Mar 11, 2011 - Sep 28, 2011

Strike Oppose

Barjeel Art Foundation

A play on words of the expression “strike a pose”, the words “strike oppose” in conversation may sound like a command to model oneself for a camera snapshot, however on closer inspection the phrase comprises two words that denote resistance. In this exhibition we examine how Arabs are both represented and projected in the ever-streaming flow of communication. The artworks inspect different forms of opposition or acquiescence to media, government regulation, kitsch and consumer culture, vanity, social taboo, injustice and mindless hogwash.

Binge Drinking, Zena El Khalil, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Haram Aleikum, Fathi Hassan, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
I am a TV Producer, Manal Al Dowayan, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Born Loser [Diptych], Fouad ElKoury, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Ehsan & Light, Cairo, Youssef Nabil, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Democracy is Coming, Huda Lutfi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Behind the Silver Window, Huda Lutfi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Talisman X-ray Blue (Torso), Ahmed Mater, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Tank, Abdul Rahim Sharif, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Pink Bathtub, Abdul Rahim Sharif, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Untitled (Blue Face w/ Cigar), Abdul Rahim Sharif, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Untitled, Ahmed Al Soudani, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Remains of the Flag, Kareem Risan, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Malicious Look, Hassan Hajjaj, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Absence - Diptych, Nedim Kufi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Faces of Your Other, Abudul Rahman Al Ma'aini, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Untitled 5 [Self Portrait Series], Tarek Al Ghoussein, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Untitled, Tarek Al Ghoussein, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Pierre dans la Mare, Mohssin Harraki, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
To be continued…, Sharif Waked, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Demo(n)cracy, Kader Attia, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Credits: Story

Curator: Mandy Merzaban

Credits: All media
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