Slow Art Day: Guided Viewing and Meditation

Jameel Arts Centre celebrates Slow Art Day on April 10, 2021, with a session especially dedicated to one work that is currently on view, My Father’s Colour Period by Hiwa K. 

The slow-viewing session led by artist and designer Faissal El-Malak will utilise the notion of colour to guide the meditation. With eyes closed, El-Malak will lead participants through various steps to explore the many layers of shades, tones, hints and hues that reside within them. 

After the meditation, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the emotions and memories awakened within through these exploration exercises.

The session will be accompanied by a tour of the current exhibitions at the Centre, including the solo exhibition, ‘Hiwa K: Do you remember what you are burning?

Participation is free, but registration is required as this is a limited capacity programme. 

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, attend with yoga mats, bolsters or blankets that they feel comfortable meditating on, and pack a refillable water bottle.

This event marks Jameel Arts Centre’s second consecutive programming in celebration of Slow Art Day. The first session, held in 2020, comprised a virtual and guided meditation that can be experienced here.

This Art Jameel programme is part of an ongoing series focussed on promoting engagement with art as a wellness practice.

About Faissal El-Malak 

Faissal El-Malak is a Palestinian artist and designer. El-Malak’s approach to self-expression and embodiment of contemporary Arab identity and diaspora is core to his central practice, which is agnostic towards genre and medium. El-Malak is currently further exploring the body as a medium through movement, singing and healing.

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