999, (from the series L’uomo moderno/ Modern Man), Mixed media on paper, 34.6 x 24.7 cm