Sat
20Jan

Road trip to Sharjah

Join our road trip to Sharjah to visit the latest exhibitions by Barjeel Art Foundation and Maraya Art Centre.

NIGHT WAS PAPER AND WE WERE INK
BARJEEL ART FOUNDATION
This exhibition is a selection of works on paper from the Barjeel collection that include drawing, painting and printmaking from the mid-20th Century to the present. The works traverse a range of approaches, dealing with everyday encounters, documentation of historical events, and explorations of poetry, identity, and gesture.The mid-20th Century saw the emergence of a number of avant garde movements and moments that allowed for a great variety of expression. Artists responded to what they observed in the world – which was often rapidly changing and in conflict – in subjective and innovative ways. They also turned inwards and developed new visual languages to explore more introspective themes: abstraction, language, memory, and spirituality.

TIMO NASSERI: ALL THE LETTERS IN ALL THE STARS
MARAYA ART CENTRE
Maraya Art Centre in collaboration with Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival is happy to present "Timo Nasseri: All the Letters in All the Stars". The show is the artist's first solo show in the U.A.E. and takes its start from the story of Ibn Muqla, a 10th century calligrapher who claimed to have found four missing letters in the Arabic language. The works show the process of the artist exploring the potential for finding these missing letters in the stars and the exhibition unfolds in a dialogue that moves back and forth between structuring and fragmentation in the pursuit of the infinite.

Alserkal Avenue Road Trip Schedule:
11AM | Departure from Nadi Al Quoz in Alserkal Avenue (duration one hour) 
12PM | Guided tour of Night was paper, and we were ink Exhibition at Barjeel Art Foundation 
1PM | Artist Timo Nasseri guided tour of All the Letters in All the Stars Exhibition at Maraya Art Centre 
2PM | Departure 
3PM | Arrive back at Alserkal Avenue to explore new exhibition openings

To reserve a seat, please contact rsvp@alserkalavenue.ae.

Road Trips are open to everyone and free of charge. However, spaces are limited and reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis.