The Art Gallery at NYUAD opens its new season with works from a sculptor who works on the relationship between people and landscape and in particular the landscape of climate change. His practice is based on extensive field research; over a series of residencies at NYUAD over the last year, he has developed two major new bodies of work that are rooted in his study of the UAE’s specific landscapes and region – including a collaboration with Joanna Settle from the university’s the theatre department.
We’re expecting something special from this show. His last major exhibition, at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art a couple of years ago, was titled How to move a landscape; ii represented a multilayered reflection on climate change and the creeping environmental catastrophe, how manmade physical changes to the landscape sit on aeons of geological time, how the changes will win out whatever we do. It was a show with political comment and wit alongside the doomy inevitability; as one review put it, “the thing about moving a landscape is you can’t”.
The Horizon exhibition includes the two new bodies of work along with a number of other never-before-shown works.
To 14 January.
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