Grazing at Shendi, 1969

Amir Nour
Grazing at Shendi, 1969
Steel (202pieces)
305 x 406 cm
Collection of Amna Elizabeth Nour
Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

Overview

Official Opening Ceremony:
Saturday, 19 November 2016

This retrospective exhibition, which covers the fifty-year career span of the American-based Sudanese artist Amir Nour, presents drawings, photographs, sculptures and new commissions drawn from images of the domes, arches, calabashes and sand hills of his native Sudan. Nour’s works combine traditional African imagery with the visual vocabulary and materials of Western minimalism

The exhibition is co-curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi and Dr Salah M. Hassan, Goldwin Smith Professor Cornell University.

A Retrospective (1965–Present): Brevity is the Soul of Wit

Amir Nour
2016

Various works
dimensions variable
Installation view
Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area
Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

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Balance

Amir Nour
2016

Fibre glass and wood
436 x 244 x 231 cm
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Installation view
Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area
Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

Balance Image

Grace

Amir Nour
2016

Fibre glass
225.6 x 178 x 300 cm
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Installation view
Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area
Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

Grace Image

A Retrospective (1965–Present): Brevity is the Soul of Wit

Amir Nour
2016

Various works
installation view
Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area
Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

A Retrospective (1965–Present): Brevity is the Soul of Wit Image

A Retrospective (1965–Present): Brevity is the Soul of Wit

Amir Nour
2016

Various works
dimensions variable
Installation view
Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area
Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

Close images
A Retrospective (1965–Present): Brevity is the Soul of Wit Image

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Amir Nour: Brevity is the Soul of Wit: A Retrospective (1965-Present)

Hassan, Salah

Salah Hassan is Director of the Institute of Comparative Modernities, Cornell University.

Amir Nour: Brevity is the Soul of Wit: A Retrospective (1965-Present)

Nour, Amir

Working in a range of mediums, Amir Nour is a sculptor who creates works often associated with a minimalist style.