Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi - Exhibition

Rana Begum: Perception and Reflection

The Third Line

05 Mar 201909 May 2019

The show takes its cues from Rana’s 2006 British Council residency in Bangkok, where she first experimented with reflectors as a medium for creative expression. Fast forward a couple of years and scale down a couple of feet, Rana’s new reflector works describe our ever-evolving built environment. Inspired by the straightforward patterns and vibrant colors of roadsigns and the way in which their surfaces shift as the day progresses, these works too shift and change as light exposure varies and as viewers walk around them. Complementing Rana’ wall-based pieces are towering structures that echo Dubai’s vibrant cityscape. Rana’s new body of work reveals a world of contrasts: the reflectors’ static nature yet perpetual movement; the preciousness of an artwork and the simplicity of quotidian materials; the clear delineation of each work yet the sense of infinity its constitutive elements and repetitive patterns conjure. Beyond such dichotomies, what Rana’s works succeed to orchestrate is the contemplative nature of urban chance encounters.

  • View of Rana Begum, Perception and Reflection, 2019. Installation. Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line, DubaiView of Rana Begum, Perception and Reflection, 2019. Installation. Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line, Dubai

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Rana Begum. Photo: Ian Bartlett 2014

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, sat, sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
fri

ESTABLISHED:
2005

SPACE:
150 m2

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Rahbar Sunny, Cellini Claudia, Ghobash Omar


T: +971 4 341 1367 M: art@thethirdline.com W: The Third Line