Liantan Xie makes images about belonging and gulfs. He is particularly interested in general trading, hotel lobbies, and cafeteria menus. Xie holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also co-hosts a weekly programme on Dubai Eye 103.8FM Radio and is editor-at-large at Dubai-based publishing practice The State. Xie was formerly artist in residence at the Delfina Foundation in London.
26 Jan — 16 Mar
The collective exhibition gathers different artistic positions which interrogate power dynamics through different approaches including humour, subversion and provocation. “Power play” draws inspiration from philosopher...
Jameel Arts Centre
11 Nov — 30 Mar
The exhibition groups 17 artists and collectives which investigate the topic of oil, considered as an agent of social, cultural and economic events. Oil, in fact, has been the triggering factor of colonial adventures, wars, geo-political upheavals...