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Alserkal Avenue Programming

Alserkal Avenue

01 Oct 201530 Apr 2016

Inspired by the Avenue’s central position within the growing arts community in Dubai, the year’s Programme will critically examine expanding concepts of community and belonging taking shape in this globalised city. From October 2015 to April 2016, Alserkal Avenue Programming will present a series of artist commissions, talks, films and workshops that interrogate these concepts through
various disciplines, including visual art, architecture, anthropology and urbanism.
The Programme includes artist commissions that investigate the industrial
heritage of Al Quoz and the points of intersection between Alserkal Avenue and
its neighbourhood. Commissioning artists based in Dubai alongside international
figures, the Programme supports the creation of ambitious works that range in
scale and duration, as well as disciplines including performance, social practice,
research and public art.

A six-week series of talks and workshops will be presented in the lead-up to the commissions that encourage a reimagining of how individuals can creatively engage the city.

Open City” on 3 November is a talk that explores the ways public art and architecture can impact local communities and urban dynamics featuring Noura Al-Sayeh, Head of Architectural Affairs for the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and Curator of Bahrain’s first participation at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale, and Mary Ellen Carroll, a Houston and New York-based artist who has realized major public art commissions for international exhibitions such as the Busan Biennial and Prospect 3: Notes for Now. On 10 Nov Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture at UAE University and head of the Urban Research Lab, will lecture on informal urbanism and the extent to which migrant communities lay claim to parts of the city. On 24 November,artist Lantian Xie will present Turn the Sun and Fun into Cold Weather, a performative-lecture about waiting and belonging in Dubai. Staged on Sunset Beach, Xie locates the talk in an imagined orchestra pit: a ‘mystic’ gulf between local and visitor and an unmapped gulf neither Persian nor Arab. On 8 December, Oliver Herring,a visiting artist from New York will lead workshops with various communities in Al Quoz that encourage creative risk and the break-down of social barriers.

The Programme and its themes will be further explored in Where We Dwell, a film series presented in collaboration with Cinema Akil. The screenings will start in October 2015 and will run till March 2016, with a new film being screened every week.

  • Reign of Fundamentalists and Other Arab Modernisms by George Arbid and Bernard Khoury. Credit Bahrian Authority for Culture and Antiquities Reign of Fundamentalists and Other Arab Modernisms by George Arbid and Bernard Khoury. Credit Bahrian Authority for Culture and Antiquities
  • Noura Al Sayeh, Archway pic, Credit Giovanna Silva Noura Al Sayeh, Archway pic, Credit Giovanna Silva

Special Events

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: A4 Space
Type: Talk
Admission: Free
Open City – a talk about public art and architecture by visiting architect Noura Al Sayeh and visiting artist Mary Ellen Carroll
Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: A4 Space
Type: Party
Admission: Booking

Alserkal Avenue Road Trip

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Transient Spaces: Home and Belonging in Dubai – a talk by architect and professor Yasser Elsheshtawy

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Galleries Night

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

Yard Film Nights

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Lecture
Admission: Free

Turn the Sun and Fun into Cold Weather – a performative lecture by Lantian Xie at Sunset Beach, Jumeirah

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Party
Admission: Free

Music on the Avenue. Aaron Kim’s transition from professional jazz cellist into electronic music

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Workshop
Admission: Free

Building Community Through Art – workshops on creative learning by visiting artist Oliver Herring

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Urban Market

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Opening

Urban Market

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

Yard Film Night

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Preview
Admission: Free

Good Vibes in the Morning – presented by Good Vibes Market

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Opening

Alserkal Night

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Preview
Admission: Free

Quoz Arts Festival

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

Yard Film Night

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Preview
Admission: Free

Good Vibes in the Morning – presented by Good Vibes Market

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

Yard Film Night

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Preview
Admission: Free

Alserkal Night

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

Yard Film Night

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Film Screening
Admission: Free

Yard Film Night

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Alserkal Avenue
Type: Preview
Admission: Free

Alserkal Night

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OPENING:
sun, mon, tue, wed, thu, sat 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
fri

ESTABLISHED:
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T: +971 50 556 9797 M: info@alserkalavenue.ae W: Alserkal Avenue
ADDRESS:
Street 8, Al Quoz 1 Dubai, 390099 UAE