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Between Sunrise and SunsetWorks 1986-2022

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim - Between Sunrise and Sunset
Published on the occasion of the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in 2022, this retrospective monograph is the official catalog of the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates, which has chosen the Emirati artist Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim to represent them.
This collection of essays, together with over 30 artworks and installation views by Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, contributes to the historical and theoretical discourse on art from the Emirates. It is a welcomed addition to an area of ​​study that has long remained under-researched. The seminal essays dedicated to the celebration of the long career of Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim undertake an analysis of his work and the context for his art practice over a period of four decades. The first part of the book provides an in-depth study of Ibrahim's practice within the context of the UAE's emerging art scene. What comes to the forefront through these essays is that the cycle of life is central to the artistic expression of Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, as he draws inspiration from the recurring rhythms of nature.
Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (born 1962) is part of the UAE's first generation of contemporary artists from the late 1980s, an avant-garde scene that included Hassan Sharif, Abdullah Al Saadi, Hussein Sharif, and Mohammed Kazem. Ibrahim’s work has been inspired by a lifelong relationship with the environment of Khorfakkan, his place of birth, with the Gulf of Oman on one side and the Hajar Mountains on the other. This deep connection to his local environment repeats itself throughout his studio practice, whether through his installations, drawings or objects, and the materials he has worked with for over three decades. His hand made objects are shaped like primitive tools, bones or parts of trees and appear to have been unearthed from some ancient den, rather than handcrafted. His works on paper reveal his own form of language—inscriptions, lines and abstract forms that are reminiscent of ancient cave drawings—marking time and memory through meditative repetition.
Edited by Maya Allison and Cristiana de Marchi.
Texts by Salwa Mikdadi, Maya Allison, Nada Shabout, Venetia Porter, Fumio Nanjo, Adel Khozam, Vivek Vilasini, Munira Al Sayegh, Cristiana de Marchi. Graphic design: Iain Hector & Larry Issa.
published in April 2022
English edition
20,5 x 28,5 cm (hardcover, cloth binding, folded poster dust jacket)
240 pages (174 ill.)
ISBN : 978-614-8035-44-9
EAN : 9786148035449
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