Reminiscing Kuwait II: A Tale of a Country|By Ali Sultan & Hamad Al Saab
Both a celebration of and a requiem to Kuwait’s past, Ali Sultan & Hamad Al Saab’s Reminiscing Kuwait II reads like a story which has prematurely reached it’s happy ever after in the sixties and witnessed a steady decline ever since. I do, however, also think it’s a story of hope. Although my first impression when I walked in was one of pleasant shock, almost like a buzz, faced by two walls displaying primary-colored minimalistic paintings, it was the central piece, The Distracted Path, which held my attention. And the funny thing is, this piece wasn’t in the center at all.
It’s the only one of its kind at the gallery, save another which isn’t as cacophonic and includes the stitching only in one part. It’s such a turbulent piece that the rest of the exhibition feels like calm waters after swimming out of a terrible stretch of rapids.
The exhibition is up at the Sultan Gallery until tomorrow afternoon.
Ah, I hate that I won’t be able to check this out. Pretty radical in its own way; where else would I be able to get that catalog?
Thuraya, the exhibition is still up today but not sure until what time. You can call Charmaine at the Sultan Gallery on 2241-4325/6 ext. 110 or e-mail the gallery firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about time/catalog. It IS a beautiful piece of literature which I imagine would age beautifully :)
Hi Thuraya, you can send us an email or a FB msg and we will send you the catalogue :)
The show was until the late afternoon – which unfortunately didn’t meet well with my schedule.
I will email about the catalog in a bit~ I’m sure it’s going to be amusing.
Thank you for your time!
thank you Ghada
reading such comment coming from you is beyond honor
i am sorry that i missed you by few minutes when you were at the exhibition and so happy that you liked it