But We Cannot See Them

Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008

But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008 is edited by Maya Allison, with essays by Aisha Astoby and Adel Khoza, and interviews with members of the community, including Hassan Sharif, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Abdullah Al Saadi, Mohammed Kazem, Hussain Sharif, Vivek Vilasini,Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Cristiana De Marchi, Nujoom Alghanem and Khalid Albudoor. This is the first comprehensive sourcebook for one of the most important contemporary art communities in the UAE s history. It centers on a group sometimes called the five, at an intersection of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers based in the UAE. Its members identified with a new culture of encouraging radical, formal and conceptual experimentation. Eventually, some of these artists founded the celebrated Flying House.