thanks for getting in touch. Perhaps I could indulge readers in the negative potential of time spent in self-isolation. My sense in this moment of crisis is that the Internet is already over-saturated with remedies to pass the time, and a certain contradictory anxiety to stay connected, positive, productive… Of course this is understandable, when there is so much at stake. But is it possible still to disconnect? To withdraw and recover a solitude that has become increasingly difficult to locate, amidst the relentless murmur of our devices, both digital and mental? In short, to do nothing! If that proves to be a difficult prospect, then I’m sure we all have tucked away lists of things that we always wanted to do (er… at home), but never had the time. I feel that anything I might add to this list would just be another distraction. At the very least, here is a view from a room that I put together a few years back. Something to look at… I’ll leave it at that.
Nadim (April 2020, Hong Kong)”
Nadim Abbas has contributed to My Art Guides ‘A Room With a View’, a new editorial initiative which aims to illuminate the positive and creative potential of time spent in isolation. Read the article here
“What is the most impractical work of art you own? What makes it so challenging?
Nadim Abbas’ Human Rhinovirus 14. It consists of several industrial fans that blow beach balls into the air to interact with a video projection of enlarged virus imagery. We showed it in London briefly before we opened a restaurant, but now it’s in storage.”
Nadim Abbas has been mentioned by collector Alan Lo who was interviewed about his collection by Artnet News. Read more here
Nadim Abbas’ current group show ‘Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future’ at Tai Kwun, HK, has been reveiwed in Arts & Collections and features Abbas’ new work ‘Fake Present Eons (After Posenenske)’. More information here
Nadim Abbas has been included in the group show ‘Phantom Plane, Cyberpunk in the Year of the Future’ at Tai Kwun, Hong-Kong. The exhibition will open on Friday 4 October 6-9pm and run until 4 January 2020. Other artists involved include: Bettina von Arnim, Chan Wai Kwong, Chen Wei, Cui Jie, Aria Dean, Ho Rui An, Tishan Hsu, Tetsuya Ishida, JODI, Lee Bul, Seiko Mikami, Takehiko Nakafuji, Shinro Ohtake, Yuri Pattison, Sondra Perry, Seth Price, Jon Rafman, Hiroki Tsukuda, Nurrachmat Widyasena and Zheng Mahler. More information here
Nadim Abbas’ solo show ‘Poor Toy’ at VITRINE, Basel has been featured in Art Viewer. More information here
Nadim Abbas’ solo exhibition ‘Poor Toy’ at VITRINE, Basel has been featured in Ocula’s ‘Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See’. More information here
“Who hasn’t had that humbling moment in an IKEA megastore, trapped in a vortex of repetition; where life slides into an empty void of meaningless consumption?”
Nadim Abbas has been interviewed about his solo exhibition ‘Poor Toy’ at Vitrine, Basel by Susie Pentelow in My Art Guides. Read more here
“The Artists Who Will Change the World is a new global map of art that points to the future. Unlike a traditional atlas, its cartography illustrates a world of international artists who may not yet be household names, but who will undoubtedly shape the art of tomorrow.”
Nadim Abbas has been included in ‘The Artists Who Will Change the World’, a new publication authored by Omar Kholeif and published by Thames and Hudson. Read more here