Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris 75007
April 3-7, 2024

Hunna Art - Booth I12 - Promises sector

Hunna Art Gallery is proud to announce its participation in Art Paris Art Fair 2024 as part of the ‘Promises’ sector focusing on young galleries that propose forward-looking approaches to contemporary art. 

For its first participation, the gallery presents Alymamah Rashed (1994), Amani Al Thuwaini (1989) and Nour Elbasuni (1994), three women artists from the Arabian Peninsula whose works explore cultural duality, gender politics and personal and collective mythologies. 

Alymamah Rashed presents a series of highly personal works that address the cycle of love-loss-grief, and renewal. A woman's grieving body is the main actor in these scenes. Through mysterious interactions with natural elements - butterfly wings, sharks, burial soil, and the sea- remembrance and rebirth are convoked. The artist’s body is the site of these multiple confrontations that lead the viewer beyond the confines of the single body, into multiplications of the self.

Amani Al Thuwaini presents Ghabga (2024, in collaboration with Samovar). Ghabga is one of the long standing traditions in the Arabian Peninsula, where people express their generosity and cultivate social connections during the month of Ramadan. Nowadays, this tradition has been deviated from its deeper purpose and transformed into a picture-perfect event characterized by extravagance. Through this artwork, Al Thuwaini documents a contemporary ghabga while simultaneously questioning the excessiveness of this transforming ritual.

Nour Elbasuni presents new works from her ongoing series that explores an alternative to gender role representation. Portraying men in domestic settings or in situations that invoke mindfulness, the artist proposes a unique representation of masculinity as seen through a woman’s eyes, highlighting the natural narrative of humans engaging in everyday activities regardless of gender roles, and giving men room to expand their perception of socially designated and performative roles. Through her work, Elbasuni presents a world that makes space for men to find comfort in the multiple aspects of their identities, highlighting and praising the softer- often marginalized- aspects of their lives as social beings.