One End: Always Present

One End: Always Present

“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


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the residency only for visual arts?

No, it is open to all artists from different disciplines.

How long is the residency programme?

12 working weeks, from 28 January to 28 April 2024.

Please note the residency will coincide with the holy month of Ramadan as well as the Eid Holidays. Studio opening hours will be adjusted as appropriate during that period. 

Will there be an exhibition at the end of the residency?

Yes, participants' artwork and projects will be showcased in an exhibition at the end of the residency. The exhibition concept will be formulated and developed in discussion with the artists in residence. 

The exhibition will be developed in collaboration with Al Riwaq’s curation team, led by William Wells, and will open on 25 June 2024. 

Does this programme support research residencies?

Al Riwaq is open to receiving research-based resident artists, within Application 003 or independently. 

Artists seeking the unfamiliar around the corner, are welcome to apply for a  research-driven residency that can revolve around peer-to-peer exchange, and knowledge and understanding, not just in the arts but also in society.

Is there an age restriction for the applicants?

This residency is open for all above 18 years of age.