Barely had I begun to click, that a nattily dressed security guard complete with a tiny wireless earphone and a finger stuck to it came running up to me and (suprisingly) politely requested me to refrain. Asked why, he said it's a privately owned estate. Which it is, indeed, except it's a shopping estate open to all. Whether or not that meant I could not click, the grayness had permeated my being, and I did not feel like arguing. I did manage a shot of relatively posh litter, though! Hah.
Some other impressive works and general scenes around the gallery though, were clickable. Some of the common apparent themes that I could read through the works were war and destruction and the status or rather the lack thereof of Muslim women in Middle Eastern society.
Kader Attia's 'Ghost' - an aluminium foil installation of Muslim women in prayer - certainly the most popular exhibit
Diana Al-HAdid's'All The Stops' - 'impossible architecture' made of cardboard, wood, metal, plastic and paint
Halim Al-Karim's ghostly triptychs - Lambda prints covered with silks - very powerful and very disturbing depictions of his personal experiences in the Gulf War and his observations of the horrors of Middle Eastern conflicts today. I clicked the last picture with a person in it to bring out the ghostly apparitions of his prints.
And a couple of gallery scenes