Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, UAE
In collaboration with
Abu Dhabi Art
Mecca Viewfinders from 100 Found Objects appeared in a group exhibition during Abu Dhabi Art.
In the contemporary globalized world we live in,shaped by money, military and media, finding space to value the authentic is a feat in and of itself. Each chapter in Omar Saif Ghobash's 'Letters to a Young Muslim’ present a personal letter from Ghobaish to his son, based on an aspect of Islam prevalently misunderstood and misinterpreted in wider society. Ghobash carefully unpicks these ideas through his immediate life experience. What simmers to the top are fine bubbles of wisdom, open-mindedness, and judiciousness, adhering firmly to the forward-thinking and openness of Islam.
Letters: Fragments of a Memory takes the first theme explored in Ghobash’s book as the basis from which invited international artists presented works – be it as a direct commentary, themed inspiration or candid response. The exhibition offered a multi-layered approach to this concept.
The exhibition looked at specific moments in history that have influenced a modern-day paradigm shift and shaped future narratives for Muslim youth across the region. What distinct historical events are impacting the region today? How are the youth shaped by these past historical events? How will their future be influenced as a result?