Alserkal Avenue Galleries Night

Words by Elena Scarpa
November 10, 2015

Alserkal Avenues’s Galleries Night will be back on Monday 16 November from 6pm.

The programme will include 15 new exhibitions, 3 artists talks, 2 installations in The Yard, 1 theatre production, DJs, screenings, food, pop-ups and the opening of one of the international galleries that have announced their new spaces in Alserkal’s expansion: Leila Heller (NY). To celebrate the opening, The gallery will be hosting a panel discussion with their exhibiting artists Ghada Amer and Wim Delvoye. The panel, with Prof. Marine Antle, and moderated by Dr Shiva Balaghi, will take place on Galleries Night at 6pm in The Yard, Alserkal Avenue.

Ayyam Gallery will be celebrating their opening of Sama Alshaibi’s exhibition ‘Collapse’ on Galleries Night with a special talk with Alshaibi and curator Maymanah Farhat. Moderated by Wael Hattar, the conversation will explore the conceptual themes and formal dimensions of Alshaibi’s work with an emphasis on the layered imagery that appears in her new exhibition.

Lawrie Shabibi presents A Dish Fit for the Gods by Farhad Ahrarnia, his first solo exhibition in the Middle East region. Ahrarnia’s central premise is the ambivalent engagement between West and East spanning centuries or even millennia.

Green Art Gallery presents Nazgol Ansarinia’s first solo show in Dubai. The works in this show speak to the tendrilled tension between the historically sacrosanct intimacy of the domestic realm and the fast-changing world outside it. Contrary to the historical privileging of simplicity and privacy— traditionally expressed through high walls and enclosed gardens—Iran’s culture of modesty has in recent years given way to overt, even maximalist public displays of status


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