Curated by Maya Allison, Chief Curator at New York University Abu Dhabi
Dates: 8 November 2017 – 27 January 2018
Location: Gallery S, Manarat Al Saadiyat
Daily, 14:00-21:00 during Abu Dhabi Art and afterwards during normal opening hours for Manarat Al Saadiyat
This exhibition centres on a deceptively simple visual element: the line. These artists harness narratives ranging from politics and human experience to travel through space and time, made possible via their profoundly understated, effective use of the line. These include: a line expressing the gesture of the hand and body (Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim, Saloua Raouda Choucair); physical movement of a body against a line (Ebtisam Abdulaziz); a line that defines national boundaries (Shilpa Gupta); human connection (Mohammed Kazem); lines connecting the passage of time (Tatsuo Miyajima), or of a camera’s perfect line dissecting planes of space and sound (David Claerbout).