lunes, 4 de abril de 2016

Shurooq Amin is back

Para muchos de vosotros Shurooq Amin es una desconocida mas en el cerrado y exclusivo (por lo caro que es todo) mundo de la pintura Kuwaiti. Hace cuatro años a esta pintora le cerraron una exposición el día de la inauguración ya que un/una visitante creyó inadecuadas las pinturas (son collages) que hacía y lo denunció. Mujeres fumando en ropa sugerente pero con la cara tapada y aplastando con su zapato de tacón a un hombre en disdasha entre otras pinturas no dieron pie a que en un país como este la exhibición durará mucho.
Siendo como fue censurada el valor de sus pinturas seguro que se ha duplicado, y en un país tan pequeño no creo que me equivoque si esta exposición tampoco deja indiferente a nadie, bueno, a mi si ya que su estilo y temática no me gustan nada, eso no quiere decir que no vaya a verla, a día de hoy es lo mas "cool" que está pasando en Kuwait. 





 It’s a Mad World
Shurooq Amin
Curated by: Martina Corgnati
In collaboration with Ayyam Gallery
Opening reception: Saturday, 9/4/2016
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Exhibition dates: 10/4/2016 – 21/5/2016
It has been 4 years since the shutdown of Shurooq Amin’s last show in Kuwait and the subsequent censorship of her paintings. Since then, she has only exhibited her work abroad.  She has been fortunate to have the representation and backing of Ayyam Gallery, who believed in her,  gave her a platform to raise her voice uncensored, and invited her to show her work in Dubai and London, and now Contemporary Art Platform - Kuwait have invited her to exhibit in Kuwait again, to show her newest work in an exhibition titled ‘It’s a Mad World’ which opens 9th of April 2016 at 7:00pm, in collaboration with Shurooq Amin’s representative gallery Ayyam. It’s a Mad World will be curated by Martina Corgnati with whom Shurooq Amin spent time at the 56th Venice Biennale where Corgnati curated the pavilion Shurooq Amin was part of: Contemporary Practices Pavilion.

It is only fitting that the original title for this show – Apocalypso Now – should be changed to It's a Mad World, to arrive full circle from her last show in Kuwait, It's a Man's World.  As simple as the title is, as meaningful as it is for Shurooq Amin, since the pattern (semantically, syntactically, and phonetically) – and full circle – from It’s a Man’s World to It’s a Mad World is explicit.

It's a Mad World consists of 18 artworks and an installation. 

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