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Mur Nomade
2016.07.09 Sat - 2016.09.10 Sat
Opening Exhibition
Unit 1606, 16/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong (香港香港仔田灣海傍道7號興偉中心16樓1606室)
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Opening Hours
Tue-Sat, 12:00-18:00 (Closing on public holidays)——周二至周六:中午12點到下午六點,公眾假期不設開放
Amandine Hervey

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The Sun Also Rises
[Press Release]

solo exhibition by Nastaran Shahbazi
interventions by invited artists

Artists: Nastaran Shahbazi and invited artists

Exhibition title: The Sun Also Rises: solo exhibition by Nastaran Shahbazi, interventions by invited artists

Dates: 9 July – 10 September 2016

Saturday, 9 July 2016
Performance with musician Sze Ka Yan at 4pm
The opening party will continue until 6pm

Mur Nomade presents The Sun Also Rises: solo exhibition by Nastaran Shahbazi, interventions by invited artists, a program opening on July 9th, and continuing until September 10th.

Born in Iran, Nastaran Shahbazi lives between Paris and Hong Kong. Featuring her latest paintings, The Sun Also Rises looks at the notions of displacement and migration with a focus on individual experiences. Life on the road becomes a metaphor for one’s personal search for meaning. Not designed as a fixed object, the exhibition is rather the starting point of a series of discussions and collaborations. Artists from various disciplines will be invited throughout the summer to respond and to intervene within the initial presentation.

Wishing to move away from images and interpretations of displacement focusing on its collective aspects, this exhibition and the related artistic collaborations take loneliness, utopia and the search for meaning as inherent components of every journey, and intend to reflect on the individuality of the experience of displacement.

The first intervention within the exhibition will be Sze Ka Yan’s music performance conceived with Nastaran Shahbazi and Mur Nomade’s curator Amandine Hervey to invite the audience to observe and reassess the tension and the space between collective and individual listening experiences.

About Nastaran Shahbazi
Born in 1982, Nastaran Shahbazi is an Iranian artist, living and working between Paris and Hong Kong. Trained in both graphic design and visual arts, Shahbazi developed a strong interest in printmaking during her studies. Since then, she has been experimenting with the medium, and has exhibited original etchings in solo and group exhibitions. She also makes unsettling monochromatic drawings, as well as bold and vividly-colored expressionist paintings. Shahbazi’s works deal with war, oppression and displacement, and at the same time, they are personal expressions of loss and despair. Imbued with mystery, the unfathomable images produced by Shahbazi contain her boiling resentment for intolerance.
About Sze Ka Yan
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sze Ka Yan grad­u­ated from Hong Kong Acad­emy for Per­form­ing Arts in Sound Design and Music Record­ing and par­tic­i­pated in the exchange pro­gram with The Royal Scot­tish Acad­emy of Music & Drama. She has worked with numerous artists and has per­for­med in Hong Kong and var­i­ous other loca­tions since 2008. She received the ‘Best Music for The­atre Award 2014′ for her work in Golden Dragon. She is a found­ing mem­ber of EmptySCape, a non-​profit organ­i­sa­tion pro­moting cul­tural use and aware­ness of Hong Kong’s unused, for­got­ten or aban­doned spaces. Sze Ka Yan has enjoyed wandering in uncertainty since childhood. Curious about the history around her, she loves listening to every moment to reflect on herself in nowness.

About Mur Nomade
Established in Hong Kong in 2012, Mur Nomade is a place for creative encounters. Managed on a non-profit-making basis, we operate as both a curatorial office and an art gallery. The proceeds of the gallery help funding our curatorial programmes: collaborative art projects, cross-disciplinary and cultural exchanges, open calls for young curators, performances, workshops and residencies. Our name is the French for ‘nomadic wall’ as we present site-specific curatorial projects in alternative venues all around Hong Kong, in addition to the regular programme of our space in the South Island Cultural District. To imagine and conceive our projects, we invite local and international artists, curators, writers and teachers. We like bold ideas, and we are convinced that confronting viewpoints and going out of comfort zones support creativity, stimulate emulation and encourage experimentation.