Get ready for a week-long celebration of creativity, dialogue, and immersive experiences as Alserkal Art Week makes a return from February 25th to March 3rd.

This much-anticipated event promises a kaleidoscope of artistic expressions, from installations and exhibitions to slow art walks, workshops, pop-ups, and a community space where everyone is welcome.

A Captivating Prelude: “Can You Hear Me?” by Nalini Malani

The spotlight turns on as Alserkal Art Week kicks off with a mesmerizing installation by Nalini Malani titled “Can You Hear Me?” at Concrete. Running throughout the week, this immersive experience features a nine-channel video installation, showcasing over 50 iPad-drawn animations created between 2017 and 2020.

Malani’s powerful expression against societal violence and injustice blends visual and textual elements, accompanied by a conversation between the artist and curator Nada Raza on the opening night at 6 p.m.



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Walking Through Art: “Walk With Me” Series by Alserkal Art Foundation

Embark on a journey of exploration as Alserkal Art Foundation introduces the 2024-2025 series, “Walk With Me.” Curated by Zoé Whitley, this collection draws inspiration from Rumi’s poem “Keep Walking” and Brenda Hillman’s reflections in “Walking the Dunes.” Through the works of artists like Dima Srouji, Abbas Akhavan, Vikram Divecha, and Asma Belhamar, visitors are invited to explore the winding lanes and roads of Alserkal Avenue on foot, immersing themselves in the interplay between art and the act of walking.

Dialogues and Discourse: Majlis Talks on “Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do”

The conversation takes center stage as Majlis Talks unfold, following the theme “Let the beauty we love be what we do.” This dynamic series brings together a diverse intersection of artists, architects, playwrights, musicians, and filmmakers. The talks provide a unique opportunity to delve into the minds of creative visionaries, fostering a deeper understanding of their work and the broader artistic landscape.

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Alserkal Lates and Slow Art Walks

As the sun sets, Alserkal Lates takes over, infusing the after-hours scene with vibrancy on Tuesday, February 27th, from 10 am to 10 pm. Slow Art Walks, hosted throughout the evening, offer visitors a leisurely exploration of the art-filled lanes. Twelve new and compelling exhibition openings await at the contemporary art galleries, including Carbon 12, Green Art Gallery, Ayyam Gallery, Firetti Contemporary, Gallery Isabelle, and Ishaara Art Foundation.

Participating Galleries

A tapestry of creativity unfolds across participating galleries such as Carbon 12, Green Art Gallery, Ayyam Gallery, Firetti Contemporary, Gallery Isabelle, and Ishaara Art Foundation.

For those eager to dive into the details and plan their artistic adventure, the Alserkal Avenue website provides a comprehensive schedule of events.

As the countdown begins, mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Alserkal Art Week – where creativity knows no bounds and beauty beckons at every turn.