July 26, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Art Dubai announced today a curatorial partnership with Art Jameel for the upcoming edition of its Campus Art Dubai (CAD) programme, a highly competitive educational platform for artists, curators, writers and cultural producers based in the UAE. Complementing an in-depth syllabus of lectures and seminars, CAD features workshops, talks and courses by renowned local and visiting tutors focussing on topics of critical thinking and contemporary practices.

To mark this curatorial collaboration, Project Space Art Jameel is converting its gallery into a six-week experimental summer studio for current CAD members and alumni. Running from July 30 till September 6, 2017, the communal studio will provide participants with a semi-public environment to practice, create, research and exchange ideas. This will culminate in an open studio taking place on August 26 at 5pm at Project Space Art Jameel in Alserkal Avenue, where artists will showcase original, new work. The studio will remain open until the end of the programme on September 6 and offer ongoing tours with the artists present.

A public strand of the studio programme will include the following elements (registration via Art Jameel website is required):

*  Dubai-based artist and CAD tutor Lantian Xie will lead a four-part Reading Club. Sessions will focus on themes of “nostalgia and memory as architectures of violence” and will take the form of seminars, with emphasis on conversation and discussions

*  The studio participants will also extend a special invitation for creatives to join in on the CAD alumni tradition of regular dinners about town with the aim of discussing notions of formality versus familiarity and potential collaborations when joining a new cohort

*  UAE-based artist Nadine Ghandour will be holding two Drawing-from-Film workshops with one dedicated specifically to teenagers. The films will be a selection of video clips from satellite and personal footage exploring varying viewpoints on loop.

This collaboration is part of Art Jameel’s diverse programming dedicated to arts education and the support of UAE-based artists and creatives. The partnership will also offer CAD participants special access to Art Jameel research facilities and library upon Jameel Art Centre’s opening in 2018.

Looking forward, CAD 6.0 will be entitled Theme, Format, Mood, Setting. The programme will discuss different topics relevant to everyday life in the Gulf. Drawing from a variety of media across literature, cinema, and sound, CAD 6.0 will investigate the Gulf as Rom-Com, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, Action, Surrealist, Noir, Travelogue, Documentary, and Western. UAE-based artists, writers, curators, designers, architects and cultural producers are invited to apply for the sixth edition for Campus Art Dubai via: http://www.artdubai.ae/campus-art-dubai-6-0/ 

The deadline for applications is September 7, 2017.