TIME:.00 pm - 9.00 pm
VENUE: Conrad Dubai, Mezzanine 2 Level
EXHIBITION: 25 October - 30 November 2013
Dr HAMAD AL FALASI, 33, Dubai
His series "Colloquialism" is a word or phrase that is common in everyday, unconstrained conversation rather than in formal speech. Colloquialisms are often used primarily within a limited geographical area, known by linguists to spread through normal conversational interaction of a language. The Arabic language has plenty of colloquialism and the same is applicable to all accents across the Arab world. The Artwork is an ongoing project where I try to capture this concept through the use of these common words and phrases as heard on daily basis. These words used to be articulated by our ancestors and then indoctrinated to our fathers. However, a phenomenon is being observed among the new USE generation who is depending highly on the use of English language as a mean of communication jeopardizing the existence of those words. My aim is document pure colloquial words used within the UAE society and emphasizes their beauty in an artistic format. The location for each photograph was carefully examined and chosen to reflect on where those words once originated and where it might extinct.
MOHAMMED AL MARZOOQUI, 35, Abu Dhabi
In 2012 Radio Voice of Russia has interviewed him as genius of our time by the youth in Russia and Arab world.
FATIMA ALGHAFLI, 27, Umm Al Quwain
HAMDAN BUTI AL SHAMISI, 32, Al Ain
RASHED SAEED AHMED AL MANSOORI, 21, Abu Dhabi
Special guest: SEMA OROUK, 23, Dubai
With the launch of the Emerging Emirati Artist Award, an award category dedicated to Emirati artists, Emirati participants get the chance to submit their exhibition project in view to win the same international grand prize which offers its winners an international tour in prestigious galleries every year.
IEAA’s mission is also to support the artists that didn’t win but have a strong artistic potential. For this reason IEAA takes every opportunity to present to the public the artists discovered by the award in group shows, special media feature and other events in which the organization participates.