october, 2020

17octAll Day31decRuba Salameh | Transegrity

Event Details

Zawyeh Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of contemporary young Palestinian artist Ruba Salameh, titled Tensegrity at the gallery new permanent location at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. Opening on 17 October 2020, the exhibition explores tension between a set of geometrical shapes and hordes of ants taking over the aesthetically pleasing canvas. In this exhibition Salameh breaks the rules or rather breaks free from the authority of the art form. She builds concrete structures of abstract arrangements compromised of geometrical shapes using cold pastel acrylic colours and distributing the shapes carefully and minimally on the canvas. Yet, this monotonous harmony is disrupted suddenly and in a rather unexpected way. Salameh discretely introduces hordes of small chaotic ants crawling about in curiosity, assembling around the shapes as if trying to jointly carry them away. They gather in the corners as if stuck in search for their nest or are scattering around in conflicting paths.

The artworks bring to mind the notion of resilience of an indigenous population in a situation where their own living space diminishes continuously as a result of an incessant expanding domination by colonial powers. Slowly and discretely, the indigenous population motions transform into a form of disruption in a challenge to the supremacy of the dominant power. Taking all health and safety measures, Ziad Anani, Director of Zawyeh Gallery, expects audiences to be able to attend and enjoy this unique art exhibition, a first of its kind at Alserkal Avenue for a young emerging Palestinian artist especially that this is the first exhibition at the new permanent location of the gallery at Alserkal Avenue.

Courtesy of Zawyeh Gallery.

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Time

October 17 (Saturday) - December 31 (Thursday)

Location

Zawyeh Gallery - Dubai

Warehouse 27, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8 and 17, Al Quoz 1, Sheikh Zayed: Exit 43 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Organizer

Zawyeh Gallery - Dubai[email protected] Warehouse 27, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8 and 17, Al Quoz 1, Sheikh Zayed: Exit 43 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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