This fall, Warehouse421 is taking you back to your senses with a season full of programs for your eyes, ears and much more! Sink into your body as we bring back our outdoor film program with Cinema Akil, close your eyes as our incense workshop entices your nose, focus on your fingertips as our calligraphy course guides your penmanship, listen in on one of our monthly Khayal story-time sessions, and don’t forget to support your creative community by visiting our CLU market! Whatever you’re looking for this fall, we have a taste, a whiff, or a touch of it here at Warehouse421!


The season will inaugurate our newly renovated spaces with two exhibitions: So Different, So Appealing curated by Murtaza Vali; and As We Gaze Upon Her curated by Banat Collective.


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Please note that as per Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism regulation, a "green" status on the Al Hosn app is required for participation and attendance of any workshops, talks, and in-space events. In addition, a 96-hour negative PCR test result is required of those who are 18 and above.


As We Gaze Upon her

16 October - 23 January
10:00 - 20:00

As We Gaze Upon her

As We Gaze Upon Her comes at the end of the pilot version of Warehouse421’s Curatorial Development Exhibition program, in partnership with the Bombay Institute of Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). The exhibition attempts to expand the notion of ‘woman’, often constrained by social, cultural, and existential insecurities. ‘Woman’ and its various forms are subjective—, an idea and a body. It is malleable, imagined and exploitable, existing in a liminal space, fluctuating between challenging and perpetuating social hegemonies. A subjugated vessel, ‘woman’ is a carrier of social norms of objectified bodies, codes of family honour,  gendered duties that dominate public and private space, bearers of migrancy, displacement, replacement, and labour.


The exhibition is curated by Banat Collective.


Image courtesy of the artist.

Sarah Brahim, Untitled, 2021.

The exhibition program will include a curator’s talk, two panel discussions, and a public critique session, put together by Nadine Khalil.