The Third Line is participating in the 10th edition of Art Dubai and is exhibiting solo presentations by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige and Youssef Nabil. Also at the fair, Sophia Al Maria will be speaking at the Global Art Forum. In addition to this, a new monograph on Farhad Moshiri, published by SKIRA, will be launching during Art Week.
Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige are presenting a series of photographs from Two Suns in a Sunset, that dwell on the time-lag in photographic processes. Each one of the four images displayed is made up of ten photos taken at different times and are are full of spatial – and mainly temporal – inconsistencies. Different instants mingle, thus creating impossible images evoking otherworldly visions in the viewer.
Youssef Nabil will be presenting hand painted silver gelatin photographs from his recent video project I Saved My Belly Dancer The work is a poetic depiction of Youssef’s fascination with belly dancers, and his anxiety over the disappearance of the art form that is unique to the Middle East. The 12-minute video, which is also being screened as part of ART DUBAI’S FILM PROGRAMME on March 16 at 8PM, is visually inspired by the 50s golden age cinema of Egypt and touches upon Youssef's fraught relationship with his home country – both elements that inform a large aspect of his practice.
GLOBAL ART FORUM: SOPHIA AL MARIA
DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE WAS DESERT
Lauren Beukes and Sophia Al Maria talk to Shumon Basar about why the deep past of the desert is also the perennial projection of literary and cinematic futures. A time-travel trip through Oman and Australia, Namibia and South Africa, via Tatooine, Abu Dhabi and Arrakis.