This exhibition marks the first duo show for Emirati brothers Talal Al Najjar and Ziad Al Najjar. They each maintain a distinct individual artistic practice, but developed in close proximity to one another; and both draw upon their relationship to their surroundings, particularly Dubai, where they grew up.
Viewed together, the works of Talal and Ziad create a quality of simulation, unrealness, or hyperreality (the inability to distinguish from a simulation of reality). From the moment that the viewer enters the space, they are watching, but there is also a sense of being watched.
To 14 June.
This exhibition is curated by Tala Nassar; it marks Nassar’s final project at The NYUAD Art Gallery, before departing to pursue graduate study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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