Mar 22, 2012 | 8 pm - midnight
Reception from 7:30pm
Location: Fort Island, Madinat Jumeirah
TRACE - An Art Dubai and Traffic collaboration
Curated by Rami Farook
TRACE is an evening that combines words, music, video and performance. Its intension is to reflect on ‘the art world’ in a self aware, absurd and critical manner.
Originally inspired by Marina Abramovic’s philosophy of ‘nothing to sell but memories’, this concept was pushed forward by concerns of ‘a present evasive’, a detour from the ‘what’s next?’ to the ‘what’s now?’ and a contradictory recent investigation that is being labelled the ‘post–contemporary’.
With a direct connection to the context of this evening (Dirty Thursday / Art Dubai / Fort Island), TRACE combines the various, yet evolutionary symbols of the word as an indication of the existence or passing of something, the physical change in the brain presumed to be caused by a process of learning or memory as well as the procedure to investigate the source of something.
TRACE contributes to Art Dubai via an evening of cultural commentary in the eyes of a collector, curator, artist, mentor, publisher, critic or patron. The 20+ ‘traces’ will be sampling imitation, enhancement, auditions, existence, change, expectations, knowledge, hype, success, space, applications, oppression, humor, possession, dilution, theft, ego and confessions, before ending with a party.
Participating: Adel Abidin, Hala Ali, Faycal Baghriche,
Isak Berbic, Ahmed Bouholaigah, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Bunty, Nada Dada, Nargis Dhirani, Esperimentocinema, Luca Immesi, Jamal Iqbal, Nicholas Karavatos, Ahmad Makia, Jennifer & Kevin McCoy, Metaluna, Anahita Razmi, Sharmeen Syed, Khunying Tobnom, WOLFPAKISTAN, Lantian Xie and Matt Zytoskee