Commission
March 18, 2019–May 30, 2019

3 137

March 18, 2019–May 30, 2019 | Alserkal Arts Foundation

Alserkal Residency has selected Athens-based artist collective 3 137 to curate ‘Rhodiola’, the first commission under Alserkal Avenue’s not-for-profit Alserkal Arts Foundation.

Starts March 18, 2019

Ends May 30, 2019

Venue Alserkal Arts Foundation

Warehouse 50/51

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Rhodiola | 3 137 18 March - 30 May 2019 | 10AM-7PM Alserkal Residency has selected Athens-based artist collective 3 137 to curate ‘Rhodiola’, the first commission under Alserkal Avenue’s not-for-profit Alserkal Arts Foundation. The programme-based commission borrows its title from the healing rhodiola rosea flower, and will launch on 18 March during Art Week in Alserkal Avenue. ‘Rhodiola’ will serve as an intervention in Nadi Al Quoz in The Yard, running for six weeks at variable tempos and taking inspiration from radio frequencies, coming to life across five “Waves”. Wave 1: AC/Scaffold Staging your well-being: domesticity / infrastructure / support / urbanist / futurology / ruin / artificial / setting / programme / communication / transport / handle / zero carbon / haunt / process / decoration Wave 2: Cookies An invisible statistical map: comfort / biscuit / language / geography / immaterial / tube / high performance / queue / contract / start up / franchise / labour / convention / customer / demands Wave 3: Dentist For the making of the perfect Avatar: profit / cleaning / care / stereotypes / normal vs casual / duties / internship / coaching / rescue / post human / cabinet / mechanics / hucksterism / spectacular Wave 4: Snooze Be ready to be cured and listen to your personalised divination: oracle / cosmism / benefit / concentration / treatment / beautician / meditation / transit / school / degrowth / divination / preemptive / superheroes Wave 5: Sunscreen A casual service: tourism / dog walker / slow food / happiness / psychoanalysis / upbringing / trainer / online banking / service / state / customer / pen friend / love affair / handle / transmission Rhodiola challenges ordinary perceptions of domestic life and public affairs, and offers a place for moments of active pause. Artist line-up With Rahel Aima, Bedouin in Furs, Apart Collective, Tom Clark, Anastasia Douka, Daphne Dragona, Madhursee Dutta, Heather Eade, Enterprise Projects, Gerard Holthuis, it’s a shirt, Karrabing Film Collective, Raja’a Khalid, Metasitu, Miss Dialectic, Basim Magdy, Nima Nabavi, Eduardo Navarro, Panos Papanagiotou, New Media Society, Filipa Ramos, Ben Russell, Riwaq, VASL Artists’ Association. Project managers | Ahmad Makia and Natalia Mavridou.