I Guess I Am Still Angry
Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce Lebanese artist Ali Cha’aban’s solo show titled “I Guess I Am Still Angry”, opening on 28th September 2023. Exploring the evocative theme of childhood
Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce Lebanese artist Ali Cha’aban’s solo show titled “I Guess I Am Still Angry”, opening on 28th September 2023.
Exploring the evocative theme of childhood nostalgic utopia; delving into the complexities of memory, longing, and the yearning for an idealized past, “I Guess I’m Still Angry” unveils the captivating concept of childhood nostalgia.
Within the depths of our memories lie fragments of our childhood utopias. This exhibition seeks to examine the potency of these recollections, exploring how they shape our understanding of the world and influence our desires for a better future.
Embracing anger as a catalyst for change and self-discovery, when harnessed constructively, can fuel artistic expression and ignite a powerful dialogue. Drawing from his own life experiences, Ali delves into the complexities of anger, inviting viewers to engage with this often-misunderstood emotion and to reconsider its role in our lives.
Childhood nostalgic utopia often emerges from a longing for lost innocence—a time when the world seemed simpler and more hopeful. Ali through his work, aims to challenge societal narratives and stereotypes surrounding identity and anger, while highlighting its potential as a catalyst for positive change and personal growth. Through this
collection, the artist wants to revisit old memories as well as old artworks, that shaped him to become who he is today.
September 28 (Thursday) 09:00 - November 14 (Tuesday) 09:00
Leila Heller Gallery, I-87, Alserkal Avenue, PO Box 413991 Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE