ONLINE CONTENT INCLUDES PODCASTS, VIDEO LESSONS, BOOK READINGS AND TOURS OF THE CENTRE’S CURRENT EXHIBITIONS.
Warehouse421, the home-grown arts and design center based out of Mina Zayed, has launched its virtual experience and online programing featuring a series of video lessons, podcasts, book readings, community talks and curatorial tours, enabling audiences to remotely engage with regional narratives in art and design.
Warehouse421 conversations launched its first episode ‘Art and Artists in Times of Disruption’, tackling the current interruptions in the local art ecosystem and the various ways that livelihood in the arts can continue during times of disruption. The podcast is available through Warehouse421 website, YouTube channel, and Spotify, and will soon be accessible through all podcast platforms. Faisal Al Hassan, Manager of Warehouse421 said: “Learning and artistic experiment is at the heart of Warehouse421’s mission, and we wanted to provide an avenue for the creative community, be they practitioners or audiences, to engage with art and design digitally while they are safe and social-distancing.
“Through this virtual experience, we hope that regional creatives can continue to develop their artistic practices, connect with one another, and engage with art and design in new ways.”
In April, the digital program continued to engage with members of the Warehouse421 community, sharing their tips on staying well, connected, and productive when social-distancing. April gave creative practitioners the chance to watch video workshops on pattern-making, sewing, and jewelry making and designing, and the public can watch curatorial overviews of the space’s current exhibitions.
Warehouse421’s digital initiative continued with an April podcast episode featuring Artist Hashel Al Lamki and Curator Munira Al Sayegh, moderated by Sara Bin Safwan, as they held a Monday Meeting, a cornerstone of their process of developing the centre’s current exhibition, The Cup and The Saucer.
In line with the local precautionary measures implemented to preserve public health during the COVID-19 outbreak, Warehouse421 will remain physically closed, until further notice.✤
GO: VISIT WWW.WAREHOUSE421.AE/EN/WHATS-ON/ FOR MORE INFORMATION.