Public opening of Dubai’s new multi-disciplinary contemporary arts centre with curator, artist and architect-led tours, talks, workshops, and activations in the sculpture park.
All are welcome to join the opening week programme of the much-anticipated Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai’s new home for the contemporary arts.
Among other highlights, the Jameel Arts Centre will launch with a series of four solo exhibitions by eminent artists from the Middle East and Asia, which are being called Artist’s Rooms. There will be a curated group exhibition titled ‘Crude’, exploring some of the complex histories of oil as a catalyst of modernity across the Middle East; and a selection of large-scale installations and sculptural works including several newly commissioned for the centre’s roof terrace and gardens.
Jameel Arts Centre opens on November 11, 5:00-10:00pm. All are welcome to join the launch celebrations which will include the opening of multiple new exhibitions and commissions, Jameel Library, plus special curator-, artist- and architect-led tours and workshops.
About Jameel Arts Centre
One of the first contemporary arts institutions in Dubai, Jameel Arts Centre presents curated solo and group exhibitions, drawn both from the Jameel Art Collection and through regional and international collaborations. The Centre is a 10,000-square metre, three-storey, multi-disciplinary space designed by UK-based practice Serie Architects. The building is punctuated by seven gardens, designed by landscape architect Anouk Vogel, which reflect local and global desert biomes. Located by the waterfront at the tip of Dubai’s Al Jaddaf neighbourhood on Dubai Creek, the Centre’s galleries are complemented by the Jameel Library, an open-access research centre dedicated to artists and cultural movements in the Gulf states and beyond. The Centre also includes project and commissions spaces, a writer’s studio, a restaurant and shop. The Centre serves as a hub for educational and research initiatives for diverse audiences. Its wider programming embraces partnerships with local, regional and international artists, curators and organisations.
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