Oct 21, 2015 - Feb 1, 2016

Walls and Margins

Barjeel Art Foundation

This exhibition looks at works of art, which tackle the effects and consequences of established walls and barriers, both physical and ideological. It aims to highlight that while some of these dividing systems occur naturally, many are conscious human constructs, and ideas of us and them, inside and outside are often fabricated. As the sense of isolation that stems from being walled in or out is often encountered on an individual level, many of the works featured in this exhibition tell personal stories and provide private vantage points on larger issues.

The Fence, Nadia Ayari, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Concrete Block II, Abdulnasser Gharem, 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
Walls of Gaza, Laila Shawa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Sphere I, Adel Abdessemed, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Zinnober, Driss Ouadahi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Vue d'ensemble, Driss Ouadahi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Northern Provinces, Tangier, Yto Barrada, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
The Sun Is My Only Ally, Charbel-Joseph H. Boutros, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Metamorphosis, Steve Sabella, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Pierre dans la Mare, Mohssin Harraki, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Untitled (Plane 6), Akram Zaatari, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Cactus with City in the Background, Asim Abu Shakra, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Beast, Asim Abu Shakra, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Barzakh, Layan Shawabkeh, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Pixels, Taysir Batniji, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Nation Estate - Living the High Life, Larissa Sansour, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Patience Is Beautiful - Al Sabr Gamil, Susan Hefuna, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Corporeal Mappings, Hayv Kahraman, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Untitled, Djamel Tatah, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Old McDonald's, Farah Al Qasimi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
The Transparent Patient, Fadi Al-Hamwi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Checkpoints, Fadi Al-Hamwi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Clean Teeth, Fadi Al-Hamwi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Rashida, Ibi Ibrahim, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Buddy Bear, Khaled Jarrar, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Standby #18, Hani Zurob, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
Credits: Story

Curator: Suheyla Takesh

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