The Question . Video Installation
Curated by London-based art critic and independent curator, Sara Raza, and Saudi-based poet, curator and artist, Ashraf Fayadh, RHIZOMA‘s premise drew from the actual rhizoma, the ancient Greek word for the underground root of a plant that shoots its roots both horizontally and vertically as a metaphor for a bold new generation of artists who are challenging the force of gravity through inspiring projects.
Many of the artists created new works specifically for the exhibition. Works present in the exhibition explored multiplicity in both concept and execution deployed via an array of mediums such as new media practices and the employment of internet and video art, photography, sculpture, textiles and installation.
Highlights included several site specific works that subverted geometric spatial dynamics, and special projects by cross-platform YouTube sensations Telfaz11 and UTurn, who collaborated with artists to create new realities that reached peer-group audiences in their millions.