THROUGH THE LENS OF HER
12 May - 12 August 2022
At Firetti Contemporary (Dubai)
Artists: Qamar Abdulmalik, Sawsan Al Bahar, Afra Al Suwaidi, Amani Al Thuwaini, Khawla Almarzooqi, Negin Fallah, Annie Kurkdijian, Alymamah Rashed, and Maria Shapranova
Curated by Céline Azem, Mara Firetti and Océane Sailly
Eyes Wide Shutis a collective exhibition including ten women artists from the UAE, Iran, Armenia, Ukraine, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait. The exhibition embodies a visual exploration on a wide range of socio-political issues through multidisciplinary mediums, such as painting, collage, video, and installation.Eyes Wide Shuti s a dialogue of individual styles by women artists belonging to three different generations (Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z) who, whilst navigating their own path, question familiar narratives and shed light on pressing issues.
These women challenge preconceived notions and expose blind spots; they teach us to see and think anew.Eyes Wide Shutis thus an invitation to shift our perspectives and to open our eyes to the realities of our contemporary world.
Firetti Contemporary is a gallery where art and creative concepts align from the region and beyond, encouraging global engagement through creating meaningful and sustainable collections.
By representing both established and emerging artists from all over the world, Firetti Contemporary strives to build a multidisciplinary art space with a strong identity to an international platform. Bringing together like-minded individuals and pioneers of the artistic and expressive future, the gallery assembles a dynamic curation of works that encourage the importance of individuality as well as establishing collective alignment.