Venice - National Participation

UAE 2017

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

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 Rock Paper Scissors Positions in Play, Installation view, 2017

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Hammad Nasar

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Official opening

Destination: Venice
Type: Talk
Admission: By Invitation Only

Round Table, Sale d’Armi G.
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Contacts & Details

Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Brunswick Arts


Arsenale - Corderie Venice, 30121 Italy