Dubai gallery issues open call to UAE artists
Covid Conversations invites creatives to channel their emotional experiences during the pandemic into a group exhibition
Has Covid-19 been an emotional rollercoaster for you? Very few can say it hasn't. From anxiety about the future to curiosity about new normals and little joys as you discover a new skill, role or even a new side to yourself - the pandemic has had us all working overtime in the emotional department.
In recognition of this, Dubai gallery Tashkeel is inviting all UAE-based artists to channel their "entire gamut of emotions" into Covid Conversations - a group exhibition that will take place at the gallery's Nad Al Sheba space between December 8 and January 5.
Creatives from all disciplines are welcome to propose finished works, experimental outcomes and research undertaken since the pandemic began in March. Collaborative works are acceptable too.
According to a statement by the gallery, it is looking for the Tashkeel is looking for the translation of expression of isolation and change, explorations that have led to transformational thoughts and outcomes, documentation of personal journeys during the pandemic, introspective works and adaptation of one's own practice to the 'new normal'.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of talks, tours and workshops, delivered in keeping with social distancing regulations.
"By focusing on creative acts that seek to explore, understand and process responses and reactions to the pandemic here in the UAE, the exhibition will examine the psychological impact and creativity borne from the challenges of limitation, isolation and change, whether positive or negative," says Tashkeel deputy director Lisa Ball-Lechgar.
All proposals must be submitted by 10 pm on October 23 on firstname.lastname@example.org.