I Love To Love..., Adel Abidin's eagerly anticipated solo exhibition in Finland after his acclaimed show at Kiasma in 2010 will open next Thursday 31.10. from 5 until 8pm at Forum Box in Helsinki. The show curated by Nat Muller will be open until 24.11.2013. An artist talk will be held on the 14th of November at 19:00-21:00.

Adel Abidin - I Love To Love... 01.11.2013 – 24.11.2013

Forum Box - Space for Art
Ruoholahdenranta 3a, 00180 Helsinki
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 11-5pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-4pm

Tina Charles' 1976 disco hit 'I Love to Love (But my Baby Loves to Dance)' is the unlikely backdrop against which Abidin introduces new works that continue to draw on themes such as power relations and violence. In I love to love the charged and intimate setting of a nightclub functions as a stage upon which the dynamics of seeing and blindness, perpetrator and victim, looking and being looked at are played out in sinister ways. The mechanics of capturing and releasing an image, a gaze, a movement, in an atmosphere of surveillance, are trapped and amplified in Abidin's video and light box installations. Moving to the lightness of a love song, and its rhythm, becomes a treacherous, dark, and disturbingly ambiguous game.