Tuesday, 15 January 2013

'6PM in Dubai' - A Solo Photography Exhibition by Fatma Al Hashemi, presented by Momentum

Momentum, the specialty boutique store dedicated to vintage and classic watches, is delighted to present ‘6PM in Dubai’, a solo photography exhibition by young Emirati Artist Fatma Al Hashemi. The exhibition makes its debut on January 15 and runs till February 15.

Capturing close-ups and private moments of family and friends in their milieus, the collection of photographs on display directs viewers’ attention to the often-overlooked simple but meaningful connections we make every day, such as a grandfather reading to his grandchildren from the Holy Quran, a father on a play date on the beach with his young son, or a young girl trying on her mother’s jewellery.

"We’re very excited to see this exhibition come to life”, said Tariq Malik, Managing Partner and co-founder of Momentum. “It has always been important to us to create platforms to expand the engagement with our customers beyond vintage timepieces, create enriching experiences for our community, and play host to unique events, such as the photography exhibition of the young and very talented Fatma Al Hashemi”, added Malik.   

In ‘6PM in Dubai’ Fatma Al Hashemi exposes the vibrant colours, textures, emotions and dynamics that characterize her world, and, with her lens, transforms the mundane into art. Her work is essentially an exploration into the nature of time, and she integrates with great refinement actual time pieces into the photos captured.

“Time is a force that ignites in us the urge to be part of something bigger. It motivates us to take notice and understand what is around us; it drives us to create something more meaningful than ourselves; it makes us seek purpose. The way each of us internalizes experiences and communicates the concept of time makes us unique”, confessed the photographer, Fatma Al Hashemi.

Though conventional in its representation, Fatma’s photography reveals diverse layers of meaning. Her work evokes the beauty, wonder, excitement and thrill associated with the different moments in time.

Many more wonderful new exhibits, special showcases and themed events are being scheduled for 2013 at Momentum. Stay tuned for updates!

Momentum is located at the Dubai International Financial Centre, Gate Building, Marble Walk, Level B1 and is open Sunday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 12 pm – 6pm. For more information, please call 04- 43274320 or visit www.momentum-dubai.com .

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