ONLINE PROGRAM

Warehouse421 is bringing parts of its public programs online. On this page, you can listen to past talks and new conversations, take part in tutorials, and follow along with curators and artists as they discuss exhibitions and process.

Exhibitions - Hyphenated Spaces: “The Cup and The Saucer” Reinterpreted

Exhibitions

Hyphenated Spaces: “The Cup and The Saucer” Reinterpreted

15 December 2020 - 30 March 2021
24:00 - 24:00

The curators of the virtual exhibition, Hyphenated Spaces, present alternative ways of looking at six different sub-themes of artist Hashel Al Lamki’s solo-exhibition, The Cup and The Saucer, by selecting thirty-four artworks by artists representing various geographies, periods, and styles. 

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Exhibitions - Mina Zayed: Reflections on Past Futures

Exhibitions

Mina Zayed: Reflections on Past Futures

6 February 2021 - 13 June 2021
10:00 - 20:00

Gridded, vast, and distinctly utilitarian in scale and texture, Mina Zayed’s urban plan reflects the role it played as the principle trading gateway for Abu Dhabi. The area was instrumental in the capital’s growth, and the development of its culture, both material and anthropological. Beyond its infrastructural significance, the area is cemented in the memory of the capital’s inhabitants as a hub of communal spaces— a co-op, a large toy store, a popular arcade, a wedding hall, a fish market, an agricultural market, and a vibrant and colorful fruits and vegetables market, spaces that continue to flourish to this day.

 

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Exhibitions - Float: Stephanie Comilang

Exhibitions

Float: Stephanie Comilang

6 February 2021 - 21 March 2021
10:00 - 20:00

Float presents two recent films by Berlin-based Stephanie Comilang that narrate overseas Filipino workers’ lives, complicating together documentary forms with references to science fiction. Lumapit Sa Akin, Paraiso (Come to Me, Paradise) (2016), follows three domestic workers in Hong Kong on their day off, as they gather with peers in the city center to engage in rituals of self-care, leisure, and community, claiming if only temporarily, their right to a city supported by their otherwise invisible daily labor. 

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Exhibitions - 100/100: Hundred Best Arabic Posters

Exhibitions

100/100: Hundred Best Arabic Posters

6 February 2021 - 16 May 2021
10:00 - 20:00

100/100—HUNDRED BEST ARABIC POSTERS is a biennial non-commercial official poster competition, originated at the German University in Cairo, GUC, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts, Graphic Design Department, initiated by a group of academics as a PreMaster project in the winter semester 2015. 100/100’s vision is to document the Arab world’s contemporary visual culture through selecting and highlighting the best Arabic posters, acting as a platform that inspires, connects and educates new talents, academics and professionals worldwide. 

 

This year's version will display one winning poster a day for 100 days on Warehouse421's facade, our website, and social media platform. Follow this page and our account on Instagram to see the details of each winning entry.

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Films - Last Visit

Films

Last Visit

10 March 2021 - 16 March 2021

Directed by: Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan

2019 | KSA | PG | Drama | Arabic | 76 min

During a trip with Waleed, his adolescent son, a middle-aged father, Nasser, receives news of his father's serious illness. He turns in the direction of his rural hometown south of Riyadh. The relationship between father and son changes when they arrive in this isolated town, as the disappearance of a child under unknown conditions is overshadowed by Nasser's efforts to communicate with his introverted son, even if it means imposing his own will on him. Waleed rebels against this guardianship and rejects it amidst the tense atmosphere of his dying grandfather in waiting.

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Films - Clouds

Films

Clouds

10 March 2021 - 16 March 2021 - 23:00

Directed by Muzna Al Musafer

2020 | Oman| Drama | Swahili, Arabic | 15 min

In 1978, in the South of Oman, Dablan is a widower who lives with his daughter Salma and his son Amr in a traditional village on the mountains. Dablan faces a pres- sure from his tribe to kill a leopard that has threatened the village - pressure that becomes greater when he decides to not kill the animal and instead to set it free.

Born in Madinat Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman. Her admiration to images started in an early age through her father, who is a painter and a photographer.

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Films - Overseas

Films

Overseas

14 March 2021 - 21 March 2021

Part of the Public Program of the exhibition
FLOAT: Stephanie Comilang

Directed by: Yoon Sung-A
2019 | BELGIUM, FRANCE | PG  | TAGALOG, ILONGGO, ENGLISH | 90 min}
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In the Philippines, women get deployed abroad to work as domestic workers or nannies. In order to do so, they frequently leave their own children behind, before throwing themselves into the unknown. In one of the many training centers dedicated to domestic work that can be found in the Philippines, a group of trainees are getting ready to face both homesickness and the possible abuses lying ahead. During role playing exercises, they alternatively play both the roles of the employee and that of the employers. Bordering on fiction, OVERSEAS brings to light the question of modern servitude in our globalized world, while emphasizing these women’s determination, their sisterhood, and the strategies they find to face the ordeals that awaits them in the near future.

 

 

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Workshops - Mina Zayed Photo-Walk

Workshops

Mina Zayed Photo-Walk

20 March 2021
16:00 - 19:00

Participants of this photo-walk will receive hands-on guidance from a photography instructor and guide, offering tips on framing, natural-light photography, and better creative control over a camera. Furthermore, and as they peruse the markets in the area, participants will learn best practices for approaching strangers in public and taking candid and posed shots that constitute a sincere reflection of daily life in Abu Dhabi.

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Talks - 100/100: Conversation with jury members 

Talks

100/100: Conversation with jury members 

23 March 2021
19:00 - 21:00

100/100 Hundred Best Arabic Posters is a competition that honours the best 100 Arabic posters worldwide. It aims at documenting the Arab world’s visual culture through selecting and highlighting the best Arabic posters of the region and acting as a platform that inspires, connects and educates new talents, academics and of course professionals worldwide. The talk with this rounds jury members will highlight and discuss the recognition of poster design as an important form of communication in the public space as well as sparking a discussion about its role, form, content and technical execution.

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Films - Sunday at Five

Films

Sunday at Five

7 April 2021 - 13 April 2021

Directed by: Sherif El Bendary

2020 | Egypt | PG | Drama | Arabic | 17 min

Selfishness makes Hadeel unstoppable – even if getting what she wants is at the expense of others. Conflating fact and fiction, this is a tale of mind games and manipulation.

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Films - 200 Meters

Films

200 Meters

7 April 2021 - 13 April 2021 - 23:00

Directed by Amin Nayfeh

2019 | Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Italy, Sweden| Drama | Arabic | 90 min

Mustafa and his wife Salwa live 200 meters apart in villages separated by the wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads: his son has had an accident. Rushing to cross the checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. But a father’s love won't give up and he will do anything to reach his son. A 200 meter distance becomes a 200 kilometer odyssey, as Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.

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