AiR (Artist in Residence) is an annual artist residency programme launched by Art Dubai, Delfina Foundation, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Tashkeel. For this year's addition of the residency, which happened between January and March, Tashkeel commissioned Mahmoud Kaabour to direct the documentary called AiR Dubai 2012 which followed the artists and their work during the residency programme in Dubai.
The documentary will be screened on Tuesday, 19th June at Satellite in Al Serkal Avenue. There will be a panel discussion and a Q&A session after the screening. The panel will incude some of the artists from the residency, Art Dubai, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Tashkeel and Mahmoud Kaabour.
This 30-minute documentary opens a window to the imagination of six artists selected to participate in the Artist in Residency (AiR) Dubai 2012 program. Over a period of three months, three emerging UAE artists and their international counterparts created personal works in the lead up to Art Dubai and Sikka Art Fair while based in Dubai's old quarter, Al Bastakiya.
Award-winning filmmaker Mahmoud Kaabour followed Deniz Üster, Fayçal Baghriche, Magdi Mostafa, Hadeyeh Badri, Nasir Nasrallah and Zeinab Alhashemi, together with resident curator, Alexandra MacGilp, through the last weeks of the residency as they reflected on their inspirations, impressions of Dubai, and their personal processes of creating art.
Date: Tuesday, 19th June at 7.30pm
Venue: Satellite, Al Serkal Avenue, Warehouse C-16, Al Quoz, Dubai (location map)