27 July 2022

The Artist is an Author is an Artist

Conversation led by Augustine Paredes

Alserkal Arts Foundation

Starts 7:00 pm

Venue Alserkal Arts Foundation

Warehouse 50/51

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Join us on Wednesday 27 July for the second event of the ongoing series The Artist is an Author is an Artist, in which Augustine Paredes explores the balance between text and images in his artistic practices through conversations and workshops.

Augustine invites artist Nahla Tabbaa to enter into a dialogue around book-making as a culmination of their art projects, the process of self-publishing, and the aesthetics of working with text and images.

Nahla’s multi-faceted practice explores tensions between the urban and the organic, the beautiful and the grotesque. She recently released her artist book Shamsa, meaning ‘sunburst’ or ‘single ray of sun' commissioned by the Jameel Arts Center. Nahla frequently collaborates with Alserkal Avenue and Alserkal Arts Foundation.

Date | Wednesday 27 July
Time | 7:00pm Dubai Time
Location | Common Room - Warehouse 51

Limited to 25 participants. Please RSVP by Thursday 21 July to reserve your place

Nahla Tabbaa is an artist whose practice explores tensions between the urban and the organic, the beautiful and the grotesque. Sensitive to the self-organising agency of materials, she adventures into the world of immateriality and the intangible through experiments in alchemy and combining elements from the organic and inorganic. Her methods are intentionally slow-paced, meditative and labour intensive and permeate strands of her everyday life to heal and harmonize her otherwise fast-paced life. Her work has been presented at Art Dubai (2022, 2021), East East (2021) Seaf Cohort 8 (2021), Beyyn (2021) and 1971- Design Space (2018).

Augustine Paredes is a Filipino artist and photographer questioning what it means to desire in the light of love, loss, and longing. Augustine’s lyrical, contemporary, and sensuous visual narratives are derived from his many-storied travels and South East Asian consciousness. He is an author of two self-published books: Conversations at the end of the universe (2020) and Long Night Stands With Lonely, Lonely Boys (2021). Along with collaborator and friend Anna Bernice, they founded Sa Tahanan Co., a collective that aims to create a platform for Filipino art and creatives through exhibitions, art sales, and collaborations.

Photo Credit: Kathleen Hoare