An evening of art and dance

 Harano Sur (Lost Tune), 2017-2018. Performance by Reetu Sattar with 35 musicians and 30 harmoniums. Duration: 1 hour. Co-commissioned by Samdani Art Foundation and the Liverpool Biennial in association with the New North New South and the Archaeology of the Final Decade. Photo Credit: Pranabesh Das

Harano Sur (Lost Tune), 2017-2018. Performance by Reetu Sattar with 35 musicians and 30 harmoniums. Duration: 1 hour. Co-commissioned by Samdani Art Foundation and the Liverpool Biennial in association with the New North New South and the Archaeology of the Final Decade. Photo Credit: Pranabesh Das

The public are invited to celebrate the new season at Alserkal Lates. On 24 September, the contemporary art galleries in the Avenue will extend their hours as they present their latest exhibitions. A curated trail around the exhibitions with arts writer Laura Egerton will depart from A4 Space at 7pm.

The retail spaces and original concepts in the Avenue will also stay open until 9pm, and there are a number of events and activities that are open to the public.

Events during the evening include the first contemporary dance performance at Concrete, the multi-purpose space designed by Rem Koolhaas’ OMA. Reconstruct, performed by the Miglė Praniauskaitė Dance Company asks us to break away from our fixation on deconstruction and focus on putting everything in its place instead.

Alserkal Residency Selection Committee member Diana Campbell Betancourt will speak at Alserkal Residency about the Samdani Art Foundation, of which she is Artistic Director. Other events include an open-warehouse concert at The Fridge, and a jewellery rendering workshop at The Jewel Teller.

Events during Alserkal Lates:
6PM: Talk | Institution as Amplifier: Diana Campbell Betancourt on the Samdani Art Foundation at Alserkal Residency. Free and open to all.
6PM: Workshop: Jewellery rendering with watercolour at The Jewel Teller.
7PM: Curated trail around the new exhibitions at the contemporary art galleries, led by arts writer Laura Egerton. Meet inside A4 Space.
7.30PM: Concert at The Fridge | Late Night with NOON 2.0 and Callhouse Theory. Free and open to all.
8.30PM: Contemporary dance performance in Concrete by the Miglė Praniauskaitė Dance Company. Free and open to all, seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

New exhibitions at the contemporary art galleries in the Avenue include:

1x1 Gallery: Sunil Gawde | id–od and other dimensions

Ayyam Gallery: Elias Izoli | Seven Years

Carbon 12 Gallery: Group exhibition | I can bite the hand that feeds me, and gently caress it too

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde: Mohammed Kazem | A Prime Activity

Green Art Gallery: Group exhibition | Remnants

Grey Noise: Lantian Xie | FULL SPECIAL

Lawrie Shabibi: Shaikha Al Mazrou | Expansion | Extension

Showcase Gallery: Ragini Dewan | Solo exhibition

The Third Line: Nima Nabavi | Solo exhibition

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