Yesterday at Sultan Gallery was the Opening of the Second Part Exhibition 50/20.
Described as “personal visions of history” in the exhibition’s press release, the works of the various artists in “50/20” at The Sultan Gallery present themselves predictably—and at times poignantly—as records of a present time that is a tenuous amalgamation of two worlds.
Whether these two worlds are “traditional and modern”, “Kuwaiti and Western”, or simply “old and new”, the strange mix Kuwait finds itself in on its 50th birthday will always be interesting grounds for discussion.
High school senior Bandar Al Saeed said in response, “You don’t see these people at the Avenues.” He was refreshed, like most of us, that critically creative people are doing critically creative things in Kuwait.
The exhibition runs until the 24th of February. For more details