Nadim Abbas (b. 1980, Hong Kong) constructs complex set pieces that examine the technohistorical properties of images and their precarious relationship to reality. In Abbas’ installations, the psychology of the urban dweller is often translated into a psychodrama where objects exist in an ambiguous relationship with their own image, and bodies succumb to the seduction of space. Read more.
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