Between the Visible and Invisible


September 12, 2018

Mariam Nihal

Maraya Art Centre’s upcoming exhibition, ‘Between the Visible and the Invisible’ will feature the works of a group of seven international artists that include Pia Sandström from Stockholm, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin from London, Chooc Ly Tan from Paris), Nikolaus Gansterer from Vienna, Leah Fusco from London, Vladimir Nikolic from Belgrade and Oliver Ressler from Vienna. Curated by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad, the exhibition’s opening will be held on Saturday 15 September and will host a live performance by Chooc Ly Tan. The show will run until Saturday 24 November.

The exhibition ‘Between the Visible and Invisible’ refers to innovative forms of artistic practice in relation to memory, time and space – a moment when nothing is certain, concrete or stable; and how artistic practice could capture this sense of being ‘in-between’.

The exhibition will take the visitor through a journey of individual memories, which may refer to private encounters but collectively addresses a form of change and transformation. It does this through the use of ephemeral mediums including sound and video, and, in the case of still images, through the methodologies that have been used to create them. All the artwork included refers to temporality, to something that is about to happen which is not present or visible yet, to a potential to become something else.

The show stages a constellation of some of the most thought-provoking contemporary works developed through artistic research, inquiring into collective notions of memory, time and space. It is organized around three thematics: Disappearance, Suspension and Becoming. ‘Disappearance’ focuses on the ephemerality of recorded memory via sound or image; ‘Suspension’ expresses a presence that is invisible yet substantive, thinkable through feelings, and ‘Becoming' concerns the mediation between bodily drawings and the cohabitation in holding a certain space through limited time. In sum, viewers are able to experience a unique reality which is not graspable otherwise, inviting them to journey through the unknown land of ‘in-betweenness’.

About Maraya Art Centre

Established in 2006, Maraya Art Centre is a non-profit creative organization located in Sharjah, U.A.E. Maraya Art Centre offers innovative programmes through its multifaceted initiatives, and public outreach activities including workshops, lectures, talks and other art related events.

Maraya Art Centre strives to support emerging artists and designers in a comprehensive way, providing opportunities for continual growth through research, exhibition and project development across its initiatives including: The Maraya Art Gallery, 1971 Design Space, Maraya Art Park, Maraya Residencies, Jedariya and Maraya Project Space.

The Centre hosts a growing recourse library and video archive open for the public.


Art Miami, the city's original and longest running international contemporary and modern art fair returns for its 29th edition, together with the seventh edition of its adjacent sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami, between December 4 – 9, to present an array of iconic and exemplary works, dynamic projects and special installations.

The number one globally attended art fair attracts over 80,000 motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe. More than 125 international art galleries report high volume sales for their star artists, as collectors and advisors vie to acquire the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries within the fair.

Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America's contemporary art fair market. It is the ‘can't miss’ event for serious collectors, curators, museum directors and interior designers, who are present from the moment the doors open. Art Miami provides an intimate look at some of the most important work at the forefront of the international contemporary art movement.

Now in its seventh year, CONTEXT Art Miami, the sister fair to Art Miami, is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. CONTEXT’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for established and emerging galleries to present cutting-edge and emerging talent.

Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami will open on Tuesday, December 4th with a VIP Private Preview at the Art Miami Pavilion, which is located at One Herald Plaza at NE 14th Street on Biscayne Bay in Downtown Miami between the Venetian & MacArthur Causeways.

A One-Day Fair Pass provides admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Fairs at $50. A Multi-Day Pass provides admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami Fairs for $95. Students aged 12 – 18-years, and seniors aged 62-years and older are $35. Children under 12 are free. The VIP Pass costs $250 and provides access to the VIP Previews; unlimited admission to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami during public fair hours; and access to Art Miami VIP Lounge + CONTEXT Art Miami VIP Lounge; and complimentary admission to partnering museums. This pass will also provide access to Aqua Art Miami for the VIP Preview and during fair hours.

The VIP opening will take place on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30pm – 10pm, with a First View VIP Preview at 4:30pm. Between Wednesday and Sunday, the fair will be open from 11am – 8pm every day, except Sunday in which the fair will close at 6pm.

The festive Preview has become the destination of influential collectors and art professionals who migrate from the Art Miami and CONTEXT fairs at the Pavilion to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists.

Throughout the years, Aqua Art Miami has continued to solidify itself as a completely unique art fair, consistently staying true to its signature relaxed yet energetic vibe. The 2017 edition featured 52 international exhibitors showcasing fresh new works in the intimate exhibition rooms that open into a beautiful courtyard, of the classic South Beach hotel.

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