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.

Book Club - Book Club: Like Water for Chocolate

Book Club

Book Club: Like Water for Chocolate

Join us and Moza Al Matrooshi as she guides a discussion about the book "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel.

26 April 2020 - 30 April 2020
20:30 - 21:30

Special Events - Art Tour: Dubai

Special Events

Art Tour: Dubai

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.

28 March 2020
11:00 - 18:00

Films - Art & Cinema Series:The Salt of the Earth

Films

Art & Cinema Series:The Salt of the Earth

“The Salt of the Earth” is a documentary about the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who during the last forty years has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvations and exodus and its consequences.

25 March 2020
19:30 - 21:20

Workshops - Rejection and Reflection

Workshops

Rejection and Reflection

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.

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

Talks - Roundtable Discussion with The Cup and The Saucer Interns

Talks

Roundtable Discussion with The Cup and The Saucer Interns

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.

14 March 2020
15:00 - 16:30

Workshops - Workshop with Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim

Workshops

Workshop with Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim

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.

 

This workshop is part of the Artist Community Engagement Series.

13 March 2020 - 14 March 2020
10:00 - 13:00

Films - Arabs and the City series

Films

Arabs and the City series

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

11 March 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Painting Urban Landscapes

Workshops

Painting Urban Landscapes

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.

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

 - The Cup and The Saucer

The Cup and The Saucer

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.

Note: This exhibition is currently not available due to Warehouse421 closure. 

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

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

Short Courses

Contemporary Jewellery Making: Lost Wax hand-carving

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

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

Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STENCIL PRINTING)

Workshops

Storytelling through patterns (STENCIL PRINTING)

Participants will create one or two designs that will be created into stencils and use them to print a repeat pattern on a plain textile or paper surface of their choice. Participants will learn how to communicate a pattern design, not just for aesthetic purposes, but also to communicate a message or story.

29 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Book Readings - Khayal Series: Book Reading for Children

Book Readings

Khayal Series: Book Reading for Children

Happy Birthday to Dr.Seuss! Through this workshop we will be celebrating the birthday and literary works of one of the most popular children’s authors.

Participants will be reading of his books and enjoying arts and crafts activities tied to his books such as making their own Cat in the Hat hats.

29 February 2020
15:00 - 17:00

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

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.

 

To register, please click here.

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

Workshops - Blouse Draping

Workshops

Blouse Draping

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

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

Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Leather Jewellery Making

Workshops

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Leather Jewellery Making

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.

23 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Talks - Naqd talks textiles: The influence of a thread

Talks

Naqd talks textiles: The influence of a thread

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.

22 February 2020
18:30 - 20:30

Films - Art & Cinema Series: Beuys

Films

Art & Cinema Series: Beuys

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.

19 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Shirt making

Workshops

Shirt making

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

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

Workshops - Subversive Stitch

Workshops

Subversive Stitch

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.

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

Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Workshops

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

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.

16 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

Workshops

Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

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.

15 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Films - Arabs and the City series

Films

Arabs and the City series

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

12 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Palestinian Embroidery

Workshops

Palestinian Embroidery

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.

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

Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Workshops

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

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.

9 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Special Events - Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Public Sessions

Special Events

Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Public Sessions

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.

8 February 2020
10:30 - 18:30

Special Events - Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Closed Session

Special Events

Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Closed Session

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.

7 February 2020
15:00 - 19:00

Films - Arabs and the City series

Films

Arabs and the City series

Night in a Taxi 

Directed by: Aisha Al Zaabi

2017| UAE | Short | PG | Arabic | 15 min 

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

 

5 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Intro to Sewing and Garment Construction

Workshops

Intro to Sewing and Garment Construction

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.

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

Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Workshops

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

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.

2 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STENCIL PRINTING)

Workshops

Storytelling through patterns (STENCIL PRINTING)

1 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

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

Talks

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

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.

1 February 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Workshops -

Workshops

Participants will create one or two designs that will be created into stencils and use them to print a repeat pattern on a plain textile or paper surface of their choice. Participants will learn how to communicate a pattern design, not just for aesthetic purposes, but also to communicate a message or story.

1 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Talks - Ikhtiyār and the production of (in)visibility

Talks

Ikhtiyār and the production of (in)visibility

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.

1 February 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Workshops - Site Specificity and the director's eye

Workshops

Site Specificity and the director's eye

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.

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

Workshops - Bookbinding Basics: Saddle Stitch Binding

Workshops

Bookbinding Basics: Saddle Stitch Binding

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.

29 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Short Courses - Advanced Leather Crafting

Short Courses

Advanced Leather Crafting

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.

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

Workshops - 8 Fold Zine Workshop

Workshops

8 Fold Zine Workshop

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.

28 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Workshops - Naqd: Artist-Run Crit

Workshops

Naqd: Artist-Run Crit

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.

26 January 2020
18:30 - 20:30

Special Events - Art Tour: Sharjah

Special Events

Art Tour: Sharjah

Warehouse421 is organizing a community trip to Sharjah to visit the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, the Sharjah Art Foundation, and 1971 Design Space.

In partnership with Sharjah Art Foundation.

25 January 2020
11:00 - 18:00

Book Readings - Khayal Series: Book Reading for Children

Book Readings

Khayal Series: Book Reading for Children

Tales of Arabian Nights is a majlis style retelling of Arabian folktales and stories followed by an arts and crafts session. Participants will be making mosaics of the Arabian desert and sharing stories.

25 January 2020
15:00 - 17:00

Films - Art & Cinema: Gerhard Richter: Painting

Films

Art & Cinema: Gerhard Richter: Painting

Gerhard Richter: Painting (2011)
Director: Corinna Belz
Germany
PG | Documentary | 97 mins

22 January 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Short Courses - Painting course: Decoding Abstraction

Short Courses

Painting course: Decoding Abstraction

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.

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

Workshops - Naqd: Focus on the exhibition “How to Maneuver” Read, digest, write

Workshops

Naqd: Focus on the exhibition “How to Maneuver” Read, digest, write

In this session, artists, writers, critics, curators, gallerists, and art enthusiasts are invited to visit the ‘How to maneuver: Shape-shifting texts and other publishing tactics’ exhibition and examine the works, searching for a deeper reading of the exhibition.

21 January 2020 - 23 January 2020
18:30 - 20:30

Talks - Focus Group: Print Labor

Talks

Focus Group: Print Labor

Print Labor is an index and platform of publications made in the Emirates. As part of the platform's community outreach, the session invites members of the public to attend a focus group which will engage with and discuss the index, the intentions of the platform, and the compilation of publications.

21 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Special Events - Open call: image-based exhibition

Special Events

Open call: image-based exhibition

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

To apply, please click here.

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

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

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.

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

Talks - You Send Me: Beyond Authorship and interiority

Talks

You Send Me: Beyond Authorship and interiority

This talk takes Sam Cooke’s 1957 song, You Send Me, as a point of departure for thinking through the concept of authorship. Bringing together musical excerpts, critical insight, and research into the song’s writing and public reception, the talk takes up this pop single as a thought experiment that delineates the limits of authorship, which is often understood as the privileged expression of the individual subject.

18 January 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

Workshops

Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

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.

18 January 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Films - Arabs and the City

Films

Arabs and the City

Roujoula (2018)
Directed by Ilias el Faris
PG-13 | Drama | Arabic (with English subtitles) | 22 mins

EXT Night (2019)
Directed by Ahmad Abdalla
15+ | Comedy, Drama | Arabic (with English subtitles) | 98 mins

15 January 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Drawing to See Sound

Workshops

Drawing to See Sound

This 3-day workshop will help participants learn to explore and see sound in the same way that music aims to make us hear colours, shapes and forms.

To register, please click here

14 January 2020 - 16 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Book Club - Book Club: Like Water for Chocolate

Book Club: Like Water for Chocolate

Join us and Moza Al Matrooshi as she guides a discussion about the book "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel.

26 April 2020 - 30 April 2020
20:30 - 21:30

Special Events - Art Tour: Dubai

Art Tour: Dubai

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.

28 March 2020
11:00 - 18:00

Films - Art & Cinema Series:The Salt of the Earth

Art & Cinema Series:The Salt of the Earth

“The Salt of the Earth” is a documentary about the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, who during the last forty years has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvations and exodus and its consequences.

25 March 2020
19:30 - 21:20

Workshops - Rejection and Reflection

Rejection and Reflection

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.

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

Talks - Roundtable Discussion with The Cup and The Saucer Interns

Roundtable Discussion with The Cup and The Saucer Interns

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.

14 March 2020
15:00 - 16:30

Workshops - Workshop with Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim

Workshop with Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim

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.

 

This workshop is part of the Artist Community Engagement Series.

13 March 2020 - 14 March 2020
10:00 - 13:00

Films - Arabs and the City series

Arabs and the City series

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

11 March 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Painting Urban Landscapes

Painting Urban Landscapes

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.

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

 - The Cup and The Saucer

The Cup and The Saucer

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.

Note: This exhibition is currently not available due to Warehouse421 closure. 

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

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

Contemporary Jewellery Making: Lost Wax hand-carving

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

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

Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STENCIL PRINTING)

Storytelling through patterns (STENCIL PRINTING)

Participants will create one or two designs that will be created into stencils and use them to print a repeat pattern on a plain textile or paper surface of their choice. Participants will learn how to communicate a pattern design, not just for aesthetic purposes, but also to communicate a message or story.

29 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Book Readings - Khayal Series: Book Reading for Children

Khayal Series: Book Reading for Children

Happy Birthday to Dr.Seuss! Through this workshop we will be celebrating the birthday and literary works of one of the most popular children’s authors.

Participants will be reading of his books and enjoying arts and crafts activities tied to his books such as making their own Cat in the Hat hats.

29 February 2020
15:00 - 17:00

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

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

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.

 

To register, please click here.

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

Workshops - Blouse Draping

Blouse Draping

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

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

Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Leather Jewellery Making

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Leather Jewellery Making

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.

23 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Talks - Naqd talks textiles: The influence of a thread

Naqd talks textiles: The influence of a thread

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.

22 February 2020
18:30 - 20:30

Films - Art & Cinema Series: Beuys

Art & Cinema Series: Beuys

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.

19 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Shirt making

Shirt making

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

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

Workshops - Subversive Stitch

Subversive Stitch

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.

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

Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

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.

16 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

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.

15 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Films - Arabs and the City series

Arabs and the City series

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

12 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Palestinian Embroidery

Palestinian Embroidery

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.

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

Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

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.

9 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Special Events - Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Public Sessions

Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Public Sessions

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.

8 February 2020
10:30 - 18:30

Special Events - Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Closed Session

Publishing Maneuvers Symposium: Closed Session

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.

7 February 2020
15:00 - 19:00

Films - Arabs and the City series

Arabs and the City series

Night in a Taxi 

Directed by: Aisha Al Zaabi

2017| UAE | Short | PG | Arabic | 15 min 

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

 

5 February 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Intro to Sewing and Garment Construction

Intro to Sewing and Garment Construction

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.

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

Workshops - Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

Contemporary Jewellery Making series: Crochet Jewellery Making

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.

2 February 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STENCIL PRINTING)

Storytelling through patterns (STENCIL PRINTING)

1 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

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

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

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.

1 February 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Workshops -

Participants will create one or two designs that will be created into stencils and use them to print a repeat pattern on a plain textile or paper surface of their choice. Participants will learn how to communicate a pattern design, not just for aesthetic purposes, but also to communicate a message or story.

1 February 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Talks - Ikhtiyār and the production of (in)visibility

Ikhtiyār and the production of (in)visibility

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.

1 February 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Workshops - Site Specificity and the director's eye

Site Specificity and the director's eye

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.

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

Workshops - Bookbinding Basics: Saddle Stitch Binding

Bookbinding Basics: Saddle Stitch Binding

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.

29 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Short Courses - Advanced Leather Crafting

Advanced Leather Crafting

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.

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

Workshops - 8 Fold Zine Workshop

8 Fold Zine Workshop

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.

28 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Workshops - Naqd: Artist-Run Crit

Naqd: Artist-Run Crit

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.

26 January 2020
18:30 - 20:30

Special Events - Art Tour: Sharjah

Art Tour: Sharjah

Warehouse421 is organizing a community trip to Sharjah to visit the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, the Sharjah Art Foundation, and 1971 Design Space.

In partnership with Sharjah Art Foundation.

25 January 2020
11:00 - 18:00

Book Readings - Khayal Series: Book Reading for Children

Khayal Series: Book Reading for Children

Tales of Arabian Nights is a majlis style retelling of Arabian folktales and stories followed by an arts and crafts session. Participants will be making mosaics of the Arabian desert and sharing stories.

25 January 2020
15:00 - 17:00

Films - Art & Cinema: Gerhard Richter: Painting

Art & Cinema: Gerhard Richter: Painting

Gerhard Richter: Painting (2011)
Director: Corinna Belz
Germany
PG | Documentary | 97 mins

22 January 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Short Courses - Painting course: Decoding Abstraction

Painting course: Decoding Abstraction

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.

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

Workshops - Naqd: Focus on the exhibition “How to Maneuver” Read, digest, write

Naqd: Focus on the exhibition “How to Maneuver” Read, digest, write

In this session, artists, writers, critics, curators, gallerists, and art enthusiasts are invited to visit the ‘How to maneuver: Shape-shifting texts and other publishing tactics’ exhibition and examine the works, searching for a deeper reading of the exhibition.

21 January 2020 - 23 January 2020
18:30 - 20:30

Talks - Focus Group: Print Labor

Focus Group: Print Labor

Print Labor is an index and platform of publications made in the Emirates. As part of the platform's community outreach, the session invites members of the public to attend a focus group which will engage with and discuss the index, the intentions of the platform, and the compilation of publications.

21 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30

Special Events - Open call: image-based exhibition

Open call: image-based exhibition

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

To apply, please click here.

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

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

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

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.

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

Talks - You Send Me: Beyond Authorship and interiority

You Send Me: Beyond Authorship and interiority

This talk takes Sam Cooke’s 1957 song, You Send Me, as a point of departure for thinking through the concept of authorship. Bringing together musical excerpts, critical insight, and research into the song’s writing and public reception, the talk takes up this pop single as a thought experiment that delineates the limits of authorship, which is often understood as the privileged expression of the individual subject.

18 January 2020
19:00 - 21:00

Workshops - Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

Storytelling through patterns (STAMP PRINTING)

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.

18 January 2020
13:00 - 16:00

Films - Arabs and the City

Arabs and the City

Roujoula (2018)
Directed by Ilias el Faris
PG-13 | Drama | Arabic (with English subtitles) | 22 mins

EXT Night (2019)
Directed by Ahmad Abdalla
15+ | Comedy, Drama | Arabic (with English subtitles) | 98 mins

15 January 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Workshops - Drawing to See Sound

Drawing to See Sound

This 3-day workshop will help participants learn to explore and see sound in the same way that music aims to make us hear colours, shapes and forms.

To register, please click here

14 January 2020 - 16 January 2020
17:30 - 20:30