The NYUAD Art Gallery of the New York University Abu Dhabi, just opened its doors for a new exhibition: “But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008”.

The title of the exhibition is drawn from a poem written by a key member of the community, poet and filmmaker Nujoom Al Ghanem. But We Cannot See Them focuses on one community of artists, sometimes called “the five”, at an intersection of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers based in the UAE. Its members identified with a “new culture” of encouraging radical, formal and conceptual experimentation.

Hypsos, working with Curator Maya Allison, was responsible for the complete exhibition build including setworks and lighting.