The Music: Arts and Culture, Music, Events
Sundus Abdul Hadi
Taghlib Abdul Hadi
Tamara Abdul Hadi
‘Arab Winter’ was conceptualized by a collection of artists from around the globe. They define themselves as Iraqi, French, Tunisian, Canadian, Arab, Muslim, global citizen, and Other. Touting their hyphenated identities as beacons of inspiration, hope, and emancipation, these artists journeyed together toward and past ‘the revolution’.
Arab Winter is a satirical comment on the derogatory tagline ‘Arab Spring’; a term coined during the first wave of uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. The heavily-mediatised revolts unfolding in North Africa, the Levant, and the Arabian Gulf were in fact all very different in context – most not flourishing into a ‘summer of democracy’. Inspired by the misinformation and caricatures clouding the realities of the ‘Arab Spring’, each artist treats problematic issues linked to the romanticized concepts of freedom, revolution, and democracy, by weaving past, present and future.
This show was a collaborative production between The Medium and Maktube. All artists collaborated conceptually in the space and created the show from scratch. The Medium was involved in:
+ Merchandising and Marketing
+ Funding and Producing
+ Artistic Curation and Musical Event
+ Technical Production and Take Down
Sundus Abdul Hadi, Yassin Alsalman, Ibrahim Al-Salman, Fahad Al-Turki, Omar Chakaki, Nantali Indongo, Karim Jabbari, Faouzi Khlifi, Meryem Saci, Habib Siam and BrudderFallingTree.