Tashweesh: Panel Discussion at Jameel Arts Centre


Date: Tuesday 16 Apr, 2019 - Tuesday 16 Apr, 2019
Time: 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Venue: Project Space in Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Join exhibition curator Laura Metzler in conversation with Zara Mahmood and Tor Seidel about everyday material and their practices in the context of the ongoing exhibition Tashweesh: Material Noise carried out at Maraya Art Centre in collaboration with UAE Unlimited.

Zara Mahmood documented the movement of light on ordinary surfaces, thinking of light as an artist and its impact on the world around us.

Tor Seidel created two pieces that start with natural soap varieties available in the UAE and think of them as an atlas of different communities and memories through scent.

Laura Metzler is a curator and art historian from Houston, Texas. She received her MA from the American University of Beirut and her BA from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been living and working in the arts in the Middle East since 2011 and has previously been the Associate Director of The Third Line, Dubai and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut. She is particularly interested in transnational narratives and emerging art historiographies. Her research has focused on the later works of Lebanese sculptor Saloua Raouda Choucair.

For more information on Jameel Arts Centre: https://jameelartscentre.org