A Tarek Al-Ghoussein Print Will Be Auctioned At The Abu Dhabi Dream Ball

BY Karim Aziz Oghly / Jan 23 2020 / 11:50 AM

An exploration of myths within a photograph taken by Tarek Al-Ghoussein will be available to bid on during the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball silent auction to benefit UNHCR efforts in Lebanon

A Tarek Al-Ghoussein Print Will Be Auctioned At The Abu Dhabi Dream Ball
Courtesy of the artist and Third Line Gallery Dubai
(In) Consideration of Myths, No. 1279, 2013 Ed. 1/6 Digital Print, 60x90cm

The photograph is titled (In) Consideration of Myths. It is part of a larger series of images captured by Al-Ghoussein in the span of 2012 and 2013. The series aims to explore the current human plight by depicting fragments associated with mythical constructions. The series delves into how individuals can interpret myths through explorations of the relation between themselves and the place itself. As an exploration of individual interpretations of myths, the photograph is quite baron. With a hill covered in striking, deep, cyan tarps that demand one's attention surrounded by a construction site of white sand and one man taking a stroll in the distance.

Al-Ghoussein is a Kuwait-born Palestinian photographer. Much of his work tends to deal with the development of his identity within the context of inaccessibility and loss. His work has been collected by museums worldwide. The list of museums includes the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the British Museum in London, and the Royal Museum of Photography in Copenhagen. Currently, Al-Ghoussein is a professor of visual arts at the New York University in Abu Dhabi.

Hosted by Sawtouna, the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball will be held ‪this evening, Thursday 23 January 2020 at the Emirates Palace, in support of UNHCR‘s initiative in Lebanon to increase access to primary healthcare for Syrian refugees. This includes preventive and curative consultations, vaccines, essential medication for acute disorders & chronic illnesses and mental health services.‬‬

Tickets and tables to the 2020 Abu Dhabi Dream Ball are available for purchase via 800 Tickets. All proceeds from ticket and table sales will be directed towards the UNHCR's efforts in Lebanon.

To see the complete list of auction items at the Abu Dhabi Dream Ball, click here.