BIN MATAR HOUSE
The Whale That Ate the Moon
24 December 2021
24 October 2021
Memory of the Place
4:00 - 7:00pm
The Whale That Ate the Moon (الحوتة التي ابتلعت القمر) takes precedence from a childhood fable imprinted in Al Oraibi’s memory.
This exhibition includes a series of multimedia etchings that narrate fictional scenes within the realm of revisionist history. Throughout the series, Al Oraibi weaves together traditional Bahraini folklore and documented regional events, while interjecting his own critical reflections.
The artist’s signature chaotic markings are a continuous thread that prompt questions regarding gaps and absences in local histories.
Hours: Saturday-Thursday 9am-1pm and 4-7pm