The Arrangements of the Soul in The Universe
The Arrangements of the Soul in the Universe
A Group Exhibition of Middle Eastern Artists
Curated by Mo Reda
Opening: Saturday, 28 July 2018, 7 PM
Langgeng Art Foundation
Jl Suryadiningratan 37 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
28 July – 28 August 2018
“The Arrangements of the Soul in the Universe” is an exhibition bringing together works by 14 artists reflecting on contemporary Middle Eastern socio- geopolitical issues and the placement of those issues in a larger global context.
Artist/Curator Mo Reda (Netherlands/Kuwait) presents the exhibition entitled “The Arrangements of the Soul in the Universe ” at Langgeng Art Foundation in Indonesia as a result of a curator residency at the Foundation. The exhibition is the first curated exhibition in Southeast Asia to present works of emerging and established contemporary artists from the Middle East and will be on show between 28 July and 28 August 2018. The exhibition has also received support from Barjeel Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE) to present video artworks by Adel Abidin, Larissa Sansour, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, and Youssef Nabil.
In this exhibition, Mo Reda attempts to define a new narrative and notion of art having their origins in the Middle East while reflecting on contemporary issues within the art fields. In this sense, “The Arrangements of the Soul in the Universe” ultimately aims to present a discourse in which art from the Middle East, while remaining aware of its location of origin and all its nuances, is also free of preconceptions of what is often expected of it in an effort to seem more “authentic”.
Arwa Al Neami
Cristiana de Marchi
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji
Tareq de Montfort
Walid Al Wawi