HIGHLIGHTS: From art exhibition ‘Second Hand’

HIGHLIGHTS: From art exhibition ‘Second Hand’
Updated 03 July 2019

HIGHLIGHTS: From art exhibition ‘Second Hand’

HIGHLIGHTS: From art exhibition ‘Second Hand’
  • The group exhibition ‘Second Hand’ runs July 3 — Nov 23 at Jameel Arts Center in Dubai

‘The Falcon and the Bandit’

Diana Al-Hadid

Diana Al-Hadid's 'The Falcon and the Bandit.' (Supplied)

“Second Hand” is the first Art Jameel Collection exhibition and features work from 18 artists and collectives, including Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid. The common thread, the gallery says, is that all participants “employ traditional and non-traditional approaches to ‘making,’ often incorporating banal … material to construct new forms and ideas.”

 

‘Mycelium Running’

Zahrah Al-Ghamdi

Saudi Arabian artist Zahrah Al-Ghamdi contributes an installation made of leather and cotton thread. The artist told Arab News last month that she is inspired by the land artists of the 1970s, and their “ability to use raw materials to express their feelings. They helped me to see ‘nothing’ as something important.”

 

‘Second Hand Information’

Moffat Takadiwa

The exhibition’s title references this work by Zimbabwean artist Moffat Takadiwa, which was created from repurposed computer keys. The piece alludes, according to the press release, “to how, as information is passed from one person to the next, the meaning of material changes over time.”