At the occasion of The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend, Page Not Found is delighted to host celebrated artist Navid Nuur, for a talk about his publishing practice.
The way in which Navid Nuur (born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran) relates to material, the space around him and his observations therein, can almost be regarded as devout. The attention for detail and the careful fine-tuning of the various elements of a work or exhibition make the audience part of an ‘inner’ world. In Nuur’s work — although very conceptual at first sight — a very personal visual problem becomes the central question. What Nuur has in common with the conceptual artists from the sixties is the relation between concept and form. Form for him however, is not necessarily the result of the idea, but materializes through a subjective program of requirements or rules in which intuition has the upper hand. He applies concepts that often relate to a temporary in-between state that places his work between the audience and an often abstract phenomenon, such as light, energy, air, or ‘rest space’. Nuur’s form-language and meaning are therefore principally purely process-oriented. His work belongs to the public collections of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Bonnefantenmuseum (Maastricht) and the S.M.A.K (Gent), among others.