Quoz Arts Fest 2024 | It Lies Beyond

It Lies Beyond

by Rashid Rana



27_28 Jan 2024








Volte Art Projects is pleased to exhibit a solo exhibition of Rashid Rana, one of the most prominent artists in South Asia today with his immersive work It Lies Beyond and his monumental sculpture Desperately Seeking Paradise. A seminal and relevant exhibition, which runs in conjunction with the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, (COP28), Dubai in early December.

Rana challenges our perceptions of scale through the intermingling of both small and large imagery, exploring and revealing patterns and similarities between expanse and the blending of the ‘micro and macro’. In It Lies Beyond the imposing proportion invites viewers to immerse themselves in the intricate imagery and multifaceted symbolism varying between an ominous and a serene seascape. Which on closer inspection, reveals heaps of garbage with references to post-renaissance materialist inquiry, the explorations of, the expansion to the other worlds, sea trade, colonization, the Industrial Revolution, consumerism, and highlights the tainted waters owing to human waste and pollution marred by the effects of global climate change and natural calamities. The interactive experience is enhanced through Augmented Reality that overlays content onto real-life environments.

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Volte Art Projects

Founded by Tushar Jiwarajka in 2009, Volte Art Projects represents and works on projects with renowned and celebrated international contemporary artists and collectives including: Sheba Chhachhi, Francesco Clemente, Wim Delvoye, Ranbir Kaleka, William Kentridge, Nalini Malani, James Turrell, and Based Upon.

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