Sami Al Turki presents solo show at Volta, Basel
June 12, 2013
Athr gallery presented the work of Sami Al Turki at VOLTA in Basel in June.
VOLTA - a fair founded in 2005 as a platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global repute – exhibited works from selected galleries in Basel's Dreispitzhalle.
In the work shown by Sami Al Turki – named 'Barzakh', an Arabic word that alludes to a state of in-between - Al-Turki depicts unfinished architectural structures suspended amidst the clouds in a homage to a dream that is drifting farther away, not just out of his reach, but out of the reach of an entire generation and class of people. While appearing as a fanciful gesture, the work can also be seen as a stark depiction of mankind's capacity for greed, the artist suggests that if it were possible to own the sky and build walls declaring ownership, mankind would so.Read More >>