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|
|Venue||The Third Line|
|Address||Al Quoz 3 Dubai 72036, ,|
|Contact||+9714 3411 367 / email@example.com / www.thethirdline.com|