Garden After: Jamal Tayara – Baroudy on Wednesday 24 June
1971 – Design Space The Flag Island Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
In the light of the holy month of Ramadan, 1971-Design Space would like to invite you to the opening of Garden After, an exhibition which draws influences from descriptions of the Garden of Paradise in the Quran by Jamal Tayara- Baroudy.
Garden After stems from Jamal Tayara-Baroudy’s interest in the spiritual symbolism of the Abrahamic religions’ notions of Paradise, specifically the descriptions that appear in the Quran. The work is an immersive and atmospheric experience, in the form of a fountain, wallpaper and floor patterns, alongside blue prints for prayer rugs.
The installation radiates out from a central point, the river, pivotal in Quranic descriptions of the garden of paradise, in fluid linear patterns. The work has both distorted scale and perspective based on Tayara-Baroudy’s imaginative interpretation of nature as her own paradise.
She imagines species of flora inspired by Islamic geometric thinking and combines it with remembered elements from her childhood.
Wednesday 24 June, 2015 10:30 p.m.
Location: 1971 – Design Space The Flag Island Sharjah