Art Dubai has announced what it terms a “curatorial partnership” with Art Jameel for the upcoming edition of the Campus Art Dubai programme.
Campus Art Dubai is a competitive educational platform for artists, curators, writers and cultural producers based in the UAE. There’s a syllabus of lectures and seminars, plus workshops, talks and courses by local and visiting notables on critical thinking and contemporary practices.
Project Space Art Jameel is converting its Alserkal gallery into a six-week experimental summer studio for current CAD members and alumni. Running from 30 July to 6 September, the studio will provide participants with a semi-public environment to practice, create, research and exchange ideas; this will culminate in an open studio on 26 August where artists will showcase original, new work. The studio will remain open until the end of the programme on 6 September.
The studio participants will also extend a special invitation for creatives to join in on the CAD alumni tradition of regular dinners about town with the aim of discussing notions of formality versus familiarity and potential collaborations when joining a new cohort.
There’s also a public strand to the studio programme. That will include a four-part Reading Club led by Dubai-based artist and CAD tutor Lantian Xie; these seminars will focus on themes of “nostalgia and memory as architectures of violence”.
And UAE-based artist Nadine Ghandour will be running two Drawing-from-Film workshops, one specifically for teenagers. The films will be a selection of video clips from satellite and personal footage exploring varying viewpoints on loop.
Coming soon …
Looking forward, applications are being invited for the next Campus Art Dubai, edition 6.0. It has the title Theme, Format, Mood, Setting and its programme will discuss different topics relevant to everyday life in the Gulf. Drawing from a variety of media across literature, cinema, and sound, CAD 6.0 will investigate the Gulf as rom-com, sci-fi, historical fiction, action, surrealist, noir, travelogue, documentary, and Western.
UAE-based artists, writers, curators, designers, architects and cultural producers are invited to apply for the sixth edition for Campus Art Dubai via this link.
The deadline for applications is 7 September.