14 March - 30 April 2016
Mohammed Kazem's site-specific installation My Neighbours consists of images from his 2006 photograph series of the same name. The photographs were taken outside the artist's house over the course of several days, capturing his neighbours' clothes drying on a line, under a wide expanse of sky. In a city like Dubai with very little public space, the sky holds out the promise of a shared space, a common that encompasses us all.
About Mohammed Kazem
Mohammed Kazem has developed artistic practice that encompasses video, photography and performance to find new ways of apprehending his environment and experiences. The foundations of his work are informed by his training as a musician. Kazem is deeply engaged with developing processes that can render transient phenomena, such as sound and light, in tangible terms. Often positioning himself within his work, Kazem responds to geographical location, materiality and the elements as a means to assert his subjectivity, particularly in relation to the rapid pace of modernisation in the Emirates since the country's founding.