Drawing from playground designs as well as the history of the site (a former Prison), Hong Kong artist Nadim Abbas has created different modules of multipurpose seating arrangements, titled ‘P-Scape’ and open to the public at 大館 Tai Kwun, Hong Kong. Read more here.
Nadim Abbas has been awarded a residency at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, US, which will take place between September and November 2018. Hyde Park Art Center is (HPAC) is a visual arts organization and the oldest alternative exhibition space in the city of Chicago. More information here.
Nadim Abbas will be presented at the 2018 Munich Biennale within the collaborative production Bubble <3 (a co-production with Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart, commissioned by the West Kowloon Cultural District; in cooperation with Connecting Spaces Hong Kong / and the Zurich University of the Arts; and the Goethe Institute Hong Kong). Further information and to purchase tickets.
Art Viewer promotes contemporary art through a curated selection of documentation of art exhibitions and events. Nadim Abbas has produced a new animated video work for online screening now online, view here.
Nadim Abbas’ solo exhibition at Last Tango, Zurich, CH, will open 8 December 2017. More info here.
Nadim Abbas will be featured as part of the main project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art titled ‘Clouds⇄Forests’ – this will take place in the New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia from September 19th 2017 to January 18th 2018.
“The project Clouds⇄Forests focuses on a new eco-system formed through a circulation of ‘Cloud Tribes’, who were born on the Internet cloud space, and ‘Forest Tribes’ who are born on cultural origins.”
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Osage art foundation and Fundaziun Nairs cordially present “Interval In Space” – A Switzerland/Hong Kong Cultural Exchange Project.
“In early July a group of young Hong Kong artists [including Nadim Abbas] will travel to the village of Scuol in the picaresque Engadin valley in south-eastern Switzerland in order to take part in a residency program and to share information about their artistic practices with a group of artists from Switzerland and Austria…”
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“It’s unclear what cosmopolitanism will look like in years to come, and whether it will be more like a safari or a military expedition. Abbas’s troubling tableau draws our attention to the ways in which those unable or unwilling to deal with the complexities in modern society disappear into diminished lives. It is a dramatic counterexample to the mass participation the city will require to meet the challenges it currently faces.” Nadim Abbas’ recent solo exhibition at VITRINE London, ‘Camoufleur’, has been reviewed in the May issue of Frieze magazine. Read the article here.