Exhibitions - Structures of Impermanence

Exhibitions

Structures of Impermanence

2 November 2019 - 16 February 2020
10:00 - 20:00

In this exhibition, artist and architect Talin Hazbar explores the architectural and cultural significance of water features in traditional Syrian houses.

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Exhibitions - How to maneuver: Shape-shifting texts and other publishing tactics

Exhibitions

How to maneuver: Shape-shifting texts and other publishing tactics

10 December 2019 - 16 February 2020
10:00 - 20:00

Publishing is the act of making public. It is not restricted to specific producers, languages of production, sanctified routes of distribution, and privileged readers. This is not publishing as we have come to know it.

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Book Readings - “Ya Maryam”: Arabic Book Reading and Discussion of Sinan Antoun’s Novel

Book Readings

“Ya Maryam”: Arabic Book Reading and Discussion of Sinan Antoun’s Novel

19 January 2020 - 26 January 2020
17:30 - 19:00

The two sessions will be part of “Sour Sweet”, a program of readings led by Maryam Wissam Al Dabbagh, that explores readings of poetry and literature of the Arab Diaspora, pertaining to the tensions between the inevitable return, and departure and what lies in between.

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Special Events - Open call: image-based exhibition

Special Events

Open call: image-based exhibition

19 January 2020 - 1 February 2020
09:00 - 23:00

Warehouse421 is partnering with Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) to present an open call for an image-based exhibition focused on artistic development.

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Short Courses - Painting course: Decoding Abstraction

Short Courses

Painting course: Decoding Abstraction

21 January 2020 - 2 March 2020
18:00 - 21:00

This short course will help you develop your unique voice through abstract painting. Participants will learn the three major steps in art that unpack the making process itself: exploration, development, and execution.

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Workshops - Naqd: Artist-Run Crit

Workshops

Naqd: Artist-Run Crit

26 January 2020
18:30 - 20:30

In this session, artists, writers, critics, curators, gallerists, and art enthusiasts are invited to attend an intimate session for artists to present their practice in exchange for constructive criticism.

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Workshops - 8 Fold Zine Workshop

Workshops

8 Fold Zine Workshop

28 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Zines are short self-published works that are not made for profit, but self-expression. Participants are encouraged to bring old magazines, journal entries, found objects and old books for collaging while working with different –sometimes unconventional- materials. They will be organizing content, designing spreads, assembling their zines and learning how they can be reproduced and shared.

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Short Courses - Advanced Leather Crafting

Short Courses

Advanced Leather Crafting

29 January 2020 - 1 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

This leather crafting course taught by Naresh Kumar, founder and creative director of a leather atelier in Dubai called 24th Street, is intensive and completely hands-on. Equipped with the skills mastered in Naresh’s introductory course, participants will progress to making a large-scale portable item such as a cross-body or bucket style bag.

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Workshops - Bookbinding Basics: Saddle Stitch Binding

Workshops

Bookbinding Basics: Saddle Stitch Binding

29 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Participants will create their own journal/watercolor sketchbook from scratch using saddle stitch binding technique. Participants will also learn about art journaling and documenting ideas.

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Workshops - Site Specificity and the director's eye

Workshops

Site Specificity and the director's eye

30 January 2020 - 1 February 2020
10:00 - 17:00

Participants interested in performance are invited to attend the workshop and develop their understanding of the fundamental techniques in the production and creation of site-specific performances. Participants do not have to perform and can respond to all activities through writing.

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Talks - Ikhtiyār and the production of (in)visibility

Talks

Ikhtiyār and the production of (in)visibility

1 February 2020
19:00 - 21:00

This discussion will question the role of origin, authenticity, and visibility in the work of ‘Paper nor Me xxl’ among other examples, considering the ethical implications of ikhtiyār and how it can still operate as a contemporary form of production.

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Talks - Architecture, Site and Performance- Creating New Forms for Public Art

Talks

Architecture, Site and Performance- Creating New Forms for Public Art

1 February 2020
19:00 - 21:00

This lecture, led by award winning site-specific artist Stephan Koplowitz, will give some definition and history to site-specific performance and with examples of ground-breaking public site art from the past thirty years of his career.

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Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Workshops

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

2 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

In this contemporary jewellery making series, comprising four specialised masterclasses, Naida Abbas shares her passion for jewellery making and introduces participants to the world of creative crochet jewellery.

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Workshops - Intro to Sewing and Garment Construction

Workshops

Intro to Sewing and Garment Construction

4 February 2020 - 6 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

This workshop is part of a series that will teach participants to design, plan, and execute a garment piece. It is designed to cover the basics of sewing on a machine, the techniques used for different fabrics, the types of seams, their names and uses.

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Films - Arabs and the City series

Films

Arabs and the City series

5 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

A Wedding Day (2019)
Directed by: Elias Belkeddar
Algeria
PG | Short Drama | Arabic | 15 minute

Sofia (2018)
Directed by: Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi
Morocco
PG-13 | Drama | Arabic and French

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Special Events - Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Closed Session

Special Events

Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Closed Session

7 February 2020
15:00 - 19:00

A series of focus groups and workshops, the closed ses-sion aims to address the issues and obstacles of independ-ent publishing, distribution within the Arab world and in the world market. What forms and ideas of networking, collaboration, printing solutions and event making we can think of between various stakeholders, from artists and independent publishers to presses and distribution hous-es.

This session is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please use the form in this link.

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Special Events - Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Public Sessions

Special Events

Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Public Sessions

8 February 2020
10:30 - 18:30

Through talks, informal discussions, performances, book launches and workshops, this symposium will open the floor for a more engaged and productive conversation between various publishing practitioners, established or just beginning, be they artists, (independent) publishers, distributers or other.

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Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Workshops

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

9 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

In this contemporary jewellery making series, comprising four specialised masterclasses, Naida Abbas shares her passion for jewellery making and introduces participants to the world of creative crochet jewellery.

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Workshops - Palestinian Embroidery

Workshops

Palestinian Embroidery

11 February 2020 - 13 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

This workshop will introduce its participants to Tatreez, a traditional form of Palestinian embroidery. During the session, Joanna Barakat will discuss the history and cultural context of Palestinian embroidery from various regions in Palestine prior to 1948 and how it has changed in both form and meaning since then.

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Films - Arabs and the City series

Films

Arabs and the City series

12 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Silence (2016)
Directed by: Chadi Aoun
Lebanon
PG| Drama | Arabic (with English subtitles) |15 mins

The Day I Lost My Shadow (2016)
Directed by Soudade Kaadan
Syria
15+ | Drama | Arabic (with English subtitles) | 95 mins

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Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

Workshops

Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

15 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Participants will work towards creating one or two stamps and use them to print a repeat pattern on a plain textile or paper surface of their choice of surface. Participants will learn how to communicate a pattern design, not just for aesthetic purposes, but also to communicate a message or story.

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Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Workshops

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

16 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

In this contemporary jewellery making series, comprising four specialised masterclasses, Naida Abbas shares her passion for jewellery making and introduces participants to the world of creative crochet jewellery.

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Workshops - Subversive Stitch

Workshops

Subversive Stitch

16 February 2020 - 23 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Subversive Stitch is a two-part workshop which consists of a reading group and discussion, followed by a practical workshop in which the information discussed in the first session is explored through a communal embroidery exercise.

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Workshops - Shirt making

Workshops

Shirt making

18 February 2020 - 19 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

In this workshop, participants will learn how to construct and execute a traditional shirt from a provided pattern and fabric.

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Films - Art & Cinema Series: Beuys

Films

Art & Cinema Series: Beuys

19 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Beuys (2017)
Directed by Andres Veiel
Documentary | German (with English subtitles) | 107 mins

Andres Veiel’s documentary embarks upon an extensive search for clues, unearthing a host of unknown archive material and interviewing creative contemporaries such as Klaus Staeck.

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Talks - Naqd talks textiles: The influence of a thread

Talks

Naqd talks textiles: The influence of a thread

22 February 2020
18:30 - 20:30

Artists and creators working with textiles, whether through fashion design, performance, installation, or mixed media, are invited for a session that reflects on the power and influence of the use of textiles in a work of art.

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Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Leather Jewellery Making

Workshops

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Leather Jewellery Making

23 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

In this contemporary jewellery making series, comprising four specialised masterclasses, Naida Abbas shares her passion for jewellery making and introduces participants to the world of creative crochet jewellery.

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Workshops - Blouse Draping

Workshops

Blouse Draping

25 February 2020 - 26 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of draping a blouse on a mannequin and completing a garment.

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Workshops - ‘between – and’ … the culture of materials and the circumstance of the object’s production

Workshops

‘between – and’ … the culture of materials and the circumstance of the object’s production

28 February 2020 - 29 February 2020
16:00 - 19:00

This workshop engages construction – the forming of three–dimensional structures with the function of sturdiness, with the outcome being the demonstration of the strength of a frail material. Participants will choose a skin, stitch abstract forms, fill the vessel with sand from a specific site and display the works in that same site.

 

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Short Courses - Contemporary Jewellery Making: Lost Wax hand-carving

Short Courses

Contemporary Jewellery Making: Lost Wax hand-carving

1 March 2020 - 29 March 2020
17:30 - 20:00

This course, consisting of four sessions and a trip to a professional jewellery workshop has been designed to develop the participants’ basic metalworking skills.

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Exhibitions - The Cup and The Saucer

Exhibitions

The Cup and The Saucer

7 March 2020 - 17 May 2020
10:00 - 20:30

The Cup and The Saucer is the first major solo exhibtion for Hashel Al Lamki. This exhibition explores the breadth of the notions of unity, separation, and individualism. The show seeks to discuss the metaphoric and momentary divorce that takes place when a cup parts from its saucer; and, how within that moment, and that movement of estrangement, a single item breaks into two. A once whole object becomes two separate individuals.

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Workshops - Painting Urban Landscapes

Workshops

Painting Urban Landscapes

11 March 2020 - 13 March 2020
18:00 - 21:00

We often overlook urban spaces in search of nature, but what happens when we try to paint the combination of the two, taking inspiration from the Impressionist’s approach to depicting what’s around us. The workshop puts emphasis on methodology and interpretation of urban cityscapes, using drawing and colour to engage our imagination.

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Films - Arabs and the City series

Films

Arabs and the City series

11 March 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Behind the Wall (2016)
Directed by: Karima Zoubir
PG| Drama | Arabic (with English subtitles) | 18 mins

Papicha (2019)
Directed by Mounia Meddour
18+ | Drama | Arabic (with English subtitles) | 106 mins

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Talks - Roundtable Discussion with The Cup and The Saucer Interns

Talks

Roundtable Discussion with The Cup and The Saucer Interns

14 March 2020
15:00 - 16:30

This session is an informal roundtable discussion, led by the interns involved in the making and creating of the ‘The Cup and The Saucer’ exhibition.

The talk aims to shed light on the process of exhibition-making from the perspective of the interns involved, including working first-hand with the artist and the curator.

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Workshops - Rejection and Reflection

Workshops

Rejection and Reflection

17 March 2020 - 18 March 2020
17:30 - 20:30

The workshop will examine the body of work of Rejection and Reflection, part of The Cup and The Saucer exhibition (7 March -17th May), and a body of work that showcases the artist’s interest in identifying new meanings in ordinary and mundane house-hold objects.

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Special Events - Art Tour: Dubai

Special Events

Art Tour: Dubai

28 March 2020
11:00 - 18:00

Warehouse421 is organising a community trip for art professionals and enthusiasts to visit Art Dubai and Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. The trip will include guided tours of the venues.

In partnership with Art Dubai.

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