domingo, 18 de octubre de 2015
Abed Al Kadiri In Dar Al Funoon Kuwait
Tonight opening "Al-Maqama 2014" by Abed Al Kadiri
One year ago, after receiving the new limited edition print of the original “Maqamat Al-Hariri” based on the manuscript found in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Lebanese artist, Abed AlKadiri, began working on a series of paintings paying homage to Yahya AlWasiti.
These images and videos that recorded the destruction in all its aggressiveness and violence had the exact opposite impact on him than AlWasiti’s illustrations. The act of destroying with its images of falling monuments and rising dust clouds resembles the effect of the charcoal stick as it reacts and moves, falling and rising swiftly upon the surface of the canvas. With one puff everything disappears including the political reality and ideology underpinning the destructive machine decimating the historical and civilizational heritage of our region.