Collection Focus: Hazem El Mestikawy

May 22, 2017

Project Space Art Jameel

May 22, 5.30-7.30pm: opening, with a tour given by the artist at 6pm – all welcome

May 23 – July 22, 2017: exhibition

Alif Beh is a prime example of Hazem El-Mestikawy’s capacity to transform everyday materials, such as cardboard, recycled paper and glue, into solid, complex works that reference science, maths and physics. The intricate process, which has become El Mestikawy’s signature, enables him explore the duality between the positive and the negative, lightness and heaviness, and light and shadow. This 60-piece work is a study in form, and is drawn from a reduction in geometric forms and letters to create two distinct perspectives: the cityscape and the mashrabiya.

The work is accompanied by a set of drawings, also made 2006-2009, that act in part as a study for the installation.

The exhibition is part of the Collection Focus series at the Project Space featuring single works from the Jameel Art Collection. 

Project Space Art Jameel, Warehouse 48, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue

Ramadan hours (Saturday to Thursday: 10am-4pm in addition to Wednesday evenings: 8pm-11pm)