Opening: May 29, 17.30 – 19.30 h
May 29 – July 3, 2010
Tuesday – Saturday, 16 – 20 h
The Paintbrush Factory
Str. Henri Barbusse 59-61, 400616 Cluj
Galeria Plan B is happy to present new works by Navid Nuur in the artist‘s first solo exhibition in Romania.
‘Hey Mihai, I don’t know who should write the text for the invite, but he or she can keep it very short. It should be about research on the spot and into the spot, trying to link location to my works, but not making my works a part of that location – rather, linking works, through the place, to an inner location, my practice.
It is not that you see it is made in Romania. It is about using another surrounding or set of circumstances as an interimodule generating an experience in-between the material and immaterial domains. Phantom Fuel is about immaterial sculpting, somewhere between lost limbs and lost things. Phantom limbs are those you’ve lost but can still feel, you know what I mean right,..? ohh, and look for me in the meantime for huge pieces of sandpaper, washing powder boxes, a place where we can make a neon but not out of a neon tube, and look for the objects – stones? – which newspaper sellers use to put on top of newspapers to keep the stack from falling,…
We speak soon,
Fragment from an email sent by Navid Nuur to Mihai Pop, May 2010
Navid Nuur (born 1976 in Teheran, Iran) lives and works in The Hague. 2009 he participated in the exhibition Sculptural – collection in S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent. Between 2009–2010 his solo show The Value of Void traveled from S.M.A.K. in Ghent to Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel and De Hallen in Haarlem. A lavishly illustrated catalogue, The Value of Void vol.1, has appeared to accompany these exhibitions, published by onomatopee (www.onomatopee.net). Until September 19, 2010 his works are on view in the exhibition Starter – Works from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, ARTER, Istanbul.
For further information please contact the gallery at +40.740.658555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Romania.