Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, scroll

Warehouse421 showcases two exhibitions: The Cup and The Saucer by artist Hashel Al Lakmi and curator Munira Al Sayegh, and The Stonebreakers, by curator Murtaza Vali.

The Cup and The Saucer is the first major solo exhibtion for Hashel Al Lamki, curated by Munira Al Sayegh, the exhibition explores the breadth of the notions of unity, separation, and individualism and seeks to discuss the metaphoric and momentary divorce that takes place when a cup parts from its saucer; and, how within that moment, and that movement of estrangement, a single item breaks into two. A once whole object becomes two separate individuals.

The contemporary pieces work with a wide range of mediums, from a striking variety of paintings including one that measures 10 meters by 2.75 meters in size and an installation made-up of 52 paintings as one body of work; to sculptures, video works and a sound piece. Each colorful and vibrant work complements its neighbor to form a playful compendium, inviting the viewer to explore the collective vs the individual.

The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer
The Cup and The Saucer

The Stonebreakers, curator Murtaza Vali, focuses on ship-breaking yards in three South Asian countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. Artists Hira Nabi, Ranjit Kandalgaokar, and Shumon Ahmed converge through the mixed use of archival, photographic, acoustic, and filmic elements to create a surreal vision of these maritime landscapes, drawing inspiration from the historical and continued importance of the port cities of the Arabian Gulf.

The exhibition takes its enigmatic title from a famous mid-nineteenth-century painting by the French Realist Gustave Courbet, showing two male peasants breaking rocks. Courbet’s unflinching portrayals of the rural poor, which captured the impoverished conditions in which they lived and worked, inaugurated an important humanist tradition of social realist art.

Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Cellular-II
Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Cellular-II
Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, scroll
Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, scroll
Shumon Ahmed , Metal Graves 4, Photographic print on Archival Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper, 30 x 29.5 inches (unframed)
Shumon Ahmed , Metal Graves 4, Photographic print on Archival Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper, 30 x 29.5 inches (unframed)
Shumon Ahmed, Metal Graves 20, Photographic print on Archival Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper, 30 x 45 inches (unframed)
Shumon Ahmed, Metal Graves 20, Photographic print on Archival Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper, 30 x 45 inches (unframed)
Shumon Ahmed, When dead ships traveI 18, Original Polaroid print, 4.25 x 3.25 inches (unframed)
Shumon Ahmed, When dead ships traveI 18, Original Polaroid print, 4.25 x 3.25 inches (unframed)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
All That Perishes at the Edge of Land (2019)
 Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Basic Design, 21.0 x 29.7cm

Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Basic Design, 21.0 x 29.7cm

The Cup and The Saucerll run until May 17, and The Stonebreakers runs until April 26.

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
Karen Chekerdjiann, Living Space III - N°1/12, 2012. Bois teinté et rotin. Edition limitée à 12 exemplaires, H 70 × L 268 × P 50 cm

FROM BEIRUT | ART + DESIGN SCENE IN PARIS

As part of the “From Beirut Art + Design scene”…

Sadik Alfraji at Stedelijk Museum

SADIK ALFRAJI’S WORK AT STEDELIJK MUSEUM

The exhibition In the Presence of Absence at Stedelijk Museum…

The Ground, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space

TAREK ATOUI | CYCLES IN 11 AT SHARJAH

Sharjah Art Foundation presents Tarek Atoui: Cycles in 11, a…

Mohammed Kazem, Windows, 2020. Acrylic and ink on canvas, 76 x 102 cm

GUIDED TOUR AT ALSERKAL AVENUE

Mark your calendars for Alserkal Lates on Saturday 19, to…

Stéphanie Saadé, Solid Gold, 2014. Chain, 24-carat gold leaf, 200 cm

LISTE SHOWTIME

The first edition of Liste Showtime is an online platform…

RAMIN HAERIZADEH, ROKNI HAERIZADEH, HESAM RAHMANIAN | SCHIRN

The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and…

september 2020

07julAll Day10sepFeaturedOut of the Woods

X