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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit exhibition space devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public. The core activity of Parasol unit is an outstanding exhibition programme which shows innovative and thought-provoking work by international contemporary artists. The foundation mounts three to four exhibitions a year in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography, including some specifically commissioned works. Most of the exhibitions are accompanied by a publication, an artist's monograph or catalogue, which is distributed worldwide.
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Sunday 12.00 - 17.00
NAVID NUUR: PHANTOM FUEL
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to host the largest and most extensive presentation of the work of Iran-born Dutch artist Navid Nuur. This, his first-ever solo exhibition in a UK institution, shows from 13 March to 19 May 2013. (Preview: 12 March, 6.30 to 9 p.m.)
Nuur’s works are based on phenomenological experiences. He commonly attributes transformative properties to found objects, thereby repositioning their function, meaning and impact in ways that provide viewers with a whole new experience.
Whilst often sculptural in form, Nuur’s works are neither sculpture nor installations, forms which he considers to be too immobile and rigid to produce the spatial and temporal interaction he wants them to have with their environment and viewers. Although often referred to as a conceptual artist, Nuur’s art refuses to be simply the physical manifestation of an idea or concept. Rather, his work is imbued with a certain feeling and subjectivity, in which temporary or interim situations and opportunities play an important role.
About his work, Nuur says: ‘Many of my pieces begin with an object or an idea that irritates me.’
Born in Tehran in 1976, Navid Nuur currently lives and works in The Hague.
Read the full press release.
The exhibition has been kindly supported by:
Mr. C.J. de Bruin & Mrs. I.C. de Bruin-Heijn
The Henry Moore Foundation
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Sunday Family Workshop: Testing Ground
The workshop will be a testing ground for experimenting and observing the effects of water on multiple surfaces and materials. Participants will record their findings and create unusual 3D forms.
Suitable for 5 – 15 year olds
- Family friendly
£5 per Family