The landmark exhibition Is This Tomorrow? will be presented in and around Concrete, at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai, from 6-23 November 2019. A collaboration between Alserkal Arts Foundation and London's Whitechapel Gallery, the exhibition is curated by Whitechapel Gallery chief curator Lydia Yee, and responds to timely contemporary issues to offer speculative visions of the future through four pairings between leading artists and architects. This includes a new site-specific commission by visual artist Rana Begum and architect Marina Tabassum, winner of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which will be unveiled in The Yard.
The interdisciplinary installations, environments, and pavilions by Amalia Pica and 6a, Cao Fei and mono office, Mariana Castillo Deball and Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, and Rana Begum and Marina Tabassum Architects reveal the expansive potential of collaboration between art and architecture, in line with the wider November in Alserkal Avenue programme. Is This Tomorrow? will take place in and around Concrete, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture-designed building shortlisted for the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.