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A gallery view from Navid Nuur's exhibition. A large bin is toppled over on its side. In the background, there is a large metallic sheet.

Navid Nuur

RENDERENDER

29 March - 15 June 2014

Wheelie bins, water coolers, emergency blankets, agricultural enclosures, old slide projectors, snippets of motivational speeches, and found footage of Dundonian skateboarders were used by Navid Nuur in his exhibition RENDERENDER at Dundee Contemporary Arts.

From Navid Nuur's exhibition. A white cone-like structure is made up of lots of white strips of material. Next to the cone, there is a wall of A3 frames. Each frame contains a white piece of paper with a black dot on it.

Known for his magical mixed media installations, Navid Nuur transformed DCA galleries with an inventive and playful array of new and existing work in his largest UK exhibition to date in a public gallery.

RENDERENDER will include key art works such as When doubt turns into destiny (1993 - 2011), a cat and mouse surveillance video in which the artist attempts to evade the security lights installed in BerlinÂ’s alleyways and courtyards; City Soil (2009 - 2014) a 1,100 litre street bin filled with the ashes of the rubbish resulting from the creation of the exhibition; and a wall painting showing the weather system during the installation made with the ash from the contents of 2,500 boxes of Ship Matches.

Artist Video | Navid Nuur on RENDERENDER

From Navid Nuur's exhibition. A mural on a white wall shows a hand holding an Ace of Diamonds between two fingers. In the rest of the hand, is a real photograph of an apartment building.

About the artist

Born in Tehran, Navid Nuur lives and works in the Hague. He studied at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Plymouth University. Nuur has shown internationally with exhibitions at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle, St. Gallen; and Parasol Unit, London.

Navid Nuur: Exhibition Notes

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Exhibition images

From Navid Nuur's exhibition - a piece of fabric which has been smudged by water says 'No Sell by Date'.
From Navid Nuur's exhibition. A large piece of metallic gold foil. On the foil, is a blue neon hoop.
A gallery view from Navid Nuur's exhibition. A large bin is toppled over on its side. In the background, there is a large metallic sheet.
From Navid Nuur's exhibition. A white cone-like structure is made up of lots of white strips of material. Next to the cone, there is a wall of A3 frames. Each frame contains a white piece of paper with a black dot on it.
From Navid Nuur's exhibition. A large metal recycling bin is toppled over. The bottom of the bin is filled with light and broken glass.
From Navid Nuur's exhibition. A mural on a white wall shows a hand holding an Ace of Diamonds between two fingers. In the rest of the hand, is a real photograph of an apartment building.