A full day of art activities at Jean Paul Najar Foundation, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.
FAMILY PROGRAM: Geometry in Sculpture
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Have fun with Geometry! Working together to build simple sculptures using geometric shapes, students engage in mathematical thinking and gain an understanding of the principles of geometry. They will propose a design and choose an appropriate material to construct their sculptural object.
Contribution: 150 AED
Zero Degree: Radical Painting
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Olivier Mosset has dedicated himself to engaging with elementary geometric structures since the mid-1960s. He is best known for his early circle paintings of 1966-72 which bear a black circle in the center of a white square canvas.
Join JPNF for our first painting workshop for adults as participants explore geometric abstraction through the seminal works of Olivier Mosset. Participants experiment with composition, color and form and learn about the concepts behind the artist’s work. Workshop is open to participants 16+.
Contribution: 250 AED
TALK: Seeing Through Abstraction
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Olivier Mosset was a key figure of geometric abstraction in 1960s France. As a member of the groundbreaking BMPT movement, the adoption of simple geometric forms as a formal language was a response to a particular moment in France defined by social unrest and radical philosophy. But geometric abstraction also has a long history in Islamic aesthetics and has an important place in modern and contemporary art. What makes this particular visual language so versatile?
Join JPNF for a talk about the influences of geometric abstraction on contemporary artists.
Free to public