All the talks will take place in the Majlis (The Yard).
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.
11AM - 12PM
Artist talk: Hale Tenger in conversation with Mari Spirito about the ideas and process of Under
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
Talk: Simulations and the Sea
Artist and architect Vishal K. Dar and Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty in conversation with Sabih Ahmed
Artist talk: Artist and Alchemist
Jean Boghossian discusses his multimedia painting and his exhibition Unpredictable Horizons, on show at Ayyam Gallery.
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
Talk: Changing Gallery Models
John Martin, Umer Butt, and Taymour Grahne in conversation with Kevin Jones
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
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
Talk: Photography book as exhibition space
Laura El-Tantawy in dialogue with Mashid Mohajerin
Fully Booked | Warehouse 82
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.
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
Galleries tour: A one-hour tour of Alserkal Avenue
Meeting point: Outside of A4 Space
Curator-led tour of Ishara exhibition by Karim Sultan
Inhabiting the Grid | Haleh Redjaian
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (IVDE) | Warehouse 17
Chasing the Light | Mike Arnold
Showcase Gallery | Warehouse 35
Beyond Here is Nothing | Laura El-Tantawy
Gulf Photo Plus | Warehouse 36