Date: March 2 - May 25, 2014 Location: 19 Washington Square North, New York
A writer and poet, Cristiana de Marchi shows through her work a deep attention to the power and influence of words, to the role of narratives, to the possibilities of word associations, and to meaningful breaks by embracing the idea that storytelling ultimately needs a gap from which to originate. My Country focuses on the controversial territory of language, messages of propaganda, and the theme of identity, treated by the artist from an ironic, acute, and witty perspective.
Cristiana de Marchi lives and works in Beirut and Dubai. She was educated at the University of Torino and University of Roma. Her work has been featured in over 20 group exhibitions and five solo shows taking place in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.
Date: March 2 - May 25, 2014 Location: NYUAD Campus, Abu Dhabi
Exhibition surveys the work of Italian calligrapher Luca Barcellona, whose style emerges from the intersection of graffiti and classic calligraphy. The artist has painted a new mural especially for the NYUAD campus, and the exhibition features more than 50 of his original works. His lettering has been used by companies such as Carhartt, Nike, Sony BMG, and Volvo; his work has been exhibited in Milan, Australia, and The Netherlands. Lazy Dog press recently published an illustrated survey of his work, also titled Take Your Pleasure Seriously. This exhibition of Barcellona's work was initiated by Goffredo Puccetti, graphic designer and professor at NYUAD.