Reality Show

Reality Show

Fann À Porter Dubai in collaboration with ZAAT Beirut presents Reality Show. This exhibition brings together an impressive group of artists who explore the complexities of our times through various mediums of art. It offers a critical perspective on the current state of living conditions, political climate, social dynamics, and psychological landscapes.

Reality Show aims to create a dialogue on the current state of our society and the multiple realities that shape our lives. The exhibition brings together a diverse group modern and contemporary of artists from the Middle East.  Through painting, sculpture, installation, and video work, the artists offer their unique insights into the current global climate and the complexities of throughout the times.

During the opening reception on Friday, 5 May at 5pm, there will be a 10-minute theatre sketch titled “Transient Dementia” adapted and directed by Walid Kowatli from the comedy play “The Bald Soprano” staring Eliane Germanos and Osman Abou Baker.

The exhibition includes works by renowned artists such  Ali El Ghul, Fouad Jawhar, Hamed Abdalla, Leila Nseir, Omran Al Kaysi, Abd Kasha, Ahmad Kasha,  Arda Aslanian,  Bader Mahasneh, Fatma Lootah, Hala Al Faisal, Jamil Kasha, Majd Kurdieh, Mayar Obeido, Mazen Rifai, Melissa Chalhoub, Mohammad Al Hawajiri, Mohammad Ramadan, Omar Khouri, Omran Younes, Othman Shihab, Rabee Kiwan, Rima Moukahal, Shahd Al Rez, Salah Hreeb, Shereen Audi, Sundus Alibrahim, Taghlib Oweis, Tamim Sibai, Will Iskandar, and Zena Assi. Each of these artists brings a unique perspective on the world around us, and their works speak to the challenges we face as a society.

Ahmad Kasha, Untitled, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 110 cm

About ZAAT

ZAAT is a multi-disciplinary platform created to promote and empower artists and designers. By offering a place for collectors to buy, sell and trade work that ranges in styles, movements and eras, ZAAT then reinvests into showcasing and supporting the production of contemporary work. Coming from the Arabic root meaning, one, essence, self, ZAAT upholds the integrity of the art and artists.

Specializing in art from the Arab world, ZAAT is a digital platform that also curates events, advises clients interested in buying new work and consults on currently owned pieces. The platform is continually expanding with new artists and seeks out designers with social narratives and ethical production.

Conceived as a place to connect art enthusiasts and artists together, ZAAT aims to make art more approachable and understandable while supporting artists.

About Fann À Porter

Fann À Porter is a contemporary art gallery located in The Workshop Dubai that showcases emerging artists from around the world. The gallery aims to promote the dynamic contemporary art scene through quality exhibitions, community programs, and non-profit events. They hold eight exhibitions each year, featuring artists working in various media, and collaborate with curators, institutions, and writers to support the long-term development of young contemporary artists from the Middle East. Fann À Porter regularly hosts public programming such as exhibitions, talks, and charitable initiatives and participates in fairs. The Workshop, where Fann À Porter is based, is an interdisciplinary community space consisting of an art gallery, a sustainable store, design studio, and café. Its aim is to engage the audience and support the development of Dubai’s arts scene through its extensive programs, educational initiatives, and community projects.

Untitled work from Taghlib Oweis in Carrara marble.

Reality Show 

Location: The Workshop Dubai

Duration: May 5 – June 30, 2023



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