Nadia Ayari, The Fence, 2007, oil on canvas, 60h x 56w in / 152.5h x 142.3w cm
MARAYA ART CENTRE PRESS RELEASE:
'Walls and Margins' looks at works of art, which tackle the effects and consequences of established barriers, both physical and ideological. Such obstacles often lead to the exclusion from conventional society of various subcultures, minorities, and groups that deviate from the established norm. The exclusion and isolation, however, is often experienced on an individual, personal level, as is the case with many immigrants, refugees, exiles and people that are explicitly marginalised due to their religious or gender-related convictions. This exhibition aims to highlight that many of these dividing systems are conscious human constructs, while ideas of us and them, inside and outside are often fabricated.