Sarah Al Mehairi celebrates the art of walking in latest exhibition at Dubai’s Carbon 12 – The National

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  • Date: 27-Sep-2022
  • Source: The National
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Sarah Al Mehairi celebrates the art of walking in latest exhibition at Dubai’s Carbon 12 – The National

Walking is cathartic. It can slow people down enough for them to notice that crooked street sign, the streak of colour on a white wall, weeds growing between brick pavers or a communal bench missing some slats.

These are the types of momentary observations enjoyed by Sarah Al Mehairi during her walks, which have been amplified in her new solo exhibition When the Ground Was at Carbon 12 in Dubai.

Inside, six sculptures made out of concrete pavers, which are laid out in abstract shapes on the gallery floor, bring to mind the popular 1980s video game Tetris. For an artist who wants people to disassociate themselves from things they are conditioned to accept, Al Mehairi is delighted by this response.