january, 2020

29janallday04aprMOHAMMAD ALFARAJ | Still Life and Plastic Dreams

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Event Details

till life and Plastic Dreams, is Mohammad Alfaraj’s (b. 1993 in AlHassa) first solo show, curated by Mayssa Fattouh for Athr Gallery, and timed to coincide with the art week, 21’39. The exhibition is a metaphor on the state of Alfaraj’s hometown and the world, an exploration of co-habitation of humans in a natural habitat, showing local self-contained agricultural practices confronted with mass extraction and extinction by the hyper industrialized era, radically disrupting and increasing the feeling of a precarious present. Based on the premise of the ongoing civilizational paradigm shift we are partaking in, with the backdrop of weather and climate influencing our existence, ranging from daily life in a rural setting to apocalyptic visions of the future where the capitalist machine is the usurper of nature. Here, Alfaraj reveals his implication in these debates through the instinctive act of storytelling in a sensorial installation across different bodies of works, comprising of a sculptural installation, photography and photomontage, sketches, a sound installation and two projections.

Time

January 29 (Wednesday) - April 4 (Saturday)

Location

Athr Gallery

Serafi Mega Mall Street, Al Faisaliyyah, 5th Floor, Office Tower، Jeddah 23441, Saudi Arabia

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