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Navid Nuur et al.

Beating Around the Bush #7: False Flat (group show)
Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht
20 February 2022 – 8 January 2023

Installation view: Navid Nuur, The Possibilities of Purple, 2013, installation view, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, 2022. Photo: Peter Cox
Installation view: Navid Nuur, The Possibilities of Purple, 2013, installation view, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, 2022. Photo: Peter Cox

Work by Navid Nuur is included in the group exhibition Beating Around the Bush #7: False Flat, which will be on view at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht from 20 February 2022 until 8 January 2023.

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Into the LIGHT (group show)
Museum Krona, Uden
10 December 2022 – 9 April 2023

Navid Nuur, BROKEN CIRCLE, 2011, Rabo Art Collection, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Navid Nuur, BROKEN CIRCLE, 2011, Rabo Art Collection, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Navid Nuur’s, BROKEN CIRCLE, 2011, will be included in the group show Into the LIGHT, an exhibition which explores the experiential possibilities of light by bringing together medieval and contemporary works, from ancient reliquaries and icons to light installations and projections. Nuur’s sculptural installation, a broken circle glowing with neon orange light, encourages a physical experience while prompting comparisons to haloes or orbs.

Museum Krona


21 October 2022

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50 Seconds (group show)
soda, Kyoto
17 – 20 November 2022

Image courtesy of soda
Image courtesy of soda

Navid Nuur’s work will be included in the group show 50 Seconds,organised by soda, an artist-run space in a former soda factory building in Kyoto, Japan. Curated by Kazuhito Tanaka, the exhibition presents fifty-second long video works by each participating artist – a similar time length to the videos on social media and TV commercials that we expose ourselves to daily. 

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Terra incognita – Questions for the Earth (group show)
Lantz’sche Park, Dusseldorf
12 June – 21 August 2022

Image: Navid Nuur, Untitled, 1988-2015, installation view: Lantz’sche Park, Dusseldorf, 2022, photo: Tino Kukulies
Image: Navid Nuur, Untitled, 1988-2015, installation view: Lantz’sche Park, Dusseldorf, 2022, photo: Tino Kukulies

Work by Navid Nuur is included in the group exhibition Terra incognita – Questions for the Earth, which will be on view at the Lantz’sche Park in Dusseldorf from 12 June until 21 August 2022.

Terra incognita — Questions for the Earth focuses on the “uncharted spaces” on Earth today. The exhibition in Lantz’sche Park combines sculptures, installations, performances and events, all of which address the specific face of the place, its flora and fauna, as well as its social structure and its function as a place to tarry and recuperate - with an open and inquisitive mind. The artists will “conquer”, “explore” and “occupy” the park for a period of two months, all with the intention of encouraging a remapping of this territory in order for us to redefine our place in and with nature.

This exhibition features two works by Navid Nuur. At first glance, Untitled (1988–2015) looks like a normal boulder. Only on closer inspection do we discover the otherworldly, crystal-like flower growing on its surface. “My experience,” the rock explains in an interview with the artist, “is partly the result of an interaction of forces: immaterial factors in other words.” The flower made up of iron dust on the rock is a product of such invisible forces. Held together by a magnet embedded inside the rock by the artist, it symbolizes an ever-changing present. Nuur himself speaks of a “pure presence” with no beginning and no end. His sensitive, poetic settings underline the finiteness of material conditions, including our own existence.

'' (2015), Navid Nuur’s second work in the exhibition, also consists of a mineral. The inlay-like frieze of gold leaf is located on the rear wall directly above the entrance door of Lantz’sche chapel, which was completed in 1879. It shows five different formations of a sphere. Themes such as light, the passage of time in planetary cycles, and also cosmic orders are addressed. By placing the work in the midst of the magnificent array of mosaics and stained glass inside Lantz’sche Chapel, Nuur draws a link to Christian mythology. The golden circular forms can be interpreted here more clearly than elsewhere as references to the halo. This is a connection very deliberately sought by Nuur, bridging as it does the gap between the cosmic order and spiritual faith.

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Navid Nuur, Bridget Riley et al.

Mondrian Moves (group show)
Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague
2 April – 25 September 2022

Installation view: Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, 2022, courtesy of Kunstmuseum Den Haag
Installation view: Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, 2022, courtesy of Kunstmuseum Den Haag

To celebrate the 150th Birthday of Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), Kunstmuseum Den Haag presents Mondrian Moves from 2 April to 25 September 2022. Showcasing works by Mondrian alongside other artists from the institution’s collection, including Navid Nuur and Bridget Riley, this exhibition explores Mondrian’s inspiring relationships and lasting legacy with fellow artists and future generations.

Kunstmuseum Den Haag


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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


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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.

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