Tania Saleh - Intersection

Exhibition

By:tania saleh
Activism, Drawing, Film, Mixed Media, Painting, Video
Title:
IGNORANCE
Material:
SPRAY PAINT AND ACRYLIC
Size:
4X3 METERS
Price:
NOT FOR SALE
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Tania Saleh - Intersection

“The Arab world has been living in continuous turmoil for many decades. We are all still striving to find some kind of unity and enjoy a life of beauty and harmony, in the midst of chaos, corruption, bad rulership, sectarian conflicts, religious extremism, social divisions, economic problems, racism, ignorance and more. The need to search for inspiration in sources of humanism and love that can reduce animosity and build peace, prosperity and justice in our part of the world is bigger than ever. The positive sources of inspiration are there, amongst us, presented by artists, poets, philosophers, thinkers, scientists and all the many heroes of everyday life.  It has been a great honour for me to compose music to great inspiring poems from different poets of the Arab world, whose intellects have intersected on the same worries, at different places and moments in time. Being a visual artist myself and a big fan of street art, I painted some murals on the walls of the Arab world, and even in Oslo (Norway), one of the cities to which Arabs flee from the terrible situatiions in their countries. Those murals are an attempt to express the essence of the timeless poetry I chose, and to mirror the situation in the Arab streets today.  “Intersection” is a new path in my career, an audiovisual experiment, mixing Arabic poetry, classical Arabic melodies, street art, Arabic calligraphy and contemporary electronic sounds. It describes the state of the Arab world, standing still, at an intersection between East and West, religious beliefs, extremism and moderation, good and evil, war and peace... It is about time to decide which way to go. My humble aim, in this project, is to transmit the idea of a possible common cultural ground to the next Arab generations. After all, our dialects may differ, but we all speak the same language.” - Tania Saleh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH0NSa6Vu4c

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