Abu Dhabi Art
Booth X2 - 01
8 - 11 November 2017
This year at Abu Dhabi Art, Meem Gallery will feature a solo presentation by Iraqi master, Dia Azzawi. Measuring 15 meters long, one large scale-work takes a panoramic view of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Based on images in the media, Azzawi reflects upon the tragedy faced by the Iraqi people in the aftermath
of the bombing campaign and the subsequent collapse of the systems on which their daily lives once relied.
From the destruction of infrastructure and the looting of cultural institutions like the Archaeological Museum, Modern art collection and National Archive, to the savage treatment and abuse of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, Azzawi depicts the physical and psychological fragmentation of human beings undergoing such trauma.