NYUAD Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi

BUT WE CANNOT SEE THEM: TRACING A UAE UNDERGROUND, 1988 - 2008

Curated by Maya Allison and Bana Kattan 

2 March - 25 May, 2017

 

Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem participate in But We Cannot See Them, an exhibition that surveys one of the most important artistic communities in the UAE's history with works by Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, Abdullah Al Saadi, Hussein Sharif, Vivek Vilasini, Jos Clevers and Ebtisam Abdulaziz. Community has played a key role in every modern art historical breakthrough, with artists banding together around manifestos, or turning to one another for support when art institutions rejected their innovations. Art communities grow out of critical and creative exchange among peers and mentors. This exhibition focuses on one community of artists, sometimes called "the five", at an intersection of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers based in the UAE. Its members identified with a "new culture" of encouraging radical, formal and conceptual experimentation. Eventually, some of these artists founded the celebrated Flying House.

 

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