Hassan Sharif's exhibition Approaching Entropy at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Approaching Entropy considers how two seemingly opposed trajectories in Hassan Sharif's body of work can exist within a single philosophical approach to art. While Objects are constructed via impulse, improvisation and widely available materials, Semi-Systems are governed by strictly ordered sets of rules that achieve predetermined outcomes.
In this exhibition systems are set up to fail and yet sustain a potential for completion and a capacity to perpetuate indefinitely. What emerges are striking new works that represent significant evolutions in Sharif's obsessive processes.