Nadine Khalil on Under Construction II for ARTFORUM

Dubai is constantly morphing into something else. The emirate belies its own representation with rapidly changing skylines and ever more artificial islands—an endless becoming that makes this exhibition, “Under Construction Part II,” particularly apt. Offering an image of Dubai as more unfinished than palimpsestic, the show is the sequel to “Under Construction Part I,” which included painter Driss Ouadahi’s skeletal buildings and Hamra Abbas’s marble-inlay interpretations of Sol LeWitt’s Incomplete Open Cubes.


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August 19, 2021