Join Alserkal Avenue for a road trip

Installation image of Tashweesh at Maraya Art Centre. Image courtesy of Maraya.

Installation image of Tashweesh at Maraya Art Centre. Image courtesy of Maraya.

Join this free and fantastic experience to explore a series of exhibitions in Sharjah with Alserkal Avenue’s latest road trip. The tour begins with Tashweesh: Material Noise, the fifth edition of the annual exhibition of UAE Unlimited in Maraya Art Centre. This exhibition is then followed by a visit to the Sharjah Museums; Sharjah Islamic Museum, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah Heritage Museum.

Spaces are limited: email to register.

Date | Friday, 26 April 2019
Time | 2PM- 7:30PM
Meeting Point | A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue


2PM: Leave from Alserkal Avenue Meeting point A4 Space
3PM-4PM: Curator tour of the exhibition, Tashweesh: Material Noise at Maraya Art Centre
4PM- Leave from Maraya Arts Centre to Sharjah Islamic Civilization Museum
4:30PM-5:30 PM - Guided tour of Sharjah Islamic Civilization Museum
5:30PM - Leave to Sharjah Art Museum
5:45PM- 6:45PM - Guided tour of Sharjah Art Museum 
6:45PM- Leave to Sharjah Heritage Museum 
6:45- 7:15PM - Guided tour of Sharjah Heritage Museum 
7:30PM- Leave from Sharjah back to Alserkal Avenue


Tashweesh: Material Noise: curated by Laura Metzler

Tashweesh: Material Noise is the fifth edition of the annual exhibition of UAE Unlimited, founded and patroned by His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.
The title of the exhibition “Tashweesh”, running from 2 March to 25 May, is a word in Arabic that is often associated with technology and sound, most accurately translated to white noise. It is a compilation of frequencies that become indecipherable when played together, fading into the background without giving preference to any particular wavelength. This became a way of looking at the importance of communities and physical environments, and how they are constructed around us.


"Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between the Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond" exhibition - till 27 April 2019 
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization (SMIC), Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) has collaborated with the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin (MIAB) for a new exhibition that explores the harmonizing elements and similarities in the fundamental nature of societies, culture, and knowledge throughout time. The exhibition examines how the world has been shaped by the constant flow of people, ideas, technology and art along ancient trade routes.


A long-term installation from Barjeel Art Foundation, features a selection of artworks by Arab artists from one of the largest and most diverse private collections of art in the Arab world. The exhibition reflects the collector Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi’s interest in the ways that Arab artists have responded to historical events and to their corresponding impact on human life over the course of a tumultuous century. In contrast with focused temporary shows, this long-term installation offers the chance for repeated visits and for comparative study of the styles, techniques, and themes of artworks that have shaped art practices in Arab countries for more than a century.


“Harmony: Aesthetics of Ornamentation in Emirati Heritage" exhibition – till14 August 2019 
The artist’s work was inspired by ornamentation in Emirati heritage. The works feature decorative units of geometric and floral ornamentation in doors, windows and small spaces in walls and oriel windows. It is worth mentioning that these units are repeated beautifully and delicately on in women’s adornments, such as clothing and jewelry. The artist visually employed these decorative units, inspired from Emirati culture, in interchangeable relationships with the colored spaces in her artworks which are inspired by the natural environment. With the aim of reviving the beautiful details and preserving our authentic heritage, the exhibition encourages contemplation of the ornamentations’ details inspired by the ancient Emirati culture as well as absorbing its beauty