Date: Tuesday 02 Nov, 2010 - Saturday 11 Dec, 2010
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: Aida Eltorie

Investigating social movements within a regional collective, CAVE is an assortment of personal statements reiterated by ten exceptional artists from the Arab world. 

Presented through short video expressions and accompanied by installations as well as printed projects, this contemporary “multimedia encounter” examines regional perspectives on sheltering structures through diverse realms of ever-changing institutional discourses on modern habits. 

In this exhibition, we look at how such ideas are received across a variety of generations—people who have dealt with revolutions, migrations, and factional histories. These themes are presented within each artist’s own unique contributions, together embodying modern society’s rules and regulations on the metamorphic institution of “shelters”. Not only do these define who we are; they demonstrate the interconnectivity of all cultures the world over.

The artists featured in this exhibit hail from countries such as Egypt, France and Iraq. The works created—some over many years—involve a complex analysis of psychological and social aspects of the artist’s personal life stories. They remember past events while anticipating future outcomes in a manner whereby ever-new materials and elements serve to carry the message. For these contemporary talents, the theme truly is the medium. 



Adel Abidin (Iraq)

Mounir Tatmi (Morocco)

Faisal Samra (Saudi Arabia)

Mounira Al Solh (Lebanon)

Abdul Nasser Gharem (Saudi Arabia)

Kader Attia (France)

Khaled Hafez (Egypt)

Larissa Sansour (Palestine)

Mohamed Kazem (UAE)