“Time past and time future, what might have been and what has been point to one end, which is always present”, T.S. Elliot.
History is often described as an accumulation of things remembered, experiences and events that are later documented, archived, and used to validate constructed narrative that gives reason to the present. In this exhibition expressions of time are critically revisited. Inviting the viewer to contemplate through popular myths, photographic evidence, and possibilities. The works examine prevailing assumptions of our present and future. Using Bahrain as a case study, the artists employ diverse practices to focus attention on the complex nexus of interests that define the modern state.
Aziz Mutawa, Hussain Mila, Mashael Al Saie