This book was produced for the ‘Walking on Water’ exhibition in the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at the fifty-fifth Venice Biennale, featuring essays by Reem Fadda, Paula Kolczynska, Hassan Sharif, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi and Adel Khozam.
About the Artist
Mohammed Kazem has developed an artistic practice that encompasses video, photography and performance to find new ways of apprehending his environment and experiences. The foundations of his work are informed by his training as a musician, and Kazem is deeply engaged with developing processes that can render transient phenomena, such as sound and light, in tangible terms. Often positioning himself within his work, Kazem responds to geographical location, materiality and the elements as a means to assert his subjectivity, particularly in relation to the rapid pace of modernisation in the Emirates since the country’s founding.
About the Publisher
Damiani was founded in May 2004 as the new publishing branch of the printing company Grafiche Damiani in Bologna, which was set up in the 1950s to specialise in art and photography lithographic printing. Today, Damiani continues this long-held tradition, producing volumes characterised by high handmade quality and innovative technology, while its books cover a large range of subjects, including photography, architecture, design, reportage, pop culture, fashion and sports.