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Navid Nuur et al.

17th Vienna Art Week: The House of Losing Control (group show)
Nordwestbahnstraße 53, Vienna
12 – 19 November 2021

From the 12th to the 19th of November 2021, Vienna Art Week will once again shine the spotlight on Vienna as a vibrant center of art. The festival, which takes place for the 17th time, gives insights into Viennese art production alongside around 50 program partners and will be offering a varied choice of events to enjoy for the visitors with free access.  “Losing Control” is the theme which can be interpreted in many ways. This year’s motto is an invitation to artistically explore the many facets of physical and psychological loss of control. The theme also suggests that human beings, on most levels, are uncapable of controlling their destiny. In art production, losing control stands for wild ecstasy as well as for deliberately letting go and consequently immersing into a creative flow.

Vienna Art Week and its partners are pooling force for a diverse program, free of admission, including exhibition openings, performances, talks, guided tours, and much more. From Floridsdorf to the Inner City, from world-famous museums to newly discovered art spaces and artists’ studios, the venues spread across the city. Vienna is art!

With THE HOUSE OF LOSING CONTROL the VIENNA ART WEEK sets another highlight. For the duration of one week, a condemned building complex in the 20th district will mutate into an experimental space for art and a newly defined cultural meeting place. The building at Nordwestbahnstraße 53 will become a lively stage for an open and internationally networked art scene with a focus on young visual art, but also performance, experimental dance and music. In the former apartments and workshop halls, the thematic arc ranges from loss of control to ecstasy to states of complete letting go and introspection. Among the participants are Peter Sandbichler, Anna Jermolaewa, Ramesch Daha, and international positions such as Javier Téllez and Navid Nuur.

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a large-scale painting commission, now on view, in the new temporary location of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament (Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal)

Installation view: Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal, The Hague, 2021, photo: Mike Bink, courtesy of the artist
Installation view: Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal, The Hague, 2021, photo: Mike Bink, courtesy of the artist

A large-scale painting by Navid Nuur was commissioned by the Dutch Parliament (Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal) and is now on view at its temporary location in The Hague.

The Senate


Liz Larner, Navid Nuur, Edmund de Waal, Rebecca Warren et al.

The Flames: The Age of Ceramics (group show)
Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Paris
15 October 2021 – 6 February 2022

Image: Liz Larner, vii (subduction), 2015, photo: Charles Duprat
Image: Liz Larner, vii (subduction), 2015, photo: Charles Duprat

Gathering over 350 pieces dating from the Neolithic to the present day, the exhibition The Flames: The Age of Ceramics is an immersive exploration of the medium, a fresh, fruitful dialogue between objects from different periods and contexts that brings to light influences as well as coincidences.

An inexhaustible source of inspiration and expression for craftsmen, artists and designers, ceramics – from the Greek keramos, meaning "clay" – is one of humanity's earliest cultural manifestations, used since prehistoric times to make idols, constructions and food containers.

The exhibition's transhistorical approach focuses on ceramics as inherently related to art and, more broadly, to humankind. Long underestimated among the arts, the medium can be both functional and sculptural, and as such compels us to rethink existing categories and traditional hierarchies. In its mingling of art, craft and design, The Flames explores not only ceramics' relationship to the decorative, the culinary and the performative, but also its scope of application in the fields of medicine, aeronautics and ecology. Works by Liz Larner, Navid Nuur, Edmund de Waal and Rebecca Warren are included.

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Navid Nuur et al.

The House of Losing Control (group show)
17th Vienna Art Week, Nordwestbahnstraße 53, Vienna
12 – 19 November 2021

From the 12th to the 19th of November 2021, Vienna Art Week will once again shine the spotlight on Vienna as a vibrant center of art. The festival, which takes place for the 17th time, gives insights into Viennese art production alongside around 50 program partners and will be offering a varied choice of events to enjoy for the visitors with free access.  “Losing Control” is the theme which can be interpreted in many ways. This year’s motto is an invitation to artistically explore the many facets of physical and psychological loss of control. The theme also suggests that human beings, on most levels, are uncapable of controlling their destiny. In art production, losing control stands for wild ecstasy as well as for deliberately letting go and consequently immersing into a creative flow.

With The House of Losing Control the Vienna Art Week sets another highlight. For the duration of one week, a condemned building complex in the 20th district will mutate into an experimental space for art and a newly defined cultural meeting place. The building at Nordwestbahnstraße 53 will become a lively stage for an open and internationally networked art scene with a focus on young visual art, but also performance, experimental dance and music. In the former apartments and workshop halls, the thematic arc ranges from loss of control to ecstasy to states of complete letting go and introspection. Work by Navid Nuur is included.

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Navid Nuur et al.

Creatives on Creativity (publication)

The publication Creatives on Creativity documents interviews with 44 artists and designers, including Navid Nuur, which were conducted by Steve Brouwers, Creative Director at SBS. Focused on the topic of creativity, they talk about childhood, creative processes, inspirations and the artists' most memorable achievements.

Order a copy here.