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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

UBIK

"The anonymous Dubai-based artist talks to us about the recent political uprising in the region and why his artwork features the dead al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden." UBIK is part of a new breed or emerging artists from the so called MENA region [Middle East and North Africa]. Originally from India, UBIK moved to Dubai five years ago to develop his practise as an artist. UBIK’s recent body of work examines the recent socio-political tectonic shift in the MENA region. He explores the optimism of the new wave "social media 9-5 weekday anarchists" who seem to promote a sense of optimism that is both convenient and sceptical. UBIK references his views through a mash-up of pop-culture laced with his usual dose of dark humour. In his own words, "suddenly everyone is a political pundit in this new world diss-order!" via dazed digital

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