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Kunstverein in Hamburg - Sarah Abu Abdallah: For the First Time in a Long Time

August 9, 2019 - e-flux announcements


Sarah Abu AbdallahFor the First Time in a Long Time
August 10–October 20, 2019 

Summer Party: August 9, 7pm, Food, Drinks and Music 
Artist Talk: August 10, 4–5pm, Sarah Abu Abdallah in conversation with Tobias Peper 
Artist Talk: August 24, 3–4pm, Peaches in conversation with Bettina Steinbrügge 

Kunstverein in Hamburg 
Klosterwall 23 
20095 Hamburg
Germany 
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–6pm 

hamburg@kunstverein.de 

www.kunstverein.de 
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The Kunstverein in Hamburg is delighted to present the solo exhibition Whose Jizz Is This? by Peaches and the solo exhibition For the First Time in a Long Time by Sarah Abu Abdallah. We cordially invite you to our opening on August 9, 7pm.

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2019 | NYC | Artist Ahaad Alamoudi

July 1, 2019 - RU

Artist Name: Ahaad Alamoudi
Residency Dates: July - August
Born: 1991
Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Lives & Works: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
URL: https://www.ahaadalamoudi.com

Education: MFA Print Royal College of Art BA Visual Communication Dar Al Hekma University

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21,39 Summer Edition: Public/Private Exhibition

June 8, 2019

ATHR would like to congratulate Bricklab on curating the first summer edition of 21,39

Curated by:  Bricklab (Abdulrahman/Turki Gazzaz)
Preview: June 8, 6-11pm (free and open to the public) 
Location: Historical Jeddah (Al-Balad) 


OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS
1. Carlos Cruz-Diez / Crosswalk
2. Mammafotogramma / Al-Ba‍llo‍on
3. Manal Aldowayan / I Had No Wings
4. Nasser Alshememry & Blank Studio / The Vortex
5. Alaa Tarabzouni / Al-Som
6. Aziz Jamal / Guest Soap
7. Emy Kat / Assemblage
8. Ahad Alamoudi / I’m Here Next to You; Can You Hear Me?
9. Rashed Al Shashai / +3 Centimeters
 
XENEL LOBBY
9. Rashed Al Shashai / +3 Centimeters
 
AL-KHUNJI AL-SAGHEER
10. Traumnovelle / Palace of Cultures
11. James Turrell / Sedna
12. Hajra Waheed / Video Installation Project 1-10

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Naphtha Exhibition A Group Exhibition Curated by Moath Alofi

June 8, 2019

Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Naphtha inaugurates Khuzam Palace’s relaunch, around the theme of oil and politics. The works selected explore the broad and deep consequences of oil on both social and environmental aspects, departing from the Kingdom and branching out to the rest of world.

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Open Call: International Residencies for Saudi-based Artists

March 31, 2019

With the support of private patrons, Athr is pleased to offer residencies in New York, Barcelona, Paris, London, Berlin and Beirut to Saudi-based artists. 
At a time of renewed openness in Saudi Arabia, Athr would like to offer its creative community, led by artists, the opportunity to engage with an international art discourse and exchange cultural values and artistic influences. 
 
Partner residencies: 
Residency Unlimited, New York 
ISCP, New York
Can Serrat, Barcelona
Bethanien, Berlin 
Al Mansouria Atelier at Cité des Arts, Paris
Beirut Art Residency, Beirut

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Saudi artist Daniah al-Saleh’s work ‘Sawtam’ deconstructs Arabic language

March 20, 2019 - Alarabiya News

Unveiled at Art Dubai 2019 on Wednesday is the work of London-based Saudi Arabian artist Daniah al-Saleh, the winner of the second edition of the prestigious Ithra Art Prize.

Her winning commission titled Sawtam (the Arabic translation of phoneme) is a large-scale multimedia artwork that explores the structure and complexities of language, deconstructing it to its smaller unit of sound, the phoneme. The Ithra Art Prize worth $100,000 is a collaboration between the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) and Art Dubai. It was launched in 2017 and is awarded to emerging Saudi and Saudi-based talent in contemporary art.

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SHUBBAK A window on contemporary Arab culture

March 14, 2019 - Mark Westall

Bricklab, the designers of the first Saudi pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale create a new pop-up sculpture especially for Shubbak. 22 brightly coloured units equalling in number the 22 states of the Arab League are arranged in different constellations to offer new viewpoints of geographies, nations and the power to imagine other realities. No unit can stand on its own, but has to be grafted onto others. Geographical Child’s Play conjures up poignant and surprising alignments and dependencies. Established in Jeddah in 2015 Bricklab quickly established itself as one of the most dynamic current design practices in Saudi Arabia.

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STRUCTURES THAT CO-OPERATE: WORKSHOP & COMMUNAL LUNCH

February 17, 2019 - BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University

Structures That Cooperate takes its name from the 2018/19 programme currently happening at Cubitt, London. It is a programme of projects that talk to Cubitt’s context as an artist-run co-operative. It is a call to question default approaches to programming a gallery space, looking instead to collective formats, imaginaries and realities. For the Ways of Learning exhibition at BALTIC 39 events will share work, process and research in collaboration with Aya Haidar, NewBridge Project, Hands on Film, BALTIC 39 Staff, Cinenova, Kirsty Clarke and the Artists’ Union England.

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Dana Awartani turned history into mesmerizing works of art

March 2, 2018 - Mariam Nihal for Saudi Gazette

A book of poetry entitled Classical Poems by Arab Women and Mughal era inspired mesmerizing works of art by Saudi artist Dana Awartani. Torn between the era of Mughals and classical poetry, she methodically reconfigured and crafted a nostalgic series of Islamic art and ‘Jali’ work with artisans in India on silk panels reminiscent of the royal era. Known to reinvent classic and sacred works of the past with a contemporary style, Awartani does not disappoint in her latest work for 21,39 Jeddah Arts at Athr gallery.

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How the Saudi art scene is determined to keep up with the changes of its country

February 13, 2018 - Melissa Gronlund for The National

There is at present a remarkable flowering of the Jeddah art scene, a sense that the young and reforming country of Saudi Arabia – having been relatively isolated from the rest of the world – has something new and different to offer on the artistic stage.

Jeddah’s yearly arts festival, 21,39, took place last week, and its ancillary events this year stretched across the country. Organisers took international visitors to Dammam, on the country’s east coast, to see the gorgeously high-spec Ithra: King Abdullah Aziz Centre for World Culture, the Saudi Aramco-funded art and cultural space that opens later this year, as well as to the King Abdullah Economic City to see the country’s first-ever solo show, Drum Roll, Please of Ahmed Mater.

The Clocks Are Striking Thirteen, curated by one of Athr Gallery’s former directors, Maya El Khalil, showed works that played with materiality and symbolism in novel ways. And it had feeling: there was a sense of things at stake.

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