Opening at 7pm on Sunday 3rd June.
The dialogue continues between poetry, story, geometry, society, iconography and color in the work of Abdulla Al Awadi. Although in this collection the whole concept of icon has been challenged. What characterizes an icon?
What gives it its significance? Is it size, color, meaning, myth or purely personal association?
In various artworks there may be more than one icon competing for visual supremacy although in most cases the battle is clearly won by the stronger icon. In some cases, the line that divides the icon from other objects is blurred or even, for emphasis, highlighted.
Al Awadi is a trained architect and currently teaches in the Department of Architecture in Kuwait University. He also designs contemporary clothes, theatrical costumes, jewelry, accessories, indoor and outdoor installations and plastic art.
He is also a photographer, a makeup artist, an art director, a choreographer and a lover of poetry. This is the second collection of Abdulla Al Awadi that shows here at Dar al Funoon about the subject of patterns: behavioral, cultural, or geometrical. Come and enjoy this clash of the icons.
Exhibition will continue through to Thursday 21st June, 2012.