Let's Get Lost ( Let Them Send Out Alarms ) 2.0 I Janet Rady Fine Art & Nouvelle Vague Artspaces - 3D virtual exhibition by Nouvelle Vague Artspaces

Let's Get Lost ( Let Them Send Out Alarms ) 2.0 I Janet Rady Fine Art & Nouvelle Vague Artspaces

Wed, 05/13/2020 to Thu, 01/21/2021

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Originally opening on March 30th and running through May 13th 2020 - before being indefinitely extended and included to the Middle East Institute's Fall 2020 Group Exhibit in Washington DC - the 'Let's Get Lost ( Let Them Send Out Alarms ) 2.0' VR show is the result of a collaborative effort reuniting London based art dealer and curator Janet Rady - JRFA - and Marbella based cross-cultural contemporary art project Nouvelle Vague Artspaces - NVA.

Artist Statement :

‘ In March 2020 I moved back into my Marbella workshop after six months in Morocco, where I had been sourcing and producing the ‘Banners of the Unbanished’ monumental installation for the 1-54 African Art fair that successfully opened in February. A few days in, the world went into a lockdown. I decided to enforce the lockdown rule to the letter and only use media I had inside the workshop, at hand. Cutting off from outside supplies, I reflected on Rem Koolhaas’s idea of ‘Junkspace’ , a concept I had previously juggled with for my first London solo show at Mews 42 Gallery, down in 2013. I here worked around a monochromatic palette reusing recuperated furniture fabric, transforming my post-tribal lost forms into new forms - in order to express sentiment of confinement. The feeling of the outside from the inside. The freedom of inner vitality so present in all Persian poetry that ultimately also turned into the creation of a poetic soundscape ‘ The Strange Death of The Future’. The title of the exhibition is taken from a Chet Baker track I had on as I was working, it threw me back to the 1988 "Let's Get Lost" black and white film by photographer Bruce Weber - that I have always loved - documenting Chet Baker’s last days on earth. It expresses an idea of the internal voyage, where true creative freedom always lies’ Firouz FarmanFarmaian

Firouz FarmanFarmaian

History and memory inform the work of Persian-born artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian, whose lifetime of living in exile in Paris, France profoundly influenced both his creative practice and individual character. "It is circumstance that ultimately shapes lives", says the artist, whose work seeks to actively engage in a dialogue with the past. As such, his compositions possess a vivacious and spontaneous energy, as well as a deeply symbolic quality, which speaks to a multiplicity of currents in politics, art and philosophy.

Rooted in Persian lore, and focused on themes of nature, architectonics and the interplay between realism and abstraction, FarmanFarmaian's diverse body of work is united by common motifs of movement and texture. The raw and visceral emotion of his pieces is tempered by their material properties, which are strongly rooted in a resolute emphasis on craftsmanship. Each work is the result of careful contemplation of the techniques and tools that will achieve a singular aesthetic and emotional intention. These in turn are deftly combined to create a unique visual rhythm across a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, film and music.

​Lives and works in between Marbella and Marrakech. His works figure in the collections of Queen Farah Diba, Mo Afkhami, Christine Amanpour and Antonio Banderas to name a few.

Janet Rady

Based between London and the United Arab Emirates, Gallery Director and Curator, Janet Rady is a specialist in Contemporary Art from the Middle East, with thirty years’ experience of the international art market including leading auction houses and major commercial galleries. Born in Malta, Janet first visited the Middle East in 1974 when she went to Iran and subsequently she lived there for a year from 1983-84. She now travels regularly to the region.

Janet Rady holds a Masters Degree in Islamic Art History from the University of Melbourne and a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is a member of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Advisory Councils of CARAVAN and the Iran Society. She is a nominator for the V&A Jameel Prize, curator for the Benetton Foundation Imago Mundi Project and a Judge for the BEHNAM BAKHTIAR AWARD.

Nouvelle Vague ArtSpaces 
Nouvelle Vague ArtSpaces (NVA) is an evolutive creative platform that englobes Nouvelle Vague Marbella (NVM) an art residency platform including exhibition spaces and artist workshops based on the rooftop of a warehouse in the industrial area of the city of Marbella, Spain. It includes by extension PATIOO, a high-profile conceptual monoroom based in Sotogrande and pop-up projects produced around the world.

The intrinsic mission of NVA as a whole is to contribute culturally to the planet through a pioneering set of open evolutive programs. To collaborate with international artists, with a particular attention to new voices from North Africa and the Middle East

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