Commission
March 16, 2015–June 15, 2015

Deep Earth Object

March 16, 2015–June 15, 2015 | Alserkal Arts Foundation

An intervention in the Yard, this work consists of an uncanny spherical sculpture that appears to have emerged from the earth. Developed from the artist’s research into UFO sightings in Dubai as well as materials and metals used in Al Quoz and the scrap industry in the UAE, the work addresses various questions related to forging histories, utopias and the lurking entropy of our chemical existence. Commissioned by Art Dubai in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue.

Starts March 16, 2015

Ends June 15, 2015

Venue Alserkal Arts Foundation

Warehouse 50/51

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An intervention in the Yard, this work consists of an uncanny spherical sculpture that appears to have emerged from the earth. Developed from the artist’s research into UFO sightings in Dubai as well as materials and metals used in Al Quoz and the scrap industry in the UAE, the work addresses various questions related to forging histories, utopias and the lurking entropy of our chemical existence. Commissioned by Art Dubai in collaboration with Alserkal Avenue.

Mehreen Murtaza is influenced by the legacy of experimental scientific research and examines its influence on South Asian science fiction. The theoretical work and religious ideas of scientist Dr. Abdus Salam feature heavily in her work. She has recently exhibited at the 5th Fukuoka Triennale, Japan (2014), Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013/2014), The Studio Museum, NY (2013).