Monday, 28 March 2011

United states of Palestine / Khalil Rabah in Kuwait/ gorilla style

Art in an unusual venue. Not in a gallery, not in an art fair. This installation, by Khalil Rabah, will be part of the World Travel Expo, Kuwait 2011, Mishref, international fair grounds, from Tuesday 29th march 2011 to April 1st from 10 am to 1pm, and 5 to 9 pm. 
The travel expo has a clear mission : "Unlock the business potential, bringing exhibitors with tour operators, leisure buyers and the industry's most influential meetings, incentive and corporate buyers".
So tour operators, travel agents and the industry's who's who, have all scheduled to be at the trade fair, see what's new and mingle with potential clients. 
Then they'll walk up to booth A6 and read: United States of Palestine Airlines. It looks real.
They'll react. 
What is it?
Who's airlines?
Where does it fly to?
Is it a joke?

Now that is art! In the most unexpected, in the least predicted manner, the viewer will take a second to pause, or not.
Gorilla art, street art, art for the people.
Art away from collectors and fancy, flashy, posh connoisseurs.
Art that triggers a series of questions, unsettle our routine and conventions, surprises us.

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