18 Jul 2021
Literary and Art Criticism 2021 winner, Khelil Gouia, talking about his future cultural projects: In my next book, I hope to address a myriad of subjects and present concepts and programmes. Addressing artistic presentation and post-completion challenges, i.e. interpretation techniques How do we interpret an artwork?
Previously, we approached artworks in exhibition halls with questions such as: What does this painting depict? What does it symbolise? These are hurdles that must be overcome because if the artist had known the painting's symbolism, he would not have painted it. Hence, we must be conscious of the basic differences in language systems, the linguistic language, visual language, and the role of interpretation in the Arab world, so we can connect with art in a manner that is appropriate and adds to its advancement.