The Photography Studio at Manarat Al Saadiyat is proud to present ‘Khaleejiness’ in collaboration with SWALIF Publishing House.
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Exhibition Date: 31 August – 20 February 2022
Location: Photography Studio
Entry Fee: 20 AED
Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
This exhibit is prompted by “Encapsulated Volume 1: Photo-Essays on Khaleejiness,” a book by SWALIF that will work as a meeting ground between intellectual and cultural thought around what the Khaleeji experience entails to a newer generation of our society. This experience is told through the photographs, installations and videos of a newer generation, focusing on their photo-essays and personal exploration of Khaleejiness. The photographers participating in this exhibit either selected work from their archive that reflects their experience of Khaleejiness or used the prompt of this project to produce new work.
Khaleejiness is an exploration of Khaleeji identity as a multi-faceted, ever-changing feature of reality. We aim to question the legitimacy of attempting to define identity and ultimately explore coining a new term to replace our previous idea of ‘Khaleeji Identity,’ and that is ‘Khaleejiness.’
SWALIF Publishing House
is an independent art and literature collective based in the UAE with the goal of providing Youth in our region an avenue through which they are able to propose, produce, and propel their work into actualized projects.
Abdulaziz Abdullah Alhosni
Lama Al Jalal
Mahmood Al Zadjali
Shamsa Al Mansoori
Ali Al Hosani
Tariq Al Hajri