July 1 - September 2, 2017
Curated by: Rachael Jarvis
The Mosaic Rooms presents three young female artists from Saudi Arabia Dana Awartani, Zahrah Al-Ghamdi and Reem Al-Nasser who’s work responds to their experiences of accelerated change in their country. Awartani’s piece I went away and forgot you. A while ago I remembered. I remembered I’d forgotten you. I was dreaming, is a film showing a light filled room in an abandoned house, with what appears to be a traditional Islamic tiled floor. The patterned floor is an intricate installation of hand dyed sand and as we watch the artist steps into frame to sweep it away. The work reflects on the impact of urban development in Jeddah, and what the artist views as a social obsession with progress at a cost of losing what is left behind.