Join Alserkal Avenue Programming for Art101 as we uncover the art world and the stories behind it. Art101 is a series of talks that go behind the scenes to help people understand the art world better. Each talk will address specific aspects of the art world, covering a wide range of subjects, from the role of galleries, institutions, to art appreciation, collecting, and more. Each month, Art101 will invite a different member of the UAE's arts community to offer unique insight. Presented in a simple moderated style, each session will allow you to interact and engage with the speakers.
THE CURATOR: ON HOW COMMUNITY MAKES GREAT ART POSSIBLE
Moderated by: Tairone Bastien
Maya Allison (NYUAD Art Gallery Director) will discuss her curatorial research into the ways that different art communities have historically enabled creative innovation. Looking at the UAE’s own art history, she will be exploring the community that gathered around Hassan Sharif from the 1980s onwards. Maya will discuss what it meant to call a group “avant-garde” or “underground” thirty years ago and will also open up a discussion about what new kinds of communities, for example those within Alserkal Avenue, can provide to artists today.
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