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Exhibition: Postmordial Soup

ICD Brookfield Place

October 5, 2023 - November 5, 2023

Large sculpture within an industrial space at ICD

Postmordial Soup is an exhibition on view at ICD Brookfield Place that invites visitors to experience an immersive realm. Working through cross-dimensional mediums, from video to sound, artists Ziad, Talal, and Miramar invite guests to enter an otherworldly space that feels simultaneously like a sanctuary of origin and an extraterrestrial terrain. 

Postmordial Soup responds to questions on the origins of life and the influences of the soup that shape the contemporary condition. 

The collective of artists delve into the human experience while maintaining their distinctive approach. They explore themes of the collapsing of time, the interplay between the foreign and the familiar, the coalescence of past and future, and the intricate interconnections they discern between the digital, the physical, and the natural realms. The exhibited body of work is the result of an artist residency that took place under ICD Brookfield Place's Art Program in partnership with Tabari Artspace Gallery. 


Miramar Al Nayyar (1997) is a multi-disciplinary artist hailing from Iraq, currently based between Amman and Dubai. Al Nayyar’s three-dimensional works reveal her profound fascination with the interplay between nature, kinematic phenomena, temporality, and spatiality. Recently, Al Nayyar has placed her focus on an introspective examination of the nude topographies of desert rock formations and their relationship to the human body. In her praxis, Al Nayyar employs an innovative methodology to encapsulate and immortalise the ephemeral choreography of motion she observes within the desert-scape. The artist imbues her works with the ceaseless cadence of natural motion and captures the dialogue between transitory forces and eternal stasis.

Talal Al Najjar (1999) is an artist from the Emirates, based between Los Angeles and Dubai. Driven by collecting, archiving, and distorting, his interdisciplinary practice recontextualizes transhistorical material culture and imagery with an absurdist lens. Defamiliarization and the uncanny teeter and prompt new anthropological and material questions in his work. He produces sculpture, video, sound, CGI animation, painting, and installation, in addition to other media. Primary concerns include ideas around simulation, poor images, artefacts, counter-futurisms, and the contention of postmodern conditions. 

Ziad Al Najjar (2001) is an Emirati visual artist with an exploratory approach to two and three-dimensional art that aims to upturn fixed notions surrounding process, materiality, and visual perception. Establishing an interplay between organic and inorganic forms Al Najjar reflects upon the connectedness between the natural, constructed and spiritual realms and how they relate to his lived experience in the contemporary moment. His forms embody the simultaneous precision and fluidity of patterns formed in nature, they meander and mutate. Manipulating depth and tone Al Najjar investigates optical creation and illusively engages with the illusionary.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date & Time

October 5, 2023 - November 5, 2023