Exhibition | Spectrum I

Exhibition | Spectrum I

From June 29 onwards, the project Spectrum I by Monira Al Qadiri is on show at the wall by The Eye. Spectrum I is a continuation of the artist’s exploration into the material and cultural legacy of oil extraction in the Arabian Gulf. In researching the long cultural and economic history of Pearl diving and the pearl trade, once the main economic driver of much of this region before the discovery of oil, the artist discovered a formal relationship between pearls and oil; they share the same color. The colors are on opposite ends of the dichroic color spectrum

Spectrum I is based on the shapes of oil drill heads used for land and deep-sea drilling, these alien-like sculptures allude to the invasive nature of this oozing substance from the deep, a substance that has forever transformed our bodies and landscapes.

Read more

From June 29 onwards, the project Spectrum I by Monira Al Qadiri is on show at the wall by The Eye. Spectrum I is a continuation of the artist’s exploration into the material and cultural legacy of oil extraction in the Arabian Gulf. In researching the long cultural and economic history of Pearl diving and the pearl trade, once the main economic driver of much of this region before the discovery of oil, the artist discovered a formal relationship between pearls and oil; they share the same color. The colors are on opposite ends of the dichroic color spectrum

Spectrum I is based on the shapes of oil drill heads used for land and deep-sea drilling, these alien-like sculptures allude to the invasive nature of this oozing substance from the deep, a substance that has forever transformed our bodies and landscapes.

MONIRA AL QADIRI 

Monira Al Qadiri (b. 1983) is a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan. In 2010, she received a Ph.D. from Tokyo University of the Arts. Her work explores unconventional gender identities, petro-cultures and their possible futures, as well as the legacies of corruption. She is also part of the artist collective GCC. 

CURATOR

Annie Fletcher

Read less

Contact

Address:
Van Abbemuseum
Bilderdijklaan 10
5611 NH Eindhoven
Plan your route

Location

When

  • every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until December 31st, 2018from 11:00 to 17:00
  • The museum is closed on 1 January (New Year's Day), 27 April (King's Day) and 25 December (Christmas Day).

Prices

  • from €0.00 to €12.00