PLAY ON REPRESENTATION / OSAMA ESID
> Curatorial project with Masasam / exhibition scenography / graphic design of the catalogue and communication tools
The work of Osama Esid is a visual manifest of the relations between the Occident and the Arab World and looks for the visions and the social stereotypes that the two sides created in the past and that in a certain way persist in the collective subconscience. The work on “orientalism,” with its exotic and sensual connotations from a contemporary point of view, generate a range of creative and theoretical possibilities that highlight the existing contradictions in the mechanism of the creation of clichés. The presentation of the “Jeu de representation; l’expérience égyptienne” (The Game of Representation; the Egyptian Experience) opens the debate on the questions that unite the Occident and the Orient and that so worried the writer Edward Saïd.
> Traveling exhibition:
February 3rd to March 13th 2011 at the Citadel of Pamplona, Pamplona
September 11th – October 12th, 2008/GETXOPHOTO, International Photography Festival, Getxo, Basque Country, Spain
June 12th – July 12th, 2008/ School of Arab Studies, Grenada
April 25th – May 4th, 2008/ 5th African Cinema Festival of Tarifa, Salle d’exposition Cárcel Real, Tarifa, Cadix
December 20th, 2007 – January 20th, 2008/ Maestra Sala de Arte, Jaén
June 11th – 29th, 2007/ Théâtre Comique Principal, Cordoba
> Graphic design of the exhibition catalogue
17 x 24 cm
300 g offset cover
Published by Casa Árabe and the Institut International des Etudes Arabes et du Monde Musulman.
Languages: Spanish- Arabic
> Communication tools design:
Poster, flyer, web communication
TRAVELING PHOTO STUDIO BY OSAMA ESID
> Photographic session where the public poses as a model within a period scenery. The resulting photographs are exposed during the exhibition and are subsequently given to the participants for free.
September 11th – October 12th, 2008 // GETXOPHOTO, International Photography Festival, Getxo, Basque Country, Spain