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Sikka Art Fair 2015
Installation art, Graphic design
Hessa Al Awadhi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Part of an installation created for Sikka 2015 as re-imagination of the character "Shaikha" who appeared earlier last year in Sikka 2014. Shaikha represents Emirati hospitality in one of its most common, and simplest forms, The Majlis. with it being a critical part of the Emarati Culture, the Majlis shows how the UAE uses this room as a means of connecting, listening, socializing, feasting of various delicacies and consensus, for it has also been known to be for years and until date, a place to listen to people's concerns, In a Majlis people share both moments of sorrow and even celebrate joy under one roof.
Part of an installation created for Sikka 2015 as re-imagination of the character "Shaikha" who appeared earlier last year in Sikka 2014. Sheikh represents Emirati hospitality in one of its most common, and simplest forms, The Majlis. with it being a critical part of the Emarati Culture, the Majlis shows how the UAE uses this room as a means of communication, gathering, listening, socializing, feasting of various delicacies and consensus for it has also known to be for yours and until date, a place to discuss and even solve people’s problems and listen to their concerns, In a Majlis people share both moments of sorrow and even celebrate joy. Sheikha hands you a cup of Traditional Gahwa “Coffee” to tell you that you are indeed, more than welcome to join her in her green world. The installation combined different mediums - Photography & Art direction - The creation of the traditional Thoub, dress. - The digital manipulation of the main artwork - The creation of the classical traditional Emirati seating, yet in a none conventional way, stating that although the UAE is proud of it’s traditions, it’ll always embrace innovation with open arms. & besides, who wouldn’t want such a lush, green grass Majlis?
Comments (1)
Minnu Joseph Praveen - May 22, 2016 at 07:11 am
Great work..what captured me is her way of embracing a small cup although she's surrounded by all those bigger ones of luxury and beauty around her... Hope to see more of your visions....