Exhibitions - Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers

Exhibitions

Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers

11 February 2024 - 28 April 2024

In this major solo exhibition, Hana El-Sagini presents a newly commissioned large-scale installation rooted in the instability and fragility of the human experience.

El-Sagini is a participant in the 2024 cycle of the 421 Artistic Development Program, organized in partnership with The Institute for Emerging Art.

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Exhibitions - Network Culture

Exhibitions

Network Culture

11 February 2024 - 28 April 2024

This exhibition presents projects by participants in the Homebound Residency Program. Celebrating the work and explorations that took place over the course of the past three years, Network Culture includes projects by 13 participating artists and creative practitioners whose practices have evolved and extended beyond the parameters of the program.

 

The 2021/2022 cohort of the residency was supported by curator Reem Shadid. The 2022/2023 cohort was supported by curator Sara Bin Safwan.

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Season Program - Spring 2024: Reverberations

Season Program

Spring 2024: Reverberations

19 April 2024 - 6 June 2024

Through two exhibitions and a series of workshops and special events that revolve around collective activations, movement, healing and dialogue, this spring program invites the community to join 421 as we learn to find ways to cope with and understand the world in times of constant change.

The season will also see the opening of Mona Ayyash: The Clock Doesn’t Care, part of the Artistic Development Program, and On a Timeline: 2024 MFA Graduate Show, presenting the work of this year’s graduating cohort in the department for Art and Media from New York University Abu Dhabi.

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Workshops - Khayal Series with Early Starters

Workshops

Khayal Series with Early Starters

21 April 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for an all-new Khayal Series with Early Starters this spring where we explore more about the themes of our season’s program, ‘Reverberations’.

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Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

21 April 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Performance Co/Lab is an open invitation to all performing artists, creatives, and curious individuals looking to explore movement practices. Through a sustained program, participants will explore performance exercises such as contact improvisation, breath work, acting warm-ups, games, and techniques.

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Workshops - Reflections on Courage through Clay

Workshops

Reflections on Courage through Clay

27 April 2024
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Discover the profound history of ceramics as a means of healing and self-expression in contemporary art, while also learning about artist Hana El-Sagini’s practice and her exhibition ‘Counting Fingers’, a major new body of work featuring over 200 ceramic pieces.

 

Open to ages 18 years and above. 

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Special Events - Closing Reception: Winter 2024 Exhibitions

Special Events

Closing Reception: Winter 2024 Exhibitions

27 April 2024
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Join us for the Winter 2024 Exhibitions closing program featuring tours and workshops that give audiences a final chance to view and experience the exhibitions Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers and Network Culture.

 

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Workshops - Rhapsody of Relations

Workshops

Rhapsody of Relations

27 April 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us in a workshop led by artist Engy Mohsen, a participant in  the group exhibition, Network Culture. The artist will take us through the work featured in the exhibition, which is titled ‘How to love many in many ways’. The interactive installation is based on an open-edition collection of games, exercises, and playful texts that depart from expanded notions of “love”.

 

Open to ages 18 years and above. 

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Workshops - Khayal Series with Early Starters

Workshops

Khayal Series with Early Starters

5 May 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for an all-new Khayal Series with Early Starters this spring where we explore more about the themes of our season’s program, ‘Reverberations’.

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Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

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Performance Co/Lab

5 May 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Performance Co/Lab is an open invitation to all performing artists, creatives, and curious individuals looking to explore movement practices. Through a sustained program, participants will explore performance exercises such as contact improvisation, breath work, acting warm-ups, games, and techniques.

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Exhibitions - Mona Ayyash: The Clock Doesn’t Care

Exhibitions

Mona Ayyash: The Clock Doesn’t Care

16 May 2024 - 25 August 2024

In her first solo exhibition, The Clock Doesn’t Care, Mona Ayyash presents a collaborative video piece with a group of actors, dancers, and performance artists, focusing on small body movements. The work is a study of repetitive non-functional movements, without purpose or productivity. It questions the tension between passing time and wasting time.

 

Ayyash is participating in the 2024 cycle of the 421 Artistic Development Program, organized in partnership with The Institute for Emerging Art. 

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Exhibitions - On a Timeline: 2024 MFA Graduate Show

Exhibitions

On a Timeline: 2024 MFA Graduate Show

16 May 2024 - 25 August 2024

On a Timeline: 2024 MFA Graduate Show presents the work of graduate students completing the two-year Master of Fine Arts in Art and Media at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). 

This collaboration between 421 and NYUAD supports the production of emergent contemporary practices from the region through facilitating explorations by MFA graduates. The yearly exhibition offers graduate students a platform to showcase their artistic research and growth developed throughout their academic program, emphasizing the significance of sharing their work with the broader community.

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Workshops - Jamming Sessions: Galnish with Elita & Anita

Workshops

Jamming Sessions: Galnish with Elita & Anita

23 May 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join mother-daughter duo Elita and Anita for this Jamming Session! They will be teaching us how to make a beloved Chechen dish steeped in tradition called Galnish.

‘Jamming Sessions: Homecooking Series’ is a workshop series led by UAE’s home chefs. Each session features a family duo who teach participants their traditional recipes as handed down through their relatives. The sessions are accompanied by a playlist that sets the scene of a home kitchen.

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Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

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Performance Co/Lab

26 May 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Performance Co/Lab is an open invitation to all performing artists, creatives, and curious individuals looking to explore movement practices. Through a sustained program, participants will explore performance exercises such as contact improvisation, breath work, acting warm-ups, games, and techniques.

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Workshops - Jamming Session: Sri Lankan Flavors

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Jamming Session: Sri Lankan Flavors

26 May 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join duo Salmaan and Fazmina this Jamming Session for a Sri Lankan Sunday lunch!

‘Jamming Sessions: Homecooking Series’ is a workshop series led by UAE’s home chefs. Each session features a family duo who teach participants their traditional recipes as handed down through their relatives. The sessions are accompanied by a playlist that sets the scene of a home kitchen.

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Workshops - Khayal Series with Early Starters

Workshops

Khayal Series with Early Starters

2 June 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for an all-new Khayal Series with Early Starters this spring where we explore more about the themes of our season’s program, ‘Reverberations’.

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Reading Group - Journey to Liberation: Readings on Subversive Literature

Reading Group

Journey to Liberation: Readings on Subversive Literature

2 June 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We’re inviting writers and readers from the community to join us on a bi-monthly basis to read and connect over a selection of short stories and excerpts.

This month’s sessions are facilitated by writer and researcher, Farah Fawzi Ali, who has selected a list of short stories from the region that explore current themes and their implications in today's world.

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Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

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Performance Co/Lab

9 June 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Performance Co/Lab is an open invitation to all performing artists, creatives, and curious individuals looking to explore movement practices. Through a sustained program, participants will explore performance exercises such as contact improvisation, breath work, acting warm-ups, games, and techniques.

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Reading Group - Journey to Liberation: Readings on Subversive Literature

Reading Group

Journey to Liberation: Readings on Subversive Literature

9 June 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We’re inviting writers and readers from the community to join us on a bi-monthly basis to read and connect over a selection of short stories and excerpts.

 

This month’s sessions are facilitated by writer and researcher, Farah Fawzi Ali, who has selected a list of short stories from the region that explore current themes and their implications in today's world.

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Workshops - Movement in Diaspora: Healing Methods in Folkloric Practices

Workshops

Movement in Diaspora: Healing Methods in Folkloric Practices

9 June 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an immersive movement workshop inspired by folkloric dance traditions. The workshop will explore Circassian dance traditions, a cultural practice that has been practiced historically to build communal resilience in the face of struggle. 

 

Open to ages 18 and above.

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