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Sarah Abu Abdallah Abdullah Al Mutairi Marwa Arsanios GCC Raja’a Khalid as part of Tomorrow Today Concept Armen Avanessian | Curated by_Vienna_2015

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In her essay Gaze of Sci-Fi Wahabi (2007–2008), Qatari- American artist and writer Sophia Al-Maria describes the contemporary Arabian Gulf as “a region acting as an uncanny preview of long-imagined futures/nows, where love is mediated by mobile and death conquered by camera.” Over the last fifty years, the post-oil Arabian Gulf transformed so quickly it seems to have jumped through time. With no …

In her essay Gaze of Sci-Fi Wahabi (2007–2008), Qatari- American artist and writer Sophia Al-Maria describes the contemporary Arabian Gulf as “a region acting as an uncanny preview of long-imagined futures/nows, where love is mediated by mobile and death conquered by camera.” Over the last fifty years, the post-oil Arabian Gulf transformed so quickly it seems to have jumped through time. With no differentiation between old and new (everything is recent), it is the the realm of the “jawal” (mobile phone), of ever expanding malls, of fast cars and fast techs, of architectural master plans and …

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Eschenbachgasse 4
Vienna, AT
Monday–Tuesday, Sunday, Closed
Wednesday–Friday, 12pm–6pm
Saturday, 11am–3pm