Contemporary Art Platform will present “The Other Resurrection” a collective photography exhibition by Rawiya on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm.
Rawiya, meaning “she who tells a story” is a group of six female photographers from across the Middle East. In this exhibition, 40 photographs have been selected from the works of Laura Boushnak (Palestine), Myriam Abdelaziz (Egypt), Tamra Abdul Hadi (Iraq), Taniya Habjouqa (Jordan), Dalia Khamissy (Lebanon) and Newsha Tavakolian (Iran). They attempt the return to a past that no longer exists and the departure into a future that remains unknown, making us ask if “The Other Resurrection” in the Middle East is a path to new life or another death?
Witness the journey of six female photographers from the Middle East who look head-on at the past year of identity crises, sexual awakening, and so-called revolutions. Photograph subjects include the small joys of women in Gaza, the poignant belongings of kidnapped sons and husbands, the new life of Iranian transsexual Maria, the literacy crisis and the waves of street art in Egypt.
Opening Reception Wednesday 16th of May, 7-9pm
With the presence of Laura Boushnak and Tamara Abdul Hadi
Artist Discussion Thursday 17th of May, 2-8pm
Explaining the process of capturing stories and creating photographs
Workshop Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th of May, 5- 7pm
Photoshoot in the old Mubarakiya Souq Kuwait city – free of charge