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Compact Home by Mahmud Obaidi // The Sultan Gallery

May 10, 2010

Sultan Gallery has the pleasure of inviting you to Iraqi-Canadian artist Mahmud Obaidi’s new exhibition, which offers viable alternatives to a post-globalized art world where local singularities often contribute to a still legitimized Western centre.

The show reunites the “Compact Home” (2003) and “Disposable Home” projects (2004) and more recent work: “How Not to Look Like a Terrorist” (which will be shown at LTMH Gallery in New York this month), and the “Fair Skies®” project that has had critical and public acclaim in Art Dubai 2010. On this rare opportunity in Kuwait at the Sultan Gallery , the viewer will get the chance to judge how one artist can coincide contemporary conceptual work with aesthetic and formal art making.

Obaidi’s work addresses themes of ‘flight’ linking through his art the different meanings of the term; from that of the perpetual flight of a hyphenated Middle-Eastern artist with no place to call his own, to that of ‘flying while Arab’ and the racial profiling of a man boarding a KLM flight (aka the “Flying Dutchman”). Now that’s irony for you, not to mention word play, a bit of art on the side.

When: Opening in the presence of artist on 11 May 2010, 7 pm – 9 pm

12 May 2010, 10am – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm
13 May – 3 June 2010, 10am – 4pm (closed Fridays & Saturdays)
Address: Sabhan, Sadeer co., block 8, street 105, building no 168
tel: 24714325/26 ext.110 fax: 24714301
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