Final series of public events announced as Speculative Landscapes draws to a close at The NYUAD Art Gallery
The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery announced a series of public events as part of its current exhibition, Speculative Landscapes, which draws to a close on December 7, 2019.
Family Saturday Tours
Children between the ages of 3-12 have the opportunity to go on a journey with their parents and explore the artists’ works with the Young Person’s Guide, developed by The NYUAD Art Gallery’s Assistant Director of Publications Alaa Edris. The final Family Saturday Tours, which are guided by an NYUAD student docent or a guide from the Gallery, will take place on November 30 and December 7.
Visitors will also have the chance to attend a talk by one of the exhibition’s participating artists, Jumairy, on November 26. The talk will celebrate modern technology and explore the relationship people have with their daily devices. Visitors are encouraged to bring a device they use daily such as a phone or tablet, as the artist will lead a new-moon ritual of appreciation to honor the service people receive on a daily basis.
Last chance to see Speculative Landscapes
Running until December 7, this weekend is the last chance to visit Speculative Landscapes, which takes viewers into the imagined worlds of four UAE-based artists. Through close study of their surroundings in the UAE, each of the artists reflects on our shared futures: Areej Kaoud, Ayman Zedani, Jumairy, and Raja’a Khalid. Collectively, the artists in the exhibition explore the very concept of environment (natural, artificial, virtual). Each raises a question: how do organisms – whether human or other – create, survive, and inhabit our natural, artificial, and virtual worlds?
Curated by Executive Director of The NYUAD Art Gallery and the University’s Chief Curator, Maya Allison, each installation in the exhibition offers a distinct lens into the UAE and the region, and the artists’ work is gaining international recognition for its conceptual speculations on our contemporary world.