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 - The Stonebreakers

Exhibitions

The Stonebreakers

Inspired by the historical and ongoing importance of maritime trade to the development of the port cities of the Arabian Gulf, The Stonebreakers brings together three recent projects by Shumon Ahmed, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar and Hira Nabi that focus on a specific node within the modern shipping infrastructural network: the ship-breaking yard.

Note: An overview of the exhibition with curator Murtaza Vali will be available soon.

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Conversations - Art and Artists in Times of Disruption

Conversations

Art and Artists in Times of Disruption

Part of a new podcast series, the first episode of Warehouse421 Conversations tackles the current interruptions in the local art ecosystem and the various ways that livelihood in the arts can continue during times of disruption. 

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Exhibitions - The Cup and The Saucer

Exhibitions

The Cup and The Saucer

Join curator Munira Al Sayegh and artist Hashel Al Lamki for an overview of the themes spanning “The Cup and The Saucer," the first major solo exhibition for Al Lamki in which he explores the breadth of the notions of unity, separation, and individualism.

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Tutorials - Jewellery Making: Wire-wrapped Rings

Tutorials

Jewellery Making: Wire-wrapped Rings

In this session, jewellery designer and art teacher Naida Abbas demonstrates a range of simple techniques in how to craft a simple ring using wire and a single bead.

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Tutorials - Introduction to sewing

Tutorials

Introduction to sewing

This workshop 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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Conversations - The Cup and The Saucer: Monday Meeting

Conversations

The Cup and The Saucer: Monday Meeting

Join curator Munira Al Sayegh and artist Hashel Al Lamki on one of their Monday Meetings, moderated by Curator and founder of Banat Collective Sara Bin Safwan.

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Tutorials - Jewellery Making: Make your own Bracelet

Tutorials

Jewellery Making: Make your own Bracelet

Making your own jewellery at home is a fun, affordable hobby with a fashionable result.

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Tutorials - Introduction To Pattern Making

Tutorials

Introduction To Pattern Making

An introduction to pattern making as well as the way fabric behaves and how we need to consider it through pattern making.

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Tutorials - Bookbinding Tutorial: Saddle Stitch and Coptic Stitch

Tutorials

Bookbinding Tutorial: Saddle Stitch and Coptic Stitch

Bookbinding is the traditional craft of assembling books using different methods of stitching paper together. The techniques shown in this tutorial include the saddle stitch, which is ideal for beginners and requires no experience in sewing or bookbinding.

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Conversations - Ala Younis and Maha Maamoun: In conversation with Bernhard Cella

Conversations

Ala Younis and Maha Maamoun: In conversation with Bernhard Cella

As part of the exhibition opening program of How to Maneuver: Shape-shifting Texts and Other Publishing Tactics, we held a talk with curators Ala Younis and Maha Maamoun, in conversation with Bernhard Cella.

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Tutorials - Paper Making

Tutorials

Paper Making

In this workshop, participants will be able to create a sheet of paper using teabags and materials found at home. The process involves extracting the teabag from its original form and then transform multiple teabags into one sheet of paper.

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Tutorials - A self-portrait

Tutorials

A self-portrait

This tutorial is a guided lesson on fluid drawing and painting a self-portrait.

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Conversations - Art and Artists in Times of Disruption II

Conversations

Art and Artists in Times of Disruption II

In this installation of Warehouse421 Conversation, our speakers tackle the topic of art and artists in times of disruption with a long-sighted view. What is the way forward? How can artists and creatives take charge of the moment, and what role can institutions play in supporting them?

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Tutorials - Basic Hand Techniques in Ceramics 

Tutorials

Basic Hand Techniques in Ceramics 

This tutorial explores how to build a sculpture out of clay coils.

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Tutorials - Food Photography and Styling: Don’t Eat It, Photograph It

Tutorials

Food Photography and Styling: Don’t Eat It, Photograph It

This is an invitation for food lovers, artists, and photographers interested in cooking, food photography, or eating to participate in this food styling and photography workshop.

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Tutorials - Papermaking from compost materials

Tutorials

Papermaking from compost materials

This workshop will explore the intriguing process of making handmade paper. Participants can expect to learn how to transform an object into paper pulp and using techniques to create paper and paper sculptures.

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Short Courses - Criticism

Short Courses

Criticism

Criticism has suffered a serious blow in late capitalism – in the humanities and social sciences, contemporary arts, journalism, indeed in everyday life.

Critical thought and argument have been ‘made safe’ for a postmodernity with infinitely expanding social and professional networks, in which the right to personal opinion, feeling, and identity-based analysis equalises (e)valuations of thought, publications, works of art, politics, film, sound, economy, even science.

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