Presenting a dynamic roster for autumn/winter 2021-22 at Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai's contemporary art museum by Art Jameel, invited visitors to attend significant new exhibitions which were accessible throughout Dubai Design Week and after.

The programme features included 'The Distance From Here', a group exhibition of 11 artists’ works drawn from the Art Jameel Collection plus new commissions; 'Off Centre / On Stage’, curated by eminent architect and writer Todd Reisz, featuring more than 60 never-before-seen photographs of Dubai’s architectural development in the late 1970s; the Middle East’s first solo exhibition by revered Filipina artist Pacita Abad titled 'I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold'; and the latest Artist’s Room – a new interactive sound and video installation by Samson Young.

Alongside the exhibitions was a myriad of indoor and outdoor components, including the screening of The Jump, a new film by Shuruq Harb, winner of the collaborative Han Nefkens Foundation - Fundació Antoni Tàpies Video Art Production Award 2019; the latest iteration of Library Circles, featuring original research by food writer and filmmaker Salma Serry; and the debut of an annual series of installations this winter by UAE-based and international artists, commissioned for the Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, featuring Nahla Tabbaa and Trevor Yeung.

All of the season’s exhibitions feature new, bilingual publications, published collaboratively by Art Jameel and available for purchase from Art Jameel Shop.

'The Distance From Here'
Level 1, September 8, 2021 - January 22, 2022

'Pacita Abad: I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold'
Ground floor, September 8, 2021 - February 13, 2022

‘Off Centre / On Stage’, curated by Todd Reisz
Jameel Lobby, September 29, 2021 - February 19, 2022

‘Artist's Room: Samson Young’
Gallery 10, October 30, 2021 - May 7, 2022

Film Programme: The Jump by Shuruq Harb
Gallery 9, September 8, 2021 - November 27, 2021