XVA Gallery announces the second solo show of Tor Seidel in Dubai entitled “Just a Look”. The exhibition presents a compilation of images from his book The Dubai, edited at Hatje Cantz 2014, and new unseen images from his next book project.
Documenting the UAE’s growth and diversity in an open narrative, Seidel maintains an accurate record of one country’s astounding progress whilst allowing humor and staged scenarios to permeate his work. What makes Seidel’s practice truly special is the way in which he has embraced the United Arab Emirates without exploiting the idea of perfection. He explores the brusqueness of architectural space and the beauty of discontinuity, creating work as diverse as the country itself.