During Artweek in March 2017, Art Jameel opened a new Project Space in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, featuring a year-round programme of exhibitions, workshops and events. While some shows feature works from the Jameel Art Collection, others are developed in collaboration with partner institutions; educational initiatives aim to bring together creative communities of all ages and nurture experimentation, dialogue and a discursive approach to art and art-making.
Project Space Art Jameel opened on March 13 with And my mask is powerful 1 by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme: see our Events page for further details. This is the first in a series, titled Collection Focus, allowing for in-depth engagement with single works from the Jameel Collection.
Our first Research Studio is devoted to Madrid-based foundation Factum Arte and illustrates their work building new technologies to preserve heritage sites and create works with contemporary artists; this work-in-progress-style informational exhibition runs April 13-20. Factum’s residency in Dubai included a series of roundtables with the arts and architecture community, plus a public talk on April 13.