New art exhibition inspired by hookah lounges

The exhibition titled Never Forget to Count Your Blessings is by Winnipeg-primarily based Lebanese artist Christina Hajjar.

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A new exhibition titled Really don’t Overlook to Rely Your Blessings opened this thirty day period at Neutral Floor Gallery in Regina.

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The exhibition is by Winnipeg-dependent Lebanese artist Christina Hajjar, who, according to a news launch, drew her inspiration from  hookah lounges. It incorporates images, movie, and wallpaper to check out “an Arab diasporic expertise by repetition, recontextualization, and glitch,” provides the launch.

Because Hajjar has by no means been to Lebanon, her images feature a determine amid a backdrop of blue sky doing improvisational gestures with a plastic tablecloth. The video do the job captures “the spectacle of lavish tradition usually represented by music videos emanating from cafe TVs and engages the tablecloth the moment once again to evoke thoughts on luxury, ritual, and translatability.”

An artist converse is scheduled for Could 12 online at 7 p.m. The exhibition runs to Might 21.

Neutral Ground is an artist-operate-centre that presents present-day visual and media art.

Chief-Post photojournalist Kayle Neis turned his digital camera on some of the components in Never Fail to remember to Rely Your Blessings:

Christina Hajjar incorporates wallpaper in her exhibition.
Christina Hajjar incorporates wallpaper in her exhibition. Image by KAYLE NEIS /Regina Leader-Post
The exhibition runs to May 21. The gallery is shown on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Regina.
The exhibition operates to Might 21. The gallery is demonstrated on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Regina. Picture by KAYLE NEIS /Regina Leader-Post
The exhibition by Winnipeg-based Lebanese artist Christina Hajjar is inspired by hookah lounges.
The exhibition by Winnipeg-centered Lebanese artist Christina Hajjar is inspired by hookah lounges. Picture by KAYLE NEIS /Regina Leader-Post

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