Alserkal Avenue programming announces the core theme and schedule of its 2015–16 season. Inspired by the Avenue’s central position within the growing arts community in Dubai, the year’s programme will critically examine expanding concepts of community and belonging taking shape in this globalised city. From October 2015 to April 2016, Alserkal Avenue programming will present a series of artist commissions, talks, films and workshops that interrogate these concepts through various disciplines, including visual art, architecture, sociology, anthropology and urbanism.
The programme includes artist commissions that investigate the industrial heritage of Al Quoz and the points of intersection between Alserkal Avenue and its neighbourhood. Commissioning artists based in Dubai alongside international figures, the programme supports the creation of ambitious works that range in scale and duration, as well as disciplines including performance, social practice, research and public art. Artists commissioned this year are Mohammed Kazem, Mary Ellen Carroll, Jessica Mein, Vikram Divecha, Fari Bradley & Chris Weaver, Hera Büyüktaşcıyan and Oliver Herring.