The Cup and The Saucer is an exhibition that explores the breadth of the notions of unity, separation, and individualism. The show seeks to discuss the metaphoric and momentary divorce that takes place when a cup parts from its saucer; and, how within that moment, and that movement of estrangement, a single item breaks into two. A once whole object becomes two separate individuals.
Throughout the exhibition, individualism is highlighted through the exploration of the self as a single entity and its role and responsibility as a part of a larger whole or a unit. From that, an anthropological sketch of the behavioural environment is loosely tied to our understanding of the cultural landscape of the United Arab Emirates.
The notion of a social structure, in the context of the cultural landscape, cannot be reconfigured for the individual unless looked at in isolation, and transformation cannot exist within the paradigms of something that is fixed.
The understanding of spectrums and opposite extremes is carried out throughout the exhibition in order to soothe the anxieties that surface in this navigation of extreme contraries.
Sep 01 - Oct 25, 2020
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM