Courtesy of the artists
Mark your calendars for the opening of Symbiotic: Hyperreal. This exhibition marks the first duo show for Emirati artists and brothers Talal Al Najjar and Ziad Al Najjar. Talal and Ziad each maintain a distinct individual practice, but developed in close proximity to one another. Both practices draw upon their relationship to their surroundings, particularly Dubai, where they grew up.
Viewed together, the works of Talal and Ziad create a quality of simulation, unrealness, or hyperreality (the inability to distinguish from a simulation of reality). From the moment that the viewer enters the space, they are watching, but there is also a sense of being watched.