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Sami Aboul Azm (Egyptian, b. 1967)
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Sami Aboul Azm (Egyptian, b. 1967)

Departure

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Sami Aboul Azm (Egyptian, b. 1967)
Departure
signed in Arabic and dated '2009' (lower right)
oil on canvas
39 3/8 x 52in. (100 x 132cm.)
Painted in 2009
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The bags gather and form an arrow that launches towards the sea in a gray atmosphere that is serene and emits a light of an unknown source. Life is simplified and represented through a traveling bag, a round-trip or one trip, poor people dream of immigrating to another land of dreams, they dream of illegally escaping their home towns, dried up lands where even the ability to dream has become almost impossible. A migration caused and pushed by the political failure, suppression, obsolete ideologies disappointing its own citizens, over and over.

The travel bag always carries memories from home, a home is so dear we are unable to leave it behind us, it remains inside of us, we carry it like the bag. The bags remain witnesses and symbols carrying more than one meaning other than being a travel bag.

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