Workshops - Jamming Session: Sri Lankan Flavors

Workshops

Jamming Session: Sri Lankan Flavors

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.

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

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

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.

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

Workshops - Jamming Sessions: Galnish with Elita & Anita

Workshops

Jamming Sessions: Galnish with Elita & Anita

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.

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

Season Program - Spring 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Season Program

Spring 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Taking place on Thursday, May 16 at 421 Arts Campus in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, the opening reception will begin at 5:00 pm.

Registration is required, kindly RSVP here.

16 May 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

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.

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

Workshops - Khayal Series with Early Starters

Workshops

Khayal Series with Early Starters

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’.

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

Workshops - Rhapsody of Relations

Workshops

Rhapsody of Relations

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. 

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

Special Events - Closing Reception: Winter 2024 Exhibitions

Special Events

Closing Reception: Winter 2024 Exhibitions

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.

 

Register here.

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

Workshops - Reflections on Courage through Clay

Workshops

Reflections on Courage through Clay

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. 

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

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

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.

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

Workshops - Khayal Series with Early Starters

Workshops

Khayal Series with Early Starters

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’.

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

Special Events - Block Barty

Special Events

Block Barty

Block Barty, a new 421 event, is held with our wider Mina Zayed neighborhood in mind and spirit. Inspired by a rich history of urban block parties that birthed iconic subcultures and strengthened local community ties, this event invites everyone—in the art sphere and beyond—to gather, grow, and build lasting bonds. 

 

Stay tuned to be a bart of the barty!

19 April 2024 - 21 April 2024
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Workshops - Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Workshops

Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Join us for another Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime session, where we learn more about the essence of giving and community.

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

Special Events - Designers’ Suhoor

Special Events

Designers’ Suhoor

Dedicated to designers working across various disciplines, this suhoor is perfect to share experiences and learn from each other and connect over food, music and art. 

30 March 2024
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Special Events - Writers’ Suhoor

Special Events

Writers’ Suhoor

A gathering for wordsmiths, to exchange writings, create zines, and connect over food.

28 March 2024
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Spring Club - Spring Club 2024 (Ages 6 to 10)

Spring Club

Spring Club 2024 (Ages 6 to 10)

Discover a world of creativity and artistic exploration this Spring Club!

The Spring Club is designed for children ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 14. From March 25 -29, we invite budding artists of all skill sets and interests to join us on an unforgettable journey of self-expression and imaginative discovery.

25 March 2024 - 29 March 2024
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Spring Club - Spring Club 2024 (Ages 11 to 14)

Spring Club

Spring Club 2024 (Ages 11 to 14)

Discover a world of creativity and artistic exploration this Spring!

The Spring Club is designed for children ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 14. From March 25 -29, we invite budding artists of all skill sets and interests to join us on an unforgettable journey of self-expression and imaginative discovery.

25 March 2024 - 29 March 2024
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Workshops - Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Workshops

Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Join us for another Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime session, where we learn more about the essence of giving and community.

23 March 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Special Events - Film Lovers’ Suhoor and Trivia Night

Special Events

Film Lovers’ Suhoor and Trivia Night

A late-night gathering with fellow film enthusiasts in the community for a suhoor filled with your favorite cinema moments! Enjoy a Jeopardy-style trivia night hosted by Aly G, where you can flex your fingers to buzz in first and share all your movie knowledge.

16 March 2024
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

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.

10 March 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshops - Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Workshops

Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Our Khayal Series is back with a Ramadan Storytime edition, where we learn more about the spiritual values of giving and community.

9 March 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Culture Buses - Culture Bus: Art Dubai

Culture Buses

Culture Bus: Art Dubai

The 421 Culture Bus is back and we are ready to take you on a guided journey through Art Dubai!

3 March 2024
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Workshops - Jamming Sessions: Homemade Superfood Za’atar with Manal and Darah

Workshops

Jamming Sessions: Homemade Superfood Za’atar with Manal and Darah

Jamming Sessions: Homecooking Series is a series of workshops led by UAE’s home chefs! Join us as family duos teach participants their traditional recipes as handed down through their relatives. Each session will be accompanied by a playlist that sets the scene of a home kitchen.

 

3 March 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Culture Buses - Culture Bus: Sikka Art and Design Fest

Culture Buses

Culture Bus: Sikka Art and Design Fest

The 421 Culture Bus is back and we are  ready to take you to the Sikka Art and Design Festival!

2 March 2024
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Special Events - Palette to Pedagogy: Teachers Evening

Special Events

Palette to Pedagogy: Teachers Evening

Join us at 421 for an educators evening  to explore artworks in our two major exhibitions, Network Culture a group exhibition that presents works from our Homebound Residency Program, and Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers, the first solo exhibition for the artist in the UAE.

 

This event is only open to educators and teachers.

Register now on this link.

28 February 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

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.

25 February 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Special Events - Block Barty

Special Events

Block Barty

Block Barty, a new 421 event, is held with our wider Mina Zayed neighborhood in mind and spirit. Inspired by a rich history of urban block parties that birthed iconic subcultures and strengthened local community ties, this event invites everyone—in the art sphere and beyond—to gather, grow, and build lasting bonds. 

 

More information coming soon.

24 February 2024 - 25 February 2024

Film Screenings - All the Wild Things Film Festival with Cinema Akil

Film Screenings

All the Wild Things Film Festival with Cinema Akil

Join us for a weekend showcasing regional films that explore the climate crisis. This expansive program includes film screenings, talks, workshops, activations, and family-friendly screenings too.

 

To register for tickets, click here.

23 February 2024 - 25 February 2024
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Workshops - Jamming Session: Sudanese Flavors with Sarrah & Amat

Workshops

Jamming Session: Sudanese Flavors with Sarrah & Amat

Jamming Sessions: Homecooking Series is a series of workshops led by UAE’s home chefs! Join us as family duos teach participants their traditional recipes as handed down through their relatives. Each session will be accompanied by a playlist that sets the scene of a home kitchen.

 

17 February 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Season Program - Winter 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Season Program

Winter 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Taking place on Sunday, February 11 at 421 in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, the opening reception will begin at 5:00 pm.

Registration is required, kindly RSVP here.

11 February 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Exhibitions - Network Culture

Exhibitions

Network Culture

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.

11 February 2024 - 28 April 2024

Exhibitions - Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers

Exhibitions

Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers

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.

11 February 2024 - 28 April 2024

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

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.

4 February 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshops - Jamming Session: Ice Cream Alchemy with Anant & Rihab

Workshops

Jamming Session: Ice Cream Alchemy with Anant & Rihab

‘Jamming Sessions’ is a workshop series led by UAE’s home chefs. Each session features a 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.

3 February 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Workshops - Foraging the Mina with Shereen Saif

Workshops

Foraging the Mina with Shereen Saif

Join performance artist Shereen Saif on a public walk that explores Mina Zayed’s biodiverse ecosystem.

3 February 2024
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Workshops - Zine-making Workshop

Workshops

Zine-making Workshop

Discover zine-making in this workshop led by Sarah Ahmed that is based on the research and writings of Salem Al Suwaidi.

Bring your old magazines, photographs, journal entries, and stickers as you immerse yourself in this hands-on experience.

1 February 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Culture Buses - Culture Bus: Qouz Arts Fest

Culture Buses

Culture Bus: Qouz Arts Fest

Our Culture Bus trips are back!

We are ready to take you to the 2024 edition of the Qouz Arts Fest.

28 January 2024
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Workshops

Performance Co/Lab

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.

28 January 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Talks - Conversation with Asma Belhamar

Talks

Conversation with Asma Belhamar

Artist Asma Belhammar will be in conversation with Sultan Al Hammadi (Architect for Heritage Projects, Initiatives Implementation Authority, Sharjah Government). 

Moderated by Mays Albaik (Community Initiatives Manager at 421), this Arabic-language session delves into Belhammar’s practice and the making of her most recent bodies of work featured in the major solo exhibition ‘Solid Void’. 

 

This session marks the closing of the Fall 2023 exhibition which opened on October 22. 

13 January 2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Season Program - Winter 2024: Entanglements

Season Program

Winter 2024: Entanglements

The program aims to harness a sense of friendship and unifying bonds through the power of presence and personal encounters. With a range of workshops,  jamming sessions, a film festival, community block (b)arties and more, 'Entanglements' is a response to an ongoing digital fatigue.


Running in tandem with the program is 'Network Culture', a group exhibition resulting from the Homebound Residency Program, which ran annually from spring 2020 to fall 2023, and 'Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers', a solo exhibition for the artists who is participating in the Artistic Development Program 2024.

12 January 2024 - 24 March 2024

Workshops - Jamming Session: Sri Lankan Flavors

Jamming Session: Sri Lankan Flavors

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.

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

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Performance Co/Lab

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.

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

Workshops - Jamming Sessions: Galnish with Elita & Anita

Jamming Sessions: Galnish with Elita & Anita

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.

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

Season Program - Spring 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Spring 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Taking place on Thursday, May 16 at 421 Arts Campus in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, the opening reception will begin at 5:00 pm.

Registration is required, kindly RSVP here.

16 May 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Performance Co/Lab

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.

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

Workshops - Khayal Series with Early Starters

Khayal Series with Early Starters

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’.

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

Workshops - Rhapsody of Relations

Rhapsody of Relations

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. 

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

Special Events - Closing Reception: Winter 2024 Exhibitions

Closing Reception: Winter 2024 Exhibitions

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.

 

Register here.

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

Workshops - Reflections on Courage through Clay

Reflections on Courage through Clay

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. 

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

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Performance Co/Lab

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.

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

Workshops - Khayal Series with Early Starters

Khayal Series with Early Starters

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’.

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

Special Events - Block Barty

Block Barty

Block Barty, a new 421 event, is held with our wider Mina Zayed neighborhood in mind and spirit. Inspired by a rich history of urban block parties that birthed iconic subcultures and strengthened local community ties, this event invites everyone—in the art sphere and beyond—to gather, grow, and build lasting bonds. 

 

Stay tuned to be a bart of the barty!

19 April 2024 - 21 April 2024
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Workshops - Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Join us for another Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime session, where we learn more about the essence of giving and community.

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

Special Events - Designers’ Suhoor

Designers’ Suhoor

Dedicated to designers working across various disciplines, this suhoor is perfect to share experiences and learn from each other and connect over food, music and art. 

30 March 2024
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Special Events - Writers’ Suhoor

Writers’ Suhoor

A gathering for wordsmiths, to exchange writings, create zines, and connect over food.

28 March 2024
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Spring Club - Spring Club 2024 (Ages 6 to 10)

Spring Club 2024 (Ages 6 to 10)

Discover a world of creativity and artistic exploration this Spring Club!

The Spring Club is designed for children ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 14. From March 25 -29, we invite budding artists of all skill sets and interests to join us on an unforgettable journey of self-expression and imaginative discovery.

25 March 2024 - 29 March 2024
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Spring Club - Spring Club 2024 (Ages 11 to 14)

Spring Club 2024 (Ages 11 to 14)

Discover a world of creativity and artistic exploration this Spring!

The Spring Club is designed for children ages 6 to 10 and 11 to 14. From March 25 -29, we invite budding artists of all skill sets and interests to join us on an unforgettable journey of self-expression and imaginative discovery.

25 March 2024 - 29 March 2024
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Workshops - Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Join us for another Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime session, where we learn more about the essence of giving and community.

23 March 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Special Events - Film Lovers’ Suhoor and Trivia Night

Film Lovers’ Suhoor and Trivia Night

A late-night gathering with fellow film enthusiasts in the community for a suhoor filled with your favorite cinema moments! Enjoy a Jeopardy-style trivia night hosted by Aly G, where you can flex your fingers to buzz in first and share all your movie knowledge.

16 March 2024
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Performance Co/Lab

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.

10 March 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshops - Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Khayal Series: Ramadan Storytime

Our Khayal Series is back with a Ramadan Storytime edition, where we learn more about the spiritual values of giving and community.

9 March 2024
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Culture Buses - Culture Bus: Art Dubai

Culture Bus: Art Dubai

The 421 Culture Bus is back and we are ready to take you on a guided journey through Art Dubai!

3 March 2024
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Workshops - Jamming Sessions: Homemade Superfood Za’atar with Manal and Darah

Jamming Sessions: Homemade Superfood Za’atar with Manal and Darah

Jamming Sessions: Homecooking Series is a series of workshops led by UAE’s home chefs! Join us as family duos teach participants their traditional recipes as handed down through their relatives. Each session will be accompanied by a playlist that sets the scene of a home kitchen.

 

3 March 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Culture Buses - Culture Bus: Sikka Art and Design Fest

Culture Bus: Sikka Art and Design Fest

The 421 Culture Bus is back and we are  ready to take you to the Sikka Art and Design Festival!

2 March 2024
3:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Special Events - Palette to Pedagogy: Teachers Evening

Palette to Pedagogy: Teachers Evening

Join us at 421 for an educators evening  to explore artworks in our two major exhibitions, Network Culture a group exhibition that presents works from our Homebound Residency Program, and Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers, the first solo exhibition for the artist in the UAE.

 

This event is only open to educators and teachers.

Register now on this link.

28 February 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Performance Co/Lab

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.

25 February 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Special Events - Block Barty

Block Barty

Block Barty, a new 421 event, is held with our wider Mina Zayed neighborhood in mind and spirit. Inspired by a rich history of urban block parties that birthed iconic subcultures and strengthened local community ties, this event invites everyone—in the art sphere and beyond—to gather, grow, and build lasting bonds. 

 

More information coming soon.

24 February 2024 - 25 February 2024

Film Screenings - All the Wild Things Film Festival with Cinema Akil

All the Wild Things Film Festival with Cinema Akil

Join us for a weekend showcasing regional films that explore the climate crisis. This expansive program includes film screenings, talks, workshops, activations, and family-friendly screenings too.

 

To register for tickets, click here.

23 February 2024 - 25 February 2024
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Workshops - Jamming Session: Sudanese Flavors with Sarrah & Amat

Jamming Session: Sudanese Flavors with Sarrah & Amat

Jamming Sessions: Homecooking Series is a series of workshops led by UAE’s home chefs! Join us as family duos teach participants their traditional recipes as handed down through their relatives. Each session will be accompanied by a playlist that sets the scene of a home kitchen.

 

17 February 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Season Program - Winter 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Winter 2024 Exhibitions: Opening Reception

Taking place on Sunday, February 11 at 421 in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, the opening reception will begin at 5:00 pm.

Registration is required, kindly RSVP here.

11 February 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Exhibitions - Network Culture

Network Culture

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.

11 February 2024 - 28 April 2024

Exhibitions - Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers

Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers

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.

11 February 2024 - 28 April 2024

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Performance Co/Lab

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.

4 February 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshops - Jamming Session: Ice Cream Alchemy with Anant & Rihab

Jamming Session: Ice Cream Alchemy with Anant & Rihab

‘Jamming Sessions’ is a workshop series led by UAE’s home chefs. Each session features a 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.

3 February 2024
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Workshops - Foraging the Mina with Shereen Saif

Foraging the Mina with Shereen Saif

Join performance artist Shereen Saif on a public walk that explores Mina Zayed’s biodiverse ecosystem.

3 February 2024
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Workshops - Zine-making Workshop

Zine-making Workshop

Discover zine-making in this workshop led by Sarah Ahmed that is based on the research and writings of Salem Al Suwaidi.

Bring your old magazines, photographs, journal entries, and stickers as you immerse yourself in this hands-on experience.

1 February 2024
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Culture Buses - Culture Bus: Qouz Arts Fest

Culture Bus: Qouz Arts Fest

Our Culture Bus trips are back!

We are ready to take you to the 2024 edition of the Qouz Arts Fest.

28 January 2024
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Workshops - Performance Co/Lab

Performance Co/Lab

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.

28 January 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Talks - Conversation with Asma Belhamar

Conversation with Asma Belhamar

Artist Asma Belhammar will be in conversation with Sultan Al Hammadi (Architect for Heritage Projects, Initiatives Implementation Authority, Sharjah Government). 

Moderated by Mays Albaik (Community Initiatives Manager at 421), this Arabic-language session delves into Belhammar’s practice and the making of her most recent bodies of work featured in the major solo exhibition ‘Solid Void’. 

 

This session marks the closing of the Fall 2023 exhibition which opened on October 22. 

13 January 2024
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Season Program - Winter 2024: Entanglements

Winter 2024: Entanglements

The program aims to harness a sense of friendship and unifying bonds through the power of presence and personal encounters. With a range of workshops,  jamming sessions, a film festival, community block (b)arties and more, 'Entanglements' is a response to an ongoing digital fatigue.


Running in tandem with the program is 'Network Culture', a group exhibition resulting from the Homebound Residency Program, which ran annually from spring 2020 to fall 2023, and 'Hana El-Sagini: Counting Fingers', a solo exhibition for the artists who is participating in the Artistic Development Program 2024.

12 January 2024 - 24 March 2024