Warehouse421 hosts “Bayn: The In-Between”, the third exhibition organized by U.A.E. Unlimited, a satellite platform founded and supported by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. Produced in collaboration with UAE-based artists, curators, and institutions, the exhibition emphasizes the collective nature of the creative community in the UAE today, dealing with the theme of the current transformations in our society.
The participating artists represent a wide range of creative practices that explore the various reactions to the transformations happening today in our society. These include Emirati installation and multi-media artist Asma Al Ahmed, Iraqi architect & designer Hatem Hatem, Emirati musician & sound artist Maytha Al Shamsi, Jordanian portrait artist Saif Mhaisen, Emirati textile artist Sara Al Haddad, Syrian landscape artist & designer Talin Hazbar, Bahraini-American documentary artist Nasser Al Zayani and Emirati architect & illustrator Talal Al Ansari.
The annual exhibition centers on new commissioned works, which will explore the divide between the selves that dwelled in the recent past and their contemporaries, examining what lies in-between to deconstruct and reconstruct labels, boundaries, and identities assigned. The artists are currently developing their commissioned pieces while undertaking monthly reading and discussion sessions with Munira Al Sayegh and working closely with internationally established guest artist from Saudia Arabia, Manal Al Dowayan.