Maya El Khalil and Afra Al Suwaidi.
Muhammad Yusuf, Features Writer
It is the first time Abu Dhabi Art is exhibiting abroad where it is showing the works of the three emerging artists, all from the UAE, in Beyond: Emerging Artists presentation at Cromwell Place, London (June 2 – 13).
Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the artists whose works are being showcased are Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi, and the curator is Maya El Khalil.
Mezaina was born in and works in Dubai. Her work delves into themes of collective memory, the notion of heritage, and the representation of Dubai and the UAE in the media. It is a continuous development of what she describes as a ‘visual archaeology’…