Aisha Alabbar Gallery eases into the summer season with “Chill: Summer in the City,” a group exhibition in collaboration with Iris Art Advisory, featuring works by Ahmed Emad, Lama Alshenaifi, Safeya Sharif and Yosra Emamizadeh (June 7 – Aug. 31).
Summer in the UAE is not always the stereotypical fantasy where one chills on the beach and sips and icy drink under a palm tree. Instead, as the mercury crosses 40 degree Celsius, residents are on the move from one air-conditioned environment to the next.
Perhaps the condition could also one which cultivates dreams – sunny summer is also the time when our vibrant cities change pace, driving society to look inwards. Indoor spaces transform into cool capsules that (try to) defy the heat and push the boundaries of creativity’s envelopes.