NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Autumn Exhibition
September 16, 2019 - The National
Speculative Landscapes will present a series of new installations, each offering an imaginary journey derived from the artists’ real-world observations of everyday life.
"That grass-roots scene was largely invisible to their international peers until around 2012, when the now-acclaimed Hassan Sharif came to the attention of major international curators. By then, the UAE’s Sharjah Art Biennial had long since become a highly-influential leader, while Dubai saw the growth of the commercial gallery sector with the pivotal Art Dubai fair, followed by the launch of a series of international museum projects in Abu Dhabi.”
“Now, a host of organisations support the emerging artists, but other ‘emerged’ artists occupy a midpoint as they branch out into international museum shows and prestigious residencies," she went on to say.
"This exhibition offers a rare lens onto one specific recurring theme that I’ve observed in this emergent scene, a theme that these four artists in particular express through their distinctly arch, speculative, conceptual practice."
Speculative Landscapes will run from September 16 to December 7, 2019 at the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery
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