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NAVID NUUR: PHANTOM FUEL13 March - 19 May 2013

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur ‘BROKEN CIRCLE’, 2011 Neon, gas, broken glass Diameter 120 cm, Rabo Art Collection

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur ‘Untitled’, 2006–2008 Light box, paint and sensor 60 x 80 cm Courtesy the artist, Plan B Cluj, Berlin and Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur ‘Redblueredblue’, 2011 Phone, prepaid card, synthetic clay, sound Dimensions variable Courtesy the artist, Plan B Cluj, Berlin and Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

Overview

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.

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.

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The exhibition has been kindly supported by:

Mr. C.J. de Bruin & Mrs. I.C. de Bruin-Heijn

Mondriaan fund

The Henry Moore Foundation

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands
Mondriaan fund
The Henry Moore Foundation

Reviews

Phantom Fuel is an exhibition full of surprises Aesthetica Magazine

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You get a good idea of the fizzing imagination of Navid Nuur's first substantial UK show before you even enter the exhibition...' Paul Carey - Kent, Art Monthly

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