Fatima Al Qadiri & Khalid Al Gharaballi, Mendeel um A7med (NxLxSxM)

20/12/2017 - 22/12/2017

In Mendeel Um A7mad (N x I x S x M), Fatima Al Qadiri and Khalid al Gharaballi investigate the notion of 'gendered space', uncovering the role, context, design and discourse present in the Kuwaiti ritual of Chai Dhaha. 
Chai Dhaha is the largely undocumented custom of pre-noon tea, an informal female forum that exists in parallel to the Diwaniya (the male forum). Set out of context, in a ballroom as opposed to a residential living room, the artists illustrate the absurd spatial conditions of post-oil-boom Kuwaiti interior aesthetics and their supersized ostentation. The Chai Dhaha ritual is enacted by four middle-aged female characters played by a cast of younger men.

KW, 2012,16’
In the framework of THE FUTURE IS FEMINIST.

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