February 21 - 25, 2018
Grey Noise, Dubai is pleased to announce its inaugural participation at ARCOMadrid 2018 with a presentation of works by Raja’a Khalid and Lantian Xie titled ‘Country Grammar’.
Titled after American rapper Nelly’s 2000 hit song, Country Grammar is staged as a constellation of warnings, cautions, threats, fetishes, idols, dress ups, sugars, starches, and delinquencies.
Country Grammar inflects the mood of an exploded high school foyer recalling school days in Dubai where both artists spent their youth.
Custom embroidery on denim jacket
*A single denim jacket with an acid green flame icon embroidered hung on the back of a chair.
Resin, styrocubes, carton
*A neon yellow acrylic resin falcon sculpture.
Silkscreen on Dri-fit tech fabric custom car cover for Lexus ES350, bicycle hooks
*Blue fabric car cover
GIGI EYES, 2017
Archival inkjet print, tape
*Photograph of supermodel Gigi taped to the wall.
Oil on canvas
*A painting depicting a woman dressed up in an Egyptian pharaoh costume.
Romance Section, 2016
All the books from the Romance section at a used bookstore in Dubai
*Stacks of used books.
Graphite on paper*Drawings of notices posted in apartment building hallways, lobbies, and elevators.
Roast Beef, Hotdog, Superstar, 2016
Sculpture: brown-paper delivery bag from Hardees fast food restaurant, with delivery menu and receipt affixed to one side.
*A brown-paper delivery bag from Hardees fast food restaurant, replete with delivery menu and receipt affixed to one side.