Navid Nuur, From the cutting collection, 2013. Favorite
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is hosting the largest and most extensive presentation of the work of Iran-born Dutch artist Navid Nuur. This, his first-ever solo exhibition in a UK institution, shows from 13 March to 19 May 2013. Accompanying this exhibition, Nuur created a limited edition exclusively for Parasol unit. A bandage is often abandoned at the end of the healing process, once the wound is healed or the bandage itself has become worn and redundant. Having experienced several cuts and injuries through his artistic process, Navid Nuur elevates the usually transient bandage to a position of status and value with his unique edition ‘From the cutting collection’.
Rather than discard the bandage, immortalising the object in this way allows it to survive as a memory of an incident which was overcome and highlights the contradiction between its previous use to heal and its subsequent loss of function. Cast elegantly in Titanium this pendant and chain serves as a reference to the restorative process which Nuur believes should be celebrated and preserved.
Medium: Titanium ring, chain,
Size ring: inner circumference of approx 5cm, the diameter varies slightly between 1.7am and 2cm (approx),
With artist signed COA,
Price: £225 (includes the chain)
Please note: this edition is made to order and will take approximately 3 weeks to produce.
This limited Navid Nuur edition is available at Parasol Unit here