Collective Exhibition Eyes Wide Shut at Firetti Contemporary 
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A collective exhibition, Eyes Wide Shut, сurated by Céline Azem, Mara Firetti and Océane Sailly, is soon opening at Firetti Contemporary. The exhibition unites ten women artists from the UAE, Iran, Armenia, Ukraine, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait. It will be held from May 12th until August 12th, 2022. 

The exhibition Eyes Wide Shut explores various socio-political topics using different formats, such as painting, collage, installation and video. The women artists, participating in the exhibition, belong to three different generations – Generation X (1965 to 1980), Millennials (1981 to 1996) and Generation Z (the late 1990s to early 2010s). With their artworks and personal styles, they create a dialogue, shedding light on pressing issues.

They explore a worldwide range of themes such as cultural and gender identity, interpersonal relationships, and sociopolitical dynamics, prompting discussions and drawing attention to their diverse experiences. Each artist describes the struggles and conflicts they have encountered as women, both privately and publicly while bringing together fresh perspectives and approaches to both traditional and new mediums. 

Eyes Wide Shut invites to redirect our perspectives and to open our eyes to the realities of the modern world.  Challenging preconceived notions and exposing blind spots, these women teach us to see and think in a new way. 

The artists taking part in the exhibition are Qamar Abdulmalik, Sawsan Al Bahar, Afra Al Suwaidi, Amani Al Thuwani, Khawla Almarzooqi, Negin Fallah, Annie Kurkdijian, Alymamah Rashed, Maria Shapranova and Amina Yahia 

Firetti Contemporary supports art and creative concepts from the region and beyond, motivating multinational engagement by making noteworthy and sustainable collections. Aiming to create a multidisciplinary art space, already known and emerging artists from around the world are presented in Firetti Contemporary. 

Open till August,12th 2022

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