Nadia Kaabi-Linke: Black is the New White

LAWRIE SHABIBI GALLERY     19 MARCH – 16 MAY

“While Arab societies undergo processes of technical, social and cultural modernisation, their traditions are getting stronger and stronger too.  How long can a collective withstand the increasing tensions between the present and the past?” Nadia Kaabi Linke

Lawrie Shabibi is proud to present Black is the New White, a solo exhibition by Nadia Kaabi-Linke which opens as part of Art Dubai Week.  The exhibition will feature six new works from an artist who has rapidly become one of the most exciting names in contemporary Middle Eastern art.

Kaabi-Linke’s artistic practice is woven around social, political, cultural and historical concepts, revealing hidden contradictions and coincidences often in subtle and sublime ways.  Working in a multitude of media to express her ideas, Kaabi-Linke is not afraid to merge beauty with violence, refinement with vulgarity, producing art that is evocative and paradoxical. Black is the New White is her first solo exhibition since she was awarded the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2011.

For more information: http://www.lawrieshabibi.com/exhibitions/15/overview/

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