The past, present and future swirl together in Nadim Karam’s “The Cloud, the Fisherman, and the Mutating Cities”. The sculpture plays on the metamorphosis of the Gulf, where skylines grow daily more vertiginous and booming new economies have displaced traditional rhythms of life. Karam’s whimsical take on these transformations was one of the highlights of Ayyam Gallery’s contribution to the fifth edition of Abu Dhabi Art.
The magisterial range of the artists presented, including Saudi conceptual artist Abdulnasser Gharam and Tammam Azzam, the Syrian painter whose “Freedom Graffiti” went viral earlier this year, reflects the gallery’s own stellar ascent. Seven years ago, when cousins Khaled and Hisham Samawi founded Ayyam in Damascus, many doubted their faith that the rising generation of Syrian artists could compete on the international art market. By now, their success has proven the skeptics wrong; the gallery now has branches in Beirut, Dubai, and newly this year, London and Jeddah.
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