During Qinza Najm’s time in lockdown in her Miami residency, her production reflected the tumultuousness of the beginning of the pandemic: “Quarantine has affected me in a very transformative way - in a way where I want to experience a different kind of freedom, I don't have the freedom to go outside, so I am trying to experience an internal freedom. Taking this time to take advantage and master the three R's, Realign, Reflect and Rest. My work has embraced the lexicon of connection, but through a distance - my practice maintains, even expands, my connections with others yet this engagement remains mediated by the physical presence of the computer/phone screen.
My materials and methods have included references to this physical displacement by directly referencing hands, masks, even medical equipment, while alluding the denial of the physical connection we are all seeking.
Mixed media on paper-Unframed
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Emergeast is an online gallery championing the latest generation of emerging Middle Eastern & North African artists to a new generation of young collectors. Emergeast’s aim, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Museum Shop, is to break down the barriers to collecting art by facilitating access to high quality artworks at accessible prices.
Through a highly curated selection of Middle East and North African (MENA) artists, our mission is to incubate an un-intimidating space for young collectors, first time buyers and general art enthusiasts to foster a deep connection between artists and collector for generations to come.
At Emergeast x Aga Khan Museum Shop, we believe everyone has a story to tell. Beyond the aesthetics, the story and inspirations behind an artwork can support one’s personal narrative and journey thereafter. Through building our Urbanite community of collectors, we aim to expand and develop a cultural appetite for the arts and beyond.