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Navid Nuur et al.

Fragile Frontiers (group show)
YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku
22 November 2019 – 16 February 2020

Navid Nuur,
Navid Nuur, "The Stride", 2017-2018. Courtesy of the artist and YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan.

YARAT announces the group exhibition "Fragile Frontiers", running from 22 November 2019 – 16 February 2020, presenting newly commissioned as well as recent works of 16 artists who view frontiers as precarious, ephemeral or frictional, arguing that no border – whether cultural, territorial or psychological – is completely durable. Examining the dilemma of borders within the Iranian context, alongside its neighbouring nations, the show raises questions about political identity as well as internal, interpersonal and international boundaries.

The exhibition’s title is taken from the essay "Fragile Frontiers: The Diminishing Domains of Qajar Iran" by Iranian Professor Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, which outlines two types of frontier: literal, physical separation, and metaphorical, ‘cultural’ boundaries. The exhibition at YARAT sheds light on non-violent divisions between cultures– demarcations that nevertheless disrupt constructive dialogue, uproot collective consciousness and negate common history, faith and culture.

The exhibition is curated by Farah Piriye and Anna Fech.

YARAT Contemporary Art Space


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Navid Nuur

Hocus Focus (solo show)
Marta Herford Museum, Herford
26 January – 26 April 2020

The Iranian artist, Navid Nuur (born 1976 in Teheran, lives in Den Haag) engages in his work with fundamental questions of perception. He makes the invisible visible, and hones the consciousness for the small, nondescript things and processes in the world.
 
This exhibition is the first extensive presentation by the artist in Germany since 2009, and also includes some new productions. His paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, text works and installations can be experienced as humorous and at the same time thought-provoking commentary and reflection of reality. With a playful wink of the eye and philosophical sophistication, the individual exhibition is aimed at guests of all age groups who want to join this artistic “materials researcher” on his quest to see the world with different eyes.


Marta Herford Museum, Herford