Al Haraka Baraka: In Movement There is Blessing

Al Haraka Baraka: In Movement There is Blessing

Date: Thursday 25 Feb, 2016 - Wednesday 06 Jul, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block (E), Third Floor (Maraya Art Gallery) Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Curated By: Dr. Alexandra MacGilp


Ammar Al Attar, Alaa Edris, Reem Falaknaz, Hazem Harb, Zeinab Al Hashemi, Tulip Hazbar, Hind Mezaina, Khalid Mezaina, Walid Al Wawi with special guest Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim.

A project commissioned by U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration.The theme of the exhibition Al Haraka Baraka: In Movement There is Blessing explores the rich mix of cultures that have long existed in the U.A.E. and the influence of these cultural migrations. Transitions in geographies and nationalities leave their traces in family names, local dishes, customs, costumes, music, dance and cultural practices. Today this situation continues but on a grander scale since the discovery of oil and the formation of the U.A.E. as a united country. A magnet for migration, the U.A.E. hosts over 75 nationalities today. For the last forty years ago, the country has been permanently under construction. There is a tangible feeling of impermanence and building and rebuilding, things are accepted as constantly in flux.



Alaa Edris, Reem Dream 02, 2015