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19Mar
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Art Week at Alserkal Avenue

"If birds can forget to fly high in the sky, 
what have we humans forgotten?"

- Hale Tenger


 

The full programme for Art Week at Alserkal Avenue is now available online.

A week of exhibitions, commissions, artist talks, and workshops will take place across the Avenue from 19-24 March, in conjunction with Dubai Art Week. Our 12 contemporary art galleries will have new exhibitions on show, and Alserkal Programming will present a commission by Hale Tenger, guest curated by Mari Spirito. We will also welcome new pop-up projects by Serendipity Arts Foundation, Athr Gallery, Iran/Africa, Fully Booked, and Shaghaf Group. 

Art Week kicks off on Galleries Night (19 March); the galleries will open new shows to the public from 6-10PM. Our Alserkal Programming commission Under, 2018, and pop-up projects will also be open to the public.

EXHIBITION OPENINGS

1x1 Gallery
Vivek Vilasini | Between One Shore and Several Others 
Group exhibition | The Progressives
19 MARCH - 30 APRIL

Ayyam Gallery          
Jean Boghossian | Unpredictable Horizons
19 MARCH - 10 MAY

Brownbook
Group exhibition | Al Falaj: Water systems of the Gulf's oases
25 JANUARY - APRIL

Carbon 12
Gil Heitor Cortesão | Umbra
19 MARCH - 5 MAY

Concrete
Group exhibition | Ishara: Signs, Symbols, and Shared Languages
5 MARCH - 1 APRIL

Custot Gallery Dubai
Group exhibition | Art & Jewelry
19 MARCH – 2 JUNE

d.Academy
Marina Tabassum | Transformation, Translation and Representation.
19 MARCH - APRIL

Elmarsa Gallery
Ali Tnani | Unknown program
19 MARCH - 26 APRIL           

FN Designs
Rashid Al Mulla | FLOW
18 MARCH - 26 APRIL

Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde
Haleh Redjaian | Rhythm and Trace
19 MARCH - 3 MAY

Green Art Gallery                  
Nazgol Ansarinia | Demolishing buildings, buying waste
19 MARCH - 3 MAY 

Grey Noise
Group exhibition | Losers Club
19 MARCH - 31 JULY 

Gulf Photo Plus
Laura El-Tantawy | Beyond Here is Nothing
19-31 MARCH

Jean-Paul Najar Foundation
Jene Highstein | Space and Place
19 MARCH - 30 JUNE

La Galerie Nationale
Tahar Ben Jelloun | Cultural Crossroads
19 MARCH - 15 SEPTEMBER

Lawrie Shabibi
Zak Ové | Star Liner
19 MARCH - JUNE

Leila Heller Gallery
Kenny Scharf | Inner and Outer Space  

Philip Taaffe | Solo exhibition
19 MARCH - 31 AUGUST   

Project Space Art Jameel
Ala Younis | Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad
28 FEBRUARY - 14 APRIL

Salsali Private Museum
Group exhibition | ++VIDEO++
19 MARCH - 30 SEPTEMBER

Showcase Gallery
Mike Arnold | Chasing The Light
14 MARCH - 21 APRIL  

The Third Line
Farhad Moshiri | Close-up
19 MARCH - 14 APRIL

Abbas Akhavan | recently
19 MARCH  - 14 APRIL


ALSERKAL PROGRAMMING COMMISSION

Under | Hale Tenger
Guest curated by Mari Spirito
19 MARCH - 31 MAY


OPEN STUDIOS

Open studio: Alserkal Residency
19 March

Open studio: eL Seed
19-24 MARCH 

Open studio: Hazem Harb
19-24 March

Open studio: Satellite
19-24 MARCH


POP-UP PROJECTS
19-24 March

1,102: A Social Experiment | Abdulrahman Gazzaz/BRICKLAB
Warehouse 61

Visual Dialogue | Curated by Fereydoun Ave
Warehouse 46

FULLY BOOKED
Warehouse 82

Reclamation Ground | Serendipity Arts Foundation
Warehouse 59 

Authentic Marks | Shaghaf Group
Nadi Al Quoz

Cultural Narratives | Selections Magazine
Warehouse 47

الدوبة | Zayed University
Warehouse 67


MAJLIS TALKS
21-24 March

The Art Week at Alserkal Avenue programme is complemented by an engaging series of Majlis talks, where artists, curators, and cultural practitioners gather to discuss their work.

21 MARCH
11AM - 12PM
Artist talk: Hale Tenger in conversation with Mari Spirito about the ideas and process of Under

12-1PM
Book launch & talk: The Contemporary Resonances of Modern Art in the Arab World
Nada Shabout, co-editor of Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents and professor of Art History, University of North Texas, in conversation with Stuart Comer, Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art, MOMA, about the legacies of modern art in the Arab world

2:30-3:30PM
Talk: Simulations and the Sea
Artist and architect Vishal K. Dar and Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty in conversation with Sabih Ahmed

4:30-5:15PM
Artist talk: Artist and Alchemist
Jean Boghossian discusses his multimedia painting and his exhibition Unpredictable Horizons, on show at Ayyam Gallery. 

22 MARCH
10:30-11:30AM
Talk: Sonia Brewin in conversation with Caoimhe Jane Reynold to discuss the production of Showstoppers

11:30AM - 12:15PM
Artist talk: Zak Ové in conversation with William Lawrie
Lawrie Shabibi co-founder William Lawrie sits down with artist Zak Ové to discuss his first solo exhibition in the Middle East, Star Liner

4-5PM
Talk: Changing Gallery Models
John Martin, Umer Butt, and Taymour Grahne in conversation with Kevin Jones 

23 MARCH
11AM - 12PM
Talk: One or two things, about residencies…
ArteEast presents artists Basmah Felemban and Poonam Jain in conversation with curator Sarah El Adl about the experience of the art residency

3-4PM
Curator talk: Vassilis Oikonomopoulos in conversation with Abdulrahman Gazzaz
Using recent examples of BRICKLAB’s work, Abdulrahman Gazzaz and Vassilis Oikonomopoulos will discuss the role of objects, structures, histories and natures in BRICKLAB’s practice

OTHER TALKS

19 MARCH
3PM
Talk: Photography book as exhibition space
Laura El-Tantawy in dialogue with Mashid Mohajerin
Fully Booked | Warehouse 82

22 MARCH
5PM
Panel discussion: Artists and curator in conversation
Artists Saba Qizilbash, Flounder Lee, and Dina Khorchid discuss their practice with curator Karim Sultan. This panel is part of the Ishara public programme.
Concrete

24 MARCH
10:30AM
Talk: Marina Tabassum, winner of Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2016
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Farid Edmaeil from X-Architects.
d. Academy | Warehouse 44


DAILY TOURS

19-24 MARCH
12PM
Galleries tour: A one-hour tour of Alserkal Avenue
Meeting point: Outside of A4 Space

4PM
Curator-led tour of Ishara exhibition by Karim Sultan
Concrete

ARTIST-LED TOURS

19 MARCH
3PM
Inhabiting the Grid | Haleh Redjaian
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (IVDE) | Warehouse 17

7PM
Chasing the Light | Mike Arnold
Showcase Gallery | Warehouse 35 

8PM
Beyond Here is Nothing | Laura El-Tantawy
Gulf Photo Plus | Warehouse 36