NYUAB Campus, Abu Dhabi

During our retrospective exhibition, Permanent Temporariness, in the art gallery at NYU Abu Dhabi (2018) curated by Salwa Mikdadi and Bana Kattan, another living room was set up on the NYU Campus in Abu Dhabi. We arrived as the invited guests of artists, but decided to open the temporary home the university gave to us to the community and become hosts. We invited students and faculty members into our living room and created a sense of intimacy that helped question the relationship between professor and student, between guest and host, as well as creating a sense of belonging to the campus, to the exhibition that we were there for, and to the meaning of Permanent Temporariness in a place like Abu Dhabi.