The foremost contemporary artist to have emerged from the United Arab Emirates, Hassan Sharif, is the subject of ‘Experiments & Objects 1979 – 2011’, a major retrospective exhibition of monographs, organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority For Culture & Heritage and curated by Catherine David and Mohammed Kazem.
Sharif is widely known for his experimental approach, in which he appropriates cotton, textiles, metal, chord and plastic in order to create a variety of objects. His choice of materials reflects the production conditions that he lives and works in: a post-modern, post-global society. His materials also reflect different aspects of our time such as mass manufacturing, for example, through his use of cardboard and packaging - thus also reflecting an interest in human activity, not just his own process of art making but also that of others.
This exhibition is part of ADACH’s ongoing work in research, conservation, interpretation and promotion of the arts, culture and heritage of Abu Dhabi and the UAE, including modern culture and heritage.
Mar 17–Jun 17. Open daily 10am–10pm. Qasr Al Hosn Cultural Quarter Hall, Abu Dhabi, (02 657 6171).