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. 

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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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Season Program - Summer 2024: Compositions

Season Program

Summer 2024: Compositions

12 June 2024 - 21 September 2024

Our Summer 2024 program presents the continuation of two major exhibitions and featured events that include a writers’ group, workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, a board game corner, and special events surrounding the written word.

The major exhibitions Mona Ayyash: The Clock Doesn’t Care and On a Timeline: 2024 MFA Graduate Show will continue until August 25, 2024.

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Summer Club - Summer Club 2024

Summer Club

Summer Club 2024

8 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a hands-on adventure and build your own creative journey.

The 421 Summer Club is designed for children ages 6 to 10. We invite budding artists of all skill sets and interests to join us on an unforgettable journey of self-expression and imaginative discovery.

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Summer Club - Summer Club 2024

Summer Club

Summer Club 2024

15 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a hands-on adventure and build your own creative journey.

The 421 Summer Club is designed for children ages 6 to 10. We invite budding artists of all skill sets and interests to join us on an unforgettable journey of self-expression and imaginative discovery.

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Workshops - Pencil In: A Writers’ Group

Workshops

Pencil In: A Writers’ Group

25 July 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pencil In is a writers’ group created to provide a supportive environment for writers to write alone, together! We at 421 love the idea of body-doubling (working near or around someone to help stay focused and engaged) when we are working, writing, and creating.

 

Open to ages 18 and above.

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Workshops - Khayal Series with Early Starters

Workshops

Khayal Series with Early Starters

28 July 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

 

This session is suitable for families with children 6 and over. Parents and guardians are welcome to join the session and support their little ones.

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Workshops - Writing Manifestos by Sarah Alahbabi

Workshops

Writing Manifestos by Sarah Alahbabi

1 August 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What does a manifesto look like? Think about the movements of the past that have inspired you to seek change. If you were to create your own manifesto, what messages and visuals would it contain?

As part of the closing reception for our Spring Exhibitions, Sarah Alahbabi—whose work is featured in our current exhibition, ‘On a Timeline: 2024 MFA Graduate Show’—will take you through her research on manifestos across the years.

 

Open to ages 18 and above.

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Workshops - Pencil In: A Writers’ Group

Workshops

Pencil In: A Writers’ Group

8 August 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pencil In is a writers’ group created to provide a supportive environment for writers to write alone, together! We at 421 love the idea of body-doubling (working near or around someone to help stay focused and engaged) when we are working, writing, and creating.

 

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Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

11 August 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.

 

This summer also marks one year since we initiated our community-driven Performance Co/Lab series!

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Film Screenings - Uncharted Paths: DocuShorts in Focus with Arab Film Studios

Film Screenings

Uncharted Paths: DocuShorts in Focus with Arab Film Studios

15 August 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of screenings that celebrate short docu-films from the region. Taking place indoors, the film program presents works by artists taking part in the Arab Film Studios program. The documentaries are directed by filmmakers exploring creative and artistic expression through personal and collective histories.

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Workshops - Pencil In: A Writers’ Group

Workshops

Pencil In: A Writers’ Group

22 August 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pencil In is a writers’ group created to provide a supportive environment for writers to write alone, together! We at 421 love the idea of body-doubling (working near or around someone to help stay focused and engaged) when we are working, writing, and creating.

 

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Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

25 August 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.

 

This summer also marks one year since we initiated our community-driven Performance Co/Lab series!

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Workshops - Watching and Waiting: A Writing Workshop with Mona Ayyash

Workshops

Watching and Waiting: A Writing Workshop with Mona Ayyash

25 August 2024
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

As part of the closing reception for her exhibition, Mona leads a creative writing workshop that mirrors the themes  presented in this exhibition. During the session, she encourages attendees to observe, contemplate, and write as performers engage in a fictional narrative that questions fleeting thoughts and the notion of wasting time, waiting, and doing nothing. Similar to live drawing, participants engage in group discussions and collective creative writing while observing people.

 

Open to ages 18 and above.

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Special Events - Closing Program: Spring 2024 Exhibitions

Special Events

Closing Program: Spring 2024 Exhibitions

25 August 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for the Spring 2024 Exhibitions closing program featuring tours and workshops that give audiences a final chance to view and experience the exhibitions Mona Ayyash: The Clock Doesn’t Care and On a Timeline: 2024 MFA Graduate Show

 

Stay tuned for more details on registerations.

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Workshops - Pencil In: A Writers’ Group

Workshops

Pencil In: A Writers’ Group

11 September 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pencil In is a writers’ group created to provide a supportive environment for writers to write alone, together! We at 421 love the idea of body-doubling (working near or around someone to help stay focused and engaged) when we are working, writing, and creating.

 

Open to ages 18 and above.

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Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

21 September 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.

 

This summer also marks one year since we initiated our community-driven Performance Co/Lab series!

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