Lawrie Shabibi is pleased to announce its sixth participation in Art Dubai (Booth E10) with a presentation of six artists who explore themes of time, rhythm and return through the analogy of story telling: Hamra Abbas, Farhad Ahrarnia, Mounir Fatmi, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Zak Ové and Shahpour Pouyan.
The centre piece of the booth will be a floor-based work “Please Do Not Step – Loss of a Magnificent History” by Hamra Abbas – a fantastical marble inlay text that points to the great tradition of story-telling in the Islamic world. Shahpour Pouyan will present ceramic pieces that also explore themes of time and travel.
Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Mounir Fatmi, Zak Ové and Farhad Ahrarnia will each present wall-based works. Kaabi-Linke is known for her canvases of rubbings taken from the reliefs of old walls – eroded by time and marked by history. For Art Dubai she will present a work on canvas from her “Kula” series.
Other works on the booth include a wall sculpture by Mounir Fatmi and a ‘doily’ by Zak Ové. Produced from white coaxial cable and encased in glass boxes, Fatmi’s cables have been intricately manipulated into repeating circles, creating a sense of addition and subtraction – of time moving.
Ové presents a colourful ‘doily’ painting – wonderfully patterned abstract compositions of lace doilies. These are playful reinterpretations of the colours and patterns of the Trinidadian carnival. Continuing the theme of dance and pattern, Ahrarnia’s pictorial works are more subdued but convey images of dancers from the 1920s and 30s embroidered with patterns referencing the textile designs of Sonia Delauney.
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