Bahrain 2023, 20 May 2023 — 26 Nov 2023
National Participations

Bahrain 2023

Sweating Assets

Arsenale, Arsenale, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy

Title: Sweating Assets
Commissioner: Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities
Curator: Maryam Aljomairi, Latifa Alkhayat
Exhibitors: Maryam Aljomairi and Latifa Alkhayat, Waleed Alzubari, Hajar Budhahi, Sara Ali, Nada Almulla, Alanood Alkhayat, Hussain Almosawi, Saleh Jamsheer

The exhibition’s microenvironment is a choreography of temperature, humidity, and condensation. It conveys the omnipresent conditions and experiences of life on the island. Supplementing the import of the climate is a call for the collection and rerouting of the incidental condensate reserves towards wetlands and agricultural regions in need of replenishment. A landscape sits adjacent to a cold condensing volume,  demonstrating the dichotomy of industrial systems against transient ecological grounds.

This volume is an emblem of the constantly cooled and condensing living enclosures. As Venice’s thick air comes into contact with the volume, at dew point temperature, water constantly releases across its surface. Coatings, channels, and grooves control condensation patterns along with the movement of water. From the surface, water is collected and led to ‘deposits’ on an earthen landscape. The deposits each represent regions scaled based on quantitative analysis of the cooling they consume and subsequent condensate they produce.

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May 20 – Sept 30 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Oct 1 – Nov 26 Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm

Arsenale, Arsenale, Castello, 30122, Venice, Italy
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