Take a free tour of Jameel Arts Centre this evening

You’ll be taken on a curator-led tour of prize-winning works of art

Take a free tour of Jameel Arts Centre this evening

Got any plans tonight? If Netflix and Deliveroo is becoming a bit of a bore then why not head out for a bit of culture this Tuesday evening?

Jameel Arts Centre is putting on a free curator-led tour of Jameel Prize 5, the Artist’s Rooms this evening (Tuesday May 21).

Jameel Prize 5 is an international award for contemporary art and design, featuring works from artists from around the globe.

Spread across five galleries, the exhibition showcases works in painting, architecture, fashion, drawing and more. During this tour, you’ll see creations by the shortlisted artists and designers on display.

As part of the exhibition, you’ll be able to see a poignant photography exhibition by New York and Dubai-based artist Farah Al Qasimi that presents a personal, fractured and hallucinatory portrait of life in the UAE.

Not only does the exhibition give us a glimpse into the personal life of the artist, with works spanning four years, it also looks at the cultural conditioning that determines the way we come to read signs and signifiers in photographic images, and makes us question why our interpretations differ from one another.

Al Qasimi’s practise is an attempt to disrupt the easy reading of images, particularly those on or about Dubai and the wider UAE.

Her work traditionally explores the personality of personal and shared spaces, trying to find the fantastical in daily life.

Aren’t we all, Al Qasimi…
Free (with registration). Tue May 21, 9.30pm-11.30pm. Jamell Arts Centre, Dubai Creek, rsvp@artjameel.org.

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