september, 2019

18sepallday13novSama Alshaibi | Staging the Imagined

Generation after Generation flat Alshaibi


Event Details

Ayyam Gallery is pleased to present Staging the Imagined, a solo exhibition featuring Sama Alshaibi’s latest body of work.

Sama Alshaibi’s newest body of work from her solo exhibition Staging the Imagined, reflects the relationships of power and authority between photographer and subject. The work investigates how a particular historical period can alter viewers’ interpretations of photographs. Through various projects, Alshaibi reframes historical photographs and moving images that according to Grace Aneiza Ali “reference a grave historic malpractice—the role of photography, both colonial and contemporary, in reducing the body, the life, the desires, the experiences, the hopes and dreams, indeed the very existence, of the Middle Eastern woman to a dangerous single story—one rooted in the primitive and in fear, fantasy, inferiority, and objectification.”

Courtesy of Ayyam Gallery


September 18 (Wednesday) - November 13 (Wednesday)



11, 12 Alserkal Avenue Exit 43 of SZR Street 8, Al Quoz 1

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Alaa Edris, Devourless, 2008. Digital C print (series of 4), 40 x 60 cm, Edition of 5. Courtesy of 1x1 Gallery