On February 27, 2022, Warehouse421 will open two exhibitions in addition to the film screenings.
Abu Dhabi-based arts and design centre dedicated to showcasing and nurturing creative production across the region Warehouse421 has announced the Winter Film Programme, Personal Geographies, in partnership with independent cinema house Cinema Akil.
The programme features a diverse set of films, starting on March 2, 2022, with Elia Suleiman’s It Must Be Heaven and Baya Medhaffar’s Festina Lente. The programme will continue with Their Algeria, a film by Lina Soualem, and The Return of Osiris by Essa Grayeb on March 23, 2022.
In addition to the film screenings, Warehouse421 will open two exhibitions, Language is Migrant and Out of Range on February 27, 2022.
Personal Geographies is the latest film programme in Cinema Akil’s ‘Pop-ups’, and its 12th season partnering with Warehouse421.
The Winter Film Programme engages in a conversation with Language is Migrant, an exhibition in collaboration between Warehouse421 and Colomboscope, curated by Anushka Rajendran with artistic director Natasha Ginwala. Language is Migrant is also a travelling iteration of Colomboscope’s seventh festival, a Sri Lankan platform for contemporary art and interdisciplinary dialogue.
This year, Colomboscope features several commissioned artworks and long-term projects that mobilize acts of transmission and embrace collective synergies refusing parochial attitudes that are on the rise. The exhibition includes artworks supported in 2020 as part of Warehouse421 Project Revival Fund.
As part of the Artist Development Exhibition Programme in partnership with The Institute for Emerging Art, artist Ammar Al Attar will present Out of Range, his first solo exhibition, a new body of performance and video works of a kinetic and reactive nature, exploring tools that embody the clerical and monotonous labour of daily tasks.