Exhibition is curated by Mark Dean (Dean Projects, New York)
The exhibition’s title takes its name from Joan Didion’s memoir, Blue Nights, originally published in 2011. Much like Didion – a writer known for exploring the cultural values and experiences of American life — the works in this group show comment on contemporary pop culture and the current global mood. Visually, all the works in Blue Nights contain or are the color blue. Similar to Didion’s titular reference to the final lingering hours of daylight in summer, the blues used in the show warn of darkness, though simultaneously seem to suggest that it may never come. Figurative and abstract, the exhibited works are executed in diverse media, yet cohesively come together to speak about the universal contemporary human experience and to export these ideas from the United States to Kuwait.
DEAN PROJECTs first exhibition in Kuwait was ten years ago, and for the gallery, this project marks the passage of time and an anniversary. Blue Nights brings together diverse artists working across disciplines to address contemporary issues of our existence and to share these experiences with a broader, more global audience.
Artists featured in the show: Lluis Barba, Vincent Beaurin, Tim Berg & Rebekah Myers, Carlos Betancourt, Mel Bochner, Max Steven Grossman, Brad Howe, Hendrik Kerstens, Robert Polidori, Hunt Slonem, and Donald Sultan.
Exhibition is ongoing until 15th June, 2017
Tuesday, 16th May, 2017; 7 – 9pm
17th May – 15th June; 10am – 4pm
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