Supported by Abu Dhabi Art and the Department for Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
2-9 June 2021
The first solo presentation by Manal AlDowayan in London entitled The Eternal Return of the Same, the exhibition introduces works that deepen AlDowayan’s nuanced interrogation of women’s shifting status within a metamorphosing Saudi society and also intensifies her exploration of new material. A nod to Nietzsche’s concept of eternal recurrence, the title The Eternal Return of the Same captures gestures of repetition and iteration undergirding the works. While the exhibition may provide a moment of reflection on the need for reckoning, it also bears AlDowayan’s hallmark critical assessment of a world rife with inequity and uncertainty.