Highlights include Micro Council (2013) by GCC which is a wood, brass and acrylic sculpture resembling in miniature, the circular round table where the leaders of the six Gulf States meet. The work critiques the self-importance of the six leaders and their recent talks on the formation of a Gulf Union.
Also on show is Etel Adnan’s Champs de Petrol (2013), a two-metre tapestry that uses brightly coloured abstract forms in the form of a map to suggest a sequence of oilfields, while Iman Issa imagines a shimmering and fragile glass monument for Tahrir Square in Cairo with Proposal for a Crystal Building (2014).
Jumana Manna examines public spaces through her sculpture Unlicensed Porch, Jabal al-Mukaber (2014) of a limestone porch taken from territories in East Jerusalem.
This final display also includes Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s The All-Hearing (2014), a single-channel video that examines noise pollution in Cairo.