When: Friday 21 Feb, 2014 12:00 AM - Friday 24 Oct, 2014 12:00 AM.
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block (E), Second Floor (Barjeel Art Foundation)
The word Tar?qah in Arabic translates into English as a pathway or route. In addition to its more literal reference as a physical path leading to a destination, tar?qah can also be used to describe a method to achieve a particular result. In this way, the term encompasses both the path and the process involved in reaching a destination or outcome. References to tar?qah often appear in Islamic tradition to describe an individual's inner spiritual journey attained through the performance of certain practices. A spiritual pathway may not be visible and requires an intuitive understanding of a surrounding environment, both internally and externally. While in Islamic tradition certain principles are obligatory and constant, their performance is shaped by individual expression. Aligning process and journey, the term tar?qah can imply the act of making of pathways. The process of art-making is a journey, shaped by an individual's subjectivity and employing both the process of creating and realisation to move ideas from concept to form. This exhibition showcases artists whose journeys of invention concentrate on the different ways of viewing and referencing Islamic tradition. Each artist featured in Tariqah brings her/his own influences to pieces that are contemplative and constructive.