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.
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.
This alternative “flash-tour” series invites artists, writers, researchers and unconventional “tour guides” to meander through the galleries with a twist on the classic exhibition tour. Join us for this month’s 5x5 tour with poet, artist and actress Danabelle Gutierrez who will guide visitors through the solo exhibition, ‘Pacita Abad: I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold.’
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.
Art Jameel’s new centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is set to welcome visitors from the winter of 2021. Hayy Jameel, the Kingdom’s dedicated home for the arts, is designed by multi-award-winning architectural studio waiwai and conceived as a dynamic, creative, community hub.
The open call invites exceptional talent from and/or based in the UAE and the SWANA region to submit existing products and new designs for an opportunity to join the range of limited-edition and thoughtfully-chosen items on offer at the Art Jameel Shop and its online platform. Applications open until September 30.