Faisal Samra, art is shock

Faisal Samra, art is shock
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Long considered one of the most important Gulf Arab artists and a pioneer of Conceptual Art in the Middle East, Faisal Samra conducts his research using a variety of media - digital photography, painting, sculpture, video and performance - in a broad creative repertoire which explores existentialist themes. This exhibition presents the second body of work from the Immortal Moment project. The theme this time is that of shock, or rather how people deal with shocks. As the concept of fight or flight is examined extensively in the fields of medicine and psychology, Faisal introduces a new conceptualization of it through his artistic practice. In a moment of shock, when an unexpected event dominates and controls us, the individual has the possibility of passively absorbing it or adapting to the change. Surviving and overcoming the shock is what we call adaptive capacity. An essential theme which for Faisal Samra becomes art.

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