Gateway: Structures of Meaning | Architectures of Perception
Dates: 14 November - 26 January 2019
Location: Gallery S, Manarat Al Saadiyat
Meaning | Architectures of Perception invites us to consider
artworks as structures through which 14 international artists experience and
interpret the world. The works engage with ideas of constructing meaning through
language, or through our navigation of space – our physical acts of moving,
seeing and saying.
Some of the artists in this exhibition work
with systems of notation and mark making, highlighting the role of language and
translation. Others show a collective interest in books as structures of
knowledge; and as sustenance and shelter. There are works that dissect the
architectures that surround us: the visible, buildings and physical structures;
and the encoded and implicit, involving social conventions and regulations.
Structures of Meaning | Architectures of
is an invitation for viewers to consider their journey through the exhibition;
to inhabit the exhibition space; and to make their own meaning.
Sara Al Haddad
Abdallah Al Saadi
by Hammad Nasar, with Sophie Persson