Navid Nuur at Club Electroputere Craiova

Navid Nuur, study, found footage material, 2008 - 2013

Club Electroputere Craiova invites us on 14 November to the opening of the exhibition of the Dutch artist Navid Nuur.

Navid Nuur belongs to the new generation of artists who inhabit the current space of post-Postmodernism where he communicates with the tradition of conceptual and minimalist art, and from where he develops and delineates his own intuitive considerations and rationalities.

By the force of his artistic practice, Navid Nuur offers artistic valence and even more, a magic depth to the materials which apparently lack any value. Once the visitor witnesses the exhibition and empathizes with the artist’s works, he becomes astonished and charmed due to a subtle change of perception which creates the feeling of discovering a new reality or of living a new experience.  The exhibition’s title, „Treasured Tension”, talks about the existence of an emotional content as a result of a sensorial process developed by the artist through the interaction with everything that surrounds him.

The works exposed at Craiova are mainly inspired by the local context and produced with materials and images from Romanian ordinary, for instance a series of carpets accomplished with an artisan from Bechet (South of Oltenia) or „Golden Pannel”, a work which makes us think of the icon technique. For the local version of „Treasured Tension”, Navid Nuur creates a series of works produced within the exhibitional space.

Navid Nuur (1976, Teheran, Iran) lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands. His previous solo exhibitions include: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London; Matadero Contemporary Art Center, Madrid; Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the 54th Venice Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museion Bolzano, Kunsthaus Glarus, Stroom The Hague.

Exhibition: 14 November – 23 December 2013
Opening: 14 November 2013, 7 pm
Location: Club Electroputere Craiova, 56 Calea București