Open to the Public
Time 06:00pm - 07:30pm
Location 19 Washington Square North View map
Tarek Al-Ghoussein’s work explores the boundaries between landscape photography, self-portraiture, and performance art. Choosing locations much in the same way a film director does, he moves between abstraction and the specific circumstances found in particular places. Relying on subtle interventions and non-invasive interactions, the images consider various aspects of “identity.” This exhibition features photographs from two of Al-Ghoussein’s current projects.
One documents the vestiges of lives lived in the Al Sawaber, a government housing complex in Kuwait slated for demolition. The vignettes provide intimate views into once private worlds. The portrayals of the interiors and objects tell stories without longing for what once was or lamenting what could have been. The second body of work, Windows on Work, examines the “window” of the buses that transport the labor workers as a place of representation/performance.
Tarek Al-Ghoussein Arts Professor of Visual Arts, Arts and Humanities, NYUAD
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute