Rana Begum’s striking exploration of light and colour to take over Concrete on its 5th anniversary
Celebrating five years of its multidisciplinary space Concrete, Alserkal Avenue is presenting a rare solo presentation of work by artist Rana Begum. This will be the artist’s largest solo exhibition in the region to date and will include works that have not been shown in the region before. Begum’s work will explore the interaction of light, colour and form in dialogue with OMA’s Concrete, responding to the building’s architectural conversation with light and form, captured in its minimalist lines.The exhibition is curated by Dr Cliff Lauson.
The unmissable works on display will include No. 1228 Mesh (2023) a large-scale suspended mesh ‘cloud’, and No. 1079 Painting Large (MG) (2021), an epic tenmeter wide colour-field canvas. Several wall-based works use different materials and forms to reveal the interplay of light and space, while others, including No. 1227 Net (2023) and No. 1229 Wall Drawing (2023), will be site-specific installations, responding to the architecture around them. Also included is No. 1080 Forest (MG) (2021), Begum’s first video installation, a time-lapse study of natural light as it falls through the forest canopy. No. 694 Hyetal (2016) is the artist’s
only work to combine artificial illumination and movement in a dynamic interplay will be featured, after having been recently included in Uncombed, Unforseen, Unconstrained, an exhibition presented alongside last year’s Venice Biennale.
The exhibition will also feature spectacular outdoor commission in the yard, the latest iteration of the artist’s sculptural compositions comprised of colourful tes-sellated mesh panels.
- Opening - 26th February: 6PM - 9PM
- 27th February - 22nd March: 10AM - 10PM
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