my light is your light by alaa minawi

MY LIGHT IS YOUR LIGHT

MY LIGHT IS YOUR LIGHT

ALAA MINAWI

LEBANON

My Light is Your Light… is about the uncertainty of being. The six figures represent refugees and are made of curved neon tubes. The work was conceived by artist Alaa Minawi, a Dutch - Lebanese - Palestinian artist based in Amsterdam.The choice for neon lighting was conscious. Neon emanates the same soft, serene light as a refugee, says Minawi, who has worked with asylum seekers between 2010 and 2014. The work is a temporary monument for refugees and every person who was forced to leave home. The work might make you sad from the first glance, but it also emanates a certain optimism and infinite confidence in the future as the family keeps on thriving. 

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Cover: Copyright Frank Karssing

 

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length: 8 m
width: m
height: 2 m

  • suitable for on water
  • suitable for land
  • this artwork is suitable
    for suspension

About alaa minawi

alaa minawi studied Communication Arts at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon and has an M.A. in Fine Arts from Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. He is currently based in the Netherlands where he conducts his artistic research, directs his performances, and makes new installations in public spaces. Alaa is also a teacher at AHK university and a lecturer in HKU university. He is the founder of Beirut Summer School for Theater and Performance art.

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