A great overview of the traveling exhibition in CAP, Kuwait by the art critic Dr. Moayad Hassan published in Al Tashkeel Magazine, Issue 26. pg. 80-83 (english), pg. 40-43 (arabic).
Great study of the beautiful Kunsthaus Bregenz Facade by Peter Zumthor.
I found this acoustic wall by Noshin Khan to be very beautiful, very creative use of material. I just wonder if a proper acoustic study has been done to test its success since steel sheet isn’t recognized as a good acoustic material. Maybe the folds in the beautifully complex form enforce the deflection of sound and stop it from passing to the other side of the wall, which would be very impressive. If it’s still up in AUS I would love to go see it in person!
During the period of the exhibition curated by myself, Antonio Da Silva and Ruth Jones, Antonio and I gave a talk in the gallery about two main topics: 1| The journey of the exhibition, how it began by Antonio inviting artists to exhibit in a gallery in Porto Alegre, Brazil and how it came to Kuwait and grew as an exhibition. 2| The relationship between art and architecture and how it relates to each artist in the exhibition since a quarter of them are architects and the remaining artists have a strong relationship with space. This was opened up for debate at the end which ended up being a very lively discussion between artists, architects, students, and other professionals such as business managers at oil companies, it was interesting to hear all the strong opinions about whether architecture is a form of fine art or not and how each of them had validity.
You can find the presentation in the link below:
The Sublime and the BeautifulChaos & Order – Happiness & Knowledge
Your job should be about the future, your life should be about the now.
The Five Elements:
Live life like Jazz
Back then, they had wisdom, expressions that were passed down through generations, now we have science and modern philosophy, so is one better than the other? Are we more evolved or at the same level?
We were abstract when we didn’t have tools, then we were precise, then we were abstract again, now we are the extreme of both
Animals should be a part of human life
To reach a higher level of consciousness
One of the most famous verses in the Quran is about light, which is also famous for being the inspiration for Muslim artists, me being one of them:
اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ الزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوْكَبٌ دُرِّيٌّ يُوقَدُ مِنْ شَجَرَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ زَيْتُونَةٍ لَا شَرْقِيَّةٍ وَلَا غَرْبِيَّةٍ يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ نُورٌ عَلَى نُورٍ يَهْدِي اللَّهُ لِنُورِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَضْرِبُ اللَّهُ الْأَمْثَالَ لِلنَّاسِ وَاللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمٌ