Thomas Mackie05 Mar 2019 AT 10:00 AM

What's on at Art Week in Alserkal Avenue

Art Season returns with cultural events across the city, including the Al Quoz hub
Thomas Mackie05 Mar 2019 AT 10:00 AM
What's on at Art Week in Alserkal Avenue

Art Week at Alserkal Avenue will soon be upon us and there will be a "world-class" line-up, as it's being called, of exhibitions throughout the week.

Coming to Dubai from March 18-23, the UAE's leading contemporary art galleries and non-profit institutions will showcase over 20 new exhibitions.

Nine galleries will also participate in Art Dubai.

Fabric(ated) Fractures
The Samdani Art Foundation and Alserkal are working together from March 9-23. The group exhibition will present the works of 15 Bangladeshi, South Asian, and Southeast Asian artists.

Alserkal Residency Open Studios
From 11am–8pm on March 18, Alserkal Residency’s Spring Cycle 2019 residents Mahan Moalemi, METASITU (Liva Dudereva and Eduardo Cassina), and Željka Blakšić open the doors to their studios and present their work.

Visitors are welcome to speak with residents about their public programmes for Alserkal Residency, their ongoing practices, and their research in Dubai.

Galleries Night
On March 18 from 6pm-10pm, collectors and enthusiasts are invited to explore the exhibitions, open studios, and commission across the Avenue.

Guest Projects
From March 18-23 Alserkal will welcome a number of guest projects during Art Week, with highlights including Moataz Nasr’s Sun Boat, Michelle Poonawalla’s immersive Introspection, Atassi Foundation for Art & Culture’s exhibition of pioneering Syrian female artists, Personal Revolutions, Mohamed Monaiseer’s Taxidermy Dreams, the Fully Booked art book fair, the Sanctuaries series by Selections magazine, and sound artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s open studio.

Majlis Talks
A series of public talks will also be held at Alserkal Avenue during Art Week, from March 18-23. These include Johan Creten in conversation with Rebecca Anne Proctor on March 18 at 3.30pm.

Soraya Sharghi in conversation with Nadine Khalil on March 18 at 4.15pm.

Jitish Kallat will also be in conversation with Nada Raza, Shumon Basar, and Catherine David March 18 at 5pm, as well as ‘Collecting in the Digital Age’, presented by Artsy on March 20 at 3.45pm and ‘The Spark is You’ by Ziba Ardalan on March 21 at 11am.

From March 18 till April 30 Rhodiola, a transmission by Athens-based artist collective 3 137 will be open to the public. Alserkal’s 19th artist commission will unravel over six weeks through radio shows, performances, screenings, and community activities exploring ideas of maintenance in everyday life.

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