Join the NYUAD Art Gallery Teen Council in a conversation about their program Togetherness from Afar. Council members will discuss the outcome of the material submissions, posted on Instagram @teencouncil_nyuadag, and will premiere a short movie based on the submissions. The program is inspired by the virtual exhibition not in, of, along, or relating to a line and aims to engage a discussion around technology and its ability to connect or disconnect communities. The audience will be actively involved in a conversation about the material and their experiences.
Beginning on Monday, June 21, The NYUAD Art Gallery Teen Council asked for submissions based on the prompt: “Over a year into the pandemic, how has your lifestyle changed? Describe how technology has allowed you to connect or disconnect through submitting up to 10 images, art pieces, or short reels.” Materials can be submitted until Monday, July 5 through this google form.
The NYUAD Art Teen Council advises on and implements public programming ideas. Consisting of 12 members between the ages of 13-18, the council works closely with The NYUAD Art Gallery’s education team to conceptualize and organize one event for the running main exhibition. Members receive a look at some of the inner workings of The NYUAD Art Gallery and gain hands-on experience in developing an educational and fun program from concept to implementation.
The council members for the academic year of 2020/2021:
Alia Alblooshi, Sarah Altunaiji, Katlynn Dsouza, Nawal Fagir, Riley Fewer, Inaya Huda, Mohammad Syahmi Idrus, Andrea Lew, Anastasiia Onosova, Sienna Smith-Windsor, Miranda Tremblay-Vieira, Keira Ucat
Curated by Hashel Al Lamki and featuring the latest work by artist Almaha Jaralla, this exhibition recounts the recent history of the Arabian Peninsula through the observation of collective memories of indigenous people and their relocation within the region.
The Flow of Stillness is a solo exhibition that takes audiences on a journey in nature. Artist Mahmood Al Daoud finds inspiration in nature in all of his works, and ever since moving to the UAE, he has been taken by the UAE’s unique environment.
Allow Me Not to Explain is a solo exhibition that grew out of the artist’s struggle to explain what her work is about.