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National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates
55th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
Walking on Water
1 June - 24 November, 2013
Sale d’Armi, Arsenale, Venice
Commissioner: Dr Lamees Hamdan
Curator: Reem Fadda
Artwork: Directions 2005/2013
Immersive installation of a 360-degree projection of the sea within an enclosed chamber. The artwork recreates the experience of what it is to be lost at sea and, symbolically, to break down geographical borders and intangible barriers between people. By putting the viewers off-balance, Kazem engages them both conceptually and physically with his work, thereby inviting them to question and challenge their perceptions of openness and universality.
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A video walk through the UAE pavilion
Interview about Directions, his immersive installation of a 360-degree projection shown at the UAE pavilion in Venice.