september, 2021

22sepAll Day06novSAHER NASSAR | METAPHOR

Event Details

Zawyeh Gallery announces the opening of a new exhibition titled “Metaphor” at Alserkal Avenue by young Palestinian artist Saher Nassar. The exhibition consists of four series of artworks that focus on the theme of breaking metaphors and resisting rules, expectations or norms and questioning representations of establishment and authority. Nassar works with a range of materials and styles and uses a mixture of abstract paintings, collage, drawings and photographs in addition to ready made objects.

In his first exhibition, Nassar ridicules and exposes what lies beyond the surface and encourages accepting other opinions, beliefs, behaviors, different from one’s own and the rejection of domination of power and authority. In one series, he places five packs of cigarettes in the middle of five different archival images of war that took place in five different countries around the world. The message on the five packs reads: Smoking Kills in five different languages connected to the five different geographies where the photos were taken. The series stresses on two layers of dangerous threats to humanity: war and smoking.

Nevertheless, the third layer that he is trying to convey can be read between the lines; it’s the lethal combination between capitalism and politics where the politics of war paves the way for western multi national conglomerates to dominate the economies of poorer countries selling products that also kill. Nassar says that his works intend to shake the status quo and highlight the exertion of power and authority imposed upon the individuals and society at large and they meant to discuss control and domination and attempts to resist them.

“Metaphor” is organized as part of a series of exhibitions at Alserkal Avenue with the intention to encourage young Palestinian artists to produce and participate, and provide them a platform to exhibit their works in front of the wider international audience, as part of the gallery’s attempts to empower and support young emerging artists.

Courtesy of Zawyeh Gallery


Artwork caption: Saher Nassar, Untitled 1, 2021. Installation, Acylic boards, 90 x 118 cm

more

Time

September 22 (Wednesday) - November 6 (Saturday)

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

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

selections-arts-logo

SELECTIONS is a platform for the arts, focusing on the Arab World.

Selections editorial presents a quarterly print magazine and weekly online publication with high quality content on all subjects related to Art and Culture. Full of world-leading artworks, exquisite brand imagery, original creative illustrations and insightful written articles.
Selections Viewing Rooms presents carefully curated online art shows aiming not only to shed light on contemporary art executed by living artists, but also for viewers to buy contemporary fine art, prints & multiples, photography, street art and collectibles.
Discover the previous and current shows here.
Cultural Narratives foundation is an extensive collection that is travelling the world by leading established and emerging talents aiming to reflect the culture of the region in their works.

RANDOM READS
Shah of Iran lounge and private cinema- Tehran PROJET

THE GENIUS OF JEAN ROYÈRE

Design expert Guillaume Cuiry remembers the man whose talent and…

Hayv Kahraman, Identification (Facial Hair), 2016, oil on linen, 63.5 × 218.4 cm

HAYV KAHRAMAN TALKS DISTANCE, VIOLENCE AND THE MALE GAZE

NADA SHABOUT INTERVIEWS RHEIM ALKADHI, HAYV KAHRAMAN AND HANAA MALALLAH…

Ramin Haerizadeh’s ‘education/work experience’ for Curriculum Vitae Issue #44

CURRICULUM VITAE | RAMIN HAERIZADEH

THEY’RE THE MOST ARTISTIC CURRICULUM VITAES YOU’VE EVER SEEN. SELECTIONS…

Yasmina Nysten’s education for Curriculum Vitae Issue #44

CURRICULUM VITAE | YASMINA NYSTEN

THEY’RE THE MOST ARTISTIC CURRICULUM VITAES YOU’VE EVER SEEN. SELECTIONS…

Fereydoun Ave and Mohsen Ahmadvand, Untitled works from the exhibition: Sohrab & the Bees & the Rose & the Nightingale, 2018. Courtesy of the Artists and Dastan’s Basement

HEROES, SIGNS, INTERFERENCES AND FEAR

Two Iranian artists team up to create dazzling works By…

Cup with dragon-shaped handle, China, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). Hammered embossed gold with chasing, L. max 11.2 cm. Louvre Abu Dhabi. Photo credit: © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ismail Noor / Seeing Things

DRAGON AND PHOENIX – CENTURIES OF EXCHANGE BETWEEN CHINESE AND ISLAMIC WORLDS

Organised by Louvre Abu Dhabi in partnership with Musée national…

october 2021

09marAll Day09octPLASTIC, THE LAST HERO OF THE GREAT STEPPE - THE ART OF SAULE SULEIMENOVA

19junAll Day17octTHE ARCHITECTURE OF CONFINEMENT

24julAll Day01octSHARJAPAN 3–REMAIN CALM: SOLITUDE AND CONNECTIVITY IN JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE