Alserkal Avenue Programming presents a commission by Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem, to be revealed as part of our Art Week 2016 program. Mohammed Kazem’s site-specific installation ‘My Neighbours‘ consists of images from his 2006 photograph series of the same name. The photographs were taken over the course of several days looking outside from the artist’s window, in Al Quoz.
A clothesline hangs at the bottom of each image, his neighbour’s clothes hung out to dry, changing with every passing day. The only constant among the photos is a wide expanse of clear blue sky. In a city like Dubai with very little public space, the sky holds out the promise of a shared space, a commons that encompasses us all.
- Mohammed Kazem, My Neighbours, 2006. Chromogenic print, 70 x 50 cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde