Misk Art Institute presents Here, Now exhibition
September 3, 2021 - Saudi Gazette
Misk Art Institute (MAI), the leading non-profit cultural institution dedicated to empowering the growth of a thriving creative community in Saudi Arabia, presents Here, Now / هنا، الآن. This exhibition is the third in a series of annual flagship exhibitions in which MAI collaborates with a curator on the central theme of Misk Art Week 2021, the Institute’s annual celebratory event.
Here, Now / هنا، الآن is curated by British critic and writer Sacha Craddock, working in close partnership with MAI’s assistant curators Alia Ahmad Al Saud and Nora Algosaibi.
Through interactive maze-like stacked sculptures Saudi-Palestinian artist Ayman Yossri Daydban’s Three House deconstructs archetypal narratives related to cultural heritage and identity, as well as the region’s historical relation to Western colonial powers. Working with a logic that grows out of the arbitrary nature of words and language, Daydban’s work insists on the existence of the material that remains after function or meaning have moved on.Read More >>