Ayman Yossri Daydban, Fouad Elkoury, Mounir Fatmi, Daniel & Geo Fuchs, Tarek Al-Ghoussein
Ramin Haerizadeh, Mona Hatoum, Adam McEwen, Andrei Molodkin, Sara Rahbar
The inaugural exhibition in Gallery I will be a group show curated by Rami Farook, with works from The Farook Collection. This explosive show features works by a plethora of contemporary artists from the region and the world. Inspired by the post-9/11 world we live in, 'THE STATE' references both the political state as well as our current global condition.
Hesam Rahmanian's paintings employ sensitivity and wit as they chart the turbulent ideas at play in his native country. As an artist born in and informed by Iran, Rahmanian's works often highlight his own relationship with the country. In 'Hit Me With Your War Tune' each of his expansive paintings acts as a window into a society that, following last year's events, has been discussed in much detail. His works add colour, both literally and figuratively, to the global understanding of a country that is caught in the midst of various conflicting ideas.
Traffic looks forward to exhibiting the works of the American media artist James Clar, and the Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem, in a show entitled Armed at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair at Emirates Palace. The works will serve as an engaging conversation between two contemporary artists from opposite sides of the world. Both artists are confirmed for an artist talk on the 5th of November, while Clar's piece '1989' will be exhibited at Beyond, on the grounds of the Fair. For more information check http://www.abudhabiartfair.ae/en
In his debut solo exhibition in Berlin at Galerie Caprice Horn, James Clar has targeted recurring themes of human behaviour that echo and evolve with the progression of technology. ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ takes a macro and micro look at the effects of media, technology, and popular culture as it reverberates around the world.
Award winning artist, James Clar debuts new works in a show entitled 'Acceleration'. These works will be available for viewing at traffic's stand at Art Dubai 2010.
‘Acceleration’ is a dynamic statement on the continuously evolving times we live in. The works deal with powerful themes such as politics, violence and xenophobia as well as the universally human ideas of love and pleasure. Pieces include ‘Pop Culture’ which deals with our tendency to glorify violence; ‘A Moment Defined by a Point and A Line’ which comments on the killings of three influential political figures; and ‘Iron Fist’, a multi-media piece that symbolises passionate and aggressive nationalism. On the opposite side of the spectrum are ‘For You, Anything’ which illustrates the lengths we go to for love, and ‘Acid Electric’, that pays homage to the artist’s early influences of music, electronics and the subcultures associated with them.