MIGRANT KITES

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MIGTRANT KITES 

Casa Árabe Córdoba
Material: Hangers

18/06/2015 - 17/07/2015

With Migrant Kites exhibition, Keshta intends tot demolish myths and borders between the West and the Arab Muslim world, as he previously did with The Shroud. Keshta, drawing on his own personal experience as an Egyptian and a muslim living in Europe, aimed tot show the similarities of the sacred festival of the Muslims with the Christian celebration par excellence, Christmas, precisely on the occasion of Ramadan 2015 and the melting pot that has been and remains Cordoba. Thus, he created an enigmatic, disconcerting, but immensely beautiful and awe-inspiring celebration. Precisely because Ramadan traditionally identified with the fasting in the west, is above all, a celebration, The celebration of the divine revelations of the Koran to the prophet Mohammed, like Christmas celebrates the birth of Christianity. Thus, Casa Árabe Cordoba was decked out for the occasion with very special kites, Migrant Kites. They are not immigrants, but migrants, as those who make frequent trips back and forth, trips which, in the case of the artist, are both physical and psychological. Every Christmas, the nostalgic soul of Keshta, seeing the lights of the spanish streets, inevitably migrates to the celebrations of Ramadan in his native Egypt and the emotional and cultural conjunction so often evoked by him, finally took shape in those migrant Kites.

 

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