Non STOP Conversation (2007) - Egyptian Artist AMAL KENAWY
Amal Kenawy’s artistic versatility becomes extremely evident in the “Non STOP Conversation” installation carried out in Sharjah, UAE. In this beautiful and physically demanding site specific installation/performance, Amal covers an abandoned historical structure in Sharjah with pink handmade quilt, which not only regains the beauty that this structure might have lost in the perceptions of many, but it also forces the commuity to recognize it is existence clearly. This is especially important when one takes into account the effect the modernization process have had on the traditional architecture and society of Sharjah, thus creating a conversation based on appreciation between the physical inert objects and the individual emotions that they generate within the viewer. This conversation also extends into an societal conversation about traditionally and modernization, and its effects and consequences locally.
Amalcommented: “By sensing and exposing a metaphorical world that hides beneath the physical, I attempt to bring the unseen into a visual space"