Playing on the dynamics of international diplomacy and social tolerance, artist Mohammed Kanoo decided to cover famous celebrities in Arab clothes. Displayed at an exhibition in the UAE’s Meem Gallery, the artist’s set Fun With Fen (Fen means art) depicted celebrities like Barack Obama, Will Smith, Angela Jolie, John Travolta and Clint Eastwood. We can think of a lot of people who would be alarmed/happy seeing Obama in Arab dress.
In his own words:
The bottom line is that if tolerance is an important aspect of our faith as Arabs and Muslims, contemporary human difficulties are represented as common problems for all of humanity and that is what brings us together more than what divides us.