01 January, 2012 - 01 January, 2012


Faisal Samra


Faisal Samra takes on the universal and very actual issue of the urban isolation of the underprivileged classes, which he casts in his unique perspective through a life-sized video installation and a series of diptychs, all baptized “Shanty”.

Samara's new project will shed the light on one of the important issues facing the world and that is the presence of slums or “Shanties”. The Poverty prevailing in the Shanty and the lack of freedom could be the source of many of the problems facing us now a day such as the presence of Mafias and the emergence of terrorism.

Also as primary materialization of this phenomenon, the artist observes the confines of these closed worlds brimming with misery and precariousness. But the artist?s primary concern was to invest the identity sphere of poverty, by drawing attention to individuals attempting to break the wall of silence between the social layers of the city.

Samra takes the view that Multinationals and world economies should unite internationally and play a role to solve this international problem.

It is of note that the artist immersed himself in the daily life of his characters for several weeks.