Date(s) - 18/08/2017 - 15/09/2017
HARIS NUKEM: HUMANS
Curator: Inês Valle
Artist: Haris Nukem
Opening: 18. Aug at 6-9pm
Dates: 19.08 – 15.09.2017
Venue: NR PROJECT, 6 Minerva Street E29EH
Days: Tues – Sat
ABOUT | EXHIBITION
The art exhibition “Haris Nukem: HUMANS“ curated by Inês Valle presents the most recent photo project of Haris Nukem – “Reflection”.
In the mornings we wake up fragile. As the day goes by, our identity begins to materialise. The thoughts that we have to begin the day with define the direction our minds take throughout. Humans is an exploration of levels and perspectives coining a young, impulsive and empowered tribe. Displaying our inner animal states, matched only by fragile and sober contrasts. From candid sensibilities to provocative emotion, Humans is a journey through the most powerful of Nukem’s work.
ARTIST | Haris Nukem
Coining a fearless brand of stylistic and audacious portraiture, Haris Nukem has rapidly risen to become one of this decade’s most illustrious photographers. Documenting the varied faces of human animalism, Nukem captures moments of heightened freedom; be it through love, friendship or opulence. Nukem’s following owes much to his passion for vivacious characters, consistently as dark as they are vibrant. Exhibiting an unbridled ease, subjects enable him to capture their fall into various stages of indulgence, chaos or triumph. What the images offer in grit is matched equally by vivid emotion—and their provocative nature offset by incandescent, burning hues. Just as Nukem reveres our capacity for carnal behaviour, he strives to pay respect to discipline. Subjects exude the strength of their conviction, portraying a “work hard, play hard” attitude. The result is a body of work which documents intense relationships with ourselves, our peers, our partners and our work through a supremely impassioned lens.
CURATOR | Inês Valle
Inês Valle is a transcultural curator, researcher, artist and photographer, specialising in Aboriginal contemporary arts and culture, global curating and international social engaged art practices. Believing in the international and interdisciplinary preservation and exchange of ideas she has initiated and participated in several projects that aim to stimulate a global-interchanging-and-understanding of the conceptual notion of the ‘other’, not to insert or present alternatives to dominant hegemonic narratives but to interrupt, interrogate and investigate the effects and possibilities of the unheard and the omitted ones. Valle holds a Degree in Visual Arts and a MA in Curatorial Studies both at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Currently she is the curator at NR PROJECT.