Temporary Spaces | Exchanges in Art, Architecture and Photography in the UAE, South Asia and Beyond

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CAMP (Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran), ‘From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf’, 2013, Collection Sharjah Art Foundation and Tate. Purchased with funds provided by the South Asia Acquistions Committee 2016 © CAMP

Venue: Alserkal Arts Foundation Project Space Location | Warehouse 50/51, Alserkal Avenue
Date: 1 November 2019
Organised by: Alserkal Avenue and Hyundai Tate Research Centre in collaboration with Ishara Art Foundation

The symposium brought together scholars and practitioners to discuss critical perspectives on shared histories, ongoing exchanges and rich interconnections across cities in South Asia, the Gulf and the wider region. The various panels looked at the rapid growth of the city and its impact on artistic practice through the work of artists, architects, photographers, filmmakers and scholars whose research encompasses urban development from the 20th century to the present. Participants shared regional perspectives on cities and the representation of urban space, particularly in the visual arts, and how these contribute to and reflect the complex and on-going making of places and identities.