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Temporary Spaces: Exchanges in Art, Architecture and Photography in the UAE, South Asia and Beyond

1 November @ 9.30 am - 5.00 pm

Free, but pre-register

This day-long symposium brings together scholars and practitioners to discuss critical perspectives on shared histories, ongoing exchanges and rich interconnections across cities in South Asia, the Gulf and the wider region. Some interesting-looking presentations from some good presenters are on the schedule, which looks like this:

Panel One – Sentient Archives: Temporal Traces and Translocal Exchanges

    • Devika Singh Curator, International Art, Tate Modern
    • Michele Bambling Visiting Associate Professor Art and Art History, NYU Abu Dhabi
    • Rohan Shivkumar Architect, urban designer, filmmaker; Dean of Research and Academic Development, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture and Environmental Studies
    • Ricardo Camacho Architect (Lisbon, Kuwait and Tehran)
    • Alia Farid Artist and curator, Kuwait and Puerto Rico

Panel Two – Securing Images: Mapping the City

    • Nabila Abdel Nabi Curator, International Art, Tate
    • Mohammed Somji Photographer, director of Gulf Photo Plus
    • Nazgol Ansarinia Artist, Tehran
    • Randhir Singh Photographer and architect, New Delhi
    • Marwan Rechmaoui Artist, Beirut

Panel Three – Liquid Spaces: Negotiations in and Beyond the City

    • Maya Alison Chief Curator and Executive Director, NYUAD Art Gallery
    • Tausif Noor Writer and curator, Philadelphia
    • Abdul Halik Azeez Artist, Colombo
    • Ali Karimi Architect, Kuwait and Bahrain; co founder of Civil Architecture
    • CAMP (Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran) Transdisciplinary media studio

Following the closing discussion and Q&A there will be a tour of the Body Building exhibition at Ishara Art Foundation led by Artistic Director and exhibition curator Nada Raza.


1 November
9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Free, but pre-register
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