Albareh Art Gallery and Saks Fifth Avenue to Host a solo Exhibition Showcasing Artworks by Syrian Artist Safaa Alset
Bahrain, October 2011: Albareh Art Gallery in collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue presents a solo exhibition of Syrian artist, Safaa Alset. The exhibition entitled, “Shoe” will take place at Saks Fifth Avenue- Bahrain City Center, opening on Tuesday, 25th October 2011, at 7.00pm.
The subject of the current exhibition is the high-heel shoes, which is simply and comically entitled “Shoe”, a double entendre in Arabic meaning “what do you want?”; a question that we use many times, and so the link appears clearly since both are being used in daily life.
Safaa often incorporates metal in her art works. The artist has opted for this material again as her preferred choice for her new concept “Shoes”. With this particular concept, Safaa challenges the common perception of metal from being spiritless, and hard to handle. Further still, she commands it into submission to its feminine side.
Safaa’s sculptures reveal her personal relationship with shoes, this never-ending attraction between women and shoes, this connection to femininity, to nature, to fashion and to the social status. This exhibition is about this secret relationship. It is about the endless hidden stories of women and their aspirations, about their backgrounds and societies and what their shoes can tell us about them.
"The concept of shoes as it manifests itself beyond the conventional meaning of the item. The artist is exploiting and exposing the affinity that exists between the consumer and this particular product in an exaggerated manner and by doing so she makes us look beyond the surface. Saks being a shrine for fashion at its best, an exhibition of this kind lends Saks, the brand, an aspect of celebration for what it preaches. It shows its clients that Saks truly embraces what it offers." Says Hayfa Aljishi, Albareh Art Gallery.
“A pair of shoes has always been a focal definition of the person wearing them and at Saks, providing a selection of exquisite styles from renowned and highly acclaimed shoe designers has been central to our offer. After all, a pair of shoes could change your life. Just ask Cinderella” Says Carla Zaroubi Daaboul, Saks Fifth Avenue.
The “Shoe” exhibition will run from 25th October until 8th November 2011 at Saks Fifth Avenue – Bahrain City Center.
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