Strike Oppose

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

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