Held in collaboration with #MyDubai, Ramadan at Jameel Arts Centre presents something for everyone — from families to Arabic-language readers to those looking to recharge mind and body. Evening sessions are also accompanied by bilingual guided tours of current exhibitions.
Opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 'Jameel Prize: Poetry to Politics' showcases works by eight finalists shortlisted from over 400 applications: Golnar Adili (Iran), Hadeyeh Badri (UAE), Kallol Datta (India), Farah Fayyad (Lebanon), Ajlan Gharem (Saudi Arabia), Sofia Karim (UK), Jana Traboulsi (Lebanon), and Bushra Waqas Khan (Pakistan).
Read the new Art Jameel publication on the previous Artist’s Garden, IN TRANSIT: Botany of a Journey by Asunción Molinos Gordo. The book includes an overview of the innovative project, followed by a conversation between the artist and curator Andrea Pacheco González.
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.
A group of upcoming composers have spent time at Jameel Arts Centre through 2020; last month, working with local musicians, they recorded in the galleries, beside the particular works of art that inspired their new pieces of original music.
Looking to gift friends and family in the UAE this December? The expanded Art Jameel Shop Online features more than 500 original creative objects and resources by local and regional artists and designers plus a broad range of books by independent publishers.
Pre-booking is required to access Jameel Library. To utilise the collection and resources, please book your two-hour slot online to avoid disappointment given limited capacity.