Min Turab | Head On Photo Festival

Min Turab

Roger Grasas

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Exhibition Dates:

04 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Exhibition Description

Over the last several decades, many landscapes within Arab countries of the Gulf region have been negatively impacted by revenue streams generated by the natural resources and mass tourism. Thus, in a relatively short time, the culture has rapidly transitioned from nomadic "Bedouins" (in Arabic desert dwellers) to a modern technological society. In my series, "Min Turab" - an Arabic expression that translates to "from under the earth"- I meticulously documented the variety of transformations that are underway in the Gulf region. My photographs describe the shift from a traditional and austere civilization to a postmodern culture that is heavily influenced by capitalism and consumerism.

Artist talks

When: 6.00pm Thursday 2 May

Where: Instituto Cervantes Sydney, 3/299-305 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000

Topic: 'The photographer's view' with Roger Grasas (Spain), Guillermo Ibáñez (Spain) and Louise Whelan (Australia),a panel discussion organized in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney. The photographers will discuss their vision through images of people and landscapes.  

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When: 1.00pm Saturday 4 May

Where: Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Topic: Photography and landscape in the digital era

 

Roger Grasas' exhibition and visit  to Head On Photo Festival 2019 is supported by

 

Free artist talk:

When: 1pm Saturday 4 May
Where: Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall

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Artist Bio

Roger Grasas was born in Barcelona in 1970. He received a degree in photography at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1998, and later received a degree in aesthetics in 2004 and a Master’s degree in philosophy in 2012 at the University of Barcelona. Grasas’ images have been the subject of several solo exhibitions in Spain, such as SCAN Festival, Fine ArtIgualada, and Casa Árabe. His work has also been included in various international group exhibitions, such as Miami Aqua Fair, Foto London, Usagi Gallery in New York, and Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles, France, and more. Grasas’ work is represented by Zoom in Spain. He currently resides in Barcelona, Spain and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

04 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Open Hours

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Sunday:
9:00 am-5:00 pm

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