Nadim Abbas excels in fabricating complex and ambiguous scenarios that challenge the threshold of human cognition, reconfiguring our perception of seemingly familiar surroundings. In this exhibition, he started off by investigating the aesthetics of miniature dioramas by constructing a surrealistic landscape in the gallery. Employing a witty orchestration of sound, light and performance, Nadim invited us to embark on a journey through the strange recesses of the imagination. This five-month art programme offered a valuable opportunity for the artist and audience alike to observe, influence and inspire each other.
Oi! Spotlight, the annual signature programme of Oi!, aims to facilitate interaction between different places in the world and respond to innovative ideas. In 2023, we invited Nadim Abbas, Choi Sai-ho and Lu Yang to participate in Oi! Spotlight and present their works at three old and new exhibition spaces.