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Bouthayna Al Muftah and Mubarak Al Thani

 

26 November 2019 – 17 January 2020

Artists:

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Mubarak Al Thani

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Hollow Fragments
In her most recent body of work Al Muftah utilizes a variety of media to express her latest concept. Through the eclectic use of materials Al Muftah explores time and the perception of it vis a vis our defining characteristics as a collective society. The question lies in how does culture evolve and does it carry the same symbolism with it over time. With the advent of globalization and a pervasive social media / internet culture – has this replaced our heritage into a new urbanized setting with old traditions taking a back seat into the ‘for granted’ category.

This evolution is rapidly restructuring our relationship with the basic fundamentals that made up our social, cultural and heritage fabric – the value and significance has been reduced to decorative elements devoid of why, what, who, when and where.
Al Muftah’s artistic practice focuses on retelling stories of the past to keep them alive and fight the deletion of authenticity and ethnicity through urbanization and globalization.

Her latest work here, is an homage to the deteriorating symbolizations of her country’s past – where she wills the viewer to transcend time and space and hence perception to tackle our modern times.

Mubarak Al Thani
The rise of the masses, growth of cities and evolution of urban culture has inspired the creation of this body of work, which explores a growing phenomenon of labeling and shaming, fueled by culture, socioeconomic status, politics and technological advancements, namely social media. These changes are dictating a visible shift in definitions of beauty and acceptable behavior. Employing color, geometric abstraction and literal expressionism, Mubarak brings these changes to visual life.

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on paper
20 x 25 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on canvas
77 x 58 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on canvas
77 x 58 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on canvas
77 x 58 cm
2019

Bouthayna Al Muftah
Untitled – Series Hollow Fragments
Mixed media on canvas
77 x 58 cm
2019

Mubarak Al-Thani
Identity Shaming
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Stigma
Acrylic on canvas
300 x 150 cm
2019

Mubarak Al-Thani
Residence Shaming
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
50 x 40 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
50 x 40 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
50 x 40 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
50 x 40 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
50 x 40 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
50 x 40 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
50 x 40 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
50 x 40 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Body Shaming
Acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Culture
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 70 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
A La Carte
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Aquarium
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 cm
2018

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Inkjet on print
44 x 58 cm
2019

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Inkjet on print
44 x 58 cm
2019

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Inkjet on print
44 x 58 cm
2019

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Inkjet on print
44 x 58 cm
2019

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Inkjet on print
44 x 58 cm
2019

Mubarak Al-Thani
Untitled
Inkjet on print
44 x 58 cm
2019