Marwah Almugait’s May We Meet Again explores the notion of infinite spaces and the possibility of creating an alternative reality through various narratives. It is based on the vital connection between its location, at the Saudi National Museum, and the people who inhabit this space and are mostly residents of the area, who come from different countries and cultural backgrounds. It is an attempt to manifest this bond through a common universal language. Poetry is a fundamental element in this artwork, as it communicates directly to the viewers in different languages, allowing them to be an essential part of the work and inviting them into a more intimate and personal experience. A montage of abstract footage manifests these poems visually, projected on a water screen on the roof of the museum in an endeavor to humanize a space that is relevant and familiar to residents and regular visitors. They will be able to interact and experiment with performance, light and film and be transported to an alternative reality, to a joyful fantasy world, where the familiar becomes unfamiliar.
King Abdulaziz Historical Center
Marwah AlMugait (b.1981) is a visual artist from Riyadh. Following a Bachelor's degree in business administration from King Saud University, Marwah pursued her Master's in photojournalism at the University of Westminster, London. AlMugait’s work draws attention to the invisible, neglected, or unfamiliar details of everyday life. Using exposition, she sheds light on the mechanics of communication, finding the gaps and ambiguity in relationships by drawing from a wide range of technologies and a heightened sense of awareness as she invites her audience to pay attention to the pauses in human interaction.
Her work has been exhibited in I Love You Urgently, 21,39, Jeddah (2020); Epicenter, The Arab American National Museum, Detroit (2017); Safar, 21,39, Jeddah (2017); AlHangar Art, Jeddah (2016); Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg (2015); Alberah Art Gallery, Bahrain (2015); Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh (2015); Inlight Studio, Toronto (2014); and Emerge Art Fair, Washington DC (2014).
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