The NYUAD Art Gallery unveiled two exhibitions that explore human-landscape relations as they manifest in contemporary art practice. The exhibition, the only constant, includes works by Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Patty Chang, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Sharon Lockhart, Taus Makhacheva, Haroon Mirza, Clifford Ross, Thomas Struth, and Vivek Vilasini. They range in media and speak to the fantasies and terrors around the landscape: as refuge, as sustenance, as property, as an energy source, as a threat, and as a register of human threat. The second exhibition by artist Blane De St. Croix shows new work that continues his dialogs with scientists, and considers the relationship of our desert to the Arctic. Both exhibitions are a place for reflection and conversation that links to the larger context of 2023 as the UAE’s Year of Sustainability, as our country prepares to host COP28.