The first solo exhibition presenting the work of Mahshid Rafiei, this large-scale art installation is both magical and thought-provoking all at the same time
Hailing from Tehran, artist Mahshid Rafiei has long been looking to educate through her work. We highly recommend that Abu Dhabi dwellers check out her first solo exhibition Of Mythic Proportions this month, which portrays five newly-commissioned works in one large-scale installation.
Including sculptures and sound pieces where elements are intentionally hidden to offer a deceptive reading while asking us to consider how art provides a stand-in for what might be missing, the idea of the exhibition began with Rafiei’s interest in looking into how myths of origins are preserved and maintained. As such, she began researching heritage conservation practices and etymologies in the Arabic language, transforming them into the aesthetic process that takes place in these preservation practices. Catch it at 421 gallery all month. Of Mythic Proportions runs until 8 May 2023. Warehouse 421, Zayed Port, Al Mina, Abu Dhabi