Exhibition: I Look To You And I See Nothing

Giuseppe Penone - Rovesciare i propri occhi (To Reverse One’s Eyes), 1970 - Photograph: Paolo Mussat Sartor

Giuseppe Penone - Rovesciare i propri occhi (To Reverse One’s Eyes), 1970 - Photograph: Paolo Mussat Sartor

Sharjah Art Foundation will be hosting an exhibition next month 'I Look to You and I See Nothing' from 16th November 2013 - 16th February 2013.

Co-curated by Olivier Varenne and Nicole Durling, the exhibition will feature the following international artists: 

Anish Kapoor, Fabien GiraudGino de Dominicis, Guiseppe PenoneGregorio Zanon, Ivana FrankeKurt HentschlägerLawrence Weiner, Mathieu Briand, Michelangelo PistolettoRaphael Siboni, Ryoji IkedaShezad DawoodSophie CalleTerence Koh and Teresa Margolles

The exhibition is in colloaboration with MONA (Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania) where it was previously exhibited under the title  Beam In Thine Own Eye.

For their exhibition, Varenne and Durling’s selection of works is an attempt to ignite a person’s inner world, causing that person to constantly create new visions in his or her mind.

The exhibition includes immersive sound environments, light installations, visual illusions, hallucination inducing rooms and contemplative spaces that explore the boundaries of the viewer’s perception.

For me, the stand out work in this exhibition is Ryoji Ikeda's light installation "Spectra" (previously shown in Amsterdam, Barelona, Buenos Aires, Hobart, Nagoya and Paris). For the Sharjah edition, Spectra will be located on Flag Island on 15-16th and 21st-23rd November 2013.

I can't wait to see this installation, I am sure it will be a spectacular sight. This is what it looked like in Hobart, Tasmania. 

Ryoji Ikeda - Spectra (Hobart, Tasmania, 2013)

Ryoji Ikeda - Spectra (Hobart, Tasmania, 2013)

I am looking forward to this exhibition. After the Sharjah Biennial earlier this year (which was so good and my favourite art event that took place in the UAE this year, and I have yet to share my highlights with you as soon as I can), this looks like it's another important exhibition to hit our shores. Don't miss this. 


Event details
Dates: Saturday, 16th November 2013 - Sunday, 15th February 2014
Venue: Building P & J, SAF Art Spaces, Sharjah (location map)
(Spectra will on Flag Island only on the following dates: 15-16th and 21st-23rd November 2013)

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