The Abaya, a reflection of culture and religion worn by Emirati women. With the differences in their experiences, their lives, their past & present, one thing draws the Emirati women together, a black piece of cloth, a symbol of being an Emirati woman.
This exhibition brings together 6 Emirati women, who happen to be emerging Emirati artists, translating what the Abaya means to them: from exposing the traditional ways our grandmothers showed their belonging to their culture, to abstract representations of the black Abaya; the personal touches each woman adds to her Abaya in modern day, to drawing styles inspired by the renaissance times. This collection captures the essence of the Abaya and transforms it into more than just a black piece of cloth, but a symbol of pride, beauty, and individuality.
Each artist captures the meaning of the Abaya to her, and transforms it into a work of art that reflects her own interpretation of it.
Through this exhibition, the Abaya is presented through the eyes of those who wear it. It is translated into a form of expression, a form of art.
Featuring works created exclusively for this exhibition by:
Alia Hussain Lootah | Maitha Demithan | Moaza Mattar | Shamma Al Amri | Sheikha Aysha Saqer Al Qassimi | Zeinab Al Hashemi
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