“Permanent Temporariness” is a mid-career retrospective of the renowned, award-winning artist duo Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti. Co-directors of DAAR, an architectural office and artistic residency programme that combines conceptual speculations and architectural interventions, their theory and practice moves between art, architecture and education.
Petti and Hilal’s body of work explores how our experience is shaped by our understanding of “permanence” or “impermanence” in our environment. Their installations bridge architecture and art, examine the social, economic and political consequence of exile and displacement, and delve into public and private impermanent spaces. Visitors can look forward to large-scale installations both outdoors on the NYU Abu Dhabi campus, as well as works of different media displayed inside the Art Gallery itself.
- Permanent Temporariness