Anuar Khalifi, Ghurba, acrylic on canvas.
Muhammad Yusuf, Features Writer
The Third Line gallery, Dubai, has announced a group exhibition of works by Anuar Khalifi, Sara Naim and Sophia Al Maria at Cromwell Place, London (2-9 June, 4 Cromwell Place, London, United Kingdom).
Featuring painting, sculptural photography and video, the exhibition provides unconventional insights into identity, image-making and history, while probing the relationship between human memory and the material world. Khalifi’s paintings, which will concurrently be presented in an online exhibition, examine identity through the blending of real and imaginary worlds. The semi-autobiographical portraits are born from the artist’s mind. Inspired chiefly by current events, he depicts recognisable moments in present and past collective memory and superimposes his feelings and reactions about them.
He physically and metaphorically…