Dialogue | Foretold Now opening event with curator Kevin Jones

  • VENUE: Cinema Room, A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue
  • START: 04:00 PM
  • END: 06:00 PM
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Join us on Saturday, 27 July as we launch the Alserkal Avenue summer programme Foretold Now, curated by arts writer Kevin Jones, a respected voice on contemporary art and thought in the region. As a preamble to revealing this season’s reading group book—the 1972 novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, to be explored in sessions throughout the summer—Kevin will raise questions on the human tendency to predict and forecast. How does the will to foretell haunt our present, and what are its manifestations in literature, visual arts and film?

Kevin will begin with an introduction to the summer programme, followed by an overview of Roadside Picnic, showing excerpts from the film it inspired, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979). This talk is free to attend, however registration is essential. Foretold Now is Alserkal Avenue’s summer programme and is curated by Kevin Jones. Click here for more information about the reading group.

From food trends and financial forecasting, to predicting election results and end-of-the-world scenarios, we have never been more consumed with trying to know what the future holds. Rather than attempting to grasp what this future is, Foretold Now, Alserkal Avenue’s summer programme, examines what drives us to predict in the first place. Click here to register to the event.

Location | Cinema Room, A4 Space

Date | Saturday, 27 July

Time | 4-6PM