Current Exhibition / Group show

Ancient Future

21 November 2020

  • Tarek Al-Ghoussein, (In) Consideration of Myths, No. 1132, 2013

    Tarek Al-Ghoussein, (In) Consideration of Myths, No. 1132, 2013

  • Fouad Elkoury, Mout Bestiaire, 1990, ink-jet print on Baryta paper, 72x90cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Mout Bestiaire, 1990, ink-jet print on Baryta paper, 72x90cm

  • Fouad Elkoury, Plateau La Nuit, 1987, ink -jet Print On Baryta Paper, 60 x 90cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Plateau La Nuit, 1987, ink -jet Print On Baryta Paper, 60 x 90cm

  • Laleh Khorramian, Landscape Scroll 6, 2016, monotype And Mixed Media On Polypropylene , 132 x 51cm

    Laleh Khorramian, Landscape Scroll 6, 2016, monotype And Mixed Media On Polypropylene , 132 x 51cm

  • Laleh Khorramian, Untitled 1, 2013, Mixed Media on waterclor paper, 43 x 38cm

    Laleh Khorramian, Untitled 1, 2013, Mixed Media on waterclor paper, 43 x 38cm

  • Laleh Khorramian, Untitled 2, 2013, Mixed Media On Waterclor Paper, 43 x 38cm

    Laleh Khorramian, Untitled 2, 2013, Mixed Media On Waterclor Paper, 43 x 38cm

  • Laleh Khorramian, Untitled 4, 2013, Mixed Media On Waterclor Paper, 43 x 38cm

    Laleh Khorramian, Untitled 4, 2013, Mixed Media On Waterclor Paper, 43 x 38cm

  • Laleh Khorramian, Untitled 12, 2013, Mixed Media On Waterclor Paper, 43 x 38cm

    Laleh Khorramian, Untitled 12, 2013, Mixed Media On Waterclor Paper, 43 x 38cm

  • Sara Naim, Form 7, 2018, C-type Digital Print, Wood, Plexiglass, 325 x 84cm

  • Sophia Al-Maria, Beauty Industrial Complex, 2017, Digital Print, 24 x 42cm

    Sophia Al-Maria, Beauty Industrial Complex, 2017, Digital Print, 24 x 42cm

  • Sophia Al Maria, Heart Ossifying, 2017, Digital Print, 24 x 42cm

    Sophia Al Maria, Heart Ossifying, 2017, Digital Print, 24 x 42cm

  • Sophia Al-Maria, Idling Flesh Assets, 2017, Digital Print, 24 x 42cm

    Sophia Al-Maria, Idling Flesh Assets, 2017, Digital Print, 24 x 42cm

  • Tarek Al-Ghoussein, (In )Beautification -No 1637, 2012, Chromogenic Print, 60 x 100cm

    Tarek Al-Ghoussein, (In )Beautification -No 1637, 2012, Chromogenic Print, 60 x 100cm

  • Tarek Al-Ghoussein, (In )Beautification -No 1713, 2012, Chromogenic Print, 60 x 100cm

    Tarek Al-Ghoussein, (In )Beautification -No 1713, 2012, Chromogenic Print, 60 x 100cm

  • Zineb Sedira, Sugar Silo Diptych I, 2013, Digital C-type, 160 X 200 cm (each)

    Zineb Sedira, Sugar Silo Diptych I, 2013, Digital C-type, 160 X 200 cm (each)

  • Zineb Sedira, Sugar Silo Diptych II, 2013, Digital C-type, 160 X 200 cm (each)

    Zineb Sedira, Sugar Silo Diptych II, 2013, Digital C-type, 160 X 200 cm (each)

  • Lamya Gargash, The Palm Tree Room, 2005-2006, C-prints, 60 x 60cm

    Lamya Gargash, The Palm Tree Room, 2005-2006, C-prints, 60 x 60cm

  • Farah Al Qasimi, Miracle Garden, Archival Inkjet Print, 69 x 86 cm

    Farah Al Qasimi, Miracle Garden, Archival Inkjet Print, 69 x 86 cm

  • Huda Lutfi, Suma's Mandala, Series 4, 2008, Painted Collage On Paper, 85 x 85cm

    Huda Lutfi, Suma's Mandala, Series 4, 2008, Painted Collage On Paper, 85 x 85cm

  • Youssef Nabil, Dreams About Cairo, 2008

    Youssef Nabil, Dreams About Cairo, 2008

  • Amir H. Fallah, Toiling Male Gardner, 2007, Mixed Media On Canvas, 119x 91cm

    Amir H. Fallah, Toiling Male Gardner, 2007, Mixed Media On Canvas, 119x 91cm

  • Amir H. Fallah, Venice Beach A Fury Of Stones, 2007, Mixed Media On Canvas, 152 x 122cm

    Amir H. Fallah, Venice Beach A Fury Of Stones, 2007, Mixed Media On Canvas, 152 x 122cm

  • Amir H. Fallah, Expressing Emotional Connections (Without Having To Say Anything), 2007, Acrylic, ink, pencil, color pencil on paper mounted to canvas, 122 x 91cm

    Amir H. Fallah, Expressing Emotional Connections (Without Having To Say Anything), 2007, Acrylic, ink, pencil, color pencil on paper mounted to canvas, 122 x 91cm

  • Laleh Khorramian, Medusa La Putana, 2011 Oil, crayon, plastic cables, polypropylene on museum board, 149.8 x 254 cm

    Laleh Khorramian, Medusa La Putana, 2011 Oil, crayon, plastic cables, polypropylene on museum board, 149.8 x 254 cm

  • Huda Lutfi, The Other, 2007, Aluminium 2 pieces: 170 x 40 x 12 and 165 x 38 x 11cm

    Huda Lutfi, The Other, 2007, Aluminium 2 pieces: 170 x 40 x 12 and 165 x 38 x 11cm

  • Hayv Kahraman, Quasi-Corporeal, 2012, Maple and walnut wood with aluminum, 221 x 203.2 x 203.2cm

    Hayv Kahraman, Quasi-Corporeal, 2012, Maple and walnut wood with aluminum, 221 x 203.2 x 203.2cm

  • Ala Ebtekar, Future World, 2014, Archival Inkjet Print On Found Poster, 110 X 74.7cm

    Ala Ebtekar, Future World, 2014, Archival Inkjet Print On Found Poster, 110 X 74.7cm

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Gallery 1: Ancient Future 

The Third Line is pleased to present Ancient Future, a group exhibition exploring notions of time. The strange events of this year have had a far- and wide-reaching impact on all lives on various levels and ensued the uneasy realization that being more connected with the rest of the world has also come to mean we are more interdependent on it. This exhibition delves into the concept of "unprecedented times" -a buzzword frequently thrown around in emails and news reports throughout this pandemic- by exploring the dichotomy between ancient and future.

The works in this exhibition illustrate the intimate perspective of each artist’s personal experience to investigate more universal ideas of documentation, globalization, and the cyclical nature of history, as well as issues concerning humankind’s interventions in its environment. These works traverse between fact and fiction, illustrating a desire to diminish the distance between the viewer and the environment. They also mark the construction, destruction, and reconstruction of each civilization and envision the future based on these semi-familiar foundations.

Exploring a narrative of recontextualized timelines and topographies, this group exhibition features artworks by Ala Ebtekar, Amir H. Fallah, Farah Al Qasimi, Fouad Elkoury, Hayv Kahraman, Huda Lutfi, Laleh Khorramian, Lamya Gargash, Sara Naim, Sophia Al-Maria, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Youssef Nabil, and Zineb Sedira.