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Lawrie Shabibi will present Immortals, a solo exhibition by Adel Abidin focusing on paintings, opening on Monday, 14 September 2015 from 6 - 9 PM in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Immortals takes a playful look at the manufactured nature of Arab media and raises important questions of the role that it has played in shifting geographic boundaries and allegiances. Working in a new medium, Abidin transfers to painting his graphic imagery and brand of ironic humour for which his video art is recognized.

Abidin takes his cue from the visual content and images of Arab news channels. The role of these news stations has become increasingly significant in the spread and containment of ideologies, revolutions and counter-revolutions. These often share similar graphics, blinking text, and staged TV press conferences, all of which Abidin sees as formulaic, "over time these news channels have developed a typical method of presenting announcements to their audiences, this is something I want my own audience to reflect on."

Exhibition continues until 5 November 2015.

For further information, please find the full press release here.