Down to Earth, the annual festival celebrating all things green is back on November 26-27, 2021 for a full weekend. The event is free and open for all ages. The full programme and registration are now live!
Ajlan Gharem has been announced as the winner of the sixth edition of the Jameel Prize. Selected by an esteemed, independent jury for ‘Paradise Has Many Gates’, Gharem’s 2015 architectural installation is commended for its boldness and ambition that challenge preconceived notions at the heart of islamophobia. The exhibition includes the works of Gharem and the seven finalists; on view from September 18 through to November 28 2021, at The V&A, London.
Gallery 9’s film programme is curated in conjunction with the exhibition, ‘The Distance from Here’, currently on display at Jameel Arts Centre on Level 1 until January 22, 2022. Focusing on similar themes, the films explore personal responses to and interactions with space and time. The programme features works by Bani Abidi, Mohamed Soueid and Mohammad Alfaraj.
Library Circles returns on May 26 with a major research project and display by Maysoon Al Dwair, exploring philosophies of education in the Arab and Muslim worlds and mapping UAE education networks, from the first school founded in 1907 to the 1920s and through to the unification of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.
The latest bibliography from Jameel Library focusses on Palestine, aiming to facilitate deeper engagement and familiarity through a broad range of books and resources from artists' books to academia.
A compelling episodic story of a young woman trapped in a vast library, appealing for all ages, 17-year Cicada is an ode to reading, designed to create new pathways to books and expand on the idea of a bibliography.