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The Memory in Our Bones at Green Art Gallery

Alserkal Avenue’s Green Art Gallery presents The Memory in Our Bones, a group exhibition with works by Palestinian Majd Abdel Hamid, Bahraini-American Nasser Al Zayani and Turkish Gulsah Mursaloglu. The works reflect on life’s special moments and the ways that memories can be made physical. The exhibition will be open to viewers until July 30th, 2022.

The inspiring contemporary artists exhibit various works from structural installations to embroidery on cloth and paintings on fabric and canvas. These artworks make one think about how people are conditioned to let memories fade away and how life could change if we accepted them and let them live inside us forever.

Majd Abdel Hamid, “Research (how long was the thread VII)”, 2022. Cotton thread on metal; 22 cm (Diameter). Courtesy: the Artist and Green Art Gallery, Dubai.

Majd Abdel Hamid is a visual artist from Palestine. He was born in Damascus, and currently lives between Beirut and Ramallah. In 2010, he graduated from Malmö Art Academy, Sweden; also, he attended the International Academy of Art in Palestine (2007-2009). Majd Abdel Hamid works with simple materials elaborated with great care, small-scale embroidery, often abstract and colourful. The hand-stitched works are artisanal, amateur. The imperfections and omissions are reflected in the works. 

Nasser Alzayani is a Bahraini-American artist who now lives and works in Abu Dhabi. The artist’s creative work expresses a research-driven documentation of time and place with the help of text and image as well as found and cast objects. With factual and fictional archaeology, his art pieces study alternative narratives of collective experience. Nasser Alzayani analyzes the notions of memory, cancellation, documentation and the conservation of history.  

Nasser Alzayani, “Watering the distant, deserting the near”, 2016–ongoing. Sand, sodium silicate, carbon dioxide, memories, collected recordings, works on paper. Courtesy: the Artist and Green Art Gallery, Dubai.

Gulsah Mursaloglu works between Berlin and Istanbul. The artist begins with small objects from our daily lives, transforming the materials over time as a metaphor of memory modification. In her point of view, objects which we use daily can expand beyond the scope of what they were designed for and become larger in scale and presence.

Gülşah Mursaloğlu, “Merging Fields, Splitting Ends (Sequence III)”, 2021. Potato-based bioplastic, copper, clay, water, insulated USB cup warmers, and thread. Dimensions variable. Courtesy: the Artist and Green Art Gallery, Dubai.

To get more information, please visit the official webpage of the exhibition.

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