(Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
The annual fair Art Dubai 2014, in its 8th edition, invites artist Lourival Cuquinha.
About the exhibition:
As the leading contemporary art fair for the Middle East and South Asia, Art Dubai has become the essential gathering place for collectors, artists and art professionals from across the region and beyond. The eighth edition of Art Dubai takes place at Madinat Jumeirah.
Besides the gallery halls, the fair’s extensive program includes commissioned projects and performances, artists’ and curators’ residencies, educational workshops, the unveiling of works by the winners of the annual Abraaj Group Art Prize and the critically acclaimed Global Art Forum.
About the artist:
In his work, thoughts are constantly reflected on the man’s freedom and the control that society and culture have on him; and also freedom on art, and the control that the institutions have on it. By working both in the city and in the institution, questioning the status of what is “artwork” and checking the boundaries of the institutions when absorbing transgressive artist experiences, his works lead us to think of of ways that artists today are positioning themselves outside the art system.
However, at the same time, his works criticize the institutions, they make use of them, negotiate their place permanently; a continuous drift between criticism and adhesion.Going through an arc that has political inflections and poetic strength, Lourival’s work emerges as a site of challenge and leads us to think about the place that art can fill in these negotiations for the exercise of freedom, thus experiencing its scope of intervention in the art own system and in the reality that surrounds it.
Art Dubai 2014, with Lourival Cuquinha
Guests 18 e 19/3
General Public 20 a 22/3
Exit 39 (Interchange 4) from Sheikh Zayed Road