The exhibition presents a mix of new commissions, existing works and re-fabrications of “lost” pieces by five artists who can call the UAE home. Their exhibited works approach play through movement, rhythm, form, time and place. The accompanying publication and program serve as additional sites of play.
The exhibition explores the concept of “playfulness” as a connecting thread across multiple generations of artistic practice in the UAE. It attempts to address a set of nested enquiries: “Where does playfulness in artistic practice come from? How and where id play nurtured? What does play do?
- Rock Paper Scissors Positions in Play, Installation view, 2017