LINES: SOLO EXHIBITION AT GALLERY CHANDAN, KUALA LUMPUR, 12TH OF MAY TO 4TH OF JUNE
BAREHANDS GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL VISUAL ARTS GALLERY, KUALA LUMPUR, 16TH OF MAY TO 16TH OF JULY
"Like the best of art through the centuries -and most apparent in modern art- the viewer is given space to think and conjecture as to each piece's meaning. And Maani's work is very modern, no matter how ancient the roots of his inspiration. Though it is difficult to categorize, one is tempted to coin a title for his exhibition along the lines of historical environmentalism, reflecting the interaction between human endeavor and nature over the ages. With Maani's subtle presentation of this interplay in form and texture, each sculpture poses the question of what is nature and what is human agency, and whether the two can ultimately be separated".Sally Bland, from an interview for the Jordan Times 2008
Inside the Middle East, CNN:
7th International Sculpture Symposium, organnized by the National Gallery in Aqaba
Dolmen (with a cherry on top), stone, 350 x 290 x 370 cm., International Sculpture Symposium, Aqaba, Jordan.