The solo exhibition Opening Ceremony shows works by Syrian artist Tamim Sibai. Sibai’s artistic work is influenced by the dialogue with others and the observation of everyday encounters. In his painted portraits, there is an intimate intermingling between artist and subject, where both open up and reveal something about themselves. They reflect both: a depiction of the painted person as well as the artist’s own feelings towards that person. Among other things, Sibai explorers identity and questions of his own femininity in the depiction of his subjects. And so each of Tamim Sibai’s works is a character study of his subjects and himself. Opening Ceremony gathers all these characters and their stories, inviting us to find the beauty of the human being in the everyday.