Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Remixed Arabia


Jassim Al Saddah, a Kuwaiti artist with a beautiful creative mind. This is not the first time I feature Jassim on my blog. I have been to two previous exhibitions were he participated in (here and here) and his work was absolutely mesmerizing. So when I went to Jassim's first Solo exhibition titled FILIM : Remixed Arabia, which unveiled earlier tonight at Sultan Gallery, I knew he would not disappoint. Jassim used 12 posters of popular and iconic movies and remixed them in a way where he used Arabic actors/actresses/singers and renamed the movie's title to reflect the Arabian culture. For instance, Egyptian actress Shaddiya was on the poster of Wizard of Oz, Suad Hussney was Audrey Hepburn, The movie Chicago was remixed using Ragheb Allama, Haifa'a Wahby, and Nancy Ajram. I enjoyed playing the guessing game in front of each poster. I had to get some tips from Jassim for a couple of posters that I did not recognize though. Anyhow, here's a sneak peak of my favorite posters. Can you guess the rest of the movies?

Check it out, it is worth visiting. the exhibition is on until 31st March 2011. For more info click here

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