Collaboration: Campus Art Dubai Open Studios

August 26, 2017

Project Space Art Jameel

Open Studio Schedule:

August 26: 5pm-7pm, opening alongside artist-led public tours at 6pm
August 27 – August 30: 10am-6pm
August 31 – September 3: 12pm-6pm (closed on Friday, September 1)
September 4 – September 6: 10am-6pm

In collaboration with Campus Art Dubai (CAD) –Art Dubai’s alternative educational platform for artists, curators, writers and cultural producers based in the UAE– Project Space Art Jameel is hosting a six-week experimental studio for seven CAD members and alumni.

Set to begin on July 30, 2017, the communal studio will provide participants with a semi-public environment to practice, create, research and exchange. Participants will also partake in a collective reading group, walking club amongst other activities including hosted dinner gatherings, screenings and workshops as exercises in investigating notions of community building, shared responsibility and resources. A selection of sessions is open for public registration and participation.

The project will conclude with Open Studios taking place August 26 – September 6 where artists will showcase results and work of both physical and digital media to the public.

This collaboration is part of Art Jameel’s education programming dedicated to fostering contemporary and critical art practices in the UAE.

Project Space Art Jameel (PSAJ), Warehouse 48, The Yard, Alserkal Avenue

Working hours (Saturday to Thursday: 10am-7pm)

Public Events

Seats for the below events are extremely limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign up by emailing your details to u.kattan@alj.ae. Successful sign-ups will be notified via email.

Lest We Remember: A Reading Group

Dubai artist Lantian Xie leads a 4-part reading group about nostalgia and memory as architectures of violence. Sessions occur seminar-style with emphasis on conversation and discussion. Materials to be covered include science fiction, historical fiction, critical theory, film, and popular music. Readings will be provided in advance of each session. Participants are expected to commit to attending all sessions.

Dates: Saturday August 5, 12, 19 and 26

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: Project Space Art Jameel, Alserkal Avenue

Slow Curry Community: Dinner

A special invitation for creatives to join in on a CAD studio artists’ tradition of regular dinners about town. This series of gathering over meals has been developed in response to transitioning from formality to familiarity when joining a new cohort. With trust as a main ingredient, the dinners evoke a collective agreement of resistance to external attempts to rush the sense of community. Out of this recipe, a broth of debate, honest conversations and potential collaborations emerges. In the spirit of the Slow Curry Community “rules” and concerned themes of “investments”, dinners are self-paid and are not to exceed AED 30 per person.

Date: Tuesday August 29

Time: 7pm

Location: Calicut Paragon, Al Karama

Drawing-from-Film: Workshop

CAD Studio Dubai-based artist, Nadine Ghandour leads a workshop of drawing-from-film with selections featuring short videos from archival, satellite and personal footage exploring multiple viewpoints played on loop.

This alternative exercise in drawing is not technical but rather focuses on pace, looking, finding, compiling, adding and subtraction with a continuously developing composition.

Dates and times: Sunday August 27, 2017 (adults), 6pm and Wednesday September 4, 2017 (teens, ages 15+), 4pm-6pm

Location: Project Space Art Jameel, Alserkal Avenue