Farah Al Qasimi, the Fantastic in the Quotidian

Farah Al Qasimi, the Fantastic in the Quotidian
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Whether urban or domestic landscapes, publicity or murals, the visions of Farah Al Qasimi reveal a capacity to narrate multi-cultural realities and stratification. Raised between Abu Dhabi and the United States, the artist of the Emirates, born in 1991, has successfully created her own recognisable artistic style. Interested in the concept of identity and the cultural conditioning that can form this, Farah Al Qasimi explores the seduction exercised by consumer companies over women with promises of beauty and security. Her shots capture the fantastic in the quotidian and challenge the spectator, pushing them to reconsider their understanding of reality, deepening their interpretation of symbols and meanings. The Cultural Foundation of Abu Dhabi hosts, until September 20th, General Behaviour, an exhibition that presents the photographic and video works of the artist from 2012 to 2021. The exhibition retraces, in chronological order, the career of Al Qasimi, with four principal sections - The World Is Sinking, Bodies and Spectre, May’s Blue Eye and Trompe L’oeil, to which are added the video projections Alone in a Crowd and Dream Soup.

Alessandra Migliorini - © 2021 ARTE.it for Bulgari Resort Dubai