What Happened to My Dreams?

Fouad Elkoury’s latest photographic series captures fragments of broken societal values, reflecting the lost ideals of a generation that once held expectations for a fair and just society. Elkoury layers text on black and white and colour photographic montages mounted on aluminium, in a poetic and personal exploration of national aspirations and the dream of the individual.


Occasionally whimsical and often confronting images enable a contemplation of ‘what might have been’; a reference to 1950s-style ideals, when technology had progressed to a point where it may have led humankind to safer and more peaceful times. Addressing a range of contemporary socio-political issues, What Happened to My Dreams? evokes a sense of disillusionment, but also of acceptance at what cannot now be undone. Elkoury admits that what he had in mind in the 60s and 70s has not happened.

Duration 12 November 2009 - 17 December 2009
Times Saturday - Thursday | 11 am - 8 pm
Cost Free
Venue The Third Line
Address Al Quoz 3 Dubai 72036, ,
Contact +9714 3411 367 / events@thethirdline.com / www.thethirdline.com

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