Gulf Photo Plus welcomes photography enthusiasts to the first in a continuing series of in-house exhibitions with a group show titled photoID. The exhibition will be displayed at the new venue of Gulf Photo Plus, in Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, which in addition to hosting exhibitions also features workshop facilities, a fully equipped photography studio, a retail space stocking photography related products, and a lounge area for photographers to interact with one another.
photoID focuses on the subject of identity with images varying in perspective and approach exploredby photographers Tamara Abdul Hadi, Ammar Al Attar, Richard Allenby-Pratt, Philip Cheung, Gerald Donovan, Hind Mezaina and Katarina Premfors.
The identity of a human being, of a city or organization, even an inanimate object can become warped by stereotypes, assumptions, and multilayer cultural contexts. In photoID Abdul Hadi deconstructs the stereotypical assumptions of the ‘young male Arab’, whereas Al Attar explores the many faces drawn together on a journey to Mecca. Cheung and Donovan consider the identity of two separate cities, both existing in transition, while Mezaina and Premfors use the identity of inanimate objects in curious states to encourage the viewer to consider what these objects confess about human behaviour. Allenby-Pratt focuses on Art Dubai, layering images to create interactions that did not in fact exist, yet express more about the identity of the fair than a single image could.
The exhibition begins opening night November 13, from at 7pm to 10pm, and continues until the 15 of January 2011, 10am to 7pm Saturday to Thursday.
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