The NYUAD Project Space Presents:
"Being Borrowed: On Egyptian Migration to the Gulf" is the result of an interdisciplinary and transnational collaboration. It is brought to NYUAD within the framework of the Research Kitchen “Al Mashhad” with the aim of reflecting on the new meanings taken by the artworks and narratives in this context—that of the host, rather than the home country.
Salted Edges: #islandparadise explores the edge between land and sea. It is an overview of research and studio process as well as a selection of artworks derived from island navigation
“Unsettled Accounts” gathers work from NYUAD’s “Culture, Rights, and Representation” Research Kitchen that documents unpredictable political and economic circumstances.
“Your Message Could Not Be Delivered” offers an opportunity to engage with the hidden world of the systems we rely on daily to communicate with one another. The individual and communal experiences of the participants as they actively participate in the installation are as much a part of the created artwork as the resultant sculptures. The visitor becomes part of the artifact.
This exhibition marks the first duo show for artists and brothers Talal Al Najjar and Ziad Al Najjar. They each maintain a distinct individual practice, but developed in close proximity to one another.