LAST CHANCE The Distance From Here
This major exhibition of works drawn from the Art Jameel Collection, plus loans and new commissions, highlights personal responses to and interactions with space and time by 11 artists – Mona Ayyash, Yto Berrada, Hicham Benohoud, Jason Dodge, Shilpa Gupta, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Hrair Sarkissian, Do Ho Suh, and Anup Mathew Thomas.
The exhibition explores how our bodies become essential materials to navigating the day-to-day spaces in which we exist: through touch, language, movement and memory, exploring our lived experiences and connections to the individual and collective. Focusing on spaces of transition, both physical and non-physical, the exhibited works explore the ‘in-between’ spaces and exchanges that are often forgotten, overlooked or come to our attention during periods of prolonged reflection.
It’s accompanied by a public programme of talks, workshops and tours; a film programme, screening in Gallery 9 from 30 November to 2 January; and a catalogue published by Art Jameel, including essays by Dawn Ross, Nadine Ghandour and Mihir Wairkar.
To 22 January.
Above: Yto Barrada, Lyautey Unit Blocks (2010). Below: Do-Ho Suh, Staircase-V (2008)