Two Parallel Lines: Hassan Sharif and Luis Camnitzer
11 March 2013
Art Dubai is the leading international art fair in the MENASA (Middle East / North Africa / South Asia) and has become a cornerstone of the region's booming contemporary art community. The John Jones Art on Paper Award takes place annually at this acclaimed event, and aims to recognize the potential for excellence and innovation for works made on paper!
Our innaugural 2012 award was presented jointly to Hassan Sharif and Luis Camnitzer, two exciting contemporary artists both represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York. As part of their prize, the artists will present a solo exhibition of work framed by John Jones at Satellite in the Al Serkal gallery district 19th - 23rd March. This project is the result of a fruitful year-long conversation between both artists which has inspired the production of new work by each. Sharif’s semi-system Iching and Camnitzer’s Rorschach Series address a transcontinental condition that both artists shared. These new bodies of work exemplify their mutual conceptual rigor and a subtle poetic sensibility.
The exhibition preview evening will take place 18th March 6 - 9pm to co-incide with Art Dubai Gallery Night and will be a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists. We look forward to seeing you there!