AT THE EDGE OF LAND



installation view at Hayy Jameel, Jeddah. Courtesy of Art Jameel. Photography by Mohamed Alaskandrani

At the Edge of Land 
16 NOVEMBER 2023 - 13 APRIL 2024


Hayy Arts. Free and open to all
Sunday – Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 2 pm – 10 pm
Saturday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Tuesdays: Always closed

At the Edge of Land‘ is a group exhibition that delves into the intricate and often concealed relationships between landscapes and trade. It encompasses unexpectedly interconnected geographies, resources and commodities, going back and forth between land and sea to tell stories of erosion and extraction. It challenges ideas of emptiness and development, shedding light on the regions and people on the margins of trade routes.

Curated by Art Jameel curator Lucas Morin, ‘At the Edge of Land’ brings together works from the Art Jameel Collection, in addition to loans and new commissions by international artists, many of whom are showing their work in Saudi Arabia for the first time. The selection of artists and artworks traces the trade route on which Jeddah is located – the busy maritime path connecting East Asia and Europe via the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

The exhibited artists share stories of crossing lands, canals and rivers; documenting disappearing landscapes and giving a voice to their communities, challenging the inevitability of loss. They depict houses clinging to eroded coastlines, sand extracted to create distant artificial islands, and seamen stranded in the desert. They look at ports and containers and listen to the sound of immense ships waiting to be dismantled. They reveal the ways in which economies are interconnected and draw parallels between the movement of goods and the movement of people.

With works by Jananne Al-Ani, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Iosu Aramburu, Au Sow Yee, Chihoi, Bady Dalloul, Aref El Rayess, Daniele Genadry, Ho Rui An, Hiwa K, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Lala Rukh, Hira Nabi, Sarker Protick, Sim Chi Yin, Joar Songcuya, You Khin and Zarina. 

COLOMBOSCOPE


way of the forest

18 - 28 January 2024  / Colombo


curated by Sarker Protick, Sheelasha Rajbhandari and Hit Man Gurung.
With artistic director, Natasha Ginwala.

Over 40 Sri Lankan and international artists

conversations • mushroomings • excursions • performances  
workshops •  concerts • open air cinema • listening experiences



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SYNAESTHETIC NOTATIONS



The image is a central part of memory, learning, experience and looking. This exhibition explores the image as an arrival and departure point with sound as the crux of the formation of reading/ deciphering images. The image that is mostly associated with photography also takes on a prominent place in other mediums such as sculpture, technology, space and storytelling. When we arrive at a work or text that does not have a direct correlation with an identifiable image, the mind begins to construct one. Often, this construction is navigated by other elements, and in the case of this exhibition, it is sound.

These images and sounds turn into individual memories of experience that become unique ways of remembering. In the mind’s eye, these are images that transcend boundaries, time, and all limitations of a physical space. Expanding the inverse in this exhibition, the artists harvest imagined forms to create an output that explores the possibilities of the expansion of images within landscapes of sound. The viewer is presented with works that immerse residues into layered attention spans. With added dimensions of other senses, particularly sound and touch to then ‘see’, the multiple aspects with which each artwork in this exhibition is experienced and remembered will create individual memories producing unique patterns for each viewer separately but together.

Curated by Veerangana Solanki

Date: 15 - 23 December
Time: 11 AM - 8 PM
Venue: First Floor, Old GMC Building

FOREST SCHOOL 2023



Colomboscope together with the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and Kälam supported by EUNIC launch a two-part residential workshop initiative. The Forest School invites visual artists and contemporary cultural practitioners across a range of disciplines to participate in an open and horizontal learning process including skill building, practical exercises led by artist mentors, group reading, spatial design and architecture. The overarching concerns will focus on communal processes of exchange around the forest as a site of interdependent ecologies, multispecies coexistence, indigenous knowledge and aural histories. Through volatile challenges in the island once again, this workshop endeavours to provide a space for resource exchange, refuge, and sustenance. 







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