It’s quite unconventional for one to start a paper with a question, one that hasn’t been received well by many and is often a topic that stirs prolonging doubts. Raphael Rubinstein, a New York-based poet, art critic, and critical studies professor at the University of Houston, takes it upon himself to tackle the issue full on in his piece “Where Is The Audience for Art Criticism”.
It would take an unfathomable amount of effort to neglect how I’ve guiltlessly taken pieces of your fragmented grounds to construct myself. It would also take an unfathomable amount of effort to turn a blind eye to the defects of those pieces. Most of all, it would take an unfathomable amount of effort not to thank you.
It’s almost always around the same hour, sitting on the same orange wooden stool where I get a good scope of Cherry St., sipping on the same honey matcha drink, that contains not regular milk, but almond milk. It’s right at that bittersweet moment where I think of what could’ve been, and what should’ve been, but didn’t.
One too many delayed flights, emotional breakdowns at the airport, emails to the international student center, but I finally made it to Missouri. Out of all the ways I imagined to be welcomed, dragging myself, and my overweight luggage through 5 inches of snow wasn’t the way I particularly anticipated.
It’s very much a masochist cycle of reconstructing the foundation, and then deconstructing it to mere gravel. The tint on these rose colored glasses have faded, and the vivid images, and recollections of past occurrences have been groundedly invasive.
It’s very evident that I am who I am today because of who my parents once were, and till this day remain to be – Romantics, hopeless romantics. After nights of asking them individually about how they met, and how they fell in love, It ended tonight with the outcome of me breaking down infront of my mom.
It’s an event that showcases the preeminent of what Adliya has to offer, be it the art adorned streets, the atmosphere it creates that surely derives the cosmopolitan, and locals, and not to forget the endless memorable moments that you’ll capture with an abundance of pictures, videos, and posts that you will make across your social media accounts; The Nest Festival For Art & Design 2016.
You aren’t in any way comparable to anyone else. You see what others are blind to, you feel what people’s senses don’t, things tantalise your heartstrings, and those things could merely cease to exist to others. Everything is heightened to such an unexplainable extent. You’re different, and you should never forget that.
Dilmun; an ancient country mentioned throughout the history of Mesopotamia. As time progresses, and generations move on, archeological locations, and monuments are discovered, and gradually get researched. Grasping onto those archeological sites, and discovering it’s rich history is Bahraini designer Lulwa Al Amin, also known as Lulu Al Amin.
It all started with the somewhat kinky vibes at Chrisopher Shannon’s SS17 menswear collection at LCM, which I’ll post about this coming week, followed by my search for artists on Tumblr, which lead to this weekend’s playlist title “Bonkers Got Me Bonkered